Mount Fuji
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About
Four routes, each divided into ten sections by stopping and refueling stations, lead up to Mt. Fuji's snow-covered tip. You don't have to be a die-hard mountaineer to climb Mt. Fuji; the slopes are full of children and adults of all ages, shapes, and sizes. The official climbing season only runs from the beginning of July to the end of August, but you can take the train from Toyko to the fifth station any season.
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  • 2039tky
    Buford, Georgia28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mt. Fuji Climbing from Yoshida Route (Yamanashi Pref.)
    I booked a bus tour out of JR Shinjuku leaving at 7:40am. Arrived at 5th Station (2305m) on YOSHIDA route entrance. I left extra clothes for next day at the locker, keeping my back as light as possible. Yes, you can buy many stuffs on the mountain (even beer and sake). You must to have 100 yen coins handy to use bathroom (200yen) each time. We start going up around 12pm, arrived Lodge HAKU UN SOU (3200m) around 5:30pm. I was guided to a bunk bed which was well structured to keep my personal belongings. The dinner was served immediately. Since this was not my first rodeo, I was curious with their service. Oh well.. I dose off less than 30 minutes and start getting ready to go up at 1am. We all left the lodge at 2am heading to the top. We arrived top around 4:30am, just in time to see the perfect sunrise. It is definitely worth the trip but this is not an easy hike. I saw a guy sleeping under stones but I am sure that he has to change his plan as it gets really freezing in the night. There were many trashes left behind the trail. Also, the last part of the climbing is very steep and narrow. There were many people folding the line behind. Hmmm…
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 7, 2023
  • eayoung04
    Hamburg, Germany4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mount Fuji Guides
    I just wanted to thank you for accompanying me on my Fuji journey. From start to finish you chaps are everything one needs to ascend and descend. The recommendation came from Lonely Planet and I could not be more pleased with taking their advice. I did everything FMG website advised. All the kit and supplies. I needed nothing more and importantly nothing less! The only thing I couldn’t pack since it was delivered throughout the tour, was the advice, companionship, encouragement and humor provided by you chaps. Unfathomable how you managed it, but you always popped up by my side exactly when I needed you. I had so many points when I thought I had no more to give. Not least in the wee small hours 400m below the summit. I still do not know how I summited. Nor how I descended. I had nothing left for so much of the trip, but you and Fujisan helped me tease out just one more switchback, just one more slope, just one more step. I know now, there is so much more to me than I ever imagined. Fuji taught me I have hidden depths, but more than that, respect for myself, for nature, for my fellow Fuji-ers, for you chaps & the mountain folk who keep Fuji open to us. But above all I learnt humility. It was the singularly most grueling and brutal physical challenge I have ever undertaken. Thank you chaps. A life changing event. And the only piece of advice anyone needs in attempting Fuji is: Go with Mount Fuji Guides.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 16, 2023
  • Lap S
    Australia31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Be prepared it is harder than you think
    Extreme weather be prepared. Went with Fuji Guides a week before the season started. They were excellent. When someone got altitude sick one guide went back to lower hut with them. We had 6 guides to 30 people. By extreme weather I mean 100kmh winds at the crater. Zero visibility and we couldn’t stay for sunrise as it was too dangerous.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 17, 2023
  • aquariandreamer
    Brisbane, Australia78 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Value for money tour
    Well organised tour with very engaging local guide. Informative and well paced. Guide and driver very professional Lunch was in a very empty location and food not very good. Overpriced. All other inclusions were very good.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 25, 2023
  • Lori K
    Saint Louis, Missouri2,196 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Climbing Mt Fuji
    We had 6 adults from our family who wanted to climb Mt Fuji a few days ago. We stayed nearby the night before . We arrived at the 5th station parking lot around 5:30. The bus ride up took around 30 minutes or so. We started our climb at 6:45 am. Only two of our group made it to the summit. We are all healthy adults of various ages. This is not for people who are scared of heights or who can't walk at a very steep incline going up and down. There are multiple sections of rocks and boulders you have to climb or crawl over. It is NOT easy ! It's also not a hike, it's a climb. We did use can air, took breaks and we still didn't make it back down in time for the last bus at 6:30 pm. There is a turn around path around the 8th station that 4 of us took while the other two continued to the summit. The path down is no easy task! We ended up calling a taxi . Cost was about $150 for 6 of us to drive us to the parking lot. Everyone has to make the choice as to if they are ready for this climb. I suggest watching You Tube videos and DO NOT let anyone tell you it's easy and that anyone can do it.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 29, 2023
  • Sue S
    Kingston, Canada374 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unfortunately, no views due to clouds
    We were on a cruise excursion and had no opportunity to change our plans. We were warned that Mt. Fuji is often "shy". Mt. Fuji was seen in the morning from our cruise ship but by the afternoon when we arrived at the 5th station, the clouds completely obstructed the views. At the 5th station, there are lots of shops (selling the usual souvenirs from China) and restaurants and is the start of the hike for Mt. Fuji. Even if we didn't see the mountain, we could say, we stepped on Mt. Fuji.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 13, 2023
  • bkbatson
    Middleville, Michigan231 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mt Fuji is an awesome sight
    Walked about the eight ponds formed from the melted snow of Mount Fuji at Oshino Hakkai in the Fuji Five Lake region, located between Lake Kawaguchiko and Lake Yamanakako. The melted snow filters down the mountain through porous layers of lava for over 80 years, resulting in crystal clear spring water that is revered by the locals. Took a 45 minute cruise on Lake Yamanakako to witness stirring panoramas of Mt Fuji. Woke up in the morning from our Hotel Regina Kawaguchi to an amazing view of Mt. Fuji.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 14, 2023
  • peter n
    Perth, Australia26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    MT FUJI USING JR RAIL PASS
    With JR rail pass we saved a 4 hour return bus trip from Tokyo and picked a day to travel shikansen to odawara, with good weather and a place nearby with cherry blossom in full bloom in February. Catching local trains is easy and then you have the flexibility to choose your own itinerary. Finally after a previous trips we got some perfect views. Make sure you are aware of the weather before booking and check your dates. I got caught with booking the next available a month later not knowing that trip advisor was indicating all sold out for weeks when in fact this was wrong through other booking agencies.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 28, 2024
  • rich s
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We covered an amazing number of activities in a single day, including Mt Fuji, and the nearby lake and cable cars.
    The guide, Yuta, was excellent, as was the driver. He was conscientious, and very knowledgeable about the region, and shared interesting and amusing anecdotes along the way. He was also very clear in issuing instructions to the group, so that everyone always understood what activities were coming up, and would not get separated from the group.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 2, 2024
  • Cute
    London, United Kingdom3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day at Mount Fuji
    We have a very nice trip to Mount Fuji. Our driver Moshsin was caring, walked with us for the places we visited. He also let us know where to take the nice photo and took the photo for us, so we don’t need to ask other people to take photos. We had a nice day out with lots of nice photos of Mount Fuji 🙂🙂🙂
    Written April 10, 2024
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Victor
London, UK212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
My first hike above 3000m.
Decided to do a night hike to witness the sunrise on the peak. Weather wasn't great at first and it rained quite heavily for the first half of the trek. This made us quite cold and uncomfortable so we payed quite a lot to sleep in a mountain hut for a few hours.
As a person who relies heavily on glasses, the rain, wind and darkness made the route slightly risky, however there was a rope to hold onto most of the way on the Yoshida trail.

