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Climbing Mount Fuji off season 2-day trip

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Join Tadashi, a JMGA-certified mountain guide, to take you to the summit of the mythical Mount Fuji, on the cold weather of spring. Join me on this challenging off season 2-day ascent.

2 Days

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 2-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 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, We meet there and check your gear and your fitness, prep for climbing.

Very early in the morning at 4:00AM, we will begin our hike from 2000-meter altitude. We'll use an ice axe and crampons above 2500m, and then, reach the Mount Fuji summit at about 11 a.m. At noon, 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 4 or 5 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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Mountain guide expenses

Price details

※The price doesn't include mountain hut expenses.

※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.


Day 1: Hiking-Sato Hut (2300m)

On the first day, at 1 pm, starting from 1400-meter of altitude, we will start a 3-hour walk through a traditional and beautiful forest trail, with no snow. We will spend the night at the Sato Hut[2300m].

We will talk about your skills and acclimatization at high altitude.

Day 2: Mount Fuji summit

Today we will start our climb at 5 a.m., with ice axe and crampons. We will reach the Mount Fuji sumitt at 11 a.m., and the round crater at 12 a.m.. At 3 pm we will start the descent, and go down. About 5 pm we will be back. This will be a long day, but with a rewarding sense of achievement after climbing the mythical and beautiful Mount Fuji.

*Depending on the weather conditions, we may need to climb to the summit on the third day.



More info

If participants have previous mountaineering experience, I can guide up to 3 participants.

Meeting point

Fujisan Station at 10 am


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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



Overall it was a really enjoyable hike. Guide Tadashi was knowledgeable and guided us in being equipped with the appropriate gear as it was our first time hiking in snow. It was especially tranquil during the off season period, and the views were magnificent.



Tadashi Terada is an excellent guide. I asked him to take me up Mount Fuji by the Subashiri Trail in early May 2024, when there was still 1000 meters of snow and ice on the mountain and the trail ropes were buried. Tadashi was patient, professional, careful, loyal, funny, and excellent at route-finding (we descended through the snowfield and bush zone after dark because of my slow pace). The travel, food and lodging arrangements which Tadashi made after picking me up in Tokyo were also first rate. I very highly recommend him as a guide and person.



It was great. Really appreciate for your support in this. Kenji is a great guy, and excelent mountain giude. All was perfect prepared. Even waether was great. We had perfect windon for climbing. I can 100% recomend everyone off seasson climbing with Kenji.

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