Jul, Aug, Sep
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.
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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