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Discover Goraiko from the summit of Japan’s tallest and most iconic mountain!

Rising to 3.776 meters above sea level, Mt Fuji is the tallest mountain in Japan and also one of the most spiritual. Spend a day or two hiking to the peak’s summit and learn about some of the country’s culture as you go. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Hiking trips in Mount Fuji. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Hiking in Mount Fuji

What should I know about Hiking Mount Fuji?

Located in Chūbu region of east-central Japan, Mt Fuji towers above the landscape. Serving as a symbol for the country, it is also Japan’s most popular mountain. More than 200,000 people visit the peak each year. An estimated 2,500 people reach the summit each day in the peak summer season.

Climbing Mt Fuji requires no technical know-how, but does require stamina and being in relatively good physical condition as you gain altitude quite quickly.

There are four routes up which to climb. However, the most popular one is the Yoshida Trail, which gives you the best view of the rising sun, if you’re heading up the peak for Goraiko.

The Fujinomiya trail is the second most popular one and is provides great views for daytime hiking, including out over the iconic cherry blossoms to the south of the mountain.

Why should I choose Mount Fuji for my Hiking adventure?

Stunning scenery

Located in the midst of lakes and forests in southwest Japan, Mt Fuji is home to some of the country’s incredible beauty. Hike through the cherry blossoms as they bloom in the autumn and enjoy phenomenal views all the way out to the Pacific Ocean from the top. Taking two days and an early start also gives you the chance to see Goraiko.

Goraiko

Immortalized on the Japanese flag, Goraiko is the experience of seeing the sunrise from the top of Mt Fuji. It is the ultimate reason to make the 2-day ascent of the summit and truly feels like a spiritual moment. Rising over the surrounding hills and clouds, the sublime view of an orangey blue sun on the horizon will surely take you breath away.

Come for the culture

Mt Fuji is considered a holy site to both the Shintos and Buddhists in Japan. Hiring a local guide gives you the chance not only to experience the natural beauty of Mt Fuji, but also the spiritual beauty of the mountain. Take some time to learn about what makes Mt Fuji one of Japan’s three holy mountains.

What can I expect from the weather during my Hiking trip in Mount Fuji?

During the summer, average daily temperatures at the top of Mt Fuji range from just above freezing to 10 °C. Temperature at the base are usually in the 20s. Summer is the rainiest season on Mt Fuji, but still has plenty of clear days to enjoy.

How can I get to Mount Fuji?

Any trip to Mt Fuji begins with a flight into one of Tokyo’s international airports, Haneda (HND) or Narita (NRT). From here, it is easy to take the bullet train to Mt Fuji or make the two hour drive in a rental car.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Mount Fuji region?

Japanese

What's the country code for the Mount Fuji region?

+81

What currency is accepted around Mount Fuji?

Yen (JPY)

When is the best time to travel to Mount Fuji for Hiking?

June to September

What people are saying about Hiking | Mount Fuji

Axel

5.00

Yuske did a great job. He chose the perfect day and changed to a day tour. Only then could we reach the summit. His quiet and safety-minded nature we liked very much.

Andrey

4.00

I have had an opportunity to take advantage of an brief weather opening to SkiMo Mt Fuji with Yusuke and enjoy some very skiable powder on the way down in spring snow conditions quite typical for the Alps. The pre-trip communication were spot on and Yusuke proved very efficient in monitoring the rapidly changing forecast to make the call whether we SkiMo up or just do an Alpine ascent. Even though the ascent doesn't present any technical challenges the rapidly changing weather might dictate that the 2000+ vm trip is taken in one day and thus a good pre-trip aclima would be essential. The first part thru the forest along the old pilgrims' trail is a regular approach hike, however upon entry of the high alpine terrain the gradient stiffens and good kick turns and crampon skills are essential to enjoy the amazing landscapes. The guide's choice to switch to bootpacking would generally appears a bit too early for European skiers as terrain could yield itself for at least 400 vm more of skins switchbacks but there was reason for the choice, and is generally down to personal preference. The way down if VERY varied snow conditions and requires a versatile skill set and appropriate speed management. During our trip there was no significant avalanche traps, however some of exposed terrain is prone to rock falls and thus should be negotiated at a prompt pace. Night over in a traditional Japanese mountain hut is a fantastic experience in its own right and not to be missed. If one ski toured in France, the hut would appear a luxury accommodation but is slightly below the comparables in Austria and Switzerland. Dinner and b'fast are served as traditional meals and provide more then sufficient cals of warm homemade food. A visit to the local shrine followed by a relaxing session at a near by Onsen is the cherry on the cake for the trip and is definitely recommended as a supplement to the trip. If I come to Ski Tour in Japan again would surely contact Yusuke for his availability.

Codrut

5.00

I am not going to talk about summiting Mount Fuji, I 'll let you experience this first hand, but I'll tell you that it was an amazing experience which will stick in my memory forever. I will however praise Yuske, the guide, who is one of the most professional guides I have ever met. We agreed and did a one day preparation before on Komagatake where I learned to perform self arrest, practiced climbing with an ice axe and crampons and he has also a lot of other tips about the equipment. The climb was amazing and he always put safety first but in the same time being a very pleasant companion. He could easily become my friend if we where to live in the same country. He has a lot of years of experience and he knows Mount Fuji very well and would find the way probably in his sleep. I am saying this because we had performed the descent in a very dense fog (clouds) and we could barely see a few meters in front of us but he always knew the way. Climbing with him was a real pleasure and we talked a lot and he is a very interesting person. I would follow him on any mountain on this planet because I know he has a lot of experience, he is very professional and know a lot of secrets and not the least he is a very nice companion which you can trust. He also helped me with a lot of tips about my travel to Japan. I highly recommend him as your guide in Japan.

Jessie

5.00

Yuske is very friendly and thanks to his excellent guidance, I was able to complete my hike in wet conditions. He is very knowledgeable with the environment and could assess my ability and chose the right trail for me. Thank you very much!

Prakash

5.00

This was a trip that was planned at the last minute -- I sent requests on a Friday morning of a long weekend for a climb on Saturday in the off-season. Yusuke was prompt in responding and then helped throughout in planning the trip from renting gear, to picking me up, to the actual climb, the meals in between, and finally the drop-off. He is friendly, a good communicator and very experienced. While allowing short breaks to take pictures he maintained a strong pace to stay on schedule. Overall, it was a great experience. I would recommend Yusuke to anyone thinking of a Mt. Fuji climb, even off-season. I was lucky to have this unplanned climb come together on such short notice, which was largely due to Yusuke responding and guiding me through the planning and climb. Explore-share is a good service, but should allow sharing of phone numbers on their platform before payment esp to be able to plan last-minute trips and so the customer can get comfortable with their guide and gain the confidence necessary before paying.

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