SHIMIZU - MOUNT FUJI
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There is a railway station near the port Shimizu station you can travel by fast train (10 mins) to Shizuoka Station (300 yen). Outside the station you can catch the ShizutetsuJustline Bus boundto Nihondaira which is the last stop on the bus route.
There is a famous shrine at the bottom of the mountain and a ropeway up to the lower plateau of Mount Fuji 307 metres. Cost is 1000 yen for adults and 500 yen for children. ($12 AUD/$6AUD).
For about $60 (aud) you can take a family of four right to the lower plateau of Mount Fuji.
The ropeway does get busy after 10am and you may have to wait up to 30 minutes to get on the ropeway.