If you are into collecting postcards, you cannot miss sending one from Mt. Fuji’s 5th station post office. But you need to be prepared for crowds of people, most pushing and shoving, to get their postcards stamped and mailed as well. Our tour gave us 45 minutes here and just sending the postcards took about 30 minutes – I did send 10 postcards though so it wouldn’t be as long if you only had a couple of postcards to write on.
Another thing of collectors are the ink pad stamps. Bring your own ink pads! The ones here were really dried out. You had to basically slam on the ink pad really hard a couple of times just to get a faint stamp to show up – I learned this by watching the person before me do it.
The ladies behind the counter selling the postcards and stamps has other kinds of ink pad stamps that they put on postcards. You can ask them to stamp your book if you’d like but make it quick as there are lots of other people waiting to purchase postcards.
I would have to say that this stop on the tour was my favorite. Although we did not get to spend a lot of time here, it was beautiful. Even thought it may look hectic with so many people running around, it felt pretty peaceful to me.
After visiting this location, I now have “Climb Mount Fuji” on my bucket list.I think I would start somewhere up here as opposed to from the very bottom though.
Have a great day everyone!
Have you climbed Mount Fuji? Are there any tips or tricks you would recommend?