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Climbing Mount Fuji
Climbing Mount Fuji in 2 days, Japan
Climbing Mount Fuji in 2 days, Japan
Climbing Mount Fuji in 2 days, Japan
Climbing Mount Fuji in 2 days, Japan

Climbing Mount Fuji in 2 days, Japan

Join us on an unforgettable 2-day Mount Fuji climb, through the uncrowded Prince Route. Enjoy Japan's highest and most emblematic peak!


TRIP TYPE

Group

DURATION

2 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Jul - Sep

FITNESS LEVEL

Fit

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

  • Enjoy the best route and schedule to avoid the typical summer crowds on Fuji without making it more challenging.
  • We offer pickup from Tokyo and Kawaguchiko for maximum convenience of travelers.
  • Be delighted by the best food on the mountain!

Description

Enjoy an unforgettable experience on this Prince Route Overnight Hike to climb Mount Fuji.

Mount Fuji, Japan's highest volcano at 3,776.24 meters (12,389 feet), stands proudly on the island of Honshu and attracts numerous visitors each year. Its status as one of Japan's three sacred peaks adds to its allure.

The Prince Route is the best way to avoid the summer crowds on Mt. Fuji. There are only 3 small operating huts on this route meaning the number of climbers is small compared to the thousands of people on the other routes. There will be no waiting in human traffic jams as is typical of the other routes.

Our hut is a family run business and they offer the best food on the mountain. All you can eat curry and rice for dinner featuring plenty of veggies and meat. Vegan option is also available for dinner. Other huts will basically service a small portion of rice and some curry soup leaving most climbers feeling hungry. Breakfast also features unlimited rice and miso soup as well as fried egg and ham. You will not go hungry on this trip.

We also exclusively only operate small group adventures with a maximum of 9 people with 1 guide. It is a true team oriented experience where the guide and other participants will get to know each other through the climb.

Our schedule is different from most guided group trips as we do not watch the sunrise from the summit where thousands of people are gathered every morning with their smart phones raised in the air taking photos. We watch the sunrise from our hut which has a perfect view and with very few people there. Then after eating a hot breakfast we head to the summit arriving after all of the sunrise crowds have left the summit making for an overall better experience.

Check the itinerary section to lear more about the timing and day by day schedule.

If you're ready for an unforgettable adventure in Japan, book your spot now for this 2-day Mount Fuji climb. We're excited to guide you on this memorable journey!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Personal insurance

- Mountain guide expenses

Price details

Price quoted is join the Open Group Dates.

Pickup and drop off near Shinjuku Station in Tokyo and Kawaguchiko near Mt. Fuji are included.

Dinner and breakfast are included on the trip

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1

8:30 a.m. Pickup near Shinjuku Station 9:45 a.m. Pickup from Fujikyu Highland Bus Terminal in Kawaguchiko then stop at convenience store before heading to 5th station. 11:00 a.m. - We'll arrive at the 5th station of the Fujinomiya route, prepare are gear and start up the mountain. 3:30 p.m. - Arrive at the 8th station of the Gotemba Route - Akaiwa-kan 5:00 p.m. - Dinner at the Hut - All you can eat curry and rice 7:00 p.m. - Off to bed

Day 2: Day 2

4:00 a.m. - Wake up for sunrise which is between 4:15 and 4:45 depending on time of season 5:00 a.m. - breakfast 6:00 a.m. - start heading to summit 7:30 ~8:45 a.m. summit exploration time - Head to the weather station on the true summit and then circle the crater back to the Gotemba Route and begin descent 10:00 a.m. - Rest break at 8th station hut to pickup any gear we stored 12:00 p.m. - Lunch break at Fujinomiya 6th station hut 1:00 p.m. - Back at the 5th station of Fujinomiya Route 1:45 p.m. - Drop off at Fujikyu Highland Bus Terminal in Kawaguchiko 3:30 p.m. - Back in Shinjuku (Actual arrival depends on group hiking speed and traffic conditions)

Details

Accommodation

Akaiwakan 8th Station Mountain Hut on Gotemba Route

More info

The meeting points for the trip are:

In Tokyo: Shinjuku Pickup: East side of the Keio Plaza Hotel https://maps.app.goo.gl/nyq8gkE85gxeUUUv6

In Fuji: Kawaguchiko Pickup: In front of the Fujikyu Highland Bus Terminal https://maps.app.goo.gl/nv7ZPxgdu68XXd7y8

Meeting point

Meeting point can be either in Tokyo or in Fuji: Shinjuku Pickup: East side of the Keio Plaza Hotel https://maps.app.goo.gl/nyq8gkE85gxeUUUv6 Kawaguchiko Pickup: In front of the Fujikyu Highland Bus Terminal https://maps.app.goo.gl/nv7ZPxgdu68XXd7y8

FAQs

What experience do I need to have? How fit do I need to be? Is this program suitable for children or older people?

