Climbing Mount Fuji with a guide

Climbing Mount Fuji/Fuji-san, together with Jun, a local certified mountain guide (JMGA) during the official season, from early July till mid September.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

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People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jul, Aug

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
     

    Please join me for a 2-day hike on one of the routes leading to the top of Mount Fuji. This is the highest peak of Japan (3776 m) and an active stratovolcano. Its last eruption occurred in 1707.

    The best period to climb it is usually between early July and mid September. The mountain is officially closed for the rest of the year and most mountain huts will be closed. Technical and fitness requirements are higher for summit attempts during the closed periods.

    We will meet in Fujiyoshida and stay one night in one of the huts located on the volcano.

    Ascending to the top is not that difficult. Only in some sections, the terrain becomes sharp and rocky. There are many signs throughout the way that inform the walkers of other possible dangers such as sudden wind gusts and rocks that can be loose. Although the true challenge of this climb lies in its stiffness and the fact that as you go higher the air becomes thinner.

    We will wake up early on the 2nd day in order to reach the summit when the sun rises. We will then enjoy a beautiful 360° view on Honshu.

    Does the climb of Mount Fuji sound interesting? Then get in touch with me and let’s plan this great hike together. It will be my pleasure bringing you up there and sharing with you my culture, the history of Japan… along the way.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 4
    50000 JPY

    Group of 5
    48000 JPY

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     

    Other details

     
    Meeting point

    We will meet at Fujiyoshida.

    Accommodation

    We can stay in one of the huts on the mountain. Here is a one: Sato-goya - http://goo.gl/j1H4dX

    More info

    Equipment: You can hire hiking shoes and clothing items as well as other gears from Yamarent - http://www.yamarent.com/en/

    It is an online rental shop, which allows you to reserve online, and you can receive the items by postal delivery to your accommodation in Japan or collect and fit the gears in their shops located near Shinjuku station in Tokyo or Kawaguchiko station near Mt Fuji.

    You’ll be eligible for a discount of 10% with the Explore&Share promotion code, ES3776, if you rent more than JPY 5,000!

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    I wish you a very warm welcome from Hokkaido, the north island of Japan. The dream spot for any fan of powder skiing!
    I'm Jun, I'm a JMGA (Japan Mountain Guides Association) mountain and ski guide. I'm also a ski and telemark instructor. I graduated from the Hokkaido University. I have been skiing all around Hokkaido and I know every corner of this incredible island. I'm also an expert in avalanche safety management.
    I'm guiding my friends and clients in all the most beautiful places of Hokkaido: Shiretoko (UNESCO World Nature Heritage), Daisetsuzan National Park, Rishiri, Niseko, Yotei volcano, Asahikawa... hiking, skiing and mountaineering.
    Have a look to the different tours I propose to have more info on what you can experience here and get in touch with me. I will be very happy to help you organising your trip and guide you in our beautiful mountains. I'm also the director of the Hokkaido Mountain Guides Association (HMGA) which includes around 84 guides.

     
     
    FROM 48000 JPYper person
     

     

    What People are Saying about Jun Ishiguro

     

    Excellent professional guide and wonderful scenery
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    Maria Grazia Messina
    Amazing experience. Took 5hrs to summit. Cloudy and little wind made it easier. Skies opened up 100M from the top. We summited and then we skied fresh powder into the crater. Well worth it.
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    Barry Mckillop
    We had an excellent time hiking up to the summit of Mt Kurodake. Jun gave us a good intro to the flora and fauna on the way up and regaled us with stories all the way up. He set a pace suitable for us and ensured our safety throughout. Jun comes highly recommended!
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    Weiie Lee
    The trip was great. The views are extrodinary.
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    Gadi Shkolnik
     

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