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).
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Asia » Japan » Shizuoka » Mt Fuji 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