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

Mt Fuji
Mt Fuji
Mt Fuji

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, Aug, Sep, 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



Meeting point

Hotel in Gotenba or Fujiyoshida

Equipment you will need to bring




Watter bottle

Other gear: Hicking boots

Frequently Asked Questions

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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.


Japanese | English



What people are saying about this trip

Dmitrii Moldavanov


September, 2023

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Marcy Johnston


August, 2023

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!

Caleb Lee


July, 2023

Despite the climb being cut short due to weather conditions, it was still an engaging and rewarding hike. Yusuke-san was a very knowledgable and experienced guide who gave useful tips for us beginners while providing interesting bits of trivia about the mountain itself along the way. The hike was well paced with respect to our physical condition and had very scenic stops along the way. Overall an excellent experience.



July, 2023

I had the privilege of climbing Mount Fuji via the challenging Fujinomiya trail, with Yusuke as the private trip guide. His expertise, kindness, and generosity were instrumental to the success of this one-day adventure. From sharing his vast knowledge of the mountain to offering personal assistance when I needed it most, Yusuke went above and beyond to ensure my safety and wellbeing. Without his unwavering support, I genuinely doubt I would have reached the summit or returned safely. I wholeheartedly recommend Yusuke to anyone planning a Mount Fuji expedition - his professionalism and caring nature turn a challenging trek into a memorable and enriching experience. Thank you, Yusuke, for your invaluable help on this unforgettable journey!

Prakash N


November, 2019

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.

Jessie Cheung


July, 2019

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!

Codrut Popescu


May, 2019

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.

Andrey Yakunin


May, 2019

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.

Axel Schonhardt


April, 2019

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.


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