Included in the price
We want you to enjoy your climb, as well as be challenged by it. With food, however, we just want you to enjoy it.
The 2-day Fuji Tour via Fujinomiya includes one dinner and one breakfast served through the 8th station mountain hut, Akaiwa Hachigo mountain hut.
Akaiwa Hachigo mountain hut, uses its farmed vegetables at the base of Mt. Fuji to concoct a delicious bowl of Japanese curry for dinner. And its not just one bowl, its all you can eat! Breakfast consists of Japanese rice, miso soup, egg and ham (generally breakfast is eaten after returning from the summit) The hot food tastes delicious and enriches your Japanese experience of Mt. Fuji. Unfortunately this mountain hut only serve Japanese food. If you are not able to eat Japanese food we ask that you buy food previous to the hike and bring it up with you. Also, there is no vegetarian option on this tour. If you are a vegetarian, please bring your own food up with you.
YOUR 2 Lunches
You will need to provide 2 lunches on your own; lunch on day 1 will be part way through our climb and on day 2 after our descent of Mt. Fuji. Note that mountain huts serving lunch meals on the trail may be infrequent at times; prices are generally between JPY800-1,500 per meal. Sometimes it proves best to pack your own lunch with you for day 1.
If you have any type of food-related allergy, you MUST inform your guide. This is to ensure your safety in the event of an emergency. Remember that there is very little leeway in the mountain huts in terms of food variety.
From Tokyo we will travel to the Fujinomiya trail 5th station by either private or public transport. Mode of transportation will depend on estimated traffic as well as group size.
Our tours run on "Japan time". This means that we leave promptly at the published departure time. If you are late, the tour will leave without you and your reservation will be forfeited without refund. Please make your greatest effort to show up on time. Read up more on the tour policies here.
*Personal luggage: there will not be any place to store your extra baggage on our tour. Any extra luggage you have needs to be dealt with BEFORE joining our tour in either Tokyo or Gotenba. Options for luggage storage include, coin lockers at Shinjuku or Gotenba, hotel baggage storage services or sending by 'takkyubin' (postal service) to your next destination.
On our 2-day Fuji Tour via Fujinomiya we will be spending the night in a Japanese style mountain hut. These huts offer a fantastic cultural experience unique to Mt. Fuji. Huts are a great way of meeting fellow climbers, exchanging stories, and experiencing camaraderie that you will never find in a five star hotel. Accommodations consist of a bunk, bedding, sheets, and pillow all in the Japanese style. When huts get crowded you may be required to share your bunk with other climbers so ear plugs are highly recommended and are provided by FMG.
The 2-day Fuji Tour via Fujinomiya is only operated for private groups. The group size will depend on the private tour request; generally the guide to guest ratio on this tour is 1:9 and never more than 12 per 1 guide.
You will need snacks for each day of your climb. Buying snacks at a mountain hut is an option but they are overpriced and infrequent at times. We suggest bringing crackers, candy bars, jerky, chips, cookies, trail mix, fruits, energy bars, and hard candies. Add peanut butter, cream cheese, hard cheese, or pepperoni for additional calories and taste. If you enjoy bread items, bagels work well. Include some salty snacks to replenish lost salts.
There are no garbage bins on Mt. Fuji, not even at the 5th station and not at any of the mountain huts located along the way. At FMG we commit ourselves to accomplishing Leave No Trace principals and expect any participants on our tours to follow the same principals. Any garbage you bring up the mountain must come back down with you. Please bring along an extra ziplock bag to keep your garbage in and help to preserve the natural beauty on Mt. Fuji.
Interested in learning more about the tour's policies, including our cancellation policy? Read up on this here.