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The Promenade To View The Lava End

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Distance
1.07 mi
Elevation gain
125 ft
Technical difficulty
Easy
Elevation loss
125 ft
Max elevation
3,035 ft
TrailRank 
36
Min elevation
2,923 ft
Trail type
Loop
Coordinates
64
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June 11, 2014
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near Shōji, Yamanashi (Japan)

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Itinerary description

This is the short 30-minute-walk promenade to enjoy the views of lava end of Mount Fuji eruption about 1,100 years ago. Start from Motosu Information Office and walk about ten minutes along the National Route #300 called MOTOSU-MICHI. Then you see the direction board for Tokai Nature Trail, then walk along the edge of Aokigahara Forest grown upon the 1100-year-old lava flow. You will see the lava rocks of various shapes and some might have been used as the god-descending rocks. Fuji-ko pilgrims went to the edge of the lava protruding to the lake to purify their bodies before climbing Mount Fuji or visiting sacred places around Mount Fuji. As the Mount Fuji view comes into view you will soon find the way to get to the lava end. After enjoying the views of lava end, you will return to the main trail and get to the plaza where people are getting rest. The park has a rock garden made by lava rocks. To get back to where you started, go along the road facing the parking space and turn leftward. About a few minutes walk you will find the information office.

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PictographInformation point Altitude 3,005 ft
Photo ofMotosu Infomation Office Photo ofMotosu Infomation Office Photo ofMotosu Infomation Office

Motosu Infomation Office

It is also a small local museum showing about the festival and nearby places to see. You can also buy a fishing ticket from this office for 800 yen a day.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 3,022 ft
Photo ofTokai Nature Trail Entrance Photo ofTokai Nature Trail Entrance Photo ofTokai Nature Trail Entrance

Tokai Nature Trail Entrance

This old direction board is the entrance of Tokai Nature Trail. This trail leads to the lava end used as purification site for Fuji-ko pilgrims.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 3,012 ft
Photo ofTurning Leftward

Turning Leftward

Getting straight from here leads you nowhere. Follow this sign and turn left.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 0 ft
Photo ofGetting to The Lave Flow End

Getting to The Lave Flow End

There is a narrow path leading to the lava end protruding to the lake.

PictographPhoto Altitude 2,936 ft
Photo ofThe End of The Lava Flow Photo ofThe End of The Lava Flow Photo ofThe End of The Lava Flow

The End of The Lava Flow

That's one of the scenic places in Lake Motosu area.

PictographPark Altitude 2,949 ft
Photo ofLava Rock Garden Photo ofLava Rock Garden Photo ofLava Rock Garden

Lava Rock Garden

Even when they make a park they never forget to make a garden. That's Japanese.

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