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Climbing Mt.Fuji

Climbing Mt.Fuji

Mt.Fuji Climbing 富士登山 Mount Fuji (富士山, Fuji-san) is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776 m (or 12,388 ft). The official climbing season is from July to August. Climbing is still possible until the middle of September if it does not snow and take note that shops and huts are likely to close towards the end of August. There are officially four routes for climbing Mt Fuji; Kawaguchiko-guchi route(north), Subashiri-guchi route(northeast), Fujinomiya-guchi route(southwest) and Gotenba-guchi route(east).

Climbing possible to people of all ages. A leisure hike to the top of Mt.Fuji will take no more than 8 hours with adequate stops in between. There are approximately 300,000 people attempt the climb annually. Many tour operators offer both day trips and overnight trips with or without professional mountain guides. Overnight trips are very popular as many would want to watch sunrise at the summit.


Sample Itinerary

Sample itineraries for climbing Mt.Fuji using Kawaguchiko North Route.

Climbing Route with Lodge Break (for beginners).
Arrive at JR Kawaguchi Station → Arrive at Kawaguchi lake at 12:00 (free and easy) → At 13:00 Proceed to Mt.Fuji 5th station (meeting and briefing by a professional guide) → Start climbing (approx.5 hours ) → Stay in the lodge near the Mt.Fuji 8 station. → Depart lodge at 2:00am → Climbing (approx.2 hours ) → Reach the top of the mountain and see the sunrise at 4:00am. → Descend the mountain. (approx.6 hours) → Depart from Mt.Fuji 5th station at 13:00 → Transfer by car back to Tokyo.

Direct Climbing Route without lodge break (for confident climbers).
Arrive at JR Kawaguchi Station → Arrive at Kawaguchi lake at 19:00 (free and easy) → At 20:00 Proceed to Mt.Fuji 5th station (meeting and briefing by a professional guide) → Start climbing (approx.7 hours ) → Reach the top of the mountain and see the sunrise at 4:00am. → Descend the mountain. (approx.6 hours) → Departure from Mt.Fuji 5 station at 13:00 → Transfer by car back to Tokyo.


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Fuji-Hakone sightseeing private vehicle hire for a 1 full day sightseeing tour, spending 6 complete hours at Hakone national park and nearby Mt.Fuji sightseeing locations of your choice. Pick up at your hotel (downtown Tokyo) at around 08:30am and returning to Tokyo around 18:30pm (total time: 10 hours). Price starts from 40,000yen nett for a 9-seater minivan.


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Watch Sunrise from Mt.Fuji

2-Day Mt. Fuji Climbing Tour (from Tokyo) From: 12,300yen
Mt. Fuji is only open to hikers from July to late August. Mt. Fuji can be climbed up quite easily even by beginners, taking the proper precautions and advise from a qualified mountain guide. This tour will be using the Yoshida-guchi trail, with plenty of rest breaks onroute and a nightstop at the mountain hut halfway up the mountain and to set off again during the night so that the summit can be reached in time for the sunrise.



Fuji-hakone tour

Mt. Fuji-Hakone Sightseeing & Onsen Experience 2 Days from Tokyo From: 23,500yen
This 2-day tour include a guided tour on day 1 only. Leaving from Tokyo, this tour takes you up to Mt.Fuji's 5th Station to enjoy the view from 2,300 meters above sea level. After the 5th Station visit, you will proceed to Hakone, famous for its beautiful natural scenery, and enjoy a pleasure boat cruise around Lake Ashi and a ride on the Komagatake Ropeway. After the sightseeing tour, you will proceed to Hakone-Yumoto Station. You will check-in an Onsen Ryokan nearby the station. Relax in a hot spring bath and enjoy a seasonal Japanese-style menu dinner.



Fuji-hakone tour

Mt. Fuji Hakone 1 Day Sightseeing (optional lunch) From: 11,000yen
One of our bestselling day tours to Mt.Fuji and Hakone. Leaving from Tokyo, this tour takes you up to Mt.Fuji's 5th Station to enjoy the view from 2,300 meters above sea level. After the 5th Station visit, you will proceed to Hakone, famous for its beautiful natural scenery, and take the Hakone Ropeway ride from Togendai to Owakudani. Stop at Owakudani Boiling Valley for a walk around this famous volcanic valley and see how this black-colored eggs, a local specialty of hard-boiled eggs, are cook in the valley. Finally, enjoy a leisure cruise around the Lake Ashi crater lake on a Pirate Boat.



Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi and Bullet Train Day Trip from Tokyo

Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi and Bullet Train Day Trip from Tokyo - $141.28
Visit Japan's iconic Mount Fuji on Tokyo?s most popular day tour, then return to Tokyo by famous Shinkansen Bullet train. You'll enjoy lunch on Mt Fuji, cruise Lake Ashi and ride the aerial cableway at Mount Komagatake for sweeping views of the celebrated Hakone National Park.



2-Day Mt Fuji, Hakone and Bullet Train Tour from Tokyo - $262.39

Escape the big-city bustle to explore Mt Fuji, stay in scenic Hakone then zoom back to Tokyo by Bullet train on this overnight jaunt. You'll cruise Lake Ashi, take a ride on the Mt Komagatake aerial cableway, soothe away your cares in a hot spring bath in Hakone and have a day free to explore this exquisite resort town.


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