Mt. Fuji Climbing Tips

 Sunset

Those who have not conquered it dream about it, those who have are forever inspired by it. Mount Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan situated at the border of southeastern Yamanashi and Shizuoka. With its unrivaled magnificence and beautiful conic shape, Mt. Fuji is prominently the symbol of Japan. Our explorer is proud to take you on this once-in-a-life time adventure to experience nature at its finest. Mt. Fuji can be climbed by beginners but please keep in mind, it is Japan’s highest mountain and is at an elevation of 3776m. It is harder than hiking and thus mountain climbing equipment. The temperature can be below zero at the summit, and strong winds makes it seem even colder. Rain gear is also recommended, for unpredictable weather conditions.


What to Bring - Climbing Checklist:

climbing1. Sturdy Climbing Shoes - Comfortable and waterproof
2. Rain Jacket & Pants - Water and wind resistant with hood, Gore-Tex preferred
3. Light Pack-Sack - with a capacity of at least 25L
4. Socks & Base layer - wool or synthetics, wearing cotton is not recommended
5. Warm Clothes - Comfortable pants & sweater - lightweight fleece 
6. Gloves - to keep your hands warm at nights and provide protection 
7. Light - Head lamp or a hand flashlight - for climbing in the dark
8. Trekking Poles - Provide good stability and reduces stress on the knees
9. High Energy Snacks - Power-Bars, Chocolate, Nuts
10. Water - One liter bottle to start, more can be bought later 
11. Pack-Sack Cover - most backpacks are not waterproof
12. Hat - otherwise a bandana or towel - provides protection from sun and heat
13. Sunglasses & Sunscreen - FP factor 30++ 
14. ¥100 Coins- Restroom facilities from the 5th station onward require ¥200
15. Cash - Credit cards are generally not taken on the mountain
16. Camera - to capture the most spectacular sunrise you will ever witness
 
 
Notes:
*Availability and dates are limited, we recommend you make reservations as early as possible to ensure a spot.
*Mountaineering insurance is not included. If required we recommend you buy this on your own.
*Children under the age of 6 years old can not participate in this tour.
*For your safety and climbing preparation before climbing Mt. Fuji, we highly recommend purchasing the guidebook Climbing Mt. Fuji "A Complete Guide".

**For information on Mt. Fuji climbing tours see the following link:
Mt. Fuji Climbing Tours