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Guided Hiking in Mt. Fuji

Situated southwest of the capital Tokyo, the ascent of Mount Fuji unveils Japan's highest peak and a breathtaking natural wonder. Embark on an expedition to unravel the wonders of this magnificent destination, accompanied by a certified local guide and ascend this dormant volcano that holds the distinction of being the second-highest island peak in all of Asia.


1 Day

Jul - Oct




* Climb to the summit by the shortest route without staying at a mountain lodge

* Held even on days when it is too crowded to make reservations at mountain lodges

* Enjoy this trip even on off-season dates (late June, Sep and Oct)


Mount Fuji, located about 100km south-west of the capital Tokyo, is Japan’s highest peak and a spectacular natural phenomenon. At 3,766 m (12,355 feet) of altitude, it is the second-highest island peak in Asia. Featured within Japanese mythology, this dormant volcano is one of the ‘three holy mountains’. Mt Fuji is heavily intertwined in Japanese culture.

Here’s your chance to explore this magnificent wonder in the company of a local and internationally certified mountain guide.

Our meeting point will be in the charming city of Gotenba, nestled on the southeastern flank of Mount Fuji in Shizuoka Prefecture. From there, we will start our journey towards the majestic mountain.

We will begin hiking at the crack of dawn on the Fujinomiya route, known for its shorter duration compared to other paths. Typically, this route allows climbers to reach the summit within an estimated time frame of 5 to 6 hours.

The summit offers stunning views of the surrounding area. On a clear day, you can see for miles in every direction, including Mount Asama, Mount Bandai, and Mount Hakusan; the views are simply breathtaking.

This one-day climb is a challenging hike that takes 7–9 hours to complete. It is best suited for experienced mountaineers who are in good physical condition. The climb is not recommended for inexperienced hikers or those who are not confident in their physical fitness. Prior experience with mountaineering equipment is essential for all participants.

Are you interested in reaching the summit of Mount Fuji and exploring its stunning landscape and mythical location? If so, sign up now, and I will show you the beauty of this iconic mountain!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Mountain guide expenses

Price details

What included in price Transportation between your hotel in Gotenba or Fujiyoshida and Mt.Fuji 5th station. What not included in price, Transportation between Tokyo and Gotenba or Fujiyoshida, meals and drinks during the trip, insurance.


Day 1: Climb Mt. Fuji

5am - Meeting at your hotel in Gotenba or Fujiyoshida then drive to Mt.Fuji 5th station
6am - Start hiking from 5th station parkinglot
11pm to 12pm - Summit
4pm - Back to parking lot then drive back to hotel
5pm - Hotel in Gotenba or Fujiyoshida


Equipment you will need to bring


For this trip, you will need: * Poles * Sunglasses * Water bottle * Backpack * Hiking boots


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
Hoshinoya Karuizawa Karuizawa Japan
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Karuizawa Prince Hotel East Karuizawa Japan
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Hotel Karuizawa Elegance Karuizawa Japan
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About the guide

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Ski Guide

I was born in Tokyo and grew up skiing in Hakuba, Japan. Throughout the years, I have visited Alaska, Peru, Patagonia, New Zealand, Nepal and Canada for winter climbing and backcountry snowboarding.

In 2012, I became the first Japanese person to pass the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides's ski guiding course on a Snowboard. I have been guiding in Japan (Hakuba Nagano and Mt. Fuji), New Zealand and Canada for over 15 years.


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What people are saying about Yusuke



We had a really great trip with Yusuke! He is a highly professional and experienced guide and made us feel totally safe and comfortable on the mountain. I was so happy we booked!



Yusuke is an excellent guide!



Yuske is a LEGEND. Highly recommend to anyone looking to climb Fuji!



It was a unique experience that I will keep good memories of, a moment for life. Yusuke was a great guide, explaining the best way to move forward where I had the most difficulty. Thanks Yusuke for this great memory. When you arrive on the top don't have price.



It was amazing expirence climbing Mt Fuji offseason with such a great guide Mr. Yusuke Hirota.

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