Climb Mt. Fuji - My Tokyo Guide - Mt.Fuji Off Season Climbs

  • Fujinomiya Route

    The Fujinomiya Route (Blue Trail) is by far the shortest route on Mt. Fuji, with the highest 5th station at 2,400 meters (7,874 ft.) It takes above 5~6 hours to reach the summit from the Fujinomiya 5th staiton. The route is the closest route to Mt. Fuji's highest Peak (Kengamine) 3,776 meters (12,388 ft). From this route climbers can enjoy views of Suruga Bay, Izu Peninsula as well as access the Hoei crater from adjoining cross trials. This is the favored route for off-season climbs.

  • Mt. Fuji Climbing Tours

    Since the summer of 2008 we have been guiding small, large and private climbing tours up Mt. Fuji, all led by English speaking professional guides. As one of the only licensed travel companies offering non-Japanese climbing tours up Mt. Fuji, we have guided guests from all over the world; trekked all four-summit routes; and completed thousands of successful one-day and two-day hikes. With so many successful climbing tours, we're confident that your experience with us will be just as prosperous.

    2-Day Mt. Fuji Climbs (In-Season)

    This popular tour operates from July 1st to Sept 10th and the best dates tend to fill up quickly.
     

    2-Day In-Season Climb (Small Group)

    • Climb the less crowded Fujinomiya or Subashiri Route
    • Rest over night at an Authentic Mountain Hut
    • Round trip transportation between Shinjuku and Mt. Fuji
    • Option of joining and ending tour in Mt. Fuji area (Gotenba train station)
    • English/Japanese Speaking Mountain Guide
    • Includes Hot Dinner and Breakfast at the Mountain Hut
    • Group Size (*4~15)(require a minimun of 4 persons for small group climb)
    • Price ¥44,900/Adult + Tax
    • Price ¥42,900/Child + Tax (under 12yrs old)
     

    2-Day In-Season Climb (Large Group)

    • Climb the Yoshida Route (Largest 5th Station on Mt. Fuji)
    • Rest over night at an Authentic Mountain Hut
    • Includes Hot Dinner and Breakfast
    • Round trip transportation between Shinjuku and Mt. Fuji
    • English/Japanese Speaking Mountain Guide/Assistant
    • Group Size (15~50)
    • Price ¥44,900/Adult + Tax
    • Price ¥42,900/Child + Tax (under 12yrs old)

    Sample 2-Day Climbing Itinerary:

    Day 1: Tokyo - Mt.Fuji 5th Station - 8th Station
        • 7:30 Shinjuku Hotel Pick-Up - Leave Tokyo via Expressway 
        • 10:30 Arrive at Mt.Fuji 5th station - Snacks and prepare to climb (Stretch)
        • 12:00 Leave Mt.Fuji 5th station ascending route
        • 17:00 Arrive at Mountain Hut - Stay at Mountain Hut
        • 18:00 Dinner at Mountain Hut - Rest until morning
    Day 2: 8th Station - Top of Mt.Fuji - 5th Station - Tokyo
        • 2:00 Leave Mountain Hut for Summit
        • 4:00 Arrive at the summit - Watch the sunrise and take pictures
        • 5:30 Leave summit descending the route
        • 10:00 Arrive at the 5th station - Snacks on your own and rest
        • 11:00  Clean up and rest
        • 12:00 Leave Mt. Fuji area via Expressway
        • 16:00 Shinjuku Hotel Drop-off
    • Tour Notes:
    • Small Group climb requires a minimum 4 persons to operate:
    • Japanese consumption tax is 8%
    • Availability and dates are limited, early reservations are recommended to ensure a spot.
    • Mountaineering insurance not included. If required we recommend purchasing this on your own.
    • The ¥1,000 Mt. Fuji voluntary climbing fee not included in tour price.
    • For safety and climbing preparation, before climbing Mt. Fuji we recommend thoroughly reviewing
      the guidebook "Climbing Mt. Fuji "A Complete Guide" 

    Private and Group Tours

        • Private/group climbs for those who want a small or more familiar climb: (VIP/Company)
        • Custom pick-up and drop off at your hotel/residence in Tokyo available.
        • Price depends on group size and dates; please contact us for price quote:

    2-Day Off Season Climbs

        • This climb is available just before and just after the offical climbing season: (June, Sept 12th - Oct 15th)
          Comparable to the 2-Day in season climb, this climb follows much of the same itinerary, Partakers will enjoy a much more undisturbed and peaceful climb up Fuji as the trails, as well as the mountain hut, will at times be completely deserted.
        • Notes: depending on the weather conditions climbers may have to wait until sunrise to summit for this tour.
        • Price depends on group size and date; please contact us for price quote:

    1-Day Climbs (May~Oct)

        • This is a full day tour starting early in the morning and recommended only for the advanced climber or for those who are in great condition, starting off early in the morning you will reach the summit by the afternoon and return to the 5th station before sunset.
        • Price depends on group size and date; please contact us for price quote:

    What do our customers say?

    “The greatest fear on taking on any endeavor is the unknown. Having the knowledge of a professional guide from My Tokyo Guide made all the different in the world!” - Sheila Soukup - Mt. Fuji Climbing Client

    A Happy Customer
     

    Get in touch

        • If you would like to join a Mt. Fuji climb, please contact us thru our Request Form:
        • If you have questions, please check the Frequently Asked Questions:
        • If you have specific questions about Mt. Fuji climbs that are not in our FAQ page:
          Please send us an e-mail thru our contact us page:
     
  • Mt. Fuji Guides

    Your Mt. Fuji expedition will be lead by local Mt. Fuji Climbing experts. All guides are highly qualified and have years of climbing experience. All guides are not only fluent in English but also in Japanese as well to remedy any concerns you may have.

