Fuji Mountain Guides was launched the summer of 2007, becoming the first English/Japanese speaking tour guide company up Mt. Fuji. Founded by professional guides who believe as much in summating mountains as experiencing their unique mystique, Fuji Mountain Guides has built a legacy of authentic and challenging tours in Japan.
Featured as an "excellent tour" in Lonely Planet, chosen by National Geographic to be shot in the World Heritage Access 360 documentary and boasting more then 50 five star rated reviews on Facebook, FMG is the travelers choice for guidance up Mt. Fuji.
Our Story -- Fuji Mountain Guides is run by the Japan Guides Group, an adventure tour company and travel agency in Japan. Japan Guides Group has existed as a Limited Liability Company in the U.S. since 2007 and registered as an official Japanese company and travel agency in 2015. Founded and operated by Japanese bred American citizens, JGG exists to design adventure tours in Japan with an emphasis on experiencing and understanding Japan's culture, customs and society. Whether you are climbing Mt. Fuji, spending the night in a mountain hut at 3,400 meters, skiing Japan's famous powder or soaking in one of Japan's numerous natural hot springs, each experience is a key to embracing Japan's culture and its people. The culture and customs of Japan and its people are unique, special and deeply rich in history. Our goal is to not only introduce Japan to outsiders, but to also help preserve the culture which has held together in harmony for so long. Because a 5,000 year old culture doesn't just fall from the sky.
Company Philosophy-- Each and every tour operated by our partners are dedicated to providing experiences and adventures which are focused on immersion with Japan's rich culture. We focus on building and maintaining good standing relationships with local partners such as mountain hut owners/workers, local restaurants, traditional ryokan etc. With such ties, any tour run by our group of operators, will give you a truly authentic Japanese experience.
JGG Tour Operators -- The Japan Guides Group is made up of a number of different adventure tour operators in Japan including Fuji Mountain Guides, Japan Ski Tours and Kumano Kodo Guides. Whether you want to climb Japan's highest mountain, ski Japan's famous powder or hike pilgrim trails thousands of years old, Japan Guides Group has an adventure waiting for you.
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Japan Ski Tours
Japan Ski Tours began with a vision to create ski tours which incorporate more then just skiing Japan's renowned powder. Following the same philosophy as its predecessor FMG, Japan Ski Tours has built a platform which allows people to enjoy both the sights and culture of Japan as well as the many famous ski resorts. With any of our 1 to 2 week tours, JST will provide an amazing culinary experience, filled with sake breweries, relaxing hot springs and great lodging on top of the fantastic skiing.
Kumano Kodo Guides is a small operation of experienced, bilingual mountain guides dedicated to taking guests on a culturally immersive experience along the ancient Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes in the Kumano region (south of Kyoto). One of Japan's most religiously important regions, Kumano is famous as a hotbed of Buddhism, Shinto, and a variety of other indigenous Japanese nature-worshiping religions. The pilgrimage routes we walk on have been used by emperors, spiritual leaders, aristocrats and commoners alike for more than 1,000 years. Join us on our private or small group tours (8 participants max.) where we'll visit World Heritage-designated temples, shrines, rivers and hot springs during the day and stay at comfortable, traditional ryokan inns at night.