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Mount Fuji Toilet Signs

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The phone can wait

A toilet in the mountain is like a bottomless hole, that deep I presume. What goes in is impossible to retrieve. You’ve been warned by means of a sign. Almost all toilets have no sink in order to conserve water. One needs to use the hand sanitizer (if provided by your hut) instead. No faucet showering, and no tooth brushing, even if you’ve booked a hut. Awareness have been made possible through these toilets signs, including their hope that you’ll safely climb Mount Fuji.

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Conserve water in the mountain

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Have a safe climb, says the toilet

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Unexpected freebie since everything is costly up there

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Fujisan Trek: Readying

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Ample information provided by Japan that there’s no need to hire a guide to climb Mount Fuji

When Gerard, my classmate in high school, told me stories about his Mount Fuji hike, I was intrigued that the idea of doing it myself has been on my mind since 2013. I’d be a fool not to climb Mount Fuji.

So in this year’s climbing season I got to hike (finally) and saw Japan’s rising sun from the summit. It was incredibly brilliant, and as beautiful as the sunrise of Mount Pulag.

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Challenge poster

Prior to the actual hike, here are some snapshots related to readying not just for me but as observed around me mostly right before the climb that commenced at the 5th Station of the Yoshida trail.

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Donation of at least ¥1000 for the preservation of Mount Fuji as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Advice book in exchange for donation. Very handy information inside. If only I got hold of this days before the climb and not on the day itself

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No doubt we’re in Japan. See the mascot yonder?…

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Climbing sticks

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Soba with plenty of local summer vegetables from a restaurant at the 5th station

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Start of the trail at the 5th station…more on Fujisan trails in future post(s)

Picture Trail Sign

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Though I couldn’t read the written characters, it is very clear from the picture sign that one should not enter this particular trail in Mount Fuji. Pictures signs are universal, and in Japan they are widely use.

Saturday Snapshot: Goraiko

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This morning’s sunrise as seen from the summit of Mt. Fuji, Japan.

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