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Mt Fuji climbing tours on sale

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Japan travel site JAPANiCAN.com has begun accepting reservations for its 2-day climbing tours during the 2009 Mt Fuji climbing season. The official climbing season will begin in July and last through the end of August, during which time over 300,000 climbers are expected to attempt to reach Fuji’s peak.

Last year JAPANiCAN’s 2-day tours proved extremely popular, and the company hopes to increase this year’s sales with a 10% lower price, it said in a statement.

Climbers embarking on the 2-day tour will tackle Fuji’s slopes in the early afternoon, setting out from the 5th station. The tour’s price includes a rest at an 8th station lodge before beginning the final ascent and reaching Fuji’s summit in time to see the sun rise over Japan.

The tour also includes transportation by bus to and from Tokyo, and a chance to relax in a hot spring bath following the climb. The tour will cost 28,800 yen, and reservations are currently being accepted at JAPANiCAN’s English site.

For more details, visit http://www.japanican.com/climb_fuji.

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"...The tour’s price includes a rest at an 8th station lodge before beginning the final ascent and reaching Fuji’s summit in time to see the sun rise over Japan."

'rest' is somewhat misleading here.

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the 600 yen bowl of ramen I had at the summit was the BEST EVER. At that altitude water boils much lower than 100C, and you get your ramen still boiling :)/

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BRING your own food and water! Everything is a rip off in Japan and when you are way up Mt. Fuji paying 1,000 yen for a pair of California lemons, etc..to "give you stamina" to be able to finish the climb, well, they can take them lemons put them you know where. (or bring plenty of lemons from the supermarket at Fuji Yoshida station) and make a killing!

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mexicano - strange - the ramen shop at the summit actually has very acceptable prices, much lover than the prices at various stations on the way up :)).

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Staying at the 8th or 9th station is really crowded and it is Head, Toe , Head, Toe. I'd recommend to go the whole way up and stay at the lodges on the top. When I asked them how busy they were the previous evening they said that there weren't many people staying. Also the walk up from the 9th station to the top at 1 a.m takes just as long as what it does from the 5th station because it is so crowded. Late afternoon or early evening to beat the rush.

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This is stupid. You can do the whole thing yourself.

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Well.........climbing in the afternoon is more comfortable as one can see the way to the top. But it is also a little discouraging as one really gets to see the steep slopes one has to climb.

Take my advise, climb at night. This way one doesnt feel like climbing too high and keeps going on. Also the fun is to advance - slowly and steadily.

If you keep going on till the 9th station then you can avoid the early morning crowds on the way between the 8th and the 9th station.

BUT IT IS REALLY CHILLY AT THE 9th STATION DURING THE NIGHT.

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I went up Mt Fuji years ago during the night and got to see sunrise and leave the same day. Why waste money for lodging?

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I went up Mt Fuji years ago during the night and got to see sunrise and leave the same day. Why waste money for lodging?

I did the same 24 years ago.

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