Also keep in mind that the climb from station 5 to station 8 will go faster than from station 8 to the top when it becomes especially debilitating and difficult.
Not very interesting landscapes. The view from the top is impressive – the clouds accumulating in the mountains below seem like waves breaking on the rocks, but the climb itself will not please you with anything special. Mount Fuji is a volcano, so most of the way you will see a deserted black landscape.
Altitude sickness. This is a pretty nasty thing. Some tourists experience dizziness, headache, and nausea while climbing. To fight this, take breaks for a while and let your body adjust to the climb, or buy a small oxygen bottle. Continue reading