When the bus drops you off at the fifth station, you will have an hour to have lunch and get ready for the climb. This time will also help you get acclimated to the elevation. Here you will meet with your climbing guide, stretch, and set off!
The fifth station to the eight station
The climb will be slow, with ample rest time provided. However, the guide will adjust the pace to suit the climber's level.
Arrival at the Taishikan (eighth station)
Approx. 3100 m above sea level
Arrival at the first night's accommodation, the mountain hut "Taishikan." You can have a leisurely dinner and rest here before the last leg of your climb.
The eighth station to the summit (Yoshidaguchi trail)
You will leave the Taishikan while it is still dark. To help avoid rocks, slopes, and other hazards, the guide will set a slow pace.
Arrival at the summit (Yoshidaguchi trail)
Approx. 3710 m above sea level
And you have made it! Waiting to greet you at the top are the stone guardians and torii of Kusushi Shrine.
Fatigue from the climb can lead to injuries on the way down. Take care not to get injured on the descent.
Return to the fifth station
Approx. 2300 m above sea level
Welcome back! Everyone who made it will receive a certificate proving they climbed Mt,Fuji, a great way to remember your trip.
The following is a video that shows both the beauty of Mt,Fuji, and what one of our climbing tours looks like.
Climbing Mt,Fuji requires a lot of careful preparation.
Altitude sickness should be your biggest worry when climbing Mt,Fuji. There are a number of things you can do to help prevent it though. Make sure to get enough sleep, drink a lot of water, and eat. You should avoid climbing when tired or sick. Finally, when climbing, you should go slowly in order to let your body get used to the change in altitude.
Be aware of your breathing and drink lots of water while climbing.
During the climb, if you need to stop for any reason (such as exhaustion or altitude sickness), please ask your guide or a tour conductor for advice and obey his/her instructions. Since the route down Mt,Fuji varies depending on where you are, read the following for more information.
1. Turning back before reaching the Taishikan
If you wish to return before reaching the Taishikan, return by the same route that you climbed up by. You can meet up with the group at the fifth station on the next day.
*The meeting place will be decided by your guide or tour conductor in advance.
2. Turning back at the Taishikan
If you decide to turn back at the Taishikan, you should spend the night, rest, and return the next morning by the route you climbed up by. You can meet up with your group at the fifth station later.
3. Turning back between the eighth and ninth stations
There are many mountain huts between the Taishikan and the summit. Take a rest at the nearest one, and wait there for the group to return on their descent. (*Any fees incurred while resting in this way are the responsibility of the individual.)
There is no water available for free on Mt,Fuji. However, this doesn't mean you should bring a heavy load of water with you, weighing you down and possibly preventing you from reaching the summit. There are many mountain huts on Mt,Fuji where you can purchase drinks. While they are slightly expensive (400 to 500 yen), they can help in a pinch. Balancing weight vs. need is one of the most important steps when preparing to climb Mt,Fuji.
Public toilets are available at the sixth, seventh, and eighth stations, and at the summit of Mt,Fuji.
Depending on the location, they cost between 100 and 200 yen to use. Please use them if you need to go to the bathroom to help preserve the natural beauty of Mt,Fuji.
Toilets sometimes run out of toilet paper, so bring some of your own. Make sure to bring any paper you use back with you down the mountain.
The toilets for ladies in particular are often crowded, so it is always best to go when you can.
Many people have an image of a mountain hut being something dirty and unpleasant.
But have no fear! Mt,Fuji's mountain huts have a limit on the number of people they host each night, so there is no need to worry that you will be packed in like sardines.
Also, many women have trouble resting if they are put next to men. Care will be given to separate men and women's sleeping areas. Finally, each person will be issued their own sleeping bag. Rest easy!
In the mountain hut where you will stay, curry rice etc. is available for dinner, and breakfast will be provided. Since we will be departing the huts early, bento boxes will be provided. (The contents of the bento may vary.)
In addition, ramen noodles and other hot food is available at the summit (price not included.) We recommend that you bring chocolate or other small snacks with you on your climb.
【With Tour Guide & Language Support Staff】Want to Visit Once in a Lifetime! Impressive Rising Sun・Climbing Mt. Fuji (Mount Fuji)
From Tokyo (Shinjuku, Ueno)
※In this tour course, Ohachimeguri (tour of Mt. Fuji crater) is not included.
