2-day Guided ascent of Mt. Fuji, Round trip from Tokyo (private)

Join JMGA certified mountain guide Yusuke for this exceptional 2-day ascent of Mt Fuji, Japan's most iconic and spectacular mountain!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

People per Guide

5 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
  • Discover the extraordinary beauty of Mt Fuji with its views and wild nature

  • Visit Mt Fuji shrine and take part in a customary pray before the hike

  • Join a local, experienced and bilingual guide to get the most from the trip

  • Get away from the crowds of people and experience peaceful bliss

 

Mount Fuji, located about 100km south-west of the capital Tokyo, is Japan’s highest peak and a spectacular natural phenomenon.

At 3,766m of altitude it is the second highest island peak in Asia and the views from its summit are unforgettable.

Featured within Japanese mythology, this dormant volcano is one of the ‘three holy mountains’. Mt Fuji is heavily intertwined in Japanese culture.

Here’s your chance to explore this magnificent wonder in the company of a local and internationally certified mountain guide.

We will meet in Tokyo at Shinjyuku and then head for the mountain. We will stop at the Mt Fuji shrine so as to pray for safe climbing, a local tradition we like to uphold.

We will enjoy lunch at Mt Fuji’s 5th station on the Fuji Subaru line, which lies about half way between the peak and the base.

We will begin hiking at 1pm and then make our way to the 7th station where we will have dinner and spend the night.

The next day we will wake up early at 5:30am and after breakfast we will have a 5-6 hour roundtrip from the hut to the summit.

You will get some truly amazing photos from the summit, 360 degree panoramics that will be hard to match.

We will arrive back down to the 5th station around 2pm and then we should arrive to Tokyo at 6pm.

If you would like to reach the summit of Mt Fuji and discover this stunning landscape and mythical location then sign up now and I’ll be waiting to show you its beauty!

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
109800 JPY

Group of 2
65000 JPY

Group of 3
59800 JPY

Group of 4
49800 JPY

Group of 5
49800 JPY

Group of 6
49800 JPY

Group of 7
44800 JPY

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transport during the trip
  • Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
 The price includes one night of accommodation at the hut, one dinner, one breakfast and the Onsen hot spring. The price doesn't include: travel, rescue insurance, lunches, snacks and drinks.
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Arrival

    8.00: Guests meet the guide at Shinjuku Station or Hotel in Tokyo. Then, we’ll drive to the base of Fuji.
    10.30: Checking Mt. Fuji Sengen Shrine.
    11.00: Drive to Mt. Fuji 5th Station.
    12.00: Parking lot at 5th Station. Then lunch at 5th station(not included in the price)
    13:00 Start hiking
    17.00 Get to 7th station hut.
    18:00 Dinner and sleep

  • Day 2Summit Day

    2.30: Wake up.
    3.30: Start climbing.
    4:30: See sunrise around 8th station
    7.30: Summit.
    8.00: Around the creator if weather allows it.
    9.00: Start descending
    12.30 Mt. Fuji 5th Station.
    13.30 Onsen Hot Spring(Optinal.Not included in the price)
    16.30: Shinjuku Station.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Beginner

Fitness level required

Occasional

Meeting point

Shinjuku Station, Tokyo.

More info

If you would like to climb Mt Fuji out of season (April), you should know that there will be snow on the ground above 2500m. You will need crampons, ice-axe and crampon-compatible mountaineering boots. Rentals are available for part of the equipment.

What to bring:

*Rain Shells. Jacket and Pants (Mandatory. Rain shells are extremely important on Mt.Fuji )

*hiking boots (Mandatory. No running shoes!)

*25-30 litter of back pack(Mandatory.)

*Headlamp(Mandatory.)

*Gloves (Mandatory.)

*Puffy jacket (Mandatory. Average air temp at the summit in Sep is 5-10 degrees)

*Your favorite snacks for the hike

*Min 1L of water (Mandatory. Available at the hut)

*Extra clothings (base layers,spare socks)

*Cash (no credit card accepted at the hut)

 

About the Guide

 
 

I was born in Tokyo and grew up skiing in Hakuba, Japan. Throughout the years, I have visited Alaska, Peru, Patagonia, New Zealand, Nepal and Canada for winter climbing and backcountry snowboarding.

In 2012, I became the first Japanese person to pass the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides's ski guiding course on a Snowboard. I have been guiding in Japan (Hakuba Nagano and Mt. Fuji), New Zealand and Canada for over 15 years.

 
 

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What People are Saying

 

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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Prakash N
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!
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Jessie Cheung
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.
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Codrut Popescu
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.
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Andrey Yakunin
 

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