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当你同时想要猫咪的治愈和提神的咖啡时,东京的猫猫咖啡厅是最完美的去处。城市里有许多家猫猫咖啡厅,肯定有一处离你很近。在EnableJapan.com,我们为你选出了前15个猫猫咖啡厅的推荐。

Asakusa Nekoen

另一个在浅草区域的猫猫咖啡厅,就是Asakusa Nekoen。他们为猫咪爱好者们提供与可爱猫咪互动的空间。全部的猫咪都是被拯救的流浪猫,它们在咖啡厅被重新安顿下来。所以猫咪们都非常开心看到你并和你玩耍!

价格:成人1小时/¥800,儿童1小时/¥700。之后每30分钟/¥200. 这里还推出特别的平日计划4.5小时/$1500

Calaugh Café

Calaugh Café位于浅草附近,是游览完浅草寺和东京晴空塔后小憩停留的最佳去处。他们有提供英语信息,咖啡厅就像家一样非常舒适温馨。价格系统与其他咖啡厅有些出入。(参考以下)

用茶时间(11am-6pm)—— 第一小时没有入场费,但请购买一个消费品(食物或饮品,¥600起)。一小时之后,15分钟/¥200

吧台时间(11am-6pm)—— 入场费每人¥500,同样请购买一个消费品。

Calico

1-16-2,歌舞伎町,新宿,东京

Calico是位于新宿的高人气 大型猫猫咖啡厅。当你进入时,你会被要求将随身物品寄存在免费的储物柜里,然后你可以自由在两层楼间徘徊闲逛。在第六层楼,当然,会有很多猫咪,和一个电 子游戏区域。如果你下到第五层,可以找到更多的猫咪,和一个咖啡区。在这里你能享用食物和饮品,甚至还可以买一些小小的猫粮来吸引猫咪们。

平日: 1小时/¥1000

周末及节假日:1小时/¥1200

之后每10分钟/¥120

Cats & Dogs Café

Hapineko

Hapineko是一家位于涉谷道玄坂的猫猫咖啡厅。当你来东京旅游时,这家咖啡厅会有一些难找,但特别值得去看这些可爱的猫咪们。入场费包含一杯饮品和一个小蛋糕,另外的饮品和猫咪玩具需要额外花费。

价格:30分钟/¥1050, 1小时/¥1575, 1.5小时/¥2100,2小时/¥2100(平日),2小时/¥2525(周末及节假日)

Machineko

Machineko是一家在元浅草的猫猫咖啡厅和活动空间。在观光完上野或浅草,这是一家非常方便驻足小憩的地方。咖啡厅有wifi,自动贩卖机,猫玩具和ipads,还有很多可爱的猫咪!

价格:1小时/¥800, 之后每10分钟/¥100

Neko JaLaLa

Neko no Tsubuyaki

Nekobukuro

Nekobukuro是位于池袋东急手创(Tokyu Hands)的第八层。这家猫猫咖啡厅比起一般咖啡厅,更像是一家猫咪游乐场。这里没有饮品,舒服的座椅或电子游戏,但有很多可爱的猫咪和一些有趣的设计,让你会感觉到是在观光一所猫咪城市。

价格:中学生以上¥700,小学生¥500,情侣¥1100

Nekomaru Café

Nekomaru café在东京有两家分店,一个位于上野一个在东京东部,锦系。他们提供很多舒适的座椅,和各种各样的猫咪玩具供你和猫咪互动。Nekomaru还在咖啡厅里提供宠物看护服务。如果你要去旅行,你可以将你的猫咪寄放在他们店里,一个单独的房间每晚¥3675。

价格:他们提供广范围的选择,从平日15分钟/¥315,上升到2小时/¥3308(含一个饮品和食物)

Nekorobi

Nekorobi是位于池袋,是一个非常舒服、像家一样温馨的猫猫咖啡厅。当你进去的时候,会有英文指导。在Nekorobi,你只需要按时间付费 —— 所有饮品都已包含在内。他们有两个自动贩卖机提供热饮和冷饮,非常划算。还有电视和游戏机,能让你放松一下,尽情玩些游戏!还有很多猫咪玩具供你和猫咪一起玩耍。

