|Above, a bullet train view of Mount Fuji. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
For those who want to hike Mount Fuji, there's a new bilingual English/Japanese guide map series that will guide hikers from the sea to the summit.
Japan Today reported:
TOKYO - While Mt. Fuji is Japan’s highest mountain, it’s also one of the most popular destinations for hikers in Japan. So while making your way to the peak of Fuji is an experience you’re unlikely to ever forget, it’s also an experience that many others will have, which somewhat diminishes the sense of challenge and uniqueness that comes with the endeavor.
A while back, we brought you the story of a group of expat outdoorsmen who decided to take a more comprehensive route to the top of Mt Fuji by foregoing the usual plan of taking a bus halfway up the mountain to start. Instead they chose to walk from the sea to the summit, and now with bilingual maps from Fuji City in Shizuoka Prefecture, you can do the same.
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