※Mt. Fuji entrance fee of JPY 1,000 is charged voluntarily. (※JPY 1,000 is the price as of Year 2016 and subject to change.)
※You can leave your baggage that is not necessary to bring with you while climbing.
※Please note we may not accept your participation on the day of the tour if you do not wear appropriate clothes for climbing.
Please make sure to wear/prepare protective clothes, shoes and equipment for climbing.
●Mt. Fuji・・・The tallest mountain in Japan at an altitude of 3,776m, located between Shizuoka and Yamanashi. Many climbers visit Mt. Fuji to see "the rising sun" every summer. In this course, we watch the rising sun from mountain lodge on the 8th station to avoid crowds of night climbers and fatigue. This tour is highly recommended for the first-timers climbing Mt. Fuji.
●About the reservation for age restrictions:
Reservation for under 9 years old cannot be accepted. When elementary school children (over 10 years old) participate in this tour, their father or mother must accompany them during the tour.
Under 20 years old except elementary school children have to join this tour with adult or submit a letter of consent signed by their parent.
Reservation is not accepted for over 75 years old who is a beginner or has never climbed mountains.
Ueno Shinjuku (Meet 7:40)<Highway>5th Station of Mr. Fuji (Lunch / 10:30~12:00)8th Station (Overnight)※Arrive around 17:00※Walking distance: approx. 3.5km, 3 hours and 30 minutes / Altitude difference: 800m
Breakfast : 0 / Lunch : 1 / Dinner : 1
Accommodation : Taishikan or Horaikan
8th Station (After watching the rising sun, tour departs around 5:00 in the early morning.)9th StationTop of Mt. Fuji from Yoshida Trailhead8th Station5th Station of Mt. FujiOshino Hakkai (Visit / Lunch by yourself ※Arrive around 15:00)<Highway>Arrive in Ueno / Shinjuku (Scheduled 19:00~20:00)※Walking distance: approx. 6.5km, 6 hours / Altitude difference: approx. 600m (Up) / approx. 1,400m (Down)
(For the actual tour language of your preferred departure day, please look at the booking form. If you make a booking within 7 days to the departure, we may not be able to arrange your preferred language support. In such case, you will be guided by Japanese speaking tour director with an itinerary in your preferred language.)
The Scope of Language Support
A tour conductor or staff of your preferred language will accompany the tour from the designated meeting place (at a designated airport in case of a tour with airplanes) and provides the participant with basic information necessary for the tour (such as meeting place and time at each stop etc) in your preferred language. Information on sightseeing in the areas of tour destinations will not be provided. However, brochures in your preferred language will be provided.
Minimum number of participants for operation
20 persons *When the participants does not reach the number above, the tour will not be operated. If this is the case, those who have made a reservation will be informed of the matter by 14 days prior to the scheduled departure date (by 4 days prior to the departure in case of a Day-tour).
Minimum number of participants for booking
Taishikan or Horaikan
Shared Room ※1 Sleeping Bag Per Person
Breakfast : 1 / Lunch : 1 / Dinner : 1
Expenses for transportation, accommodation, meal(s), admission fee(s) specified in the itinerary and taxes. * None of the expenses will be refunded even though the items concerned are not used by a participant for personal reasons.
Items not included
Expenses for transportation, meal(s), admission fee(s) not specified in the itinerary, personal expenses during the tour (telephone, laundry or beverages etc.) and optional tour fees.
Items included in "Infant price"
※Under 9 years old cannot be accepted.
Wearing clothes and shoes that let you move easily and comfortably is strongly recommended.
According to traffic conditions etc, the order of the itinerary may have to be changed.
Mt Fuji may not be viewed in case of bad weather conditions.
We will not be responsible for any delays, shortenings or omissions made to the itinerary due to traffic, weather or other circumstances that are beyond our control.
If we have to cancel the tour for typhoon, heavy snow, or other circumstances beyond our control, we decide the matter by 3pm Japan time one day before the departure and inform you about it by e-mail.
The place that the tour disbands may be different from the one that it meets. For the actual place, ask the tour conductor on the spot.
(Act on the Protection of Personal Information has been revised since May 30, 2017.)
Customer information, such as name, age, gender and others may be forwarded to the hotels
or necessary organizations for the tour arrangement.
Completion of the tour reservation shall be deemed to agree upon above condition.