360 Degrees of Mt. Fuji: Hiking the Long Trail - Part 1
In 2021, a long trail course was established that encircles Mt. Fuji. By following this trail, one can explore not only the natural beauty but also the profound allure of Mt. Fuji, which has been a source of local history, culture, ancient beliefs and artistic inspiration for centuries. Kyle Card, a Canadian actor who previously completed the Tohoku Trail, now journeys around Mt. Fuji during the breathtaking transition from autumn to winter.

Mt. Mitsutoge

There is a mountain lodge, located at Mt. Mitsutoge, established about 70 years ago boasts the best location with a frontal view of Mt. Fuji. Due to this prime location, it attracts numerous hikers, photographers and rock climbers who come seeking the changing views of Mt. Fuji and the surrounding nature throughout the seasons.

Fujiyoshida City

During the Edo period, this town flourished as the gateway to Mt. Fuji. Accommodations provided by "Oshi" who supported the ascetic practitioners of Mt. Fuji, still exist in a few places today. The town is also famous for its weaving and local dish, Yoshida Udon noodle.

Lake Yamanaka

Located at the foot of Mt. Fuji, this lake boasts the largest surface area among the five lakes and is the closest to Mt. Fuji in terms of linear distance. Visitors can enjoy various activities such as canoeing, boating and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP).


It takes about 3 hours from Tokyo by train and bus to the starting point, the Misaka Pass. Or 1.5-hour trip by car.