Climb Mt. Fuji - My Tokyo Guide - Mt. Fuji Craters

  • 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.