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Japan's hikers return to Mount Fuji

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Why would hiking outdoors up a mountain be prohibited because of Covid, but trusting through a crowded train station, sitting or standing on a stuffed subway, or working in an office and having meetings all day in small enclosed rooms with others be allowed?

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I climbed up Fuji with a friend in 1985. It rained at the top so could see nothing. But there were only us two visitors in the tea house at top. Have a great picture of us. 4 hours up, and 3 hours down on the same day. That was painful. I would never do it again with the crowds now.

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Never had any desire to climb Fuji.

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Did it during the holidays, fewer climbers, great weather.

Loved it!!!

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Why would hiking outdoors up a mountain be prohibited because of Covid,

It’s not just hiking, most people take a break in the mountain huts. Sleeping in cramped quarters in close proximity to tens of strangers is ripe for infection spread.

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ulyssesToday  10:45 am JST

It’s not just hiking, most people take a break in the mountain huts. Sleeping in cramped quarters in close proximity to tens of strangers is ripe for infection spread.

You have to look at the sentence I wrote as a whole:

Commodore PerryToday  07:01 am JST

 but trusting through a crowded train station, sitting or standing on a stuffed subway, or working in an office and having meetings all day in small enclosed rooms with others be allowed?

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Why would hiking outdoors up a mountain be prohibited because of Covid

The Mt Fuji climb isn't a hike, it's a queue, and as Ulysses said, the huts are crammed with people.

Most climbers also come from outside of the two prefectures and they wanted to avoid that.

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TheDalaiLamasBifocalsToday  10:54 am JST

The Mt Fuji climb isn't a hike, it's a queue, and as Ulysses said, the huts are crammed with people.

Most climbers also come from outside of the two prefectures and they wanted to avoid that.

And again, for comprehension and context the rest of what I wrote:

but trusting through a crowded train station, sitting or standing on a stuffed subway, or working in an office and having meetings all day in small enclosed rooms with others be allowed?

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i climbed up in 2005.

was lucky had nice weather and view from top.

worth to go if you feel fit.

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..among the first on the wish list...

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On related news article at Mainichi (link below) - highlighting how relaxed the check points are

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20210726/p2a/00m/0na/029000c

One gem of comment from the article how Japan is all urge and honor system - "Regarding the possibility of checking everyone's temperature at the parking lot below the first station, Masatake Izumi, head of the world heritage Mount Fuji section of the Yamanashi Prefectural Government, commented, "It takes time to take everyone's temperatures, and there are concerns about traffic congestion along the Subaru Line as well as the budget issue. We have no legal authority to forcibly conduct temperature checks, and the only thing we can do is to ask people to cooperate on a voluntary basis."

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