People per Guide
Jul, Aug, Sep
Type of Trip
is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2013, but Mt Fuji is not just about the climb to the summit but a package with the beautiful nature and view around it. I would like to offer a trip which combines the Japanese tradition in the vicinity of Fuji, beauty of natural spring water from the area and the climb of Mt Fuji itself. The spring water around Mt Fuji is used to brew Japanese Sake and for the making of Japanese traditional food such as Soba. In Oshino, there is a lake filled with this spring water, which is transparent all the way to the bed of the lake, and you can also witness the outflow of spring water from the bed of the lake.
My speciality is also to take photographs of beautiful landscapes and stars. I am keen to guide clients and also to give tips on how to take great landscape photos.
Fitness Level: You must have good general fitness and it would be recommended if you work on regular cardiovascular exercises.
Day 1: Meet at Kawaguchiko station (or Yamanakako Station or Hakone Station, wherever is the most convenient for you) in the morning. We enjoy the relaxing cultural tour by visiting the traditional Soba making factory and sources of Mt Fuji spring water. This day will serve as an acclimatisation day, as we spend our time at an altitude of around 1,000m.
Day 2: We start the hike up Mt Fuji and will stay at one of the higher mountain huts for the night.
Day 3: We start early and summit Mt Fuji, followed by a descent all the way down to the car park. I will drop you off at a station of your convenience.
I can also arrange your accommodations. The accommodations are usually priced at around JPY 15,000 per person.
1 person – JPY 100,000 per person
2 people – JPY 60,000 per person
3 people – JPY 47,000 per person
4 people – JPY 40,000 per person
5 people – JPY 36,000 per person
6 people – JPY 34,000 per person
Included in Price:-
Guide Fee, Route Fee
Excluded from Price:-
Gear rental, Guide / Guest Hut cost (JPY 9,000 or so per person), other hotel cost
Price per person
- Guiding fee
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.
First night at a hotel (I can arrange for you);
Second night at a mountain hut on Mt Fuji.
Best Period: July - end of Sep (For those experienced with crampons, the season can start from May)
Most mountain huts shut from mid September onwards, except for Sato hut. However, it is better if we can stay overnight at a hut higher than Sato hut to make the summit day easier. Thus, I recommend for you to schedule your climb before most of the huts close in mid September.
If you need to rent gears, check out http://www.yamarent.com/en/item.html?language=en for online gear rental. You’ll be eligible for a discount of 10% with the Explore&Share promotion code, ES3776, if you rent more than JPY 5,000.
About the Guide
I have enjoyed climbing mountains since I was a high school boy. Since then, I've also lived and worked in the Netherlands for 10 years and in the US for 7 years, where I have enjoyed climbing in the alps and in the Yosemite, and ski mountaineering in the alps.
After my return to Japan, I rediscovered the beauty of Japan's nature and its mountains. I would be very happy to share this with you, not only through climbing, but together with good local sake and food, and some photography under the stars.
I guide through the season, and my favourite mountains are my local mountains that are in Tanzawa area as well as Hakkoda in Aomori, in the North. My passion also includes photography. I will be able to give you lots of tips on mountain photography even if only have smartphone or compact digital cameras.
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