Mount Fuji Climb

Mount Fuji Climb information and booking

from
$920
  • Duration
    2 days
    Days
  • Group size
    2-6
    Persons
  • Difficulty
    Moderate
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Schedule Details

Summary
  • 2 day trip
  • 1 night mountain hut
Equipment Required
Specialist gear required include walking boots and day pack (a comprehensive gear list is provided in the pre-departure information provided on booking).

Highlights

  • Summit Mt Fuji to witness sunrise
  • Learn about the legend of Fuji

Tour description provided by World Expeditions

Every visitor must experience the sheer majesty of Japans' national symbol, the sacred Mount Fuji. We ascend via the Fuji Yoshida route which is the oldest pilgrim route up the 3776m volcano. From our simple mountain hut lodging, we awake early to climb this iconic snow capped peak along with many local pilgrims for what everyone hopes will be a spectacular sunrise from Japan's highest mountain. A bilingual experienced trekking guide will help you not only climb Fuji, but also understand it.

What's included

  • 1 breakfast and 1 dinner
  • Expert bilingual mountain guide
  • Simple accommodation
  • Sightseeing and entry fees as per itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1 Transfer to base of Mt Fuji, commence climb
On a clear day in Tokyo, you can usually look over the city’s skyscrapers and spot Mt Fuji looming in the distance. Japan’s tallest mountain is a near perfect volcanic cone that rises majestically from the Kanto plain. It has long been seen as the domain of powerful Shinto gods and has been a pilgrimage destination for over a millennium. And we start this adventure in Tokyo at your hotel early today (approx 8.00.am), where you will meet your guide for an overview of the climb and a final chance to purchase any equipment or supplies. You and your guide will travel from Tokyo to the Mt Fuji Five Lakes area by deluxe highway bus - a chance to see Japan's advanced road system while the city fades away and the lush green forests of Yamamashi prefecture appear. Getting off the bus you will head to Sengen Shrine, a beautiful Shinto shrine at the base of Mt Fuji. After paying your respects to the goddess of the mountain (a long-standing hiking tradition in Japan), you'll start climbing on an ancient pilgrimage trail. After about 8 hours on the trail, spend the night at a mountain hut on the slopes of Mt Fuji. NB: You can arrange luggage storage at the hotel.
Day 2 Hike to summit for sunrise, transfer to Tokyo where trip concludes
It's an early start today, as you get up well before sunrise to climb the last few hours from the hut to the summit of Mt Fuji. Witness the sun rise over the highest point in the Land of the Rising Sun. If weather conditions cooperate, you'll also find yourself watching the sun rise from a sea of clouds - a supernaturally beautiful sight. After spending some time on the summit, you'll descend the mountain (either on foot all the way, or on foot to the 5th station parking lot and by bus from there). Celebrate your achievement by soaking in a hot spring bath at the base of the mountain head back to Tokyo by highway bus in the late afternoon.