平日 —— 前1小时/¥1100,之后15分钟/¥250

周末及节假日 —— 前1小时/¥1300,之后每15分钟/¥300

Niao Café

Niao café是一家位于银座的猫猫咖啡厅,有很多可爱的猫咪和舒适的沙发座椅。

价格:30分钟/¥700,1小时/¥1000,之后每10分钟/¥150

Nyafe Melange

Nyafe Melange位于惠比寿站附近,东京市中心。他们的环境舒适,有很多可爱的猫咪。同样提供饮品和储物柜供你寄放随身物品。

价格:1小时/¥1000(平日-包含一个饮品)1.5小时/¥1500(平日-包含一个饮品),30分钟/¥500(周末12:00-14:00)

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攀登富士山是登山爱好者和来日游客的梦想。一路攀到顶峰,在壮观的火山口旁欣赏美丽的日出,是多么振奋人心的体验啊。在这里,我将和你分享我攀登富士山的故事,告诉你启程前所有的必要准备。那么和我一起准备好,带上这里有所有你需要的重要信息,再三检查背包,一起向五合目出发吧!

我为什么要去?

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富士山是著名的海拔3775米日本第一高峰。晴朗的日子里,你能在东京,横滨,和箱根遥望到富士山。如果你在一年中恰好的时机来东京游玩,没有理由不去欣赏下这个令人叹为观止的自然杰作。不管你是不是决定一路攀登到顶峰,或只是想远远地欣赏,或是想试着攀登一小段,这些都是可以和家人朋友分享的精彩故事!

什么时候是攀登富士山的最佳时期?

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富士山的正式登山季节是从七月上旬到九月中旬。在这个期间,所有的设施和服务都正式营业,天气适宜,登山道没有积雪。

不同的登山道有不同的开放日期。为了你的安全起见,我们极力推荐你选择在正式登山季节去攀登。这里是2016年的登山道开放时间:

  • 吉田登山路线:7月1日 – 9月10日(下行步道开放至9月11日晨)
  • 须走,御殿场,富士宫、山顶(火山口边沿步道)登山路线:7月10日 – 9月10日

我选择了吉田登山道,因为这是最受登山者欢迎且对于新的登山者来说最易攀登的山道。大多数人选择从富士苏巴鲁线五合目开始攀登,可从河口湖(富士五湖区域)车站乘坐巴士到达。从五合目攀登到山顶需要5-7小时,下山道(不同登山道)需要3-5小时。

在登山道七合目和八合目的沿路分布有很多山小屋。你可以在这些小屋里补给食物、水、休息甚至留宿过夜(需要预约,均价5300日元不含餐,7400日元含两餐)。价格会随着海拔的升高而增涨。

我选择在七月上旬开始我的攀登之旅,天气晴朗且步道没有那么拥挤。八月期间,学校放假,旅行季节开始,步道会变得很拥挤。你甚至需要排队等待穿过一些狭窄的登山道。

在我想去登山了!那我怎么到达富士山呢?

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富士山位于本州岛的东京西部,山梨县和静冈县之间。到达富士山的方法有很多,我选择了最简单也最合算的路线 – 高速急行巴士!从这个网站上我购买了双程车票, 新宿到河口湖往返共3500日元(1750日元单程)。这班巴士定期从6am到11pm都有发车,请在购买时查看时间表。车票在登山季节会很紧张,所以请提前购买车票来确保你自己一个位置!在交通通畅的情况下,从新宿到河口湖车程一般需要1小时。但从河口湖回来却花费了我们3个多小时,所以一定要做好调整行程的准备!

在你到达河口湖后,去位于河口湖车站左侧的售票处购买去“富士苏巴鲁线五合目”的车票。不要担心会迷失,那里的人都知道你想要干什么,并会随时帮助你!去五合目的票价单程1540日元,往返2100日元。

注意:第一班“富士苏巴鲁线五合目”巴士首发车6:40am,末班7:05pm。如果你想要赶上第一班车,请确保提前一天去售票处购买(不能在网上购买),因为售票口6:45am才上班!很不幸我们没能买到第一班车,就只能等到第二班了!

