The 5th station of Mt.Fuji

The picture above was taken from Fuji Subaru line which leads to the 5th station of Mt. Fuji.  The summit was often hidden by clouds yesterday.  But Mt. Fuji which appeared for a moment was very beautiful.

The 5th one is the largest station on Mt.Fuji.  Many Mt. Fuji climbers have the last preparation for mountaineering and start here.  It is located at the height of 2305m.  It was a bit cool.  The temperature lowers by 1 degree celsius for every 200m increase in elevation.

There is a small shrine dedicated to Iwanaga-hime (princess Iwanaga) here.  Princess Iwanaga is regarded as the symbol of longevity.  However, according to Japanese mythology, the ancestor of the Japanese emperor, prince Ninigi chose her sister, Konohanasakuya-hime (princess Konohanasakuya) instead of her.  Princess Konohanasakuya is symbolic of beauty.

Speaking of the emperor, in 1923 the late emperor Hirohito and in 2008 the crown prince Naruhito climbed Mt.Fuji.  The first foreigner who climbed the mountain was an English diplomat Rutherford Alcock in 1860.

★★ It is nice but you are likely to have a heavy traffic jam.


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