毎日新聞 2013年06月14日 21時46分（最終更新 06月15日 00時09分）
About introducing a trial this summer to carry out a charge at Mt. Fuji (Yamanashi, Shizuoka Prefectures) which was certain to be registered as a World Cultural Heritage, on the 14th, an expert committee (chairperson: the professor of the Tohoku University graduate school, Yoshinori Yasuda) set up by both prefectures had summarized a proposal which would bring in a standard 1000 yen charge as a free-will cooperation money for ten days: from the end of July to early August. It was expected that at the end of this month the committee would be recognized as the "Mt. Fuji World Cultural Heritage Conference Task Force" by prefectures, self-governing bodies, and contractors. At
The officer-in-charge who had accepted the trust asked for cooperation on the fifth and sixth stages of the four mountain trails: Yoshida, Subashiri, Fujinomiya, and Gotemba Yoshida which both prefectures were managing. The target was those mountaineers who aimed at the mountain summit. This would rely on the two provincial institutions to assume the task of giving out a receipt and a commemoration badge. The plan was to use the mountain charges gathered to do safety measure and environmental preservation.
Aiming at carrying out a formal introduction next year, questionnaires would be used to ask the pros and cons to have the mountain charges, the appropriate amount of money to be charged, and the wish on how to use them.
Last year about 320,000 people were asked and both prefectures agreed on introducing the mountain charges as a policy on mountain regulation and environmental preservation. Regarding the trial this summer, centering on the tourist agent from Yamanashi, there was a deep-rooted cautious view. On the 12th, Governor Masaaki Yokouchi and the heads of 6 local cities, towns and villages determined to keep pace with the
side to carry it out. Shizuoka
I am interested to know whether the 1,000 yen charges would dampen the mood of the mountain climbers.