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

Climb sacred Mount Fuji, Japan's most iconic landmark, with a 2-day guided group ascent, along local JMGA certified mountain guide Yusuke.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Japan Alps

People per Guide

7 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
  • Enjoy spectacular views from the summit of legendary Mount Fuji

  • Visit Mount Fuji shrine and take part in a customary pray before the ascent

  • Climb along a local certified guide and enjoy Japan's natural beauty

 

Mount Fuji (3776 m) is the highest peak in Japan and a legendary symbol of the country. This iconic dormant volcano is one of Japan’s three holy mountains and it has been a place of pilgrimage for centuries.

I offer you the possibility of climbing this mythical mountain, joining a group on a 2-day guided ascent tour. On the first day, we will meet in Tokyo, at Shinjyuku Station. From there we will head to the mountain. We will stop at Mount Fuji shrine to pray for a safe climb, a local tradition we  keep up.

Then we will have lunch at Mount Fuji’s 5th station. At 1pm we will start hiking towards the 7th station, where we will have dinner and spend the night.

On the second day, we will wake up very early, at 2:30am,  starting the climb at 3.30. We will enjoy a spectacular sunrise in the 8th station, and continue our climb to Mount Fuji summit. You will get some truly spectacular panoramic views from the top.

We will arrive back down to the 5th station around 12.30. There is an optional visit to Onsen Hot Spring before we return to Shinjuku Station in Tokyo.

If you want to reach the summit of Mount Fuji, just check the dates below, book your trip and join a group for an unforgettable guided ascent to this mythical peak in Japan.

Show more

Price per person

 
Group of 1
49800 JPY

Group of 2
49800 JPY

Group of 3
49800 JPY

Group of 4
49800 JPY

Group of 5
49800 JPY

Group of 6
49800 JPY

Group of 7
49800 JPY

Group of 8
49800 JPY

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • 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 and one breakfast. The price doesn't include: travel, rescue insurance, lunches, snacks, drinks and the Onsen hot spring.
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Arrival-Hiking

    8.00: Guests meet the guide at Shinjuku Station or Hotel in Tokyo. Then, we’ll drive to the base of Mount 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 2Mount Fuji summit

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

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Occasional

Meeting point

Shinjuku Station, Tokyo.

 

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.

 
 

NEW

  Need help deciding?

 


 

 

What People are Saying about Yusuke Hirota

 

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.
Read review
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!
Read review
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.
Read review
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.
Read review
Andrey Yakunin
 

Join our Newsletter

Stay up-to-date on the best adventures!