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Climbers to pay ¥2,000 fee on popular Mount Fuji trail from July 1

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Should be made 5,000¥ minimum!

0 ( +9 / -9 )

Should be made 5,000¥ minimum!

Don't forget 2,000¥ it's being multiplied by how many? That's more than enough for amakudari to many contractors and positions.

-17 ( +3 / -20 )

Will not deter anyone.

The fun of Mount Fuji is to do it at night. Others trails do not have this ordinance at that time.

8 ( +9 / -1 )

Not high enough. Make it ¥5Man at least. ¥2000 won't deter the bucket listing social media obsessed narcissists at all.

-2 ( +7 / -9 )

I went there twice to climb but the traffic was so bad I didn't even reach the mountain and went home both times.

10 ( +11 / -1 )

Step in the right direction I think.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

All for it for as long as the $ goes towards maintaining the trails.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

I'm okay with it as long as the money actually goes towards maintaining the trails and information about the hiking safety.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

It's designed to disperse crowds away from the Yoshida Trail:

The active volcano has three other main routes that will remain free to climb

Seems like a smart way of managing crowds and providing everyone with a better experience.

The article should have focused on this angle, instead.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

sign of the times, Govt. = BROKE

-6 ( +1 / -7 )

I would not mind paying that 2000 yen to climb Fuji-san again, but I will be expecting that the services would be better, especially the toilets and the trails. Also, there should be less traffic up the mountain. I remember climbing there pre-pandemic and being stuck at the final station for 10 minutes in the dark on a steep trail. You can see a stream of lights up and down the trail, it was a good sight to behold, but you're still stuck there.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Raise the price and install plumbing.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

Looking forward to climbing this for the first time with my wife this year hopefully. This has been on my bucket list of things to do before having my first child so I have been preparing myself at the gym and on trails. It'll be a memorable experience that I can tell my kids so 2,000 yen is practically priceless in those terms.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

10,000 yen is okay to me. By the way I've heard to climb Mt. Everest costs at least 1,000,000 yen. Matterhorn is about 500,000 yen. I know these mountains simply can't compare with Fujian.

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

The fun of Mount Fuji is to do it at night. Others trails do not have this ordinance at that time.

From our relatives 別荘 we can see the climber's night-lights as the snake up the mountain.

I don't fancy it myself. Each to their own I suppose:

“A WISE MAN CLIMBS MT. FUJI ONCE, ONLY A FOOL CLIMBS IT TWICE.”

富士山にまつわる「一度も登らぬ馬鹿に二度登る馬鹿」

https://rollingtsuchinoko.wordpress.com/2017/10/04/a-wise-man-climbs-mt-fuji-once-only-a-fool-climbs-it-twice-%E4%B8%80%E5%BA%A6%E3%82%82%E7%99%BB%E3%82%89%E3%81%AC%E9%A6%AC%E9%B9%BF%E3%80%81%E4%BA%8C%E5%BA%A6%E7%99%BB%E3%82%8B%E9%A6%AC/

That's a nice picture probably from a flight landing in Haneda.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Not high enough. Make it ¥5Man at least. ¥2000 won't deter the bucket listing social media obsessed narcissists at all.

How about the regular folk who have done it before, but find that the mountain is the only place that brings them peace, and clarity? I'll happily pay 2000 yen, I don't mind.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

I have climbed Mt Fuji several times with friends over the years. ¥2,000 is very reasonable if it helps to maintain the facilities, I noticed the toilets on the Yoshida / Subashiri Trail coming back down have been renovated, there are more cubicles and are cleaner.

Great that they will stop those hiking up late at night, one irritating thing we always encountered were foreign hikers resting inside the public toilets of the mountain huts because it was so cold and they were too stingy to pay for lodging.

ADVICE: To avoid crowds, don't go up on Fri, Sat, Sun and National holidays which are the busiest days. It's a complete contrast from Mon- Thur.

And the view up top and waiting for ご来光 (sunrise) is truly amazing!!

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Soon, we'll have to pay to swim in the sea and walk in the park.

Who owns the sea and the mountains? Why should we pay them for using our natural heritage?

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

Who owns the sea and the mountains?

In this case, Japan.

Why should we pay them for using our natural heritage?

To maintain them and ensure they stay clean for future generations.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Who owns the sea and the mountains? Why should we pay them for using our natural heritage?

The top 500m is actually privately owned. Would you let hundreds of thousands of people roam your land without asking them to contribute to the basic upkeep of it?

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And the view up top and waiting for ご来光 (sunrise) is truly amazing!!

That's a new word for me. Thanks. I've always used 朝日.

The top 500m is actually privately owned.

Interesting, I didn't know that. Some googling shows me it's own by the 富士宮浅間神社.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Unless it's a National Park all land is owned by someone.

The nearest we get to Fuji is when we visit our family grave at the base.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

Interesting, I didn't know that. Some googling shows me it's own by the 富士宮浅間神社.

That's right. Not sure they've registered it yet though. Large parts of the lower slopes are owned by all kinds of people, companies, guilds etc, (of which one tiny part is mine!)

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Use it to install a chair lift for handicapped and those over 70 or 80 so they can also experience the sun rise. And then change a ton for able body persons to use it as well.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

The nearest we get to Fuji is when we visit our family grave at the base.

So you keep reminding us

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

2,000 yen is a bargain, should charge more.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

I'm not gonna climb it if I have to pay 2000yen. Then again, I'm not gonna climb it for free, either.

As long as they don't charge to take photos of it, I'm fine.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

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