Mount Fuji is one of Japan’s most iconic images, instantly recognisable for its snowcapped symmetric beauty. Still an active volcano to this day, at 3766 meters it is the country’s highest mountain.
OPTION 1 : Private tour
Mt. Fuji is Japan’s tallest mountain, and at 3,766m it is quite an undertaking to climb it. However, this tour offers a great taster of the climb by taking you halfway up the mountain.
While this tour does not take you to the summit, you’ll still get a feel for the scale and splendour of this fantastic mountain. You’ll be picked up at your hotel by private car this morning and then driven to Mt. Fuji 5th Station, the end of the road for those driving to the mountain. With a professional nature guide by your side, you’ll then walk from the 5th Station up to the 7th Station, which is around halfway up the mountain. You’ll span a total elevation of 395m before descending back down to the 5th Station. You’ll be returned to your hotel for around 3pm.
A light boxed lunch is included as part of the hike, as is bottled water. You can also borrow walking poles, rainwear and binoculars free of charge. A moderate level of fitness, as well as a good pair of walking shoes and appropriate clothing, is required for this tour.
Note: Please ensure you wear comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for hiking. Given the higher altitude the temperature on Mt. Fuji will be significantly colder than sea level, so please prepare warm layers.
Availability: July ~ September only (Mt. Fuji climbing season)
Duration: 6-7 hours
OPTION 2: Group tour
On this group tour, take a drive up to Mt. Fuji’s 5th Station accompanied by an English-speaking guide. Also enjoy a nature walk around Aokigahara Forest (known as the Sea of Trees), located 1000 meters above sea level at the foot of Mt Fuji, and explore the lava caves of the mountain under the guidance of an English-speaking instructor. Enjoy a relaxing time in the forest among the natural surroundings of World Heritage Mt. Fuji.
Please wear clothing and footwear that are easy to move in, and that can get dirty. The interior of the caves is slippery, so we recommend sneakers. Overalls for protection against the cold, helmets, headlamps, and gloves will be provided (fee is included in tour price).
*Please note children 5 years old or younger cannot participate on this tour.
Availability: Jan 9 – Dec 28: Daily except Feb 28, Apr 28-30
Duration: Approx. 12 hours