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1-day Guided ascent of Mt. Fuji (July-October)

Mt Fuji
Mt Fuji
Mt Fuji
1-day Guided ascent of Mt. Fuji (July-October)

Join JMGA certified mountain guide Yusuke for this exceptional 1-day ascent of Mt Fuji, Japan's most iconic and spectacular mountain!


1 Day

Jul - Oct




* 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 southwest 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 with Japanese culture. Here’s your chance to explore this magnificent wonder in the company of a local and internationally certified mountain guide in the early season.

We will meet in Gotenba City. It is on the southeastern flank of Mount Fuji in Shizuoka Prefecture and then head for the mountain. The guests are required to stay in Gotenba the night before.

We will begin hiking between 5 to 7 am, The one-day climb is a 7-9 hour round-trip hike and is best suited for experienced hikers and those who regularly exercise, but is not recommended for inexperienced hikers or those who are not confident in their fitness.

We usually take the Fujinomiya route, which is a relatively short route. It takes 5-6 hours to reach the summit. You will get some truly amazing photos from the summit, and 360-degree panoramics that will be hard to match.

We will arrive back down to the 5th station around 4 pm and then we should arrive at Gotenba around 6 pm.

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!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Mountain guide expenses

Price details


Transportation between your hotel in Gotenba or Fujiyoshida and Mt.Fuji 5th station

Not included:

Transportation between Tokyo and Gotenba or Fujiyoshida

Meals and drinks during the trip



Day 1: Arrival-Summit

4am Meeting at your hotel in Gotenba or Fujiyoshida then drive to Mt.Fuji 5th station 5am Start hiking from 5th station Parkinglot 11am to 12pm Summit 4pm Back to parking lot then drive back to hotel 5pm Hotel in Gotenba or Fujiyoshida


Equipment you will need to bring

Water bottle




Hicking boots


Where does the trip starts?

We'll meet at your hotel in Gotenba or Fujiyoshida. We'll then drive to the fifth station of Mt. Fuji to start the climb.

What's included in the price? What's not?

The price includes:

  • the guiding fee
  • the transportation from your hotel (in Gotenba or Fujiyoshida) from/to 5th station of Mt. Fuji
  • my expenses

The followings are not included in the price:

  • Transportation between Tokyo and Gotenba or Fujiyoshida
  • the meals and drinks during the trip
  • your insurance

How experienced do we need to be to climb Mt Fuji between July & October?

You don't need specific climbing skills, but you need to be fit.

Is it possible to climb Mt Fuji in May or June?

It is possible to climb Mt Fuji in May and June, but it's technically more complicated. You'll find the details of my off season Mt Fuji guided climb here https://www.explore-share.com/trip/2-day-guided-ascent-of-mt-fuji-round-trip-from-tokyo-group/

What is the maximum number of participants allowed for this ascent?

I'll take maximum 7 people with me.

Can children join?

I don't recommend bringing children younger than 12 years old.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
The Prince Hakone Lake Ashinoko Hakone Japan
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Hakone Hisui Hakone Japan
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Hakone Pax Yoshino Hakone Japan
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About the guide

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Ski 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 about this trip



Yusuf is the best guide we would have ever had for our trip.He helped and guided us through the hike. He even held mine and my daughters bags on the hike. My family was able to complete the hike to the summit in one day, it was a lot of hiking in one day when we are not an experienced hiker but Ysusf was our savior. Would recommend having Yusuf as a guide for Mt Fuji climb to any future hikers. Thank you from my family MP



It was amazing expirence climbing Mt Fuji offseason with such a great guide Mr. Yusuke Hirota.



Yuske was an incredible guide. Patient, capable, fun, and communicative. If you are considering climbing Fuji, you should considering going with Yuske.



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.



Yusuke was the perfect guide for our 1 day hike of Mount Fuji. He communicated well before the hike so that we had all the information we needed to be prepared for the hike. Neither my son nor I had ever hiked before our experience with Yusuke at Mount Fuji, and he was patient and encouraging with us. Yusuke was good at instructing how to avoid altitude sickness, how to breathe effectively for the ascent, and how to climb while placing less stress on your quadriceps. He also knew this was an experience that we would want to document, so he initiated taking pictures (with his camera) throughout the hike and airdropped them to us at the end of the day. He also shared some snacks with my son which was definitely beyond his guide responsibilities and much appreciated. We can't thank Yusuke enough for making our hike such an incredible experience!

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