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Otyu-Do

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Area:Mt. Fuji/Fuji Five Lakes

Ochu-Do is a trail on the middle of the mountainside of around 5th and 6th station that circles around Mt. Fuji in the horizontal direction. The circumference is about 20 kilometers, and the worshippers of Fuji-ko (Mt. Fuji religion) used to walk on the trail for a pilgrimage. The pilgrims who had climbed Mt Fuji more than 3 times were allowed to walk for their ascetic practice. The route around that time was from Komitake-jinja Shrine, to Subashiri-guchi under the 6th station, to Hoeizan, to Osawa, to Oniwa, and to Komitake-jinja Shrine. Nowadays, some parts of the original route are closed due to safety issues, so circling the entire trail is no longer possible. Starting from the Komitake-jinja Shrine at the 5th station, go on the reddish brown trail of lava gravel, and after you go through the grove of Erman's birch and Japanese larch, the field of vision will suddenly open up, and then you will get a view from the summit to the foot of Mt. Fuji. When you stand on this giant slope, you will re-experience the scale of the magnificent Mt. Fuji. Ochu-Do is the precious treasure house of nature! You can experience the gentle yet severe nature of Mt. Fuji!

Location

Zip-code

401-0320

Address

Narusawa-mura Minamitsuru-gun

Transportation

Nearest I.C.

Chuo Expressway, Kawaguchiko IC

Nearest station

Fujikyuko Line, Kawaguchiko Station

Nearest bus stop

Mt.Fuji 5th station

Transportation details

40 minutes from Chuo Expressway, Kawaguchiko IC by car

Facilities

Rest room 

Activities Program

Available

List of hands-on programs, remarks

In the Yamanashi Prefecture, from May 1st to October 31st, at the 5th station, a free guide to the wildlife, sights, landscape, and geology of Mt. Fuji is held.

Facilities List

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Contact

Name

Mt.Fuji Volunteer Center

Telephone number

0555−20−9229

Fax number

0555−72−4114

E-mail

fujisan@eps4.comlink.ne.jp

URL

/fujisan/tanosimo/tanosimo001.html

Time required

180 minutes

Views

View of Mt. Fuji  View of The Southern Alps  View of Mt. Yatsugatake 

This information is current as of June 19, 2016
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