当你在等待区富士山的巴士时,花一些时间来安排你的行程吧。选择好你将从富士山回到河口湖的返程巴士。这样,你便能调整衔接好你从河口湖回到新宿的巴士。返程巴士有时会非常拥挤,所以不要等到末班车,也许你不能挤进去!

攀登前我需要做些什么准

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很好,现在终于准备向富士山进发了,我们需要变得更严谨一些。请记住,富士山不是一个特别困难的攀登,但也绝非小事一桩。在没有准备以下装备和充足的能量的情况下,不要想着能够一路登至顶峰。

  • 好的登山鞋

登山最重要装备是一副坚实的登山鞋。一些岩石和陡峭的区域会很难攀登。这时候你需要一双牢靠的登山鞋来支撑和保护你的关节。

  • 防水外套

山上的温度和天气都是很难预测的。有时会很冷,就算是在夏季,强风也会让天气变得更糟。甚至会有急骤雨的出现,你需要防水外套或雨衣等保护物来应对多变的气候。

太阳眼镜,帽子,手套,防晒霜。云层之上的紫外线是非常强的,你不想要晒伤,就一定带上这些装备。

  • 登山杖

因为很多岩石及陡峭的区域,你需要登山杖来辅助。在五合目,你能购买到木头登山杖,也是非常好的富士山纪念品。一些登山杖有着色彩鲜艳的布套,铃铛和旗子的装饰,价格在1300日元到2000日元(根据你的装饰)。更有意义的是,你能在沿途的山小屋获得烙印。每一个烙印花费300日元左右,能让这根登山杖成为你独一无二的纪念品!一路攀到顶峰,得到特别的山顶之印,然后回去向你的朋友炫耀吧!

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如果想要恰好在顶峰看到日出,手电筒是夜间攀登的必备品。尽管步道在正式登山季节会有亮灯,为了自己的安全还是要准备妥当。

  • 食物和

你需要一些食物来支撑、帮助体力的恢复。特别是越靠近山顶的区域,山小屋会越来越少,东西也越来越贵。水和食物都能以相对高的价格在更高的海拔买到。我推荐至少准备4公升水,或更多,如果你能携带的话。

山小屋不接受信用卡,而且你需要硬币来使用厕所。

  • 垃圾袋

请不要在山上随处扔垃圾。收捡好并带回山下。如果你被捉到,那么罚金是很高的。

在你准备开始攀登之前,去游客信息中心资讯一切问题,拿到地图和紧急联络电话。请拨打0555-72-1477如果你在登山时遇到任何困难!

我能在河口湖做些什么呢?

如果你不着急赶时间,在河口湖有很多值得你去探索的地方。你可以在去攀登富士山前逛一下,或是在你准备回家时。美丽的河口湖只需从车站步行20分钟,特别值得一去。你可以买些零食,坐在湖边,享受这一刻的惬意时光。

在这个小镇里还有很多博物馆。久保田一竹博物馆,艺术博物馆,音乐森林博物馆,宝石博物馆和香草馆。这些之中一定有你所感兴趣的!你还可以去富士急高地乐园,一个特别受欢迎、有着过山车和鬼屋的游乐园。富士急高地乐园距离河口湖只有两个车站,是为你第二天进行攀登富士山的热身之选。

那么晚餐呢,你不会想要错过山梨县的传统美食 – 馎饦。在小镇上有几家不错的餐馆,在去之前查好营业时间。在经历这么漫长的一天后你值得一顿美味的佳肴。

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如果你有足够时间,有另外一个景点还值得你一探。忠霊塔,一个屹立于山上的五层高宝塔,登山15分钟便能看到。在那里,你能遥望到令人叹为观止的富士山,云雾缭绕,再俯瞰整座富士吉田市,这画面一定会让你终生难忘。在樱花盛开的季节,这是一个绝妙的摄影地点,吸引了无数摄影师前来定格这一经典的富士山景图。那么怎么去忠霊塔呢?在河口湖搭乘地铁,到下吉田站(3个站)。出站后跟着路标指示,很容易就能找到。我们很幸运地在日落时分到达忠霊塔,富士山被落日余晖笼罩,云彩像棉花糖一样,整座城市缓缓点起明灯,多么值得珍藏的画面啊!

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希望你能享受我们的富士山攀登指南,和一些游玩建议。记住,保持充足水分,擦防晒霜,烙印一根独一无二的登山杖,玩的开心!

