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1-day Mt Fuji off season ascent

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Follow Tadashi, a certified mountain guide on a 1-day climbing trip to Mount Fuji. A unique ascent of Japan's most iconic peak, through Yoshida route.

1 Day

Apr - Jun, Sep, Oct



Reach the summit of Mount Fuji (3776m), a sacred and legendary mountain.

Enjoy a quieter climb with fewer crowds compared to the summer season (mid-April to June).

Enjoy breathtaking views throughout the climb and descent.


Mount Fuji (3776m) is a symbol of Japan, a sacred and legendary mountain, and also the highest peak in the country. I invite you to join me for a 1-day climbing trip in the off-season, which spans from mid-April to June and from September to October.

The most popular time for the ascent is during summer, but you will get a chance to climb with a few people and quiet condition compared to summer. However, you should bear in mind that the weather around the top of the mountain in April and May is colder, windy and icy on the surface.

The climb itself is somewhat difficult, there is still snow on the trails during this time of the year, so you need previous winter mountaineering experience to join this climb.

I can provide private guiding services for either one guest or two guests per guide. However, if you have prior winter mountaineering experience, I can accommodate up to three people. We will meet in Gotemba and then journey together to the starting point for the ascent. On the first day, We are staying at a hotel near Gotemba, starting at 7:00 AM.

We will start  at 8:00AM from Fujinomiya guchi, , we will begin our hike from 2500-meter altitude. We'll use an ice axe and crampons from 3000m above, and then, reach the Mount Fuji summit at about 1 p.m. we will start the descent, until 5 pm. This will be a long day, but with a rewarding sense of achievement after climbing the mythical and beautiful Mount Fuji.

The same route will take us back, enjoying breathtaking views along the descent. About 6 or 7 in the afternoon we will be back in the car park and drive back to our accommodation.

Don’t hesitate to send me a request if you want to climb this mythical mountain in Japan. Join me on this off season climb and I will guide you to the top of Mount Fuji.

Please contact me if you want to enjoy a unique experience ascending the highest peak in my country!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Authorities are implementing a $13USD (£10) fee for climbers intending to ascend Mount Fuji via its popular route, in an effort to limit the number of individuals scaling the renowned volcano and address issues such as injuries and littering.

The Yamanashi regional government has approved these new regulations, set to take effect on July 1st 2024.




More info

Groups of up to 3 persons If you are able to walk for 10 hours, this trip is for you!

Meeting point

Fujisan station


What is the average distance and altitude gain that we will hike each day?

1200m / per day. 10 hours hike from early morning.

What experience do I need to have? How fit do I need to be? Is this program suitable for children or older people?

Experience in summer mountaineering and mountains above 3000 m is recommended. It is important to maintain fitness, including regular running. Participation is possible from the age of 12 years and over, as long as there is no snow.

How can I get to the trailhead/meeting point?

Guide will pick you up at your hotel. I recommend to stay at Gotemba city.

Are there any other special requirements such as permits/insurance/vaccines that I need to consider before the tour?

Guide will get permit fee before the hike.

What is the best time of the year for this hike?

June or September.

Can I join a group?

We basically offer private type tour.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

In the event of adverse weather conditions, which may be a safety hazard, the event will be cancelled. The decision will be based on the latest weather forecast, but safety comes first.

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
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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I am a JMGA mountain guide based in the seaside town of Miura in Kanagawa prefecture, offering a mix of outdoors guiding activities in both the mountains and the sea. What I value the most in guiding is to of course guide my clients safely but also for my clients to spend a quality time in the rich nature. Exposing yourself in the rich nature by taking part in outdoor activities, and by removing everything in between you and the nature, I believe that you’ll be able to experience the extraordinary. It could be the overwhelming feel from witnessing the change in landscapes through seasons, or that you learnt to speak to your own body and heart, or that you deepened the understanding of the local area, and of course it could be that precious moment where you can experience this together with other people!

I am also certified in Japan Avalanche Network (JAN) at Level 2.
In the summer, I guide in the mountains, mainly in the North Japan Alps, and sea kayak, and in the winter I take clients backcountry skiing.
Whatever the discipline, my focus is always for my clients to be able to “feel” and to be one with the nature. The integral part of the fun is to interact with the locals, to meet the local culture, and to breathe in the air there as a total package!
So, in the summer I like to take clients deep into the mountains accessed by using both the sea kayak and your climbing / hiking skills, as well as staying in tents at night. I think it is a pity if you only spend time in the mountains or only in the sea!
And in the winter, I’d like to show my clients that backcountry skiing is not all about chasing powder but it is about getting joy from the mountains in totality.

I am looking forward to meeting you and sharing a quality time in the land of varying seasonal beauties!


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What people are saying about this trip



From the outset of our journey to the summit of Mt. Fuji, Tadashi proved to be an exceptional guide. His meticulous attention to detail was evident as he provided thorough instructions and assisted us with arranging all the necessary rental equipment for the climb. This preparation made us feel confident and ready to tackle the challenge ahead. Tadashi's commitment to safety and his considerate nature shone through as he allowed us to set our pace, especially when the altitude made breathing difficult. His ability to adapt to our needs without compromising safety was truly commendable. Moreover, Tadashi's kindness extended beyond the mountain; he offered us convenient transportation to and from Mt. Fuji, adding a layer of comfort and ease to our adventure. Throughout the climb, he was not just our guide but also an excellent photographer. He captured countless memorable moments, including a very special one—my proposal to my girlfriend (now my fiancée). Tadashi managed to capture the proposal in stunning detail, which made our engagement even more memorable. Choosing Tadashi as our guide was undoubtedly the best decision we made for our climb. His professionalism, expertise, and genuine care are what make him stand out. If you're seeking a guide who will not only ensure your safety but also enhance your experience with heartfelt dedication, Tadashi Terada is the one you want by your side on Mt. Fuji.

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