People per Guide
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Type of Trip
- Discover the most iconic mountain in Japan.
- Enjoy the breathtaking views surrounding Mount Fuji.
Only 100 kilometers away from Tokyo, enjoy the beauty of the most iconic peak in Japan on a 1-day climbing trip.
The official climbing season for Mount Fuji goes from June to September: that is, during summer.
As this is a 1-day climbing trip, it will start really early, in the middle of the night! I will pick you up at your hotel in Kawaguchi-ko area. From there, we’ll travel by car to Mount Fuji’s ascent point.
However, if you have your own transfer, we can also meet at the car parking close to our trailhead (I will tell you the exact point).
It will take us between 4 and 6 hours to reach the summit.
For the descent, we will take the same route, although that will depend on weather conditions. Along the way, we’ll enjoy some stunning views!
We’ll be back at the car parking around 4 or 5 in the afternoon. From there, I’ll take you back to your hotel at Kawaguchi-ko.
Are you planning a trip to Japan? Then you can’t miss going up to its more famous peak! Please contact me if you want to join me.
You can also consider this Mt Fuji ascent in the off season (mid April / May) depending on your travel dates.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
-During weekends & holidays the price is 20.000 JPY higher.
-Insurance is not included in the price. It costs 1000 JPY per person.
- I will not be in Japan to guide this from end of April to August in 2017.
- Equipment: good mountain shoes, normal hiking equipment, walking pole. Food and drink: you should take over 2L of water, it's better to have 700ml thermos.
- It might be possible for me to pick you up at your hotel in Tokyo in the middle of the night, for an additional price of 20000 JPY (max 4 people), so if you would like this then please enquire.
- It might also be possible for me to offer you to stay at my house in Saitama (40 min train ride from Ikebukuro). You can arrive one day before the night of the beginning of the trip. The additional price for this is 4000 JPY per person (max 4 people). On the back way, I 'll send you to Kawaguchiko bus or train station (near Mt. Fuji). Please enquire if you'd be interested in this.
If you want to travel light then I could rent you gears such as crampons (if the size works out), axes at JPY 1,000 per item and touring ski package (ski, tourable bindings, skins) at JPY 4,000 per day, but for this kind of activity, you would need to bring your own appropriate clothing and own mountaineering / ski boots.
About the Guide
I am an IFMGA mountain guide, also certified by the JMGA, born in Slovenia. Slovenia is known as one of the major sporting countries in the world - I used to compete at the Olympics representing Slovenia in Cross-country Skiing. After I left Slovenia, I travelled all over the world and ended up in Japan, where I have now lived for more than 20 years, mainly because I love the beautiful Japanese mountains too much, and I feel privileged to be able to enjoy these mountains through the entire four seasons.
I am based at the foot of the Japan Alps, in Nagano Prefecture. In the winter, we go climbing or skiing around Mt. Fuji or Yatsugatake and in the summer, we can enjoy shower-climbing or canoeing. It is my absolute pleasure to also take you and guide you in my home country in Slovenia.
In addition to guiding the mountains, I also enjoy having the opportunity to teach mountain climbing skills to every level of climbers. This is because I want everyone to enjoy Japanese mountains safely.
I am the first non-Japanese mountain guide registered with the Japan Mountain Guide Association. Please contact me if you would love to have great experiences in the mountains in all seasons with me!
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