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Kawaii Monster Cafe Harajuku Tokyo Japan

Kawaii Monster Cafe Harajuku Tokyo

当我知道要去可爱怪兽咖啡店(Kawaii Monster Café )时,我不知道我该期待什么。但是,当我一进到餐厅里,我看到了超乎我想像的联盟,这个地方真的是太疯狂了。原宿以古怪跟色彩缤纷的潮流风格而闻名,而这间咖啡店体现了全部原宿的特色。當你走走进餐厅时你可能会想“這是我看过最酷的東西了”又或者“这实在是太奇怪了,感觉有些不自在”。

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最奇怪的東西是在餐厅路口摆设的怪兽嘴巴(命名為“Mr. Ten Thousand Chopsticks” 又或是 “Mr. Choppy’s”)。那餐厅本身呢?联盟们就身在这个怪兽的肚子里,但还有更奇怪的东西!

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当你进到Mr. Choppy’s 的嘴巴后,你会看到到处都是甜点。这里有巨大彩虹旋转木马,上面有着不同装饰,也有很多动物看起来像快融化的糖果。天花板布置了玻璃碎片跟闪烁的灯光,在配上流行音乐让餐厅的气氛更愉快。

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餐厅里有四个不同主题的用餐区域。蘑菇迪斯科(Mushroom Disco )区的桌子是设计在一个巨大毒香菇的外星球植物下。在Mushroom Disco 区后面是一个密室,装饰着很多红色嘴唇,是个“给爱说话的女士们的秘密空间”。你可以在那里发现她们都在说些什么。

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餐厅的表演举行在这个红色嘴唇区的正前方。下一个区域是“Milk Stand”,是一个古怪的婴儿房。天花板上装饰着巨大动物们的头,喝着悬挂在天花板上的牛奶瓶。我感觉这一区“不是我遇过最奇怪的事,就是最日本的东西 ”。

下一个是“Mel-Tea Room”。這裡的墙壁看起來像粉蜡笔色的巧克力还有巨大冰淇淋悬挂在天花板上(上面也有巨大蚂蚁沿着在这些甜点后)。在Mel-Tea Room旁边的区域是 “Experiment Bar” ,这一区只限大人使用。盖住整个吧台的大水母照亮整个bar。这里也有以粉红猫咪为主题的隐秘的贵宾室。

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餐厅的怪物女孩们在餐厅里到处跑跟表演。她们的发色很鲜艳,配上奇怪的穿着。我遇到的怪物女孩是紫色头发,穿着一双用手环做成的小宝贝鞋子。可爱怪物餐厅的食物就像餐厅一样疯狂。食物全部都是彩虹,不管你点什么,保证你可以有好照片放到社交软件上。 他们说这些色彩鲜艳的食物都是健康跟天然的。最有人气的是,彩虹“油漆”意大利面,和巨大彩虹“极度鲜艳毒药百汇”。

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餐厅基本上是禁烟的,但也有吸烟区。餐厅也有提供英文菜单,服务生跟怪物女孩几乎都会说英文。这里也提供餐厅的一部分给派对预约(如果你们是很多人的团体,你需要这里,因为总共有提供193个位子)。预约可以通过脸书消息Facebook Messenger (日英皆可)

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总而言之,这个地方就像蒂姆波顿(Tim Burton)的幻想世界,如果蒂姆波顿是位可爱的日本女学生。我知道我一定会再来这间餐厅,然后帶上所有我认识的朋友。可爱怪物咖啡厅完美的抓住了原宿的特色:奇怪的时尚,鲜艳的色彩,夸张的气氛,甚至是轻微的毛骨悚然感。所以如果你正在原宿,绝对要去探访可爱怪物咖啡厅,瞧瞧在这能体验到的最奇怪最好玩的一餐。

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营业时间:

平日 / 周六 : 11:30 am – 4:30 pm,6:00 pm- 10:30 pm

周日/ 假日:11:00 am – 8:00 pm

如果人潮很多,会有90分钟限制的用餐时间(晚餐时间则是2小时限制)

表演时间:

午餐时间:平日1:00 pm / 3:00 pm,周末 12:30 pm / 2:00 pm / 3:30 pm

晚餐时间:限周五/周六 6:45 pm

“Pink Fat Cat with Yuka” 表演:限周五/周六 7:55 pm / 8:45pm

平均预算:

入场费 每人¥500,每人平均预算 ¥2500。

接受信用卡VISA / UC / DC / UFJ / AMEX / JCB / SAISON

店里也贩售13种纪念品,所以记得帶回家一件可爱的“Kawaii Monster Cafe” T恤 !

