Climb the iconic Mount Fuji (3766m), the highest peak in Japan, on this 1-day guided ascent led by JMGA-certified local guide Chikako.
Jun, Sep, Oct
* Climb Mount Fuji, a sacred mountain and the most iconic symbol of Japan.
* Experience a relaxed and peaceful ascent, away from 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 a 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 fewer people on the trails. Furthermore, this is a privately guided tour, so you will have my undivided attention.
This tour is available from early June till June 27th, and from September 10th till the middle of October. Please note that 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. Keep in mind that you need an advanced fitness level to join this tour.
If you would like to come with 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. Or, if you prefer to come in the summer, you can also check out my Mount Fuji 2-day climbing tour.
- Guiding fee
- Mountain guide expenses
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Lunch: we will stop to buy lunch at a convenience store after picking you up early in the morning.
NOTE: *more additional fees could be added for climbing gear rental if you need them (It might be necessary in late May to early June).
* ice ax (JPY 500 )
* helmet (JPY 1,000 )
* trekking poles (JPY 500),
* avalanche gears (JPY 1,500),
* harness (JPY 500)
!! Please bring enough cash with you
4:30-5:00 AM We meet at the hotel (Kawaguchiko area or Fujiyoshida city), check gear, sign the paperwork and drive to 5th station. 6:30AM We start hiking from 5th station. 9:30AM We get to 8th station. 13:00 PM We reach Summit. 17:00-18:00PM We go back to the 5th station.
Other gear: Rain jacket and pants, hiking boots, headlight, warm gloves, snacks, sunscreen,
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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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Thank you for a wonderful day! Chika is an incredible guide. Very smart, very friendly, and very helpful. She arrived on time and explained everything very well. I was nervous because I have not hiked much at high altitude, but she helped keep a slow and steady pace so I never felt too tired. At the summit she surprised me with hot tea and mochi!! Thank you Chikako! You made my 40th birthday hike a very memorable and wonderful experience for the rest of my life!
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
Chika is an Incredible guide alongside being an fantastic person. The 1day hike up and down Fuji was great, speedy, with enough rests at different stages. At the top she made us coffee which was very thoughtful. En route home she stopped into a number of shops in order for us to get some food, water and some great recommendations for Sake as gifts home to out friends and family's A fantastic trip was had thanks to Chika and her excellent organisation and communication skills. Not to mention she is lovely and fun to hike alongside. If you are looking to climb Fuji whether it be a 1 or 2 day trip, look no further than Chika as your guide.
Absolutely wonderful!!!! Chikako was absolutely amazing! We had the most amazing time and was one of the highlights of our 3 week trip! Thank you so much for being so wonderful.
Thank you again for taking us up Mt. Fuji today. We thoroughly enjoyed the hiking, but also loved spending time with you and learning more about Mt. Fuji, Japan, Japanese culture, Japanese religion, other things to do in your beautiful country, etc. Thank you also for picking us up at our hotel, for letting us use your crampons and for helping us return what we rented from Yamarent. Please feel free to use us as a reference if any of your clients want to know about our experience with you. Will easily give you a 6 star rating on a scale of 1-5. Would love to come back and do a trip with you in the Japanese Alps. By the way, I never found the big sushi with shrimp and mayo. Gotta believe Norm ate it. His cold is better, though, so letting him have it is the least I could have done.
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