People per Guide
Jul, Aug, Sep
Type of Trip
Whether it is the snow covered peak, or the massive width, or even just the name, Mount Fuji (3,776m) is one of the most famous mountains in the world. It is also one of the 3 holy mountains of Japan. Located just 100 kilometres from Tokyo, on clear days, you can even see it from the city.
Mount Fuji is so much more than a mountain, it is an legendary symbol of Japan. Both profound and beautiful, being able to scale this peak and stand on its summit is a mesmerising experience. And because it is open to all climbing skill levels, almost anybody can join me on this breathtaking 2-day trek.
The adventure will start at JR Mishima station, where we will take the bus to the 5th station. From there we will go to the trailhead of Fujinomiya trail, where we will acclimatize at 2,380 metres, while having lunch. After that, the trek will begin. We should reach the Akaiwa mountain hut (3,300m) at the 8th station by the afternoon. Once there, we will eat and rest for the night.
On the second day, we will wake very early, at 4:30 am. However, because of the early wake up time, you will get to enjoy an absolutely stunning sunrise. After a Japanese breakfast, we will make our ascent. We should reach the summit at approximately 8:30 am, where you get to revel in an amazing view. We will then make our descent to the Mount Hoei Volcanic Crater before returning to the 5th station.
Contact me if you would like me to guide you over the course of 2 days to the top of Mount Fuji, an incredible, magical mountain.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- Mountain guide's expenses
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.
About the Guide
I'm a professional billingual tour guide. When I was a university student in Tokyo, I participated in an outdoor nature program as a conservation intern at Yosemite National Park Service and since then I have been an outdoor enthusiast. My life motivation has been always in the pursuit of feeling inspiration from nature and sharing the pleasure of it with others.
For overseas experience, I studied environmental studies at University of California, Santa Cruz for an exchange program and also after graduation I worked as a trekking guide at Aoraki/Mt. Cook National Park in New Zealand.
Here are my qualifications
- Licensed Tour Guide Interpreter (English)
- Mountain Hiking Guide, certified by Japan Mountain Guides Association(JMGA)
- Wilderness Advanced First Aid
- Itinerary Control Manager
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