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About bicycle rental

Q.Can I make a reservation?
A.Currently we do not accept reservations. Please come to our shop to rent bicycles.
Q.Is there anything I need to bring when renting a bicycle?
A.Please bring any identification card such as passport and drivers license.

About rental

Q.Do I need a deposit when renting?
A.Yes, please pay the amount including the deposit when renting.
We return the deposit if there is no problem such as broken, loss, delinquency etc. when returning.
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Q.Can I rent climbing and camping equipment on that day?
A.You can rent only basic equipment on that day at our shop.
Reservation office that you can book in advance have a large number of products.
Reservation office

About sale

Q.Can I shop tax free?
A.Duty-free sales are possible with purchase of over 10,001 yen at our shop.

About climbing Mt.Fuji

Q.When is the climbing season of Mt.Fuji?
A.Climbing is possible from the beginning of July to the beginning of September,
although it’s depending on the climbing route.
Q.Please tell me the route of Mt.Fuji climbing.
A.There are 4 routes for Mt.Fuji climbing.
These are Yoshida route, Fujinomiya route, Subashiri route and Gotenba route.
Yoshida route is the most popular by Mt.Fuji climbing
because Yoshida route (Kawaguchiko route) is equipped with the facilities
such as mountain huts, relief places, and shops.
Q.How do I get to the fifth station of Mt.Fuji?
A.There are buses, trains, and cars for transportation up to the fifth station of the Yoshida route.
The mountain climbing bus to “Fuji Subaru Line Fifth Station” which is the mountain entrance of the Yoshida route comes out from Fujisan station or Kawaguchiko station.
Also from Shinjuku and Yokohama, there is a highway bus going directly to the fifth station.
If you go by train to the fifth station, get off at Kawaguchiko Station or Fujisan station of Fuji Express and get on the bus bound for Yoshida route fifth station from each station.
In the case of a car, go through the “Fuji Subaru Line” of a toll road starting from Kawaguchiko Town. However, there are regulations during the climbing season in July and August, and there is a period during which passenger cars can not pass.
The shuttle bus will be operated instead, so you will transfer at the shuttle bus transfer parking lot and head for the fifth station.
Q.What clothes should I wear for Mt.Fuji climbing?
A.There is a page that summarizes the clothing advice of Mt.Fuji climbing.
I recommend you to prepare clothes by referring to this.
More info.
Q.What should I bring for Mt.Fuji climbing?
A.The following link is a belongings checklist. Please refer to.
More info.
Q.Please tell me the time required of Mt.Fuji climbing average for each route.
A.The time required for a beginner who climbs Yoshida route is 7 hours on the average from the 5th station to the top, and descent can be completed in about 4 hours.
Subashiri route is about 7 hours and a half for climbing and about 5 hours for descent.
Fujinomiya route is about six hours and a half for climbing and about 4 hours 30 minutes for descent.
Gotemba route is said to be the most difficult route in the route of Fuji climbing.
It is 8 to 10 hours by climbing and 5 to 6 hours of descent.
Q.How is the temperature of Mt. Fuji?
A.The average annual temperature of Mt. Fuji peak is minus 6.4 degrees.
But the average temperature in July is 4.7 degrees, August is 6 degrees.
In general, it is said that the temperature of the mountain “drops by 0.6 degrees when the temperature increases by 100 m”.
Even if the plain is midsummer at 30 degrees, it is about 16 degrees at the climbing entrance of Yoshida route, about 7 degrees if it is at top of Mt.Fuji.
Q.What time is the sunrise time of Mt.Fuji?
A.The beginning of July:4:30am
The end of July:4:45am
The beginning of August:4:50am
The end of August:5am
The above is the average sunrise time, it is good to prepare
in the summit from about 20 minutes before.
Also, if the wind blows strongly, the sensible temperature becomes lower,
so the sensible temperature of the summit may be below freezing point.
Midwinter clothes are required.
Q.How much water do I need to bring?
A.It is said that it consumes about 2 to 3 liters of water between Mt. Fuji climbing.
However, it is hard to carry this amount, so I recommend you to take at least
two 500ml bottles of PET and making additional purchases at the mountain hut on the way.
Lack of water will increase the risk of altitude sickness, so be sure to ingest water frequently.
Q.Are there toilets while climbing Mt.Fuji in summer?
A.There are toilets on the fifth station and the summit of each route in Mt.Fuji.
In addition, toilets in each mountain hut can be used, but the location of the toilet and mountain hut is different in each climbing route.
I recommend you to investigate the location in advance because there are routes with fewer toilets depending on the route.
Also, it costs around 100 yen to 300 yen usage fee when using a toilet.
You need to have enough 100 yen coins because you cannot get change.
In addition, use water and wet tissue which you brought, because basically there is no washroom.
Q.What is altitude sickness?
A.Altitude sickness occurs when you cannot get enough oxygen from the air at high altitudes.
This causes symptoms such as a headache, loss of appetite, and trouble sleeping.When you go too high too fast, your body cannot get
as much oxygen as it needs and you need to breathe faster.
This causes the headache and other symptoms of altitude sickness.
Q.What are the symptoms of altitude sickness?
A.The symptoms of altitude sickness are
・Fatigue
・Headache
・Dizziness
・Insomnia
・Shortness of breath during exertion
・Nausea
・Decreased appetite
・Swelling of extremities
More info.
Q.How do I prevent altitude sickness?
A.In order to prevent altitude sickness, the following advice is effective.
・Climb gradually
・Keep well hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids
・Breath deeply
・Don’t smoke, drink alcohol or use medication such as tranquillisers and sleeping pills
while you’re at altitude, as they could make any symptoms of altitude sickness worse
・If you begin to show symptoms of moderate altitude sickness, don’t go higher until symptoms decrease
More info.
Q.Do I need to bring oxygen?
A.If the cause of oxygen deficiency is not improved, it will soon be restored even if oxygen is absorbed by oxygen cans and temporarily recovered from oxygen deficiency, and even though it is said that oxygen inhalation is effective when breathing is difficult, it will not make much sense if it is easier only a few minutes in long climbing.
It is important to ingest water frequently and climb slowly than using oxygen cans.

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