We woke up at around 4am to finish the hike to the top.
Spectacular views of the sunrise, lots of people were there to witness this.
Written September 1, 2021
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Pravasik
Karnataka, India98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Bought a to and fro ticket for a bus ride from Tokyo central to Mount Fuji. Used the local bus pass at Fuji to move around the area. The ride from Tokyo to Fuji gives a good glimpse of Tokyo city as well as the country side. Mt. Fuji is visible from most of the places in the town unless your view is obstructed by buildings or trees. I felt that the best view was from the Kawaguchiko Natural Living Center and I spent most of my time here (decided after having visited other places to catch a glimpse of the mountain top which was covered by clouds for a long time). The garden, flowers, and the lake add to the beauty. Of course, you may not be able to catch a glimpse of the entire mountain immediately; but the place provides a nice ambiance to spend time, with the mountain always in your sight.
Written July 12, 2020
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MauriceTheTourGuide
Oakland, CA340 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
In September, I joined about 20 other folks and hiked to the summit with Fuji Mountain Guides. This company does it right. Their guides are very knowledgeable and keep a a careful eye on everyone to be sure you are safe. The hike turned out to be much tougher than I had imagined. It is less than 5 miles from the 5th station to the summit but you gain more that 5000 feet in elevation over that short distance. So the trail is very steep and unrelenting. We stopped for the night at a small hut at about 10000 feet and then went to the summit the next morning. One of the disappointments was finding that there are actually roads that heavy equipment use to drive all the way to the summit. The top of the mountain is an unattractive volcanic crater. The day we got to the summit, we were above a cloud layer so the views were very limited. I am glad I did this hike, and I did feel a big sense of accomplishment, but it was not the great emotional experience I was hoping for. In Japan there is a saying that "a person who has not climbed Mt. Fuji once is a fool, but one who has climbed it more than once is even more of a fool". I can now fully appreciate this statement.
Written February 17, 2020
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Jennefer N
Canberra, Australia291 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
I did an epic 1 day trip by bus independently from Shinjuku bus station.I followed the itinerary from a website called trulytokyo.com.From buying bus tickets to how to navigate your way through Shinjuku train station that has 200 exits to the bus station were very accurate.Arriving at Mt Fuji i continued to follow the itinerary but found the landmarks and the bus stops did not correspond. I had a fabulous day but just had to cross reference all the bus stops to get off at the right landmarks.It was a beautiful clear sunny day and the gorgeous mountain was in view for the 7hrs that i was there for.What a memorable day
Written February 29, 2020
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53Ruta_R
Chicago, IL477 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The original plan was to see mount fuji. The day started with promise it was sunny/overcast when starting. Ultimately, We did not see much. As we ascended, snow started falling. By the time we reached 5th station, we found out that they were no longer allowing vehicles to enter for safety reasons. We couldn’t see the peak due to the snow. There is a shrine on the grounds, so I went there for a little bit before heading back to the bus.

