A different way to see Mt Fuji

Most people travelling in Japan have one thing in common when planning their trip and that is seeing Mt Fuji. There are lots of ways to do this. You can take a specific tour up the mountain. You can visit some of the spa resorts located around the area or you can simply lo out the window as the bullet train speeds by.

For us we decided to go for something different. On our journey south from Yokohama we stopped off in the town of Mishima. This is a sleepy town, about an hour and a half north of Hamamatsu.

Here they have a unique way to see Mt Fuji. The Mishima Skywalk. This is a 400 metre suspension bridge that offers magnificent views of Mt Fuji. To walk across the suspension bridge it costs 1000yen. There was also zip-lines, quad bike tracks and tree top obstacle course. 

We arrived first thing in the morning by getting a public bus from Mishima station. It is important to get there early as Mt Fuji is usually covered by clouds as the day goes on. Lucky for us we had a beautiful clear view.

After taking our photos we started our walk across the bridge. This was fantastic and on the other side there are restaurants, ziplines and adventure activities. I decided to go for the zipline which was absolutely fantastic. You get two trips, one over and one back. The views of Fuji as you pass under the bridge are breathtaking and something I will never forget.

After spending about 2 hours there we headed back to our Airbnb. On the walk back over we tried to get one last photo of Fuji but the clouds had rolled in and you could no longer see the peak.

We absolutely recommend a visit here but you have to go early to avoid disappointment.

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