Mt. Fuji Crater Trails

At the summit of Mt. Fuji there is a large crater around 600 meters in diameter and 200 meters deep. This course is called 'Ohachi-meguri' because the crater at the top of Mt. Fuji is shaped like a 'hachi' , or a bowl. The total distance is approximately 4 kilometers, and it takes an average of 90 minutes to complete the Ohachi-meguri hike. At the summit, there are 8 summit peaks, including the highest peak of Mt. Fuji the Kengamine peak, which is 3,776 meters above sea level and is the highest peak in Japan. Many that intend to do summit trail forgo this hike experience once they reach the summit as they have little energy remaining.

The Hoei Crater

The Hoei Crater is over twice the size of the Mt. Fuji summit crater. You can hike right into the bottom of the crater as well as hike to the Summit of Mt. Hoei. The Hoei crater can be accessed from both the Fujinomiya and Gotenba routes and generally hiked thru out the year. The Hoei Crater shows the scars of the last Mt. Fuji eruption in 1707. It is generally a safe hike, however due to the open location of the side of the mountain the wind condition are some of the strongest winds on Mt. Fuji.

Hoei trail

The Hoei Crater can only be accessed from the Fujinomiya or Gotenba Routes. If you are interesting in hiking the Hoei crater please contact us from more information.