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Mount Fuji Guided Climb, June to mid-October

Discover one of Japan's most stunning landmarks on a unique ascent to the summit of Mount Fuji with a certified local guide.


1 Day

Sep, Aug, Jul, Jun, Oct




* Climbing the highest and the most iconic mountain in Japan

* Enjoy breathtaking views along the trail

* Reach the volcanic summit of Mount Fuji


Mount Fuji (3776m) is the highest and the most iconic mountain in Japan. On this one-day climb, we will enjoy setting off very early to reach the sacred summit of this amazing peak and return by the afternoon.

Due to the high altitude, we will walk above the tree line. You will enjoy the magnificent views along the trail of the town, lakes, and even the Pacific Ocean below.

Mount Fuji is located at a 1.5 hr. drive away from Tokyo. In order to tackle the lovely Fuji in one day, we will need to rise very early. I will pick you up at your hotel around the Kawaguchiko area and we will drive up to the starting point. If you have your own transfer, we can meet at the parking lot at the bottom of Mount Fuji at 4.30 am. *Due to the road restrictions, we will take a taxi from the parking to the 5th station during the peak season (JUL to AUG). The taxi costs about 15,000yen. per one way.

We will start climbing at 5 am. It will take us around 5 - 6 hours to reach the summit and then around 4 hours to come back down to the parking lot. We will be back at around 4 - 5 pm. After the climb, I will take you back to your hotel in the Kawaguchiko area or to the train station around Mt. Fuji.

Don't miss the chance to climb this iconic mountain in Japan. Contact me today and let's start planning an unforgettable Mount Fuji ascent!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Mountain guide expenses




Where should I stay the night before the ascent of Mt Fuji?

I recommend you to stay overnight in the area of Gotemba or Kawaguchiko the day before the climb. I'll pick you up at your hotel and drop you at the train station after the climb. Here are 2 hotels I recommend:
- Fuji View hotel
- Toyoko Inn Fuji Kawaguchiko Ohashi (More casual style)
If you prefer to stay in Hakone area, it is also possible. Although it cost you the transfer fee of 15,000 YEN for the one-way.

About the guide

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Trekking Guide

I'm a JMGA certified hiking and ski guide and UIMLA mountain leader. I've traveled more than 50 countries as tour guide of trekking, skiing, cycling tour. I've visited overseas mountains such as Europe Alps, Canadian Rockies, New Zealand, Patagonia. I stayed in Zermatt, Switzerland for 4 years as trekking and skiing guide.

Even I traveled many countries, I also love to walk and ski the beautiful mountains in Japan. We have distinct four seasons, volcanos, hot springs in our mountain areas.
My favorite mountain area is the North Japan Alps, Mt. Fuji and Yatsugatake mountains. Of course sake and tasty Japanese food too!

I hope you to enjoy the nature, culture and communication with Japanese people during your stay in Japan. Looking forward to enjoying Japanese mountains with you!


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What people are saying about this trip



Yuichi-san was friendly, experienced, knew the Mt Fuji trails and the region very well, and spoke excellent English. It was a great experience.



As a way to celebrate a milestone birthday, I decided to explore the beautiful country of Japan. A major highlight of this trip was the Mt. Fuji summit hike with Yuichi. It was very evident that he has a wealth of knowledge and experience as a hiking leader. Yuichi communicated in advance to help me prepare for the hike--including suggestions for nearby lodging options--and his knowledge of the trails and environment was impressive. He was professional and personable. If I had more time during this trip I would definitely hire him to explore other areas of Japan.



It was a awesome experience and I can highly recommend climbing Mt Fuji with Yuichi!! He is a very experienced guide, speaks good englisch and tried to give me the best experience possible (due to bad weather we had to reschedule).



Yuichi was a wonderful guide! Due to potential bad weather Yuichi adjusted our hike schedule and it paid off with amazing weather. I fully recommend Yuichi as a guide!



My guide was not Yuichi. It was Arata.

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