There are mainly four mountain tracks in Mt Fuji. Usually, everyone first visits the 5-gome(Fifth station) by bus or car.
Each route has their own 5-gome, which are different in both the altitude and the distance to the peak (which really puzzled me about how they decide the location of the Gokomes). You need to think of the starting point before your actual climbing.
In this page, we have the specialties of all tracks written in here.
As being the closest path from Tokyo, this is the most popular track.
There are the most number of climbers, cars, and hubs among the four tracks. A total of 15+ hubs can be found along the track. All of the hubs are blessed with the breath-taking Kagefuji at the evening (The shadow of Mt Fuji reflects onto the sea of clouds) and the Goraiko(Sunrise from the top of Mt Fuji) in the dawn.
Also, you can have a cup of tea in the gorgeous restaurant at the entrance of the track(Personally I do feel strange in having such thing when you are going to conquer Mt Fuji.)
Transport to Kawaguchikoguchi Tozandou
Located at 2400 metres, the track starts at the highest point among the four. It is also the shortest track to the peak.
This is the second most popular track besides Kawaguchikoguchi track, so you have to expect lots of people and cars packing in here. The uphill track shares the same route with the downhill track makes the situation even worse.
As the advantage, it is backed by the Surugawan Bay, so you can enjoy the panorama view of the sea while you are hiking; As the disadvantage, by no way you can see the sunrise unless you are very close to the peak.
Transport to Fuzinomiyaguchi Tozandou
It is commonly known for its Sunabashiri, which you can slide down for 2-3m with only one step.
Less popular than the easy-reached Kawaguchikogudhi track, Subashiriguchi track is less jammed with people and you can let yourself relaxed in the hubs. However, there are only 7 hubs in total for this track. So, get yourself ready with some food and water stock with you.
Full of greenery till 6-gome(Sixth station). Nature scenery are with you along the track.
Transport to Subashiriguchi Tozandou
With the opening of the high-attitude-starting-point Kawaguchikoguchi track and Fujimiyaguchi track, Gotenbaguchi track is now known as having the biggest attitude difference from the starting point to the peak, with the gap of 2300 metres.
Along with the total length of 11km and only a few huts available along the track, it is not suggested to amateurs. On the other hand, you can enjoy a quiet and free hiking experience as least people choose here as their pathway.
Transport to Gotenbaguchi Tozandou