2-Day Mt Fuji Sunrise Climb from Tokyo

2-Day Mt Fuji Sunrise Climb from Tokyo information and booking

from
$256
Duration
2 days
Departs from
Keio Plaza Hotel - Main tower, 3rd floor at information desk
Returns to
Concludes at Shinjuku Station at approximately 7pm
Time of departure
7am
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Tour description provided by Viator

Scale the stunning peaks of Mt Fuji on a two-day trip from Tokyo. Ascend the summit of Japan's most iconic landmark, climbing overnight and reaching the summit in time to watch the sunrise over the landscape below. After this awe-inspiring overnight climb, you’ll have time to relax and treat your tired muscles to a soak in the outdoor hot springs, which boast stunning views over Mt Fuji. This is a once-in- a-lifetime experience not to be missed.

What's included

  • Local guide
  • Climbing guide
  • Meals as per itinerary (b-breakfast, l-lunch, d-dinner)
  • Sleeping space at toyokan hut
  • Entrance to beni fuji no yu onsen (spa)
  • Round-trip coach to mt fuji from tokyo

What isn't included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Itinerary

Day 1: Tokyo – Mt Fuji Seventh Station (D)
After meeting with your guide, travel by coach to Mt Fuji. On your way, enjoy a drive through stunning scenery that offers magnificent views of Mt Fuji from different angles. On arrival at the fifth station, located at 7,560 feet (2,304 meters), you can relax, have a Japanese-style lunch at the fifth station restaurant (own expense ) and prepare for the climb ahead. At approximately 1pm, start your ascent of Mt Fuji. The hike has two parts -- the first section to the seventh station, located at 9,457 feet (2,910 meters), takes 2-3 hours along designated paths. Have dinner and rest for a few hours at a toyokan (mountain hut) to become acclimatized to the altitude. The huts are very basic and have wooden bunk beds that are more for resting than sleeping. At 10pm, start the second part of your climb. Be guided by the moonlight and the beam of your flashlight as you walk over steep rocky outcrops to reach the summit of Mt Fuji, where you’ll wait for the first rays of dawn to peek through the horizon. This section is approximately 5 hours long.
Day 2: Mt Fuji - Tokyo (B)
You can’t help but feel the thrill of all the mountain explorers who’ve come before you as you watch the sun rise from the top of Mt Fuji. While you eat your breakfast bento box, take this time to appreciate the natural beauty unfolding as day breaks. If time permits, you can walk the rim of the caldera (90 minutes) before your descent back to the fifth station. Then, travel to Laka Yamanaka Hot Springs, the famous onsen (meaning ‘spa’) baths at Beni Fuji no Yu to soak your tired muscles. As you relax in the open-air hot spring baths, enjoy the garden setting and the excellent views of Mt Fuji. The onsen also has steam rooms, saunas and waterfall showers to soothe your aches and pains. Enjoy lunch at the restaurant (own expense) or have a massage before boarding the coach for the return trip to Tokyo. Please see below for notes on what to bring and expect on this Mt Fuji experience. Tour operates only in July and August.