Mount Fuji Hike Tour [2]

2021 July 31-August 1 (Saturday-Sunday)

Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi

There is a Japanese proverb that says, "He who climbs Mt. Fuji is a wise man. He who climbs it twice is a fool."

See the breath-taking sunrise, meet lots of people, and make new friends while climbing Japan's most famous and iconic mountain.

Hike with a certified Mt. Fuji mountain guide or meet other hikers who want to climb Mt. Fuji freely at own pace and risks.

Optional mountain hut stay (making this challenging adventure suitable for novice hikers, a unique experience in itself, and helps adjusting to the altitude.

Cross this off your Japan 'to do' bucket list!

Hike Itinerary

Saturday (Jul 31)

  • Meet in Shinjuku at 1:15pm
  • Get on the bus
  • Short rest stop on the way
  • Arrive at Kawaguchiko 5th station around 4:30pm
  • Get the rental gears (if needed) and get changed
  • Gear check/safety briefing/stretching/group photo
  • Start your hike around 6pm
  • See the dramatic reflection of the sunset over the horizon (weather permitting)

Sunday (Aug 1)

  • Arrive at the summit around 4am
  • Have a hot meal and drinks at one of the mountain huts
  • See the sunrise (weather permitting)
  • Two (2) hour crater walk (Optional)
  • Start hiking down around 5:30am
  • Arrive back at Kawaguchiko 5th station around 10am
  • Return the rental gear (if any)
  • Bus departs at 12pm
  • Arrive back in Shinjuku around 4pm

Trip Inclusion - Extras - Discounts

Price includes;

  • Private bus transportation (round-trip)
  • Fun and cute English/Japanese speaking hike coordinator (not a hike guide)
  • Travel insurance
  • Consumption tax
  • Chance to meet adventurous people you can climb Mt. Fuji with

Extras; [Pay on the day]

  • Mountain hut 'shared' accommodation and hike guide (10,000yen)
  • Waterproof/windproof jacket/pants set rental (3,500yen)
  • Waterproof hiking boots rental (3,500yen)
  • Backpack rental (3,500yen) *With rain cover
  • Hiking poles rental (2,500yen)
  • Headlamp rental (1,000yen) *With spare batteries
  • Gaiters (1,000yen)
  • Full rental set (11,500) *Rain jacket/pants, gaiters, hiking boots, backpack (30L), backpack rain cover, hiking poles and headlight
  • Oxygen canister (800yen)
  • Emergency blanket (500yen)
Price: 12,000Yen
Space left: 22 out of 30

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary may vary due to the weather, traffic conditions, and other unavoidable circumstances.
  • You MUST have your own insurance (health, social, company, etc.) to be able join. Please carry your Japanese National Health Insurance card (or travel insurance details) with you.
  • This hike is ON rain or shine!
  • Mountain weather can be unpredictable and can change without any warnings so be well prepared.
  • There will be no refund in case you cannot reach the summit and have to turn back due to bad weather.
  • Climbers of Mt. Fuji are asked to contribute 1,000 yen for the preservation of the environment, and maintenance of the trails and facilities for climber safety. There are collection stations at each trailhead.
  • Mt. Fuji is 3,776m above sea level and Kawaguchiko-5th station (Mt Fuji starting point) is 2,305m (more than 1,500m vertical ascent).
  • We will use the Kawaguchiko/Fujiyoshida hike trail for both the ascent and descent.
  • The weather on the mountain will be very cold even in summer, around 0 to -5 °C with wind chill so be well equipped.
  • Your goal is to reach the summit between 3:30-4:30am.
  • Staying in a mountain hut at the 8th station to rest/sleep is highly recommended. It helps you acclimatize to the altitude and also a shelter incase of bad weather.
  • Mt. Fuji mountain huts are a unique experience in itself. They are basic but are warm, dry, and provide good shelter from the elements, perfect for acclimatizing to the altitude, and making sure you maximize your enjoyment of the climb. They also have toilet facilities.
  • We reserve the rights to refuse participants without proper hiking attire.
  • Persons with heart ailment and/or serious knee problems are not allowed to participate.
  • Reasonable fitness required.
  • Oxygen (canister) is highly recommended as it helps prevent altitude sickness.
  • Only bring the stuff you need for the hike, the lighter the backpack, the better.
  • You can leave some of your stuff, such as spare clothes, in the lockers at the 5th station.
  • You can buy food and drinks on the trail but it will be very expensive.
  • You can hike around the crater (about 2hrs at your own risks) and send postcards to your loved ones from the summit post office (weather permitting).
  • Hiking stick for sale at the 5th station (1,000yen or 1,500yen with flag).
  • Stick stamps available at every stations for 200-300yen.
  • Final details will be sent to the participants two days before the event.

What to wear/bring

  • Rain jacket and pants (Gore-Tex highly recommended)
  • Warm clothes (down / fleece / thermals)
  • Spare clothes
  • Hiking shoes or trainers w/ ankle protection
  • Soft/thick socks
  • Hiking pole
  • Backpack with rain cover
  • Headlamp
  • Hat & Beanie
  • Trekking gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Light food
  • Snacks
  • Mineral water or sports drinks (2-3L recommended)
  • Small thermos (filled with soup, coffee or tea)
  • Smartphone
  • MP 3/iPod player
  • Book
  • Camera
  • Cash
  • 100 yen coins

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