Hiking, Trail Walking and Mountain Climbing Areas can be found
all over Japan in Our World. Legends… and the Realities of
Forests, Volcanos, EarthQuakes, Tsunamis notwithstanding.
Japan is practically covered with Mountains. Places to see
as well. Well as
many are. Significantly placed in Culture, Tradition, Legend.
Opportunities for such interactions are diversely plentiful.
Areas of unspoilt Wilderness accessible still. Now.
With Towns, Villages, Onsen, Parks, Trails, WaterFalls,
Shrines, Temples, Forests, Ponds, WaterWays,
LandScapes, SeaScapes. Mores. To Escape to. Travel.
Having arrived in Japan chasing Dreams,
Shadows. Ninja, actually. Soon found
Japan. Has a lot more on offer. Once
Intertwined within Our World Legends.
How To Climb.
of i, Shiro also.
Herein. As Belows.
off the Train so stepped, fine misted Rain
continued to fall. Up ahead was Fuji.
(…From such as Shinjuku/Shibuya/Tokyo: Regular Buses, Trains
are available All Year with some additional Climbing Seasonal
( July-September ) scheduled. As the Mountain sits
in/on Two Prefectures/Suburbs…
Exits mainly vis
Kawaguchiko/Fuji-Q Highland/Mount Fuji Station.
A Local Bus alights at the
Fifth Mountain Station/Post Area.
Altitude app. 2,300mtrs…)
Distinctive in looks, Symbol of a Nation.
A Sacred Mountain.
Oft hid in Cloud.
Previous Nomen: Komitake.
A Selection of Hiking Trails.
Equip, Dress, Gear Ups appropriately.
App. 3,800 mtrs above Sea Level… 12,400 feet.
First-Aid Huts between/from: The
Fifth to Eighth Stations.?.
First to Fifth Stations- Forest Terrain.
Fifth to Summit- Rocky Terrain.
Overnight Huts available.
Temp Mild to Cold.
Reserve ALL SUCH PRIOR.
Risk of Altitude Sickness.
Oxygen Cans avail along Ways.
Fifth Station Shop.
at the Top is a worthy Challenge and Prize.
Though Renowned for the Sunset, any Times
is a great View.
‘Cept when Clouds roll on in
Quite oft Snow arounds as well. Well as
being a quite active Volcano for much
of it’s Times. Erupting 16 Times in some
1300 Years. Last Eruption 1707.?.
Considered Dormant at mo’ though actively Monitored.
On the Northern Side, surrounded by 5 Lakes.
(… If Climbing Fuji of no interest…
Yet Views are wanting.?. One of these may
suit. Mores. To simply SEE Fuji… Go Thems… There…)
Already acclimatised We began to Climb. Walk.
Leaving 5th Station behind.
The Yoshida Trail. Ways. Our
Several days Training in the Area prior was handy.
The Pace set soon tested Our Lungs.
The Path winds and gradually ascends for the most.
Oft Wide enough to overtake/pass Others with ease.
A long Trek rather than Climb. Mostly.
Temp. Mild now, the wispy Rain gone too. To
The Yoshida Way.
The Trail of Volcanic Soils, Rocks and Pebbles
still crunched underfoot. Stonily.
Ahead was Station 6.
Beyond, glimpses of 7 and the Lodges
could be occasionally seen as well.
Station 7 approx. 1/3rd of the Way.
First Aid, Shop, Toilets.
An Hour and a Half has gone by.
Clouds billowed Alls arounds.
Other Trail Walkers too. To find
a lil’ Rockier hereabouts now.
Here and There crossing the Trail.
A lil’ Ways Beyond Seven… less Rocks…
Back to smaller Stones, Pebbly Soils.
Much of the PathWays straightforward to traverse.
Though zig and zag The Fuji so Climbed.
We Walked. On. Up as well. Well as
We would arrive well in Times, Places
for that setting. Sun. Frequently here overtaking. Others.
The Temp. cooling though the Day not quite done.
Scattered around, Grasses and Shrubs so color
the stony Hues. Clumps and Patches that Green
Up and Down the Mountains sides. Sides
covered in Pebbles, Rocks rough, spiny.
Approaching and passing Station 8/8.5.
Almost approaching 4 Hours also. Also
with Legs, Lungs working out in deed. Indeed
The Air itself now. Has a different Feel.
Fuji has a presence.
Easy to see why a Sacred Mount.
… So Calls You Up. To See.
This Trail Yoshida and Ways zig-zags thru’ the Ascent.
The Trail’s Ascent inclines steadily, well walked, so
Large Rocks are few. Lotsa’ Stones. Still,
Lil’ Rockier again arounds and past Station 9
were noted also. Also the Weather stayed Fine. ish.
Which made the Climb/Walk enjoyable, picturesque.
The Pine, Larch and Cherry Trees green the view Ways
Belows. Aboves these, only hardy Bushes/Shrubs
dot the Mountain-sides.
Overall there were only a couple of bad patches
of wind-swept Boulder strewn Grounds per se. Balance
quite easy to maintain
and a steady Pace as well. Well as
now. Up ahead quick glimpses of the Torii Gates
which lead to the Summit Base. Rim of the Crater.
Less than 6 Hours. So done.
Air is cool.
We watched. With Fuji.
Feel mores than Free to Share.
To Walk. Then Talk. To
Those Mountains so Climbed.
Tales of Toil and Walks. Trails,
Forests, Mountains, Shore. Mores.
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i, Shiro that is.
With Any Thoughts, Hints, Tips and Dreams.
If A Particular Legendary Theme or Our World Legends. Is A Desire.
To Be So Writ. Herein.