The 2 Day Mt Fuji Tour begins in Shinjuku (which is a ward of 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 located at 3,400 meters 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.
Lodging at a Japanese-style mountain hut at 3,400m/11,154ft elevation
English speaking mountain guide
1 complimentary soft drink or water at the 6th station
A bag of Fuji necessities including a traditional Japanese Hachimaki headband, hand sanitizer, an eye mask and ear plugs.
Summiteers will be presented with their own "certificate of summiting Mt. Fuji" upon completion of the tour to prove to your friends that you actually did it.
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 (Hot Curry Rice) and one breakfast (various noodle/rice bowl options) 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 these 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 TWO 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. Mountain huts provide various options for lunch including ramen, beef bowl and other noodles/rice bowl options. Note that mountain huts are not all open until July 10th and many will be closed by September 1st. The miso flavored noodles at the 7th station are absolutely amazing!
Miso flavored udon noodles served at station 7. Photo by Jimmy Rogers
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 Tochomae train station 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 of 6:45 am. 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. Find more information on the Tochomae pick up location here.
*Optional pick up/drop off at Gotenba train station (Mt. Fuji area) is available, see details on this option 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 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, sleeping bag and pillow all in the Japanese style. When huts get crowded you may be required to share your bunk with other climbers so eye masks, as well as ear plugs are highly recommended and are provided by FMG.
We keep a strict guide/client ratio of 1:10. While most group tours do exceed 10 guests, 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. 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.