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.
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, from Mid April until May.
Climbing Mount Fuji during spring is the best way to avoid crowds. The most popular time for the ascent is during summer, so you should bear in mind that the weather is much colder during April and May. The climb itself isn’t technically difficult, but there is still snow on the trails during this time of the year, so you need previous mountaineering experience to join this climb.
If you are more than 2 people, we will be two guides. However, if you have previous winter mountaineering experience, I can take up to 3 people with me. We will meet at the Fujisan station and travel together to the ascent starting point.
On the first day, at midday, we will begin our hike at 1400-meter of altitude. It will be 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.
Very early in the morning, we will start our climb on the second day, with ice axe and crampons. We will reach the Mount Fuji summit at about 11 a.m. At 3 pm 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.
Please note if conditions are bad, we will not climb the mountain on the second day, and we may need to climb to the summit on the third day.
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.
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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.
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.
If participants have previous mountaineering experience, I can guide up to 3 guests.
First day,from 1th[1400m] , 3 hours walking traditional and beautiful forest trail ,no snow, and we will stay Sato Hut[2300m].
Then I need conversation or meeting with guests about their skill,and adaptation of high altitude.
Second day, we will start 5 a.m., with ice Ax and crampon and sumitt until 11 a.m. , and round crater 12 a.m. , and go down until 3.p.m.,and go down 1th 5.pm
it is long day, but sense of achievement than climb from 5th.
Weather cindition, we can go to sumit 1 week 2day or 3day.
So, reserve us 3 days ,and climb 2 days.
Bad condition,we will not go mountain.
More 4 guest ,I will call my friend guide.
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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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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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