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2-day Mount Fuji Climb, Private Guiding

2-day Mount Fuji Climb, Private Guiding
2-day Mount Fuji Climb, Private Guiding
2-day Mount Fuji Climb, Private Guiding
2-day Mount Fuji Climb, Private Guiding

Contemplate the sunrise from the top of Mount Fuji, symbol of Japan and the highest peak in the country, in this 2-day climbing trip with Chikako, a JMGA mountain guide.

Private

2 Days

Jun - Sep

Intermediate

Beginner


Highlights

* Reach the summit of the tallest peak in Japan.

* Discover an iconic natural place and admire the sunrise.

Description

Mount Fuji (3766 m) is regarded as one of the 3 holy mountains in Japan and has a very important place in Japanese culture. Besides being the highest peak in the country, it's also a symbol of natural beauty.

For all these reasons, this perfectly symmetrical volcano is one of the main attractions for travelers in Japan. In fact, due to its proximity, it's possible to see it from Tokyo in clear days.

This time, I propose a 2-day climbing trip that will take us right to the summit. You will only be climbing with me as this is a private guiding program.

Our starting point will be Mt. Fuji 5th Station. We'll meet there at 10.30 AM and hike towards Taishikan hut (8th Station), where we'll have a short rest.

At around 11 PM, we'll continue our way in the darkness to the summit of Mount Fuji. We'll arrive at the top between 4 and 4.30 AM, just in time to see the sunrise.

Witnessing the sunrise from Mount Fuji is a very special thing. It leaves such a deep impression in people, that there's even a Japanese word to describe it: 'goraiko'. Many people try to reach Fuji's summit at night to admire sunrise, as it is considered a spiritual experience.

After this, we can choose to hike around Fuji's crater for about 2 hours. Then, we'll descend to 5th Station (it will take 4 or 5 hours).

For some extra inspiration, you can read about the experience of Matteo at Mt Fuji.

Would you like to join me for an amazing experience in Japan's most famous peak? Please, contact me so we climb Mt Fuji together!

If you are looking for more adventures in Japan, you should also consider this 3-day hiking traverse in Yatsugatake, that includes climbing Mt Akadake.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Mountain guide expenses

Price details

Please keep in mind that the price does NOT include:

- Hut fee: 12,000 JPY per person (14,300 JPY per person in June and September)

(half board: dinner and a light snack to go for breakfast)

- Toilet charge: JPY 200-300 per use (pay on the spot in cash)

- Bottle of water: JPY 500-600 per 500ml pet bottle

- Permit Fee

NOTE: *more additional fees could be added for gear rental if you need them (It might be necessary in late June).

* helmet (JPY 1,000 )

* trekking poles (JPY 500),

* microspike (JPY 1,000)

!! Please bring enough cash with you


Itinerary

Day 1: Mt. Fuji 5th Station / Taishikan hut

  • 10:30 AM Meeting at the 5th station in front of the red torii gate.

Check for gear, sign for paperwork, and eat lunch.

  • 11:30 AM: Start hiking from 5th station.

  • 4:00-4:30 PM: Arrive at Taishikan hut at 8th station. Dinner and a short sleep.

Day 2: Summit! / Mt. Fuji 5th Station

  • 11:00 PM -00:00 AM start to hike.

  • 4:00-4:30 AM: at the top of Fuji we
    eat, rest and see sunrise
    (option: hike around crater for 2 hours only if you want to).

  • Descent for 4-5 hours. We arrive 10:30 AM-1:00 PM (it depends if you hike crater or not) at 5th station.

 

Details

More info

If you do not have rain jacket, rain pants, and headlight, we highly recommend that you rent them. If you need to rent gears, please let me know what you need to rent and your size. I will organize them.

*Your height and weight for rain jacket and pants *Size for shoes

Remember there is NO drying room at the lodge. (Blue jeans are not suitable for climbing.)

Meeting point

Mt. Fuji 5th Station.[Subaru line 5th station] In front of the red torii gate at 10:30 AM.

Equipment you will need to bring

Rain jacket and pants, hiking boots, head light, gloves, snacks, change of clothes, toothbrush, towel, Japanese cash.


FAQs

What is included in the price I need to pay here? What are the extra costs I'll have to cover?

The price you need to pay here to confirm the booking covers my guiding service and my expenses.

It doesn't include:

  • Hut fee: 12,000 per person (14,300 JPY per person in September) (half board: dinner and a light snack to go for breakfast)
  • Toilet charge: JPY 200-300 per use (pay on the spot in cash)
  • Bottle of water: JPY 500 per 500ml pet bottle

Please bring enough cash with you!

NOTE: more additional fees on top of the above price for 2 Days trip in September (Hut fee expenses for the Guide 4,000JPY, pay by cash on site). And could be added for hiking gear rental and luggage storage if you need.

What equipment should I need to take with me? How to rent it if I don't have it?

1/ Climbing/hiking shoes that protect your ankles

2/ Rain pants and jackets (GORE-TEX ), not a poncho! It is possible to rent some at Yamarent.com

3/ Based on the conditions (especially in June), you might need an ice axe, a helmet, trekking poles, avalanche gears, and a harness. It is possible to rent them at Yamarent.com.

At what time and where do we meet?

We'll meet at 10:30 am on the first day at the 5th station in front of the red torii gate.

I'm alone, can I join a group?

No, I only accept private requests with people alone or groups of people already formed. I don't mix people together that don't know each other.

Who takes care of booking the hut?

You'll be booking the hut via their online system. I'll help you if you need.

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
Kobayashi Kanko Hotel Kobayashi Japan
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Hotel Miyama Kobayashi Japan
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Hotel New Tanaka Kobayashi Japan
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About the guide

Guide profile image

Chikako

4.70

(53)

Mountain Guide

I am a Mt Fuji guide and a backcountry ski guide, certified by the JMGA. I was born in Tokyo but currently live in Fuji-Yoshida city, located at the foot of Mt Fuji. Teaching was something that interested me since my school years, and thus chose to join a specialized college for coaching, instructorship, and sports biology, where I also started climbing and skiing in the mountains. After my graduation, I worked as a ski patrol for 10 years, 5 of which I worked through the year - Hakuba in the winter (of northern hemisphere) and in Methven, New Zealand in the summer (of northern hemisphere), and a backcountry ski guide for 10 years.

My main and favourite field of guiding is on and around Mt Fuji, but backcountry skiing is my favourite mountain sports! I guide backcountry skiing mainly around Hakuba areas but also have been a guide in Hokkaido for 2 years, and know Furano and Niseko areas very well. I also currently teach Japan Avalanche Network level 1 courses on avalanche risks and safety. I also enjoy rock climbing in my free time and love to share with you the beauty of the Japanese mountains through my favourite guiding routes, let it to be in trekking the mountains, snowshoeing with an onsen stay or backcountry skiing in Hakuba areas!

For me, mountains are a part of my life. It teaches me upsides and downsides of life, and I want guests to join me in this environment to realize the conveniences that surround us in our ordinary life and to be grateful of everything that lets us live.

I guide visitors from abroad quite frequently. Contact me if you’re also up for fun mountain adventures!!

Languages

Japanese | English

Certificates

JMGA

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What people are saying about this trip

Marc

5.00

Chika was an amazing guide and extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommend the 2-day tour!

Emma

5.00

My experience was outstanding, and Chikako made everything easy and fun. I shared with her that I am not an expert climber and from time to time I suffer of vertigo. Well, she managed everything perfectly, giving me many tips and letting me always feeling safe and secure. Also, the sunrise on the top of Mt. Fuji is breathtaking, you will never forget it. I am very grateful to Explore and Share and Chikako for this experience!

Romain

5.00

Chikako is a beautiful person!! Really helpful, easy to communicate and she’s always looking after

Jon

5.00

Chika was an outstanding guide and we had an amazing time

Jemima

5.00

Our whole team absolutely loved Chika, she's an absolute gem and you should 100% feel confident booking Fuji with her! I will certainly be recommending her to people in the future - she was professional, helpful, knowledgeable and very motivational before and during the trip. There was 6 of us and she was fantastic at noticing peoples paces and being able to advise each person based on their abilities, when to go ahead and when to wait for the rest of the group. The information she provided on the run up to the trip was also truly helpful! As well as being amazing from a climbing perspective she was also just a lovely lady! Thank you for everything Chika, hope to see you again someday!!


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