如果你是常客,你可以获得一张monster card,越常來等级越高。等级越高的客人能获得特权!

为什么去?”:再重新看看这篇文章里的照片,你能不亲身体验这间咖啡厅吗?!?!?!

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Robot Restaurant Shinjuku

Robot Restaurant Shinjuku

位于东京新宿的歌舞伎町的机器人餐厅不同于一般的主题餐厅,不管在日本或是世界各地都是非常罕见的。机器人餐厅提供了非常动感的机器人表演,是你不想要错过的,在餐厅里能同時享受机器人的电子音乐。

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前往机器人餐厅的客人,有90%是观光客,其中大部份的观光客来自于北美。因此餐厅里的指示也以英文为主。当然,也有几位外籍服务生提供英文服务。就算不会日文,也能以简单的英文跟服务生沟通。

进场门票一张¥8000。价钱虽然不便宜,但是如果事先在餐厅官网买好票,便可以享有¥500折扣的优待。另外,入场前必须事前预约好便当饮料或啤酒,便当一份¥1000,饮料跟啤酒一杯¥500 – ¥600。

平日提供三场机器人秀,周六提供四场,每场秀有90分钟 (时间表)。然而,你必須在开场前30分钟到,换句话说,你会在餐厅里享有最少两个小时的机器人餐厅体验。

当你一进去餐厅,你会看到一些奇怪诡异的装饰品,例如边笑边眨眼的人物。每位客人都会先到三楼的等候室,外籍服务生也会再带领大家到吧台跟座位。当你在座位等待表演开始时,会有穿着像机器人的萨克斯跟吉他手来演奏爵士音乐,让你能夠先做好迎接古怪离奇的夜晚的准备。当你在等待时,可以先买好食物跟饮料,价钱也如同观光客圣地一样,啤酒¥600,美式巨大汉堡¥1400。

Robot Restaurant Shinjuku

机器人秀

当机器人秀要开场前,工作人员会带领客人们下去一個充满蜥蜴图案跟生动立体的画的楼梯间再到表演场地。在这90分钟的表演里,你将会坐在很狭窄的位子。如果你有提前订机器人餐厅贩售的便当,你会在位子上领取到,或者你也可以在表演区向场內的服务生购买爆米花或饮料。餐厅里提供三种类型的便当,1)无骨烤肋骨 2)甜酱姜炖牛肉 3) 寿司。这三种便当的份量虽然不大,不过来这餐厅的你应该不是为了晚餐而来的吧?

Robot Restaurant Shinjuku

表演真的很精彩。有很多不同类型的机器人表演,他们的动作声音很大,也有绚烂的灯光闪烁,是一场绝对会让你大开眼界的表演。第一场表演电子太鼓,融合了传统日本鼓与机器人。我们最喜欢的其中一场表演是“机器人战争”,內容讲述一场有趣古怪的动物与“机器人帝国”的战争。这个充满动作感的战争特别有趣,也让人感觉很放松,有如小时候玩的动作派公仔从房间跑出来到这个级器人地盘打仗。机器人的表演水准会让你大开眼界,表演者们也充满了活力。

每场30分钟的表演会有15分钟的中场休息,工作人员也会在中场休息內为了下一个表演改变场地的布置。同时,工作人员也会贩售纪念品及饮料。在表演期间,你可以享用不同饮料,你也不用怕会漏掉任何一场表演,可以尽情地去洗手间。当然,你也不能忘了买餐厅贩售的机器人T恤!

