Mt. Fuji Sunrise Summit Climb - Prince Route - Small Group, No Crowds!

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Tour description

The Prince Route is the best way to avoid the summer crowds on Mt. Fuji. There are only 2 operating huts on the route making the total number of climbers on this route less than 125 people per day, versus thousands of people on the other routes. There will be no waiting in human traffic jams as is typical of the other routes. We also watch the sunrise from the hut and head to the summit after the crowds have cleared.Our hut is a family run business and they offer the best food on the mountain. All you can eat curry and rice for dinner featuring plenty of veggies and meat. Other huts will basically service a small portion of rice and some curry soup leaving most climbers feeling hungry. Breakfast also features unlimited rice and miso soup as well as fried egg and sausage.We also exclusively only operate small group tours with a maximum of 9 people with 1 guide. It is a true team oriented experience where the guide and other participants will get to know each other through the climb.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productThis is the starting point of our climb. Rental equipment is available here from July 10th if you forgot any items. There is also a small shop and toilets available.Duration: 15 minutesLocation: Mt.Fuji 5th station, Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture, Tokai, ChubuThis is just a short warm up hike from the 5th station to the 6th station, but the last stop for a meal before getting to our hut for the night. Hot lunch is available here for those who didn't bring a packed lunch.Duration: 30 minutesLocation: Hoei SansoThis is the summit of the crater rim from the most recent eruption in the 1700's. The views are amazing and it's a good rest spot before beginning the journey towards the 8th station.Duration: 10 minutesLocation: Hoeizan Promenade, Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture, Tokai, ChubuThis is the 8th station of the Gotemba route and where we will be spending the night and watching sunrise.Duration: 12 hoursLocation: 赤岩八合館The summit of Mount Fuji! You'll be able to look into the crater, see 360 degree views from the top, and mail post cards from the highest post office in Japan. Duration: 1 hourLocation: Mount Fuji, ChubuWe will head down from the summit via the Fujinomiya route back to the 5th station where we started. Duration: 15 minutesLocation: Mt.Fuji 5th station, Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture, Tokai, ChubuThis is a hot spring over looking the route we climbed up Fuji on. We will stop here for a hot bath and lunch before making the drive back to Tokyo.,Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesLocation: Otainai Onsen Health Center, Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, Tokai, Chubu

What's included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Hot Spring Entry
  • Accident and Rescue Insurance
  • Entry/Admission - 赤岩八合館
  • Entry/Admission - Otainai Onsen Health Center

What's not included

  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages