People per Guide
Jul, Aug, Sep
Type of Trip
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 this 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.
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 to the top between 4 and 4.30 AM, in perfect 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!
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- Mountain guide's expenses
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
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.
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.
We are going to stay at Taishikan-Lodge at the 8th station.
*rain Jacket and Pants (you need to have both)
*about 25-30 litter of back pack
*gloves (for spare ,too)
*down jacket (still cold at night and for emergency, too)
*snack for during hike (hut can provide dinner and pack of breakfast)
*water about 1 L (when you start to hike, then you can buy extra water on the way up)
*clothes for change (T-shirts for base layer,spare socks)
*a small towel
*Japanese cash (most of huts doesn't take credit card)
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.)
About the 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!!
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