机器人餐厅可能是观光客必去的地方,但是这不会让你有任何失望。虽然餐厅的价钱有点贵,但是你绝对可以享受一个充满机器人战斗的有趣之夜。

机器人餐厅地址 / 资讯

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交通:新宿车站 徒步8 分

表演时间表:4:00 PM (周六) ,5:55PM,7:50PM,9:45PM。每场90分钟。需表演前30分钟入场。

平均预算:¥8000-¥10000,含门票,饮料,便当,纪念品。

“为什么去?”: 体验疯狂有趣的机器人表演!

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Mount Fuji 8

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Climbing Mountain Fuji is a dream for mountain climbers and visitors alike. You can climb all the way up to the summit and watch the sunrise beside the spectacular caldera. What an amazing life experience! Here, I am going to tell you my story about climbing Mt. Fuji and let you in on all of the things you need to know before departure. So get ready with me! Here is all of the essential information to consider before your departure. So when you’re ready, double check your backpacks and head to the 5th station!

Why Should I Go?

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Fuji-san is 3776 meters tall and it is the highest mountain in Japan. On clear days, Mount Fuji can be seen from as far away as Tokyo, Yokohama and Hakone. If you are visiting Tokyo at the right time of the year, there is no reason not to check out this breathtaking natural masterpiece. It does not matter whether you have determined to climb all the up to the summit, or just want to appreciate from a far view, or even chill around the lower levels, these are all amazing stories you can share with your families and friends.

When Is The Best Time to Climb Mount Fuji?

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The official climbing season for Mount Fuji is from early July to mid September. During this period all the facilities and services are open, the weather is suitable for climbing, and the trails free of snow.

Different trails have different opening dates. It is highly recommended to climb during official season for your own safety. Below are the opening times for all trails in 2016:

  • Yoshida Trail: July 1 to September 10 (The descending trail will remain open until September 11 morning)
  • Subashiri, Gotemba, Fujinomiya Trails and Ohachi-Meguri Trail (The trail of crater rim): July 10 to September 10

I choose the Yoshida trail because it is the most popular and is accessible to new climbers. Most people start to climb from Subaru line 5th station, easily commute from Kawaguchiko (Fuji Five Lake Region). The ascent from 5th station to the summit will take approximately 5-7 hours, and the descent trail  (a separate trail), is another 3-5 hours.

Many mountain huts line the Yoshida trail around 7th and 8th stations. Here you can get food, water, rest, or even an overnight stay (reservation required; average charges for mountain huts are 5300 yen without meal and 7400 yen with two meals). Prices getting higher as the altitude increases; if you forgot to bring it with you, make sure to buy it early!

I chose to start my journey in early July, when the weather is clear and the trails less crowded. August can get very crowded, as the school term over and the traveling season starts. During these times, you may even need to wait in the line to get through some of the more narrow paths.

Now I Want To Climb! How Do I Get To Mount Fuji?

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Mount Fuji is located to the west of Tokyo on the main island Honshu, between Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefectures. There are couple of options to get there and I choose to go with the easiest and cheapest way – highway express bus! I purchased the round trip tickets from this site, which cost 3500 yen from Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko (1750yen/way). It runs regularly from 6 am to 11 pm, please check the timetable. Tickets sell out fast during climbing season, so please purchase tickets in advance to ensure yourself a spot! It takes about 1 hour from Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko if traffic is in good condition. However it took us more than 3 hours the way back from Kawaguchiko, so be ready to adjust your plan accordingly!

After you arrive at Kawaguchiko, go to the ticket office at the left side of the Kawaguchiko bus terminal station and get a bus ticket to the “Fuji Subaru Line 5th Station” bus. Don’t worry about getting lost; they know exactly why you are there.  The tickets for this leg of the trip go for 1540 yen for one way or 2100 yen for round trip.

Caution: The first “Fuji Subaru Line 5th Station” bus runs from 6:40 am till 7:05 pm. If you plan to catch the first bus, be sure to purchase tickets a day before at the ticket counter (cannot be purchased online) because the ticket office is not open until 6:45am! Unfortunately this happened to us, and we had to wait to get on the second bus!

And while you are waiting for the bus to take you to Mount Fuji, take a few minutes to figure out your schedule. Be sure to check the arrival time of your return bus from Fuji to Kawaguchiko. This way, you can coordinate it with the bus you will need catch from Kawaguchiko back to Shinjuku. The return bus can get really crowded, so do not wait until last bus! You might not be able to squeeze in!