     

    Richard - Head Guide

    Interview 2In 2008, Richard our head guide (seen left) started working as a professional Mt. Fuji Guide. A highlight occurred when he appeared in a television segment called, Japan's 100 Most Famous Mountains as a professional Mt. Fuji Guide on Japan's national Broadcasting Channel (NHK). Richard has witnessed his fair share of mishaps on Mt. Fuji. Many that could have been prevented with a little pre-climb planning. So in 2013, Richard published "Climbing Mt. Fuji "A Complete Guidebook" This guidebook is dedicated to help future Mt. Fuji Climbers in planning and preparing a successful Mt. Fuji climb and provide climbers with useful and possibly lifesaving information. The guidebook provides that trustworthy reference, because it was written by an offical Mt. Fuji Guide who has years of climbing experince and every imaginable type of Mt. Fuji climb under his belt.

     

    Yosuke - Bilingual Guide

    YosukeYosuke graduated from the University of Alaska Southeast Outdoor Skills and Leadership program and work several years as an Alaska guide before returning home to Japan. Yosuke was born and raised in Fujinomiya city, so Mt. Fuji is his backyard. He is a local guide that knows Mt. Fuji like the back of his hand.

     

    Aki - Bilingual Guide

    AkiAki has been guiding Mt. Fuji climbs since 2008, he has climb Mt. Fuji over 400 times, and has trek all four-summit routes; and complete countless one-day, night and numerous pilgrim climbs from the base of Mt. Fuji. For the past 4 winters Aki has worked in northern Canada (Yellow Knife) as an aurora borealis (Northern Lights) Guide.

    Taishi - Bilingual Guide

    Taishi

    Taishi is fluent in both English and Japanese and Graduated from University of Central Oklahoma in 2008. Taishi is a proficient climber and has over 200 Mt. Fuji climbs under his belt. He also worked 3 summers at a mountain hut on the Fujinomiya route before becoming a Mt. Fuji for guide, so he is well appreciated within the Mt. Fuji community. He is also a freelance photographer when he is not climbing Mt. Fuji.

    What do our customers say?

    “The greatest fear on taking on any endeavor is the unknown. Having the knowledge of a professional guide from My Tokyo Guide made all the different in the world!” - Sheila Soukup - Mt. Fuji Climbing Client

    A Happy Customer
     

    Get in touch

    • If you would like to join a Mt. Fuji climb, please contact us thru our Request Form:
    • If you have questions, please check the Frequently Asked Questions:
    • If you have specific questions about Mt. Fuji climbs that are not in our FAQ page:
      Please send us an e-mail thru our contact us page:
    • Mt. Fuji Off-Season Climbs

      Off-Season Climbs


      Slight Off-Season Climbs: (June, September and October)
      Climbing in the months just before and just after the climbing season I.e. (June, September and October) is actually preferred by some hikers who like to avoid the crowds. The weather varies depending on the month, but for the most part the weather is not so different from the weather during the climbing season. There are some mountain huts that remain open, however all other toilets and safety facilities are shut. (As all signposts are removed in the off-season recommend climbing with a mountain guide)

      Deep off-Season Climbs: (April, May and November)
      During these months, the weather can be very unforgiving; and as there are no mountain huts open during this time your only option is a 1-day climb. If you climb in April or May you will defiantly need crampons. (Of these months, May is your best weather choice for doing a 1-day climb) As the mountain is typically covered in snow climbing with a mountain guide is a must and you should never climb alone.)

      Winter off-Season Climbs: (December, January, February, March)
      Due to the extreme climate, (horrendous winds, subzero temperatures) this is the most dangerous time to climb Mt. Fuji and accordingly produces the most fatalities of all the seasons. The icy slopes, horrendous winds and subzero temperatures enhances the climb dangers by ten folds. I would unequivocally avoid climbing Mt. Fuji during the winter months.

    • Off-Season Climbs

      Climbing Mt. Fuji in the off-season can be an extremely peaceful experience as the trails and most of the mountain huts are completely deserted.

      Off-Season Climbs Dates

      Slight Off-Season Climbs: (June, September and October)
      Climbing in the months just before and just after the climbing season I.e. (June, September and October) is actually preferred by some hikers who like to avoid the crowds. The weather varies depending on the month, but for the most part the weather is not so different from the weather during the climbing season. There are some mountain huts that remain open, however all other toilets and safety facilities are shut. (As all signposts are removed in the off-season recommend climbing with a mountain guide)

      Deep off-Season Climbs: (April, May and November)
      During these months, the weather can be very unforgiving; and as there are no mountain huts open during this time your only option is a 1-day climb. If you climb in April or May you will defiantly need crampons. (Of these months, May is your best weather choice for doing a 1-day climb) As the mountain is typically covered in snow climbing with a mountain guide is a must and you should never climb alone.)

      Winter off-Season Climbs: (December, January, February, March)
      Due to the extreme climate, (horrendous winds, subzero temperatures) this is the most dangerous time to climb Mt. Fuji and accordingly produces the most fatalities of all the seasons. The icy slopes, horrendous winds and subzero temperatures enhances the climb dangers by ten folds. I would unequivocally avoid climbing Mt. Fuji during the winter months.