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Mount Fuji off season climb (mid April /early June)

Reach the summit of the iconic Mount Fuji on this 1-day climbing trip in the off season, together with an IFMGA mountain guide.

Duration1 day
Offer periodApr, May, Jun
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Discover Mount Fuji off season and stay away from the crowds.

  • Reach the summit of a mythical mountain in Japan.


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 offseason!

Climbing Mount Fuji in the off season (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 colder and there’s still snow on the trails, so you should come prepared for a harder climb and have the proper equipment.

The starting point of our adventure will be the Kawaguchi-ko area. You will get picked up from your hotel at night and will travel to the ascent point of Mount Fuji. Otherwise, if you have your own means of transport, you can meet your guide directly at the car park at the base of the mountain. You’ll reach the summit after 4 to 6 hours of climbing. Then, you’ll take the same route to descend while enjoying the stunning views along the way! You should be back in the car park around 4 or 5 in the afternoon.

So, are you ready for a thrilling off season Mount Fuji climb? Then book your place and join me for a unique climb of this iconic peak! 

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

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.

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.



Equipment you will need to bring



Ice Axe


Other gear: Winter boots.

About the guide

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I’m an international IFMGA mountain guide; also the first non-Japanese mountain guide certified by the JMGA (Japan Mountain Guide Association); born in Slovenia.

My country is small but well known in the world as strong in sports and mountaineering. I use to compete as Olympic team member and on World Cup competitions as a Cross-country skier. After I left Slovenia and traveled all over the world, I ended up in Japan. I married beautiful native lady, and have lived here for 30 years. I love Japanese mountains and feel privileged to be able to enjoy these mountains trough the entire four seasons.

I’m based at the foot of Japan Alps; convenient place in winter for ski touring from Nagano to Hokkaido, winter mountaineering or ice climbing at Yatsugatake, and of course ascending the symbol of Japan Mt.Fuji.

In summer Japan is a great place for hiking, alpine climbing or popular shower-climbing and some fine sport/free climbing year around.

Since 2013, I’m working on NHK (Japanese national TV) programs, introducing Japan culture and outdoor activities, climbing skiing etc. Check it out at the link below the recent one about BC skiing.

It is my absolute pleasure also to take and guide you in my home country Slovenia. In addition to guide in the mountains, I also enjoy having the opportunity to teach mountain climbing skills to every level of climbers, here in Japan. This is because I wish everybody to be SAFE on the mountains.
Please contact me on E&S if you would love to have great experience, as well as a tailor-made plan for other mountains and sport climbing all over SE Asia, EU, South any season!

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Prices per person

Group of 1

JPY 92784 each

Group of 2

JPY 46392 each

Group of 3

JPY 34537 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

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

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