Mount Fuji 1-day Off-Season Climbing Trip

Climb the iconic Mount Fuji (3766m), the highest peak in Japan, with this 1-day guided ascent along with JMGA-certified guide Chikako.




Trip Duration

1 day

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov

Type of Trip



  • Climb Mount Fuji, a sacred mountain and the most iconic symbol of Japan

  • Experience a more relaxed and peaceful ascent, avoiding the summer crowds

  • Enjoy beatufiul views along the way and from the top


Mount Fuji (3776m), the highest mountain in Japan, is a sacred mountain and one of the most iconic symbols of this fascinating country. I’d like to invite you to join me for a 1-day off-season climb, to enjoy all the natural beauty and peace Mount Fuji offers at this time of the year.

The ascent of Mount Fuji is as very popular trek during summer, so we would avoid the crowds. Climbing Mount Fuji during the off-season offers a more relaxed and peaceful approach, with less people on the trails.

This tour is available from early June till June 27th, and from September 10th till middle of October. Please note in June I can take up to 2 people on this tour, depending on how much snow is left on the trails. In September and October the guide ratio is up to 4 people.

I will pick you up from your hotel around 5:00 am and we will begin to climb in the early morning, around 6:00 am. Once we reach the summit, we will be rewarded with amazing views. We will be back around 5:00 pm. Please note you need an intermediate fitness level to join this tour.

If you want to join me on this 1-day climb to this symbolic mountain in Japan, just send me a request and we will start planning your Mount Fuji ascent. If you’d prefer to come in the summer, check out my Mount Fuji 2-day climbing tour.

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Price per person

Group of 1
48000 JPY

Group of 2
27000 JPY

Group of 3
22000 JPY

Group of 4
19000 JPY


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
 Transportation can be arranged for an extra cost of 5,000 JPY. Rental equipment: ice axe (500 JPY), helmet (500 JPY), trekking poles (500 JPY), avalanche gears (1,500 JPY), harness (500 JPY). Guide expenses are not included (around 5,000 JPY).

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


More info

You might need to have crampons and trekking poles (500 JYP) or Ice axe depending on snow conditions.

Transportation to the start of the trip can be arranged, but you need to be in the Mt. Fuji area.


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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What People are Saying

  • 10 reviews


Cheka, made Mt Fuji for me. Cheka, ensured I had all the right gear, checked weather forecaste to select the best climbing day and provided a cultural experience. All the time ensuring I was ok. Definitely the best day of my Japan experience. Thanks Hamish
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The whole trip was well planned in advanced, about 2 months that I started communicating with Chika. There were rapid responses to questions, even before a confirmation/payment was made. As the dates grew closer, good advice on gear and other practical issues were passed. Typhoon Hagibis had just left significant damage, and the weather was quite unpredictable. It was clear that is was safest to delay the climb, and I was lucky the extra day that I had came with excellent weather. Chika was excellent in communicating the reasons for the delay, as safety was paramount. I had done an earlier trip during the usual summer season a few years back, but with light snow up top, this was one of my best treks/climbs so far.
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