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How long do people typically spend on the Mount Fuji 5th station?

I'm travelling from Tokyo in the morning and it will probably be noon or early afternoon after leaving my luggage at the resort.

Note that the bus from Kawaguchiko Station takes 50 mins and last bus leaves 5th station at 4ish, seems like I should go to the 5th station only the next morning?

What should I do in the afternoon after lunch in that case? Kachi Kachi Ropeway?

2 hours is too long. There's nothing much except for a few souvenir stores, washrooms and small eateries at the 5th station. A lot of tour buses only allow at most 20-30 minutes to stay here. You'll be on Mt. Fuji but it's only beautiful to look at from afar.

Might as well just head to other places instead. When and why are you heading there in the first place? Climbing season?
 

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2 hours is too long. There's nothing much except for a few souvenir stores, washrooms and small eateries at the 5th station. A lot of tour buses only allow at most 20-30 minutes to stay here. You'll be on Mt. Fuji but it's only beautiful to look at from afar.

Might as well just head to other places instead. When and why are you heading there in the first place? Climbing season?

not climbing season, next month.

so not worth the 50mins journey each way? if so, will visit other places around kawaguchiko. or relax in the resort.
 

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not climbing season, next month.

so not worth the 50mins journey each way? if so, will visit other places around kawaguchiko. or relax in the resort.

Weekend? There's fireworks on Saturdays and Sundays till 23 February. Just keep a check on the bus schedules and operation hours for some places. Winter means shorter day and fewer bus services and shorter operation hours.

Probably road closure to 5th station too.
 

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Weekend? There's fireworks on Saturdays and Sundays till 23 February. Just keep a check on the bus schedules and operation hours for some places. Winter means shorter day and fewer bus services and shorter operation hours.

Probably road closure to 5th station too.

Yup going on Sunday after you told me the other time that there's fireworks on Sun, 18 Feb! :) Staying one night and leaving on 19 Feb.
 

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Weekend? There's fireworks on Saturdays and Sundays till 23 February. Just keep a check on the bus schedules and operation hours for some places. Winter means shorter day and fewer bus services and shorter operation hours.

Probably road closure to 5th station too.

Hi there! will there be fireworks? You have any links that reflects the time and date?

Thanks!
 

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Hi will be visiting Japan on May 17 - 26. I would like to know what is the weather like.

Thanks!!
 

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thinking of applying student visa to learn japanese. During your stay you can work at a part-time job in Japan for up to 28 hours a week. what type of jobs can i get?
 

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I'm planning to stay at Osaka for a 9 day trip, doing day trips to Kyoto, Nara, Kobe

Accommodation is at Daikokucho station (served by Midosuji & Yotsubashi lines), near Osaka-Namba & Namba station

Is JR Pass worth it at all actually? Although it's the fastest (and most pricey) option available, I ready that Special Rapid Service can get me to the destination is about double the time needed, but at 1/3 of the cost.

Or I should consider the private railway companies (which are more affordable but require longer travel time)? I would feel 1 hour (for one-way travel) to get to my destination should be fairly acceptable. And I read that quite a number of Kyoto's more iconic destinations are more accessible by Keihan Main Line (a private railway operator).
 

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I'm planning to stay at Osaka for a 9 day trip, doing day trips to Kyoto, Nara, Kobe

Accommodation is at Daikokucho station (served by Midosuji & Yotsubashi lines), near Osaka-Namba & Namba station

Is JR Pass worth it at all actually? Although it's the fastest (and most pricey) option available, I ready that Special Rapid Service can get me to the destination is about double the time needed, but at 1/3 of the cost.

Or I should consider the private railway companies (which are more affordable but require longer travel time)? I would feel 1 hour (for one-way travel) to get to my destination should be fairly acceptable. And I read that quite a number of Kyoto's more iconic destinations are more accessible by Keihan Main Line (a private railway operator).

Look at regional Pass. JR Pass is an overkill.
 

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Nid Advice

hi guys,

me planning to go sapporo from narita.
SQ flight touch down at 5.30pm. Vanilla last flight is 8.15pm (counter closed 30mins before). so ard 2h in between..
do u tink i can make it? we definitely have luggage to check in. its terminal 1 to terminal 3.
any of u tried tis before?

appreciate any advice.
 
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hi guys,

me planning to go sapporo from narita.
SQ flight touch down at 5.30pm. Vanilla last flight is 8.15pm (counter closed 30mins before). so ard 2h in between..
do u tink i can make it? we definitely have luggage to check in. its terminal 1 to terminal 3.
any of u tried tis before?

appreciate any advice.
More than enough time assuming no delay

Usually domestic flights counter doesn't close so fast in my experience
 

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hi guys,

me planning to go sapporo from narita.
SQ flight touch down at 5.30pm. Vanilla last flight is 8.15pm (counter closed 30mins before). so ard 2h in between..
do u tink i can make it? we definitely have luggage to check in. its terminal 1 to terminal 3.
any of u tried tis before?

appreciate any advice.
There's a ANA flight in the morning NRT-CTS. ANA has a permanent discount for foreigners. Might work out to be a better deal since luggage is included

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There's a ANA flight in the morning NRT-CTS. ANA has a permanent discount for foreigners. Might work out to be a better deal since luggage is included

Sent from using GAGT

Morning?? Stay 1 nite at e airport?? Unlikely...wil prefer to fly str8 to cts on e same day
 
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