Climbing Mount Fuji is really only possible during July and August when the weather is suitable. A group of fellow Fulbrighters and I were up for the challenged and booked our bus tickets to the 5th station of Mt. Fuji for the last weekend in July!
We took a bus out of Tokyo around 9pm- enough time to allow for the 2 hour bus ride, and plenty of time to climb to the summit for sunrise! The bus was sold out weeks in advance!