Mt. Fuji Climbing Tour – Overnight Guided Hike from Tokyo

Overview

A Mt. Fuji summer climbing tour makes an unforgettable pinnacle of any trip to Japan! Join a guided tour from Tokyo, and marvel at the sunrise from above the clouds, atop Japan's most iconic mountain summit. Hop on the bus and start your adventure!

Highlights

  • See a breathtaking sunrise from above the clouds
  • Enjoy a relaxing and refreshing onsen bath after the hike (souvenir towel included)
  • Enjoy the delights of hiking the landscapes of Japan’s National Parks, on this unforgettable tour!
  • Climb Fuji with a professional guide during summer – safety support provided
  • Experience a memorable stay at a mountain hut

Key Information

Important Information

- This tour will be guided by a Japanese speaking guide. A guide is able to communicate in very basic English but not fluent. - Please note that for early summer tours, when the snowmelt on the hiking trails is delayed, the tour route may either be changed to the Yoshida Trail or cancelled. - Special rates for children are only applicable to individuals who are of elementary school age or younger - For reservations for tours departing from Tokyo, changes will only be accepted until 2 pm on the day before departure - Please note that at busy times, the lodge for your stay may be changed from those in the tour’s description - The group participating in the tour to walk around the crater may be divided into a separate group from the others who take the descending route and the tour guide leading the tour may also change. - During the tour, following the tour guide's instructions and staying closely together with the rest of the group is essential for the safety of yourself and others. - The tour guide will also lead the tour down the mountain. However, after the point where the mountain trail diverges, the tour guide will only follow behind the group. - Due to reasons related to facilities at the peak of the mountain, shops and toilets may be closed and not available for use at the side of Shizuoka Prefecture. - When the number of people who signed up for a tour that includes a tour guide is less than 25 people, the number of tour guides for that group may be cut to one person. - On rainy days, the tour will generally be held, but if the tour guide determines that it is not safe to continue, the hike will be cancelled. (No refunds in such cases) - Please be sure to register your mobile phone number, as it may become necessary if the tour is cancelled due to emergency reasons including bad weather. - This tour is only for people aged between 6 and 76. - All photos are a mere representation of what the tour may be like. - Guests with special medical conditions are advised to first consult with their doctors in prior to attending the tour. Infants are not able to attend the tour due to safety reasons. - Please be sure to be well rested with plenty of sleep before the start of the tour to minimize risks of experiencing higher altitude sickness (also referred to as the acute mountain sickness) due to lower oxygen levels at higher altitudes. - In case of accidents, which may be related to causes such as natural disasters or the guests’ medical conditions, the guests or their family members would cover costs for rescue and medical treatment. - We will cannot take any responsibility for injuries and will not be able cover costs arising from them under any circumstances. Further, guests will be liable for any damage they may cause. - Guests with tattoos cannot enter the onsen - Please prepare your own bathing items in advance. The items should be small enough to carry around in your hands - Guests under age 20 and below need to submit a guardian consent form which will be provided after booking - Guests will be provided with a futon and a pillow. You don't need to bring your own sleeping bag ◆ Rules and guidelines for the bus ride - Smoking is prohibited. - We ask guests to refrain from talking on their mobile phones. - When using audio devices, please be mindful of the sound that may disturb others. - There are no toilets available in the bus. - All seats are reserved seats. There will be a sheet available in the buses that show the seating arrangements. - There will be special arrangements for group reservations so that all the members could ride the same bus for both ways of the trip. - All luggage must be taken off the bus. (While there are coin lockers available at the Gogoen Rest House of Mt. Fuji 5th Station, the numbers are limited. There is a luggage storage services available at Subashiri Trail’s mountain hut ‘Sansou Kikuya’, operated by Club Get’s. - Please be careful not to leave any belongings behind in the bus. ◆ Hiking manners for Mt. Fuji Mt. Fuji was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in June 2013. To preserve the beauty of the mountain, please follow the rules below: - Do not bring any trash - Do not leave trash behind - Pick up trash that has been left behind by others - Do not hunt any animals Please understand that in booking this activity, we may share your booking information (but without individually identifiable data) to the Ministry of the Environment, with which this activity is affiliated. By making a booking, you signify that you agree to these terms.

Description

Hiking fans, alert! If you're used to gazing at Japan’s sacred mountain only from afar, here's your chance to participate in the real Mt. Fuji experience − a hike to the mountaintop with incredible picturesque scenery. This two-day hiking adventure is led by professional guides, specially trained in safety support. There will be one guide for every 15–17 participants. They will give advice about hiking methods and pacing, and they have excellent knowledge about weather conditions of mountain sites. We offer four different hiking tour options, all of which only take place during summer months (early July to late August or early September, with two price bands for peak travel season (most Fridays, Saturdays, and public holidays) and standard travel season (every other day of the week). The first three options take you along the Yoshida Trail, and are especially recommended for beginners. These hikes include a mountain-hut stay at Mt. Fuji Hon-8th or 8th Station. You can also take home a special lucky charm, which comes in the shape of a little bell. They are available for pickup at Mt. Fuji 5th Station. Options four to six go along the Subashiri Trail, which is more suited to experienced hikers, as there are fewer mountain huts available to rest. The trail runs through forests that shade you as you climb the lower altitudes. This hike provides a mountain hut stay at Mt. Fuji Hon-8th or 8th Station. Coming down the mountain, you can take the ‘Sand Walk’ − an adventurous dash down a straight track of volcanic sand. If you decide to book option five to eight, you will have exclusive access to Club Get’s mountain hut ‘Sansou Kikuya,’ also located at Mt. Fuji 5th Station. You will be equipped with an original safety guidebook, specially written for Mt. Fuji hikes, on all four tours. Furthermore, your guide will present you with an amazing souvenir: a special certificate as proof of your successful hike to the summit. At the top of the mountain, you have the chance to join a 3-kilometer-long walk along the edge of the mountain’s crater for a small fee. Enjoy a 360° view of this stunning landscