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Japan In Our World. Legends So Say… Has Mountains To Climb. Hiking Arounds ‘Tween Martial Studies Oft Leads. To Mountains. Fuji. That Mountain. Herein. The One So Found. Found With A Tale. To Tell. A Mountain To Climb. Well as.

 

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.

 

 

 

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Having arrived in Japan chasing Dreams,

Shadows. Ninja, actually. Soon found

Japan. Has a lot more on offer. Once

Training. Done.

 

Intertwined within Our World Legends.

A Mountain.

 

So.?.

How To Climb.

That Mountain

of i, Shiro also.

 

Go.

Herein. As Belows.

 

Woodblock Print. The Wave Off Kanagawa. Fuji Awaits.

 

As

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…)

 

WoodBlock Print. Village Afore Fuji.

 

  • FUJI.

Distinctive in looks, Symbol of a Nation.

A Sacred Mountain.

富士

 

Oft hid in Cloud.

Previous Nomen: Komitake.

Many Visitors.

 

A Selection of Hiking Trails.

Equip, Dress, Gear Ups appropriately.

 

 

Fuji Facts:

App. 3,800 mtrs above Sea Level… 12,400 feet.

Moderately Difficult.

 

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.

 

Iconic.

Fuji-san.

 

 

The View

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

and thru’.

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…)

 

 

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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

 

Fuji Behind Village.

 

 

 

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.

 

Then…

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

 

Yoshida Trail Ways Sign.

 

Yoshida Trail. That Ways Sign.

 

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

and wind

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.

 

That View.

 

 

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.

 

Fuji.

Air is cool.

Refreshing.

 

We sat.

We watched. With Fuji.

 

 

 

Feel mores than Free to Share.

To Walk. Then Talk. To

Share.

Herein.

 

Those Mountains so Climbed.

Here. There.

Anywheres…

 

Tales of Toil and Walks. Trails,

Forests, Mountains, Shore. Mores.

 

Your Ways.

 

The Battle Of BannockBurn. Brave and Hearted. Of Yore. Clicks Aways. Herein.

 

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Fenians Ram. Harbor Diving. Banned By Politics.

 

Please Feel Free and If So Inclined To Contact/Comment:..

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.

 

Till next…