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Mt Fuji
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Mt. Fuji guided climb and overnight stay in mountain hut

Prepare yourself to climb Mount Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan, and witness the spectacular sunrise from its summit! Join a certified mountain guide and embark on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hike up this iconic mountain and experience Japan's natural beauty up close.


TRIP TYPE

Private

MOUNTAIN RANGES

Japan Alps

DURATION

2 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Jul - Sep

FITNESS LEVEL

Occasional

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

5.0

Based on 1 reviews

  • Climb the highest and the most iconic mountain in Japan
  • Enjoy the beautiful sunrise in Mt.Fuji
  • Admire its amazing volcanic summit, Fujinomiya

Description

Mount Fuji is not only the tallest mountain in Japan with an outstanding 3,776 meters, it is also one of the most recognizable landmarks in the country and is deeply ingrained in the country's national identity as a symbol of its natural beauty.

Our ascent of this iconic peak, along with our overnight stay, will allow us to fully savor the experience of this iconic mountain.Due to the high altitude, we will walk above the tree line and be treated to breathtaking vistas of the town, lakes and even the Pacific Ocean below.

Mount Fuji is located at a 1.5 hr. drive away from Tokyo. I will pick you up at your hotel around the Kawaguchiko area and we will drive up to the starting point. If you have your own transfer, we can meet at the parking lot at the bottom of Mount Fuji in the morning.

*Due to the road restrictions, we will take a taxi from the parking to the 5th station during the peak season (JUL to AUG). The taxi costs about 15,000yen. per one way.

After getting our gear in order and preparing ourselves for the upcoming adventure, we embark on our ascent of this iconic mountain. It will take us around 4 to 5 hours to reach the mountain hut. At this point of the climb we will have already ascended well above the tree line at an elevation of approximately 2,700 meters (8,858 feet).

We will then arrive at a small cluster of huts where we'll be able to rest, debrief and enjoy dinner. In order to witness the sunrise at the summit, we will have to start our ascent very early in the morning.

After our triumphant climb we will then be rewarded as we admire the sun slowly rising from the summit, casting its warm glow over the surrounding landscape, illuminating the jagged peaks of the Japan Alps in the distance. We will also have the option of traversing across the awe-inspiring crater at the summit known as Fujinomiya where you'll be able to get a glimpse into the volatile geological forces that shaped this iconic mountain.

We will be back to the parking lot early afternoon where I will take you back to your hotel in the Kawaguchiko area or to the train station around Mt. Fuji.

Don't miss the chance to climb this iconic mountain in Japan. Contact me today and let's start planning an unforgettable Mount Fuji ascent!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

***The below expense for the guest and the guide is not included:

Overnight stay in the hut. About 12,000YEN with dinner and light breakfast.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Itinerary

Day 1: Climb to Mt. Fuji

Meeting at Mt. Fuji 5th Station - 9:00 AM

I can offer to pick you up from your hotel in the Kawaguchiko area where we can then take a taxi to the Fujinomiya 5th Station. (Please be ready to pay for the taxi fare on the spot).

Hiking start from 5th Station - 11:30 AM

After getting our gear in order and preparing ourselves for the upcoming adventure, we embark on our ascent of this iconic mountain.

Arrival at mountain hut - 03:00-03:50 PM

At this point of the climb we will have already ascended well above the tree line at an elevation of approximately 2,700 meters (8,858 feet) above sea level. We will then arrive to a small cluster of huts where we'll be able to rest and have dinner which will be served around 16:00 to 17:00.

Day 2: Summit and Descent to 5th Station

Climb to the summit - 11:00PM - 12:00AM

We will start to climb around midnight so that we can witness the amazing sunrise at the top of Mt. Fuji.

Mt. Fuji Sunrise - 04:00 - 04:30AM

After our triumphant climb we will then be able to appreciate how the sun slowly rises from the summit, as it casts its warm glow before us.

We will also have the option to hike around Fujinomiya, the amazingly large volcanic crater that lies at the summit.

Return to 5th station - 11:00AM - 01:00PM

We will be back to the parking lot early afternoon where I will take you back to your hotel in the Kawaguchiko area or to the train station around Mt. Fuji.

Equipment you will need to bring

For this trip, it's necessary to bring the following gear: * Poles * Sunglasses * Backpack * Water Bottle

FAQs

What level of fitness do I need for this trip?

Climbing Mount Fuji requires a moderate level of physical fitness. The hike to the summit involves walking on steep and rocky terrain, and the high altitude can make breathing more difficult. You should be able to walk for several hours without getting too tired and be comfortable with ascending and descending steep slopes.

How can I prepare for this trip?

You can prepare by engaging in regular aerobic exercise such as running in the months leading up to the climb to improve your stamina.

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
Hoshinoya Fuji Fujikawaguchiko Japan
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Fuji View Hotel Kawaguchiko Japan
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Hotel Route Inn Court Fujiyoshida Fujiyoshida Japan
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About the guide: Yuichi

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Yuichi

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Trekking Guide

I'm a JMGA certified hiking and ski guide and UIMLA mountain leader. I've traveled more than 50 countries as tour guide of trekking, skiing, cycling tour. I've visited overseas mountains such as Europe Alps, Canadian Rockies, New Zealand, Patagonia. I stayed in Zermatt, Switzerland for 4 years as trekking and skiing guide.

Even I traveled many countries, I also love to walk and ski the beautiful mountains in Japan. We have distinct four seasons, volcanos, hot springs in our mountain areas.
My favorite mountain area is the North Japan Alps, Mt. Fuji and Yatsugatake mountains. Of course sake and tasty Japanese food too!

I hope you to enjoy the nature, culture and communication with Japanese people during your stay in Japan. Looking forward to enjoying Japanese mountains with you!

Languages

Japanese | English

Certificates

JMGA

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What people are saying about this trip

Ernout

5.00

Really enjoyed our successful trip! Thank you Yuichi for organising and taking fantastic care of us. Yuichi was always on time and communicative. He thought through our transport, overnight and of course climbing needs. He made sure we took the helmets as requested up Fuji. BIG thanks for the whole experience! Highly recommended! We were on our way with 2 children (12&16yrs) and Yuichi made sure all was smooth. He explained how it all worked and organised the extras like the sunrise view and stamps at the crater rim shrine.

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