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Fuji view from Lake Kawaguchiko  
   

Fuji view from Lake Kawaguchiko

Mt Fuji via the Yoshida Daguchi Trail

September 12th 2009
Fuji Hike by the Numbers: a) Elevation at summit is 3,776 m/12,388 ft. b) Yoshida Daguchi Trail vertical climb is ~3,000 m/9,800 ft. One-way distance is 19 km/12 mi. c) 38 km/24 mi over 1.5 days. 16 km/10 mi day 1. 22 km/14 mi day 2. d) 8.75 hiking hours to summit (excludes lunch and overnight at Station 7). e) 7.75 hiking hours to descend (includes 1 hr for "exploring" a side trail). f) ... read more
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Japanese Flag In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
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