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Enjoy the Panoramic View of Mount Fuji, Lake and City

If you like hiking, we recommend you go for a hike to climb up to country side to see great view of Mt. Fuji. Unlike walking in the town crowded by tourists, you will enjoy fresh air in a calm forest, listening to natural sounds. Shindo Pass can be easily accessed using public transportation, and the trail road is easy enough for beginners to climb.

  • Start from Oishi Park
  • Start from Oishi Park

    Take a bus from Kawaguhiko Station and get off at Oishi Park. Be sure you use toilet before setting off from Oishi Park. You will walk toward north for about 60-90 minutes through cottages to the entrance of the trail road. From the entrance to the pass, it takes another 90 minutes. If you want slow and easy hike, bring a box lunch with you to the pass and have a lunch break. Mt. Fuji is often behind clouds in the afternoon, so it is recommended that you get to the top early morning, or by noon at the latest.

A zigzag trail road

A zigzag trail road

You will climb up a gentle trail road through cryptomeria forest. Although it is gentle for beginners, you should be careful after rain because there may be landslides at some parts of the trail road. If you are unsure about the way, try to find footprints or a path that somebody before you has beaten. And if you are even anxious, please ask for a local guide. NTT mobile phones are connectable.

  • Well maintenanced observation platform
  • Well maintenanced observation platform

    Once you get to the mountaintop, follow the sign and there are two observation platforms. To take photo of yourself, feel free to use the camera stand at the platform.

The second platform

The second platform

The second platform is located three minutes to the east from the mountaintop. From there, you can see the lake, townscape and Mt. Fuji all in one view.

The first platform

The first platform

There is another platform if you walk for about 10 minutes more from the second platform. From there you can see symmetrical Mt. Fuji.

  • Enjoy the diversity of natural creatures.
  • Enjoy the diversity of natural creatures.

    There, you will find many natural species. Photo: Japanese cobra lily

  • Get well equipped.
  • Get well equipped.

    Although it is a gentle trail road, it still is dangerous to climb in light outfit. We recommend you wear climbing shoes and have rain wear and climbing stocks for your safty. If you do not have your own equipment or do not wish to carry such burden to your trip, you can rent them at a shop.

  • Shindo Pass Trail Entrance

    • Shindo Pass Trail Entrance
    • Address:Oishi, Fujikawaguchiko Town, Minami-Tsuru-Gun, YamanashiGoogle Map
      Access:60-90 min walk from Oishi Park

      Parking lot:A few available at the entrance of the trail road for free/Language:Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean (on signboards)/No lavatory/Notices:Be sure to get well-equipped. Wear climbing shoes and have rain wear. And it is better to have climbing stocks for your safty.

  • Oishi Park (Natural Living Center)

    • Oishi Park (Natural Living Center)
    • Address:2585, Oishi, Fujikawaguchiko Town, Minami-Tsuru-Gun, YamanashiGoogle Map
      Access:Sightseeing Bus Red Line No. 22, about 30 min from Kawaguchiko Station)

      Parking lot:Available for free/Language:Japanese, English/Lavatory available/Open:9:00-17:30/

  • Trekking Gear Rental Shop "La Mont"

    • Trekking Gear Rental Shop
    • Address:6663-11, Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko Town, Minami-Tsuru-Gun, YamanashiGoogle Map
      Access:Walk (about 5 min from Fujikyu-Highland Station)

      Parking lot:Available for free/Credit card OK/Language:Japanese, English/Lavatory available/Average budget:From JPY 3,240/Open:[Jul-Sep] 9:00-20:00, [Oct-Jun] 9:00-18:00/Closed:[Jul-Sep] open everyday, [Oct-Jun] no scheduled holidays/How to rent the trekking gear:Please send a message via the “Contact form” (http://fujisan-pref.jp/en/contact/). We will send you a reply and notify you of the details.