How Should I Prepare to Climb Mount Fuji?

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Okay, finally we are heading to Mountain Fuji and start to get more serious! Keep in mind that Fuji-san is not a difficult climb, but it’s not a cakewalk, either. Do not even think about going all the way to summit without the following gear and enough energy–

  • Good Climbing Boots. The most essential thing for this climb is a sturdy set of climbing boots. Some rocky and steep areas are hard to climb. Good hiking boots are necessary to support you and protect your ankles.
  • Waterproof Jacket. Temperature and weather changes are unpredictable on the mountain. It can be cold, even in summer, and a strong wind will make it worse. A rain squall can also blow through, and you will want protection from the variances of the weather.
  • Protective Accessories. Sunglasses, hats, gloves, and sunscreen. The ultraviolet rays is very strong above the cloud cover. You do not want to get sunburned, so be sure to bring all these protections.
  • Hiking Stick. Due to lots of rocky and steep sections, you may need hiking sticks to aid you climb up all these tricky rocks. At Mount Fuji’s 5th station, you can get a wooden climbing stick that doubles as a souvenir of your trip! Some of them are decorated with colorful wraps, small bells and flags, and cost anywhere from 1300 to 2000 yen (depending on your decorations). Even better, you can get stamps burned into your stick at the huts along the trail. Each stamp  cost around 300 yen, and turns it into your unique souvenir! Get all the way to the top for that special summit stamp and show it off to your friends back home!

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  • Flashlight. A flashlight is necessary for those of who are determined to climb overnight to see the sunrise. Even though the trail is illuminated during the peak season, for your own safety it is still highly recommended.
  • Snacks and Water. You’ll need some snacks to support you and help you get your energy back. Especially closer to the top, when there are fewer huts and things get more expensive. Water and meals can be purchased with a correspondingly higher charge at higher altitudes. Water is definitely a must. I recommend at least four liters, more if you can carry it.
  • Cash. Huts do not accept credit cards, and you need coins to use their toilets.
  • Trashbag. Please do not litter on the mountain. If you take it up, bring it back down. Also, there are pretty heavy fines if you get caught.

Before you start your climb, visit the Tourist Information Center to get maps, ask questions, and get the emergency phone number. Please call 0555-72-1477 if you run into any trouble while climbing.

What A Climb! Now What Can I Do Around Kawaguchiko?

If you are not in the rush, there are so many things you can do around Kawaguchiko. You can explore it before your climb starts, or before you go home! The beautiful Kawaguchiko Lakes are a 20-minute walk from station and are definitely worth visiting. You can get some snacks, sit beside the lake, and enjoy a relaxing moment.

There are also several museums located in this small town. Kubota Itchiku Museum, The Museum of Art, The Music Forest, The Gem Museum and Herb Hall. They’re bound to have something you like! You can even go to Fuji-Q Highland, a popular amusement park with exciting roller coaster and haunted house. Fuji-Q Highland is only two train stops away, and is a good way to get a warm up before a second day of climbing!

As for dinner, you don’t want to miss out the traditional dish especially from Yamanashi prefecture – Houtou. There are several good restaurants in town, so be sure to check opening hours and get in before its last order! You deserve a good meal after a long day.

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If you have enough time, there is another spot you do not want to miss. The Chureito Pagoda is a five-story pagoda on the mountainside, which you can climb in about 15 minutes. The breathtaking view overlooks the whole of Fujiyoshida city and Mountain Fuji, and the view from here (as well as a picture) at the right time is going to be a cherished memory of your trip. During the cherry blossom season, this is a fantastic photography spot for that classic Mountain Fuji photo shot. To get there, take the train from Kawaguchiko station to Shimo-Yoshida Station (3 stations away). Follow the signs after leaving the station and you can easily reach the Pagoda. I was lucky enough to arrive there at sunset, and the view of Mountain Fuji surrounded by a sunset glow and cotton candy clouds, with the whole city slowly lighting up, was an amazingly beautiful sight!

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We hope you have enjoyed our guide to climbing Mount Fuji and what to do afterwards. Remember, hydrate, wear sunscreen, get a stick, and have fun!

To explore other experiences in Japan, click on the articles below–

July 22, 2016 0 comment
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