- Going to Mt. Shakushi from Tokyo!
- Let’s start climbing!
- Next, I headed to Mt. Shakushi!
- I Finally arrived at the top of Mt. Shakushi!
- Next, I headed to Mt. Shishidome!
Going to Mt. Shakushi from Tokyo!
I went to Mt. Shakushi, famous for its beautiful scenery of Mt. Fuji, because I was reminiscing about the beautiful scenery of Mt. Mitsutouge.
The panorama view from the top of Mt. Shakushi is majestic! There are several routes to get to it’s peak and I chose the route from Mt. Shishidome to Mt. Takazasu.
I departed Shinjuku station (Keio line) at 4:55 in the morning. I changed trains at Takao station and Otsuki station, and arrived at “Fujisan” station at 7:37. There were several beautiful view points along the way and I was getting excited!
Let’s start climbing!
Walking the mountain pathway, you’ll begin to see the peak of Mt. Takazasu in the distance. The road was unexpectedly steep, so I walked carefully. I recommend that you bring sunscreen, because the sun is really strong.
Next, I headed to Mt. Shakushi!
I Finally arrived at the top of Mt. Shakushi!
Next, I headed to Mt. Shishidome!
After taking a break, I headed back from the point called “Nenokami”, which is a bit below the peak of Mt. Shishidome.
There were only a few people on Mt. Shakushi, so I could take in the scenery without a lot of distractions! Having lunch and coffee, with the scenery of Mt. Fuji is something special! I definitely recommend going there if you want to relax and see Mt. Fuji, however there are several steep slopes on the way, so it’s recommended for intermediate level climbers.
If you’re a beginner and will be going by yourself, please be careful and wear appropriate shoes. I was blessed with great weather, and enjoyed the autumn foliage a lot! I’m excited to see the next mountain!