Trek Activity : Mitsutoge Station -> Mt.Mitsutoge -> Kawaguchiko Station
It was a beautiful day in May, but the weather of May sometimes changes easily. I was lucky I could see a beautiful Mt.Fujji.
Map: Japan RoadNavi 25000 v2 by UUD Co.,Ltd.
GPS: Garmin eTrex30
The access to the entrance point of Mitsutoge mountain by the usage of the public trains is not so convenient without express trains. It was because the train that I used in this time was almost local train but had no rapid service train. So it takes long time by using train.
In addition, on the Fujuikyuko Line, their railway ticket systems have still not changed to digital ticket system. I could not use Suica card despite the same JR train was connected through service with Fujikuko Line. If you keep ride onto the same train at Otsuki station, at the Mitsutoge station, then you have to prepare of your ticket fee checkout.
I checked the trek time on this route will be 7hours from the internet. So, I made a plan on this information. But it was not so difficult mountain trail, so it took about 5hours by my foot. Without a rope way, I arrived at Kawaguchiko Station about 14:20pm.
The direction board to the destination "Mitsutoge(三つ峠)" was clear but wrote in Japanese.
I guess that the mountain road was a good condition to walk. I think the path had a few number of plasticated steps from Mitsutoge Station to Tenjosan Park Kachikachi-yama Ropeway terminal station. The mountain path from Mitsutoge mountain to Tenjosan Park Kachikachi-yama Ropeway terminal station was basically smooth downhill ridge path, so I felt it was very easy to walk, and walked very fast. On this downhill, I felt little shock to my knee.
The toilet at the Mitsutoge Station is the end of platform near the ticket gate.
Near the top of Mt.Mitsutoge, I found many good rest spots to take a lunch against a background of Mt.Fuji.
The next file is a gpx file of this trek's result. If you download the file to the suitable folder and open it from "Google Earth", you can see my trek result.
Timetable of this trek
9:14 Started to walk from Mitsutoge Station
9:30 At Mitsutoge Green Center
10:07 At the entrance of Mt.Mitsutoge
10:33 At Matanozoki
11:34 At Byoubuiwa
11:52 Arrived at the summit of Mt.Mitsutoge
I took a short break to take a lunch near the summit of the mountain.
13:11 At Mt.Shimoyama
13:52 At Mitsutoge Station to Tenjosan Park Kachikachi-yama Ropeway terminal station
14:20 At Kawaguchiko Station
Location; It's about 20km North of Mt.Fuji
Date walked; May 18 (Sat.), 2013 (fine weather)
Map; I took an useful information from the next URL.
GPS and Map; Garmin GPS(eTrex 30) + Japan RoadNavi 25000 v2 produced by UUD Co.,Ltd.
Walk type; Mountain walk
Distance; about 16.4 km
Time required; about 5 hours [with short time lunch break]