trip duration TRIP DURATION
1 day
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
-
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
3 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
Intermediate
best period OFFER PERIOD
Apr, May, Jun
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Private

Description

At 3776 m, Mount Fuji is the highest peak in Japan and also a symbol of the country. Come with me for a climbing trip in the off season!

The best time to climb Mount Fuji goes from mid April until the end of September. But there are several things to consider according to the time of the year.

Climbing Mount Fuji in the off season (in this case during spring, from mid April to June) is a good idea if you want to avoid crowds, although you should consider the weather is much more colder and there’s still snow on the trails.

Our starting point will be Kawaguchi-ko area. I’ll pick you up from your hotel during night and we’ll travel to the ascent point of Mount Fuji. Otherwise, if you have your own means of transport, we can meet directly at the car park at the base of the mountain.

We’ll reach the summit after 4 to 6 hours of climbing. Then, we’ll take the same route to descend while we enjoy stunning views along the way!

We should be back in the car park around 4 or 5 in the afternoon and drive back to your hotel.

Climbing Mount Fuji is an extraordinary experience. Please contact me if you want to join me for an off season climb to this iconic peak! Depending on your travel dates, you can consider climbing Mt Fuji between June and September.

Please remember that you’ll need winter mountaineering equipment to hike up this mountain.

It’s also possible to combine the ascent with an incredible ski descent from the summit of Mt Fuji (check the programme for further details!).

Price per person

1 Person90000JPY
Group of 245000JPY
Group of 333500JPY

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
-During weekends and holidays, this programme is 20.000 JPY higher -Insurance is not included in the price. It costs 1000 JPY per person.

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Kawaguchi-ko area.
Lake Kawaguchiko (河口湖) is the most easily accessible of the Fuji Five Lakes by train and direct bus connections from Tokyo. It is a hot spring resort town with various tourist attractions and views of Mount Fuji is best from the lake's eastern side. From there, we take the toll road to the 5th station on the slopes of Mt. Fuji at about 2300m.
The toll road opens at 3am, so I suggest a pick up time of 3am from your hotel in Kawaguchi-ko area.

More info

-Equipment: You can rent crampons, ice axe, helmet and harness at JPY1000 p/item. But I don't have Winter boots for rent.

- 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.

Rentals:
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, tour 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.

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