Tokyo ⇔ Mt.Fuji

There are direct express bus from Tokyo to Mt.Fuji 5th station in July and August. Also there are express bus to Fujikawaguchiko town which is the tourism spot just below Mt.Fuji. Enjoy the town first then grab the local bus to go up to Mt.Fuji trail is possible too. Express bus is recommended because there are no transfering buses and worry about available seat.

1. Yoshida exit

Yoshida routeis the route which goes up from north side of Mt.Fuji in Yamanashi prefecture. Grab the local bus at Kawaguchiko station or Fujisan station then go to Fuji Subaru line 5th station.

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Feature of Yoshida route

・ The trail of going up and down the mountain is different.
・ There are many huts in up ways, but almost no hut in down ways.
・ It's the most popular route and almost half of climbers use Yoshida route

Bus
Shinjuku → Express bus → Mount Fuji 5th Station
Shinjuku → Express bus → Lake Kawaguchiko → Local bus → Mount Fuji 5th Station
Shibuya → Express bus → Lake Kawaguchiko → Local bus → Mount Fuji 5th Station
Tokyo → Express bus → Lake Kawaguchiko → Local bus → Mount Fuji 5th Station
Ikebukuro → Express bus → Mount Fuji Station → Local bus → Mount Fuji 5th Station
Haneda Airport・Shinagawa → Express bus → Lake Kawaguchiko → Local bus → Mount Fuji 5th Station
 
Bus Section Travel time Fare(Fare of children is half price)
Shinjuku station - Mount Fuji 5th station(Fuji Subaru Line 5th station) Approx. 2h 35min one way 2,900yen(Rates from Shinjuku to Mt.Fuji 5th station)
Shinjuku station ~ Kawaguchiko station Approx. 1h 45min one way 1,950yen
Shibuya station ~ Kawaguchiko station Approx.1h 40min one way 2,000yen
Tokyo station ~ Mt.Fuji station,Kawaguchiko station Approx. 2h 20min one way 2,000yen
Ikebukuro station ~ Mt.Fuji station, Kawaguchiko station Approx 2h one way 2,000yen
Haneda airport, Shinagawa station ~ Mt.Fuji station, Kawaguchiko station Approx 2h 30~50min (From Haneda airport)one way 2,470yen、(From Shinagawa station)one way 2,000yen
Mt.Fuji station, Kawaguchiko station ~ Mount Fuji 5th station(Fuji Subaru Line 5th Station)
※Local bus
Approx 2h one way 1,540yen / round trip 2,300yen

Express bus online reservation

Train
Shinjuku → (JR Chuo main line) Otsuki → (Fujikyuko line) Lake Kawaguchiko → (Local bus) Mount Fuji 5th Station
 
Train section Required time Fare(Fare of children is half price)
Shinjuku station ~ (JR Chuo line) ~ Takao station ~ (JR Chuo main line) ~ Otsuki ~ (Fujikyuko line) ~ Kawaguchiko station Approx 2~3h 2,460yen(ticket only)
※ If you take a limited express train from Shinjuku to Otsuki, a special express charge of 1,000 yen will be charged.       
※ If you take an express train from Otsuki to Kawaguchiko, you will need to pay 400 yen for free seats or 1,300 yen for reserved seats.
Mt.Fuji station, Kawaguchiko station ~ Fuji Subaru Line 5th Station Approx 2h one way 1,540yen / round trip 2,300yen

2. Fujinomiya exit

Fujinomiya routestarts from Fujinomiya 5th station then to the route which goes up from south side of Mt.Fuji in Shizuoka prefecture.

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Feature of Fujinomiya route

・ In out of four mountain routes, It starts from the highest points so it's the shortest to the top
・ Second popular route
・ Steep route and has many rocky spots
The route for going up and down is same so mistaking route would be rare but when it's crowded consideration is needed

Bus
Shinjuku → Express bus → Mishima station north exit → Local bus → Fujinomiyaguchi New 5th Station
Tokyo → Express bus → Fujinomiya station → Local bus → Fujinomiyaguchi New 5th Station
Bus section Required time Fare(Fare of children is half price)
Tokyo station ~ Fujinomiya station(express bus) Approx 2h 30min one way 2,500yen / round trip 4,700yen
Shinjuku ~ Mishima station(express bus) Approx 2h 4~50min one way 2,060yen
Fujinomiya station ~ Fujinomiyaguchi New 5th Station(Summer Fuji mountain climbing bus) Approx 2h one way 1,970yen/round trip 3,000yen
Train
Tokyo → Shinkansen → Mishima → Local bus → Fujinomiyaguchi New 5th Station
Shinagawa → Shinkansen → Mishima → Local bus → Fujinomiyaguchi New 5th Station
Train section Required time Fare(Fare of children is half price)
Shinagawa station, Tokyo station ~ Mishima station(Shinkansen) Approx 35~42min one way 4,720yen
Fujinomiya station ~ Fujinomiyaguchi New 5th Station(Summer Fuji mountain climbing bus) Approx 2h one way 1,970yen / round trip 3,000yen