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Mount Fuji
Mount Fuji
Mount Fuji
Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji Guided Climb, June to mid-October

Stand atop Mount Fuji, Japan's iconic peak. Witness breathtaking panoramas, volcanic landscapes, and a deep connection to Japanese culture on this thrilling ascent. Guided by a certified local expert, this unforgettable journey unveils the majestic beauty of this revered volcano.




1 Day


Jun - Oct






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Based on 11 reviews

  • 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

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Day 1: Climbing Mt Fuji

  • 4:30 AM: Gather at the parking lot at the base of Mount Fuji (for those with their own transportation) or receive hotel pickup in the Kawaguchiko area (for tour participants).
  • 5:00 AM: Commence the ascent from the 5th station.
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Attain the summit and savor stunning views, weather permitting.
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Descend the mountain.
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Return to the parking lot or hotel


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.

What's included in the price of this Mt Fuji program?

Included in the price are:

  • Guiding fee
  • Mountain guide expenses

What is the best time of the year to embark on this Mt Fuji trip?

The best time to take this trip is during the months of June through October.

What is the Mt Fuji itinerary like?

4:30 AM: Meet at the parking lot at the bottom of Mount Fuji (if you have your own transportation) or get picked up at your hotel in the Kawaguchiko area (if joining the tour).

5:00 AM: Begin the climb from the 5th station.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Reach the summit and enjoy breathtaking views (weather permitting).

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Descend the mountain.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Arrive back at the parking lot or hotel.

Is Mount Fuji a difficult climb?

While Mount Fuji is not technically challenging, it is a long and demanding hike due to its elevation and the lack of oxygen at the top. You should be in good physical condition and comfortable hiking for several hours uphill.

What kind of equipment do I need to bring to the Mt Fuji ascent?

You'll need warm, waterproof clothing, proper footwear, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat, as well as hiking poles and basic gear.

About the guide: Yuichi

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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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