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Please read this before enjoying these courses.

The following is an introduction of rules and etiquette for mountain walks that visitors should learn in order to safely enjoy hillside strolls at Mt. Fuji.

About course data

About time schedule

The general course duration is set leaving some extra time, and the schedule includes time for breaks and lunch, etc. in addition to the walking time. Nevertheless, walking speeds and break times vary greatly from one person to another, so please only refer to this as one example of a plan.

About elevation difference

This is the approximate elevation difference between the highest place and the lowest place along a course.

About suitable time of year

For snow hiking, the suitable time of year is the period when it is possible to hike through the snow. Conversely, for the other courses, the suitable time of year is the period when it is possible to walk without having to worry about snow. In both cases, however, the amount of snow that has fallen and the amount of snow on the ground will differ from year to year depending on the weather conditions, so please think of these times as general guidelines.

About level

Grades (classifications) have been set under the three names “picnic,” “hiking,” and “trekking,” as guidelines for the required fitness level and difficulty level regarding each course.

In the case of the “picnic” level, the walking distance is less than 4 km, the type and distance of walking are easy, and even exercise shoes are sufficient for the walk. At this level, even first-time and inexperienced hikers without much physical strength can enjoy a relaxed stroll through the forest.

In the case of the “hiking” level, the walking distance is about 4 km or longer, the elevation difference is less than 900 m, there are some ascents and descents, and basic hiking gear should be prepared including wearing trekking shoes rather than exercise shoes and having raingear in a backpack, etc.

In the case of the “trekking” level, the walking distance is about 8 km or longer, the elevation difference is 1,000 m or above, there is a significant ascent or descent, and this is an exciting hike or substantial walk. This level of course requires the proper gear and clothing, and is intended for somewhat experienced hikers and people who exercise regularly.

 

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