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Located roughly 100 kilometers southwest of Tokyo, Mt Fuji is perhaps Japan’s most prominent symbol. While it is most popular as a climbing destination, backcountry skiing opportunities are ample here as well.

The peak boasts a 1.300 meter vertical descent that is generally covered in copious amounts of high quality powder throughout the winter. Descending from the top is, therefore, one of the most popular options. This route requires an advanced level of backcountry skiing and takes up an entire day.

However, other backcountry skiing routes are possible too, including circumnavigating the mountain from a bit farther down as well as exploring the Aokigahara forest.




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What’s the weather like?

During the winter, average temperatures on Mt Fuji range from -5 ºC to -10 ºC. {precipitation is also quite frequent, averaging about 150 millimeters per month, meaning there is always plenty of snow to enjoy.

How to get there:

Any trip to Mt Fuji begins with a flight into one of the international airports in Tokyo – Narita (NRT) or Haneda (HND). From here, Mt Fuji is just two hours away by car and even less so by train.



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Best time to visit:

December to April






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