Fuji Subaru Line

Fuji Subaru Line: enjoy a drive among the clouds

Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776m (12,389ft) above the sea level. An active stratovolcano that last erupted in 1707–08, Mount Fuji, lies about 100 kilometres (62 mi) south-west of Tokyo, and can be seen from there on a clear day.

Mount Fuji's exceptionally symmetrical cone is a well-known symbol of Japan and it is frequently depicted in art and photographs, as well as visited by sightseers and climbers. It is one of Japan's "Three Holy Mountains" along with Mount Tate and Mount Haku. Fuji Subaru Line starts from lake Kawaguchi to the fifth stage of the Mt. Fuji. It's a toll road about 30kms in length and takes about 40 minutes. You can go up to the 2,305m in height. The end of the Fuji Subaru Line places you almost close enough to grab the summit of Mount Fuji. It’s a great spot for sightseeing. There are also a number of souvenir shops and restaurants. It is a great place for those who want to just view Mt. Fuji, for those who have brought their family and/or people who aren’t physically able to climb the mountain.

The Fuji Subaru Line is closed to private vehicles several days during July and August for the peak climbing season. During this time, extra buses are available from Fuji Hokuroku Park in Fujiyoshida and Kawaguchiko Station. The Fuji Subaru Line is open throughout the year. It does not have regular closing days. However, the gates are closed after operating hours and the road is not available. The 5th Station, at the end of the Subaru Line Toll-way, is the largest station on Mt. Fuji with the most facilities and services. The 5th Station has souvenirs shops, restaurants, toilets, and a viewing platform. There is also a large guidance center where local firefighters and police are stationed, and a small post office. There is a Safety Guidance Center a short distance from the start of the climbing trail at the 5th Station, where you can get information on the climbing route, post messages, and get help with injuries and other trouble. 




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