This trip is good for those with hiking experience and a good level of fitness. In order to join a group, you should be able to at least jog 5km in 40 minutes and have prior hiking experience. Day one will involve about 4km of hiking with 900 meters of elevation gain over about 4 hours. Day two will involve 2km of ascent gaining 400 meters and then descending 1,300 meters over 6km.

Those with little to no hiking experience or lower levels of fitness should consider a private trip to allow you to go at a more relaxed pace without feeling pressure from other members of a group trip.

How can I get to the trailhead/meeting point?

You should arrange accommodation near the meeting point the night before or take public transport to one of the meeting points in the morning of the trip.

What is the best time of the year for this hike?

The summer climbing season is from the start of July to early September. The first two weeks of July are the rainy season in Japan, but generally, the upper parts of Mt. Fuji are above the rain clouds, especially in the morning.

Can I join a group?

Yes, our group trips are open to anyone with good fitness and hiking experience. To join a group, you should be able to at least jog 5km in 40 minutes and have prior hiking experience. Day one will involve about 4km of hiking with 900 meters of elevation gain over about 4 hours. Day two will involve 2km of ascent gaining 400 meters and then descending 1,300 meters over 6km.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

Rain is not sufficient to cancel a trip, but there is a possibility we may adjust the departure timing or offer an alternative date in the event of dangerous weather conditions such as lightning or typhoons.

How many climbers will there be in the group?

There will be small group climbs. The maximum group size is 9 climbers per guide.

From where does the tour start? Where does it end?

We offer pickup and drop-off from Tokyo ( near Shinjuku Station) and Kawaguchiko (near Mt. Fuji) for maximum convenience of travelers.

Shinjuku Pickup: East side of the Keio Plaza Hotel

Kawaguchiko Pickup: In front of the Fujikyu Highland Bus Terminal

What’s included in the price I’m paying here?

The price here includes:

Guiding fee, Accommodation, Transport to the start of your trip, Personal insurance, Mountain Guide's expenses, Half-board meals during the trip (dinner and breakfast), Pickup and drop off near Shinjuku Station in Tokyo and Kawaguchiko near Mt. Fuji.

Where and when is the meeting place for Mt. Fuji Climbs?

The pickup times and places are the following:

8:30 a.m. Pickup near Shinjuku Station

9:45 a.m. Pickup from Fujikyu Highland Bus Terminal in Kawaguchiko

What fitness level do I need for this Mount Fuji climb?

Day one will involve about 4km of hiking with 900 meters of elevation gain over about 4 hours. Day two will involve 2km of ascent gaining 400 meters and then descending 1,300 meters over 6km.

You should be able to at least jog 5km in 40 minutes and have prior hiking experience.

What skill and experience level do I need to join this Mount Fuji climb?

No special skills are needed but the terrain is rocky and grave. Those with weak knees are recommended to avoid this hike. We are ascending to a higher altitude and there is the possibility of altitude sickness.

How will meals be handled during the trek? Are there vegetarian and vegan options?

Our hut is a family-run business and they offer the best food on the mountain. All-you-can-eat curry and rice for dinner featuring plenty of veggies and meat. Vegetarian and Vegan options are also available for dinner. Other huts will serve a small portion of rice and some curry soup leaving most climbers feeling hungry. Breakfast also features unlimited rice and miso soup as well as fried egg and ham. You will not go hungry on this trip!

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Platon Kawaguchi cho Japan
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Hotel Wakakusa Kawaguchi cho Japan
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Wakakusa no Yado Maruei Hotel Kawaguchi cho Japan
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About the guide: Japan Adventure Group

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Japan Adventure Group

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We provide fun, and affordable adventure activities in the Kanto region in and around Tokyo and Yokohama. Nearly any kind of adventure activity is possible here in Japan. and we focus on safety first.

Languages

English | Japanese

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