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    Jos

    Hello all, myself and two friends are traveling to Japan for the first time this July for 16 days. We are all early 20’s and are very fit, we all compete in endurance sports at a high level… We understand that it is not recommended that you climb the mountain in just one day though we figure considering we are young and healthy, our bodies/lungs will be more likely to adapt to the change in altitude and the estimated ascent/descent times may not be as applicable for us as they would be for the average climber.

    Second, we will be traveling from Tokyo. We have a JR pass, so our intention is to wake up very early travel to the mountain and return to Tokyo late in the evening (depending how long it takes).

    So ?! Is it possible ?! Do you think that our plans are too tight ? Regardless of the fact that we are fit is the goal still too difficult? Second, is traveling to and from Tokyo in one day to do it even possible considering latest available train/bus times (we don’t mind catching transport options in the very early hours of the night/morning). Although our aspirations may be noble, we don’t want to risk doing anything blatantly stupid.

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    Wanda

    I think it is possible. First of all, I will introduce some useful websites.
    Please check the 2017 climbing season on this website. The climbing season for Mt. Fuji is from early July to mid September. http://www.fujisan-climb.jp/en/season/index.html
    You can search trains on this website. https://world.jorudan.co.jp/mln/en/?sub_lang=ja
    You can see the mountain bus timetable on this website when the climbing season is approaching.
    http://bus-en.fujikyu.co.jp
    There are 4 trails. Please check average time to climb on this website. http://www.fujisan-climb.jp/en/trails/index.html
    As long as the mountain bus runs as usual, I think it’s possible. This plan is a little tight so please prepare train and bus timetables, phone number of a taxi, trail maps, etc. If you get trouble for coming back to the train station, the clerks who are in some shops at 5th station ( the starting point ) probably call a taxi.
    It will be very crowded in the climbing season. There might be a line for a bathroom. You might not walk at your own pace. In your case, it might be better to take non crowded trail even if the trail is a little long way. For example, Gotemba trail is a little long way but non crowded trail.

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