Travelled with my parents as part of a tour.
Written August 20, 2020
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Jake S
Metro Manila, Philippines19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
You will be amazed to see the actual spectacular view of Mt. Fuji, the one we saw in the postcard are totally different when you are there, it is an experience of a lifetime, they suggest not to visit during winter time because the Mt. Fuji are covered with winter clouds, spring months are the best time to visit from mid February to end of April.
Written February 16, 2020
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2039tky
Buford, GA28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
I booked a bus tour out of JR Shinjuku leaving at 7:40am. Arrived at 5th Station (2305m) on YOSHIDA route entrance. I left extra clothes for next day at the locker, keeping my back as light as possible. Yes, you can buy many stuffs on the mountain (even beer and sake). You must to have 100 yen coins handy to use bathroom (200yen) each time.

We start going up around 12pm, arrived Lodge HAKU UN SOU (3200m) around 5:30pm. I was guided to a bunk bed which was well structured to keep my personal belongings. The dinner was served immediately. Since this was not my first rodeo, I was curious with their service. Oh well..

I dose off less than 30 minutes and start getting ready to go up at 1am. We all left the lodge at 2am heading to the top. We arrived top around 4:30am, just in time to see the perfect sunrise.

It is definitely worth the trip but this is not an easy hike. I saw a guy sleeping under stones but I am sure that he has to change his plan as it gets really freezing in the night. There were many trashes left behind the trail. Also, the last part of the climbing is very steep and narrow. There were many people folding the line behind. Hmmm…
Written July 7, 2023
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caj68
Staines, UK147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I was originally travelling at night from Kyoto to Tokyo but changed to a daytime train in the hope that I might catch a glimpse of the fabled Mt Fuji. I have stayed in Yokohama and not been lucky enough to get a clear view due to cloud.

When I booked my train seat the counter has a seat plan to show Mt Fuji view seats. I asked for a window seat and crossed my fingers. From Kyoto to Tokyo the seats are on the left and you are travelling on the left side track.

As we left Kyoto it was an overcast day and it had been trying to snow. I thought I might be unlucky again. As we left Kyoto there was a complete white out. So I got my book out. Not long after the snow cleared and so did the sky to a beautiful blue.
If its a clear day you see the Mountain for quite some time even travelling at speed. It just gets better and better. It was the glorious end to an amazing few days. Even my rubbish old phone got stunning photos.
Written February 9, 2020
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bkbatson
Middleville, MI231 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Walked about the eight ponds formed from the melted snow of Mount Fuji at Oshino Hakkai in the Fuji Five Lake region, located between Lake Kawaguchiko and Lake Yamanakako. The melted snow filters down the mountain through porous layers of lava for over 80 years, resulting in crystal clear spring water that is revered by the locals. Took a 45 minute cruise on Lake Yamanakako to witness stirring panoramas of Mt Fuji. Woke up in the morning from our Hotel Regina Kawaguchi to an amazing view of Mt. Fuji.
Written November 14, 2023
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aquariandreamer
Brisbane, Australia78 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Well organised tour with very engaging local guide. Informative and well paced.
Guide and driver very professional
Lunch was in a very empty location and food not very good. Overpriced.
All other inclusions were very good.
Written July 25, 2023
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