Two Day Mt. Fuji Tour Description
The 2 Day Mt Fuji Tour begins in Shinjuku (Tokyo), takes you up and down Mt. Fuji, and back again to Shinjuku. The trip takes place over two days; Day 1 we climb to a mountain hut and on Day 2 we climb to the summit and back down the mountain. We begin climbing while it is still dark on day 2, in order to reach the summit in time for the sunrise.
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 Mt. Fuji Tour includes one dinner and one breakfast served through mountain huts on Mt. Fuji. These mountain huts only serve Japanese food such as curry rice, noodles, udon, miso soup, etc. The hot food tastes delicious and enriches your Japanese experience of Mt. Fuji. Unfortunately mountain huts 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.
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. In addition to being infrequent at times, buying lunches from mountain huts is quite expensive (JPY800-1,500 per meal) so we recommend bringing lunch food with you. Although the miso flavored noodles at the 7th station are absolutely amazing!
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.
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.
From Shinjuku we will travel to the Subashiri 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.
*Optional pick up/drop off at Gotenba train station (Mt. Fuji area) is available. Meet right by the convenience store located INSIDE the Gotenba train station at 9:00 a.m. on any given tour date.
*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 Mt. Fuji Tour 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.
We keep a strict guide/client ratio of 1:9, with a maximum of 27 participants and 3 guides per group tour. While most group tours do exceed 9, each participant is allowed to hike at their own pace on day 1. On our summit attempt on day 2 the group is more tightly managed.
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. Drink mixes such as Pokari Sweat and Aquarious help flavor your water (provided in FMG necessity pack). 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.
Interested in learning more about the tour's policies, including our cancellation policy? Read up on this here.