early- May till early-June Maboroshi-no-taki Falls(Wandering Falls) Walking3.5
May 4, 2019~June 10, 2019
Subashiri-guchi 5th Station on Mt. Fuji
Typically, the snow on Mt.Fuji thaws and permeates underground before springing up slowly over a period of 100 years; Therefore, Mt. Fuji has no rivers or waterfall. However, at a certain place about 20 minutes from Subashiri Trail Fifth Station, just once a year, for a short period of time, a waterfall appears. Around mid-May to mid-June, when the snow begins to melt, the meltwater gathers in a mountain stream and flows down, creating a very rare sight. The waterfall may or may not be visible, depending on the temperature and other environmental conditions; hence it is called "Maboroshi-no-taki Falls (Wandering Falls)".
Walking to Maboroshi-no-taki Falls, situated 2,000m above sea level on the fifth station of Mt. Fuji.
Dates: early-May till early-June
Fee: 2,000 yen (including lunch)
Address: Subashiri, Oyama-cho, Sunto-gun
Hours: 10:00 - 14:00 (about 2.5 - 4 hours)
Minimum number: 2 people
Access: "Subashiri-guchi 5th Station" bus stop, which can be accessed by bus from Gotemba Station
Nearest Airport/StationFujisan St. (about 13.3km) Google Transit