The Gotenba Route (Green Trail) is by far the longest route on Mt. Fuji, with at total distance of 19.5 km (12.2 mi.) it takes above 8~9 hours to reach the summit from the Gotenba 5th station. The route has the least number of mountain huts (only four currently operating). The Trail summit is at 3,715 meters (12,188 ft.) at the sengen Taisha Okumiya Shrine. This route is the most uninhabited route and the descending route is covered by sand (Great Sand Run) from the 7th station downward. The route has a great views and a side access trail to the hoei crater.

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The Subashiri Route (Red Trail) hikes through a heavily forested route from the 5th to 6.5th station and merges with the Yoshida route from the 8th station upwards. The Trail summit is at 3,720 meters (12,204 ft.) at the Kusushi shrine. This route can get extremely crowded near the summit during peak periods. The Subashiri 5th Station is at 1,970 meters (6,463 ft.).

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The Fujinomiya Route (Blue Trail) is by far the shortest route on Mt. Fuji, with the highest 5th station at 2,400 meters (7,874 ft.) It takes above 5~6 hours to reach the summit from the Fujinomiya 5th staiton. The route is the closest route to Mt. Fuji's highest Peak (Kengamine) 3,776 meters (12,388 ft). From this route climbers can enjoy views of Suruga Bay, Izu Peninsula as well as access the Hoei crater from adjoining cross trials. This is the favored route for off-season climbs.

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The Yoshida route (Yellow Trail) is the only route starting from Yamanashi prefecture and is by far the most popular route (in-Season), with the most developed 5th station (Subaru Line 5th Station). The route has the most mountain huts and first aid facilities of all the routes. The Trail summit is at 3,720 meters (12,204 ft.) at the Kusushi shrine. This route get extremely crowded during peak periods.

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