Where does the tour leave from and how do I get there?
Your tour departure location and time is listed in the itinerary page for your tour. All tours depart from the Keio Plaza Hotel in Shinkuku (Tokyo). The location and directions can be seen here.
How long does it take to get up and down Mt. Fuji?
We do not climb Mt. Fuji in one day. On the first day we will hike about 6 km to our lodging for the night in about 6-7 hrs. From here to the summit it is about a 1 1/2 hr. climb. Our descent is usually done in 4-5 hrs. These are just approximations, as the time it takes to hike up and down Mt. Fuji varies from group to group.
Will I be able to store baggage anywhere before climbing Fuji?
Once we have left Shinjuku station there will not be any place to store your baggage. Since we take a different route to and from Mt. Fuji you will have to bring only what you plan to take up and down the mountain.
How much money should I bring? Are credit cards accepted?
FMG tours include all transportation and lodging costs plus two hot meals. You will only be required to provide for yourself 2 lunches, as well as snacks for the climb. If you wish to buy this on the mountain, the average cost for lunch is around ¥1000. We recommend you buy snacks before hand as prices are extremely inflated once on Mt. Fuji.
If you are only planning to spend money on lunch then ¥3000 will be sufficient. If you wish to also buy souvenirs it would be wise to bring at least ¥5000. You must bring cash, as mountain huts on Fuji do not accept credit card.
Also, the toilets on Mt. Fuji cost ¥200 per use. It would be wise to keep a pouch or ziplock full of coins handy for whenever you need to use the facilities.
Will there be restrooms?
Yes, there are restrooms but climbers are asked to tip ¥200 for use of Mt. Fuji restrooms.
Do you provide guiding services during the off season?
Yes we provide guiding during the month of September and sometimes October, weather permitting. See our Off season 2 day Mt. Fuji tour for more information.
What is the official climbing season for Mt. Fuji?
The official climbing season is said to be from July 1st - August 31st but is subject to change depending on the weather conditions. Usually this means that the season starts a little after the first week of July. Most mountain huts are only open during this time. FMG provides guiding services to the summit of Mt. Fuji, June thru October.
What level of fitness should I be in
Information regarding fitness requirements can be found under the Reservation tab. We have provided a detailed program to help people prepare for their Mt. Fuji ascent.
Where can I find a weather forecast?
In English, check here:
In Japanese, check here:
However, be aware that conditions on Mt. Fuji may change suddenly. Therefore at FMG we make it a priority to make sure our clients are prepared for cold weather, wind and rain.
Are there trash cans available?
Trash cans are not available on Mt. Fuji. Climbers are asked to use leave no trace methods of “pack it in, pack it out”, in an effort to maintain the natural beauty of Mt. Fuji. This is why we require everyone on our tour to bring a ziplock bag or something similar, for storing trash and packing it out.