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This page begins and ends with October 20th and a trip to Fuji-San (City) and then a bus trip to the Mt. Fuji 5th Station of the Subaru Line (there are 4 different 5th Stations on Mt. Fuji). The Subaru Line 5th Station stands at 2,305 m (= 7,562 ft) - the end of the road. From here you have to climb to go any higher. Click on any thumbnail to begin.

Begin October 20th
  On October 20th Kazuya and I got up at 5:00 AM, got ready and left at about 5:45 AM. We took a train at 6:24 AM and arrived at Fuji-San (City) (formerly Fuji-Yoshida) at about 9:00 AM. We had to wait until 9:40 AM for the first bus to Mt. Fuji's Subaru Line 5th Station. It must be understood that there are 4 different routes to the summit of Mt. Fuji, and therefore 4 different 5th Station's, which is why it is relevant to say "the Subaru Line 5th Station". The elevation at this station is 2,305 m (= 7,562 ft). It was chilly here - about 5° C at 10:30 AM or so when we arrived.
    The first shot in this row is Mt. Fuji. It was taken from the Fuji-San (City) train station. The 2nd shot shows some nice fall colors in a Japanese Mountain Ash tree (Sorbus commixta) at the 5th Station. The 3rd shot shows some horses. You could take a horseback ride here if you desired.
Oct20_009_MtFujFromFujiSanCityStationRC
Oct20_009_MtFujFrom
FujiSanCityStationRC
Oct20th_20_MtFuji_5thStationTo3rdStationRC
Oct20th_20_MtFuji_
5thStationTo3rdStationRC
Oct20th_17_MtFuji_5thStationTo3rdStationRC
Oct20th_17_MtFuji_
5thStationTo3rdStationRC

  The 3 photos in this row show some more Autumn Colors - the first shot is another Japanese Mountain Ash (Sorbus commixta) while the 2nd and 3rd shots feature Larch trees (Larix kaempferi) as well as Mountain Ash trees.
Oct20_024_MtFuji5thStationArea_FallColorRC
Oct20_024_MtFuji5th
StationArea_FallColorRC
Oct20_028_MtFuji5thStationArea_FallColorRC
Oct20_028_MtFuji5th
StationArea_FallColorRC
Oct20_029_MtFuji5thStationArea_FallColorRC
Oct20_029_MtFuji5th
StationArea_FallColorRC

  Here are 3 amazingly beautiful Autumn Color shots of Mountain Ash (Sorbus commixta). In the first shot, the person is Daniel.
Oct20th_30_MtFuji_5thStationTo3rdStationRC
Oct20th_30_MtFuji_
5thStationTo3rdStationRC
Oct20th_36_MtFuji_5thStationTo3rdStationRC
Oct20th_36_MtFuji_5th
StationTo3rdStationRC
Oct20th_32_MtFuji_5thStationTo3rdStationRC
Oct20th_32_MtFuji_5th
StationTo3rdStationRC

  We hiked out this trail from the Subaru Line 5th Station for about 45 minutes or so and then we hiked back to the 5th Station and ate an early lunch and hiked down from there to the 3rd Station (1,693 m = 5,554 ft). Clouds were coming and going as we hiked - at this elevation the wind was not blowing too badly, so it was just slowly moving clouds going by.
Oct20th_43_MtFuji_5thStationTo3rdStationRC
Oct20th_43_MtFuji_
5thStationTo3rdStationRC
Oct20_036_MtFuji5thStationArea_FallColor_KazuyaRC
Oct20_036_MtFuji5thStation
Area_FallColor_KazuyaRC
Oct20th_47_MtFuji_5thStationTo3rdStationRC
Oct20th_47_MtFuji_
5thStationTo3rdStationRC

  Here are 3 more Autumn Color shots taken as we were hiking out from the Subaru Line 5th Station.
Oct20_051_MtFuji5thStationArea_FallColorRC
Oct20_051_MtFuji5th
StationArea_FallColorRC
Oct20th_49_MtFuji_5thStationTo3rdStationRC
Oct20th_49_MtFuji_
5thStationTo3rdStationRC
Oct20_055_MtFuji5thStationArea_FallColorRC
Oct20_055_MtFuji5th
StationArea_FallColorRC

  The first shot in this row shows a nicely colored Mountain Ash (Sorbus commixta) and the 2nd shot shows a nice Larch (Larix kaempferi). The 3rd shot shows some High Elevation territory on Mt. Fuji. Remember, Mt. Fuji - at 3,776 m (= 12,388 ft) - is Japan's highest mountain. This shot was taken at the 5th Station area, so it was difficult to find a place where a person could get a shot without lots of buildings.
Oct20_068_MtFuji5thStationArea_FallColorRC
Oct20_068_MtFuji5th
StationArea_FallColorRC
Oct20_070_MtFuji5thStationArea_FallColorRC
Oct20_070_MtFuji5th
StationArea_FallColorRC
Oct20th_63_MtFuji_5thStationTo3rdStationRC
Oct20th_63_MtFuji_
5thStationTo3rdStationRC

  The first shot in this row was also taken at the Subaru Line 5th Station area and the next 2 shots were taken as we hiked down the road from the 5th Station to the 3rd Station.
Oct20th_64_MtFuji_5thStationTo3rdStationRC
Oct20th_64_MtFuji_
5thStationTo3rdStationRC
Oct20th_68_MtFuji_5thStationTo3rdStationRC
Oct20th_68_MtFuji_
5thStationTo3rdStationRC
Oct20_083_084_MtFuji5thStationArea_FallColorRC
Oct20_083_084_MtFuji
5thStationArea_FallColorRC

  Hiking down the road from the 5th Station to the 3rd Station. In first position another colorful Mountain Ash (Sorbus commixta). In 2nd and 3rd positions are shots showing Autumn Colors and also the high elevation area of Mt. Fuji.
Oct20_086_MtFuji5thSta_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20_086_MtFuji5thSta
_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20_091_MtFuji5thSta_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20_091_MtFuji5thSta
_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20th_83_MtFuji_5thStationTo3rdStationRC
Oct20th_83_MtFuji_
5thStationTo3rdStationRC

  Here are 3 Autumn Color shots which also show the high elevation area of Mt. Fuji. The 3rd image is 3 exposure-bracketed shots which have been Tone-Mapped with Photomatix Pro software. The Tone-Compressor Option was used.
Oct20_094_MtFuji5thSta_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20_094_MtFuji5thSta
_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20_097_98_Panorama_MtFuji5thSta_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20_097_98_Panorama_MtFuji
5thSta_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20_098_99_100_MtFuji5thSta_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColor_TMTCRC
Oct20_098_99_100_MtFuji5thSta
_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColor_TMTCRC

  Can you guess which direction the winds predominantly come from? Easy to determine in these 2 shots of Japanese Larch (Larix kaempferi), eh! The 3rd shot shows some nice colors, made even brighter by the Tone-Mapping of 3 exposure-bracketed photos - the Tone-Compressor Option was again used.
Oct20th_106_MtFuji_5thStationTo3rdStationRC
Oct20th_106_MtFuji_5th
StationTo3rdStationRC
Oct20_108_MtFuji5thSta_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20_108_MtFuji5thSta_
3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20_109_10_11_MtFuji5thSta_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColor_TMTCRC
Oct20_109_10_11_MtFuji5thSta
_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColor_TMTCRC

  Here are 3 more nice Autumn Color shots.
Oct20_113_MtFuji5thSta_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20_113_MtFuji5thSta
_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20th_121_MtFuji_5thStationTo3rdStationRC
Oct20th_121_MtFuji_5th
StationTo3rdStationRC
Oct20th_142_MtFuji_5thStationTo3rdStationRC
Oct20th_142_MtFuji_5th
StationTo3rdStationRC

  Three more nice Autumn Color shots. There was a straight section of road here and we could see these nice colors for a long time. So, starting from far away, we used the zoom feature of our cameras, and as we approached closer and closer we zoomed less and less to fill our camera frames. The final shot in the previous row is this same group of trees.
Oct20th_148_MtFuji_5thStationTo3rdStationRC
Oct20th_148_MtFuji_5th
StationTo3rdStationRC
Oct20th_150_MtFuji_5thStationTo3rdStationRC
Oct20th_150_MtFuji_5th
StationTo3rdStationRC
Oct20_139_MtFuji5thSta_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20_139_MtFuji5thSta_
3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC

  The first photo shows the high elevation area once again, and the next 2 shots show those same nicely colored trees as shown in the previous row.
Oct20th_160_MtFuji_5thStationTo3rdStationRC
Oct20th_160_MtFuji_5th
StationTo3rdStationRC
Oct20_144_MtFuji5thSta_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20_144_MtFuji5thSta_
3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20_155_MtFuji5thSta_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20_155_MtFuji5thSta_
3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC

  Now we have walked beyond those nicely colored trees and the first shot was taken looking back at them. The 2nd image is another Tone-Mapped rendition of 3 exposure-bracketed photos. The 3rd shot shows high elevation area.
Oct20_158_MtFuji5thSta_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20_158_MtFuji5thSta_
3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20_160_61_62_MtFuji5thSta_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColor_TMTCRC
Oct20_160_61_62_MtFuji5thSta_
3rdSta_Scenery_FallColor_TMTCRC
Oct20th_178_MtFuji_5thStationTo3rdStationRC
Oct20th_178_MtFuji_5th
StationTo3rdStationRC

  The first image in this row is also 3 exposure-bracketed photos which have been Tone-Mapped with Photomatix Pro Software, using the Tone-Compressor Option. The 2nd image is a 2 shot panorama of high elevation area and the 3rd shot is a single image showing both Autumn Colors and high elevation.
Oct20_163_64_65_MtFuji5thSta_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorTMTCRC
Oct20_163_64_65_MtFuji5thSta_
3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorTMTCRC
Oct20_167_168_Panorama_MtFuji5thSta_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20_167_168_Panorama_MtFuji5th
Sta_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20_166_MtFuji5thSta_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20_166_MtFuji5thSta_
3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC

  These 3 shots are all quite similar, but just enough different so that we wanted to show them to you so you could see how quickly the clouds are moving by.
Oct20_170_MtFuji5thSta_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20_170_MtFuji5thSta_
3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20_172_MtFuji5thSta_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20_172_MtFuji5thSta_
3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20_173_MtFuji5thSta_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20_173_MtFuji5thSta_
3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC

  WOW! A green grasshopper on a brown plant stands out quite distinctly. The 2nd shot shows a small valley filled with autumn color and the 3rd shot is another one showing both high elevation and autumn colors.
Oct20_176_MtFuji5thSta_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20_176_MtFuji5thSta_
3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20_180_MtFuji5thSta_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20_180_MtFuji5thSta_
3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20_181_MtFuji5thSta_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20_181_MtFuji5thSta_
3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC

  In the 1st shot is Daniel and Autumn Colors, in the 2nd shot is Kazuya and Autumn Colors and in the 3rd shot is Fall Colors and high elevation Mt. Fuji.
Oct20th_191_MtFuji_5thStationTo3rdStationRC
Oct20th_191_MtFuji_5th
StationTo3rdStationRC
Oct20_189_MtFuji5thSta_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColor_KazuyaRC
Oct20_189_MtFuji5thSta_3rd
Sta_Scenery_FallColor_KazuyaRC
Oct20_191_MtFuji5thSta_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20_191_MtFuji5thSta_
3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC

  Everything was just so beautiful!! We ended up with 441 photos between the 2 of us - that's just the ones we kept. We discarded quite a bunch of them.
Oct20_194_MtFuji5thSta_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20_194_MtFuji5thSta_
3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20th_206_MtFuji_5thStationTo3rdStationRC
Oct20th_206_MtFuji_5th
StationTo3rdStationRC
Oct20_195_MtFuji5thSta_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20_195_MtFuji5thSta_
3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC

  Here are the final 2 shots. At this place we left the road and hiked down a trail to the 3rd Station and we never had another good view. We cut off about 9 km by not hiking down the road, but we lost our ability to see anything too. The drop in elevation down to the 3rd station (1,693 m = 5,554 ft) was enough so that there were no or very few Autumn colors at the 3rd Station.
Oct20_198_MtFuji5thSta_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20_198_MtFuji5thSta_
3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20_199_200_Panorama_MtFuji5thSta_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
Oct20_199_200_Panorama_MtFuji
5thSta_3rdSta_Scenery_FallColorRC
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