June 04, 2010

7th Mt. Fuji Hill Climb

This weekend is the 7th Mt. Fuji Hill Climb bicycle race.  Unfortunately around the time entries opened I was preoccupied with the Tokyo Marathon and didn't get an entry in before the race was full, but four guys from my office will be taking part.

The Fuji hill climb takes place each June starts at the base of Mt. Fuji and is a mere 24km long, the only drawback being that the 24km is directly up Mt. Fiji to the 5th Station, a total gain of  roughly 1300m in altitude. 


If you're thinking you'd like to climb to the 5th Station of mount Fuji by bicycle you don't have to wait until next years event.  Its a public road, its open to bicycles and you can do the ride anytime you like without having to pay an expensive race entry fee and without having to share the road with thousands of other cyclists.  Just get yourself to Fujiyoshida and follow the signs, its that easy.

If you climb the mountain early enough you'll still have time for a nice leisurely, and mostly flat, ride around one or more of Fuji's five lakes before heading back to the metropolis.

3 comments:

  1. Good info.
    I am planing to bicycle from base to station 5th. I have never tried before so not sure how much high altitude will be problem. I am not worry about distance at all because i love climbings. I did climb Hakone from base, 16 km climbing, 6 times so far. If you interested in let me know we can try together. chris forinternet@hotmail.co.jp

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  2. i am planning to do the same but starting the cycling from Tokyou. would that fits yours? thanks

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  3. Hi Tokyo bike lovers,

    I'm planning to go to Tokyo on sat, 15 sept 2012.

    I want to bring my road bike and plan to go to Fuji mountain by bike.

    I will stay at Granvia Okayama Hotel, Tokyo.

    1. Can anyone tell me, how far from that area to Fuji mountain?

    2. Is it easy to reach Fuji mountain since i don't know the direction in Tokyo?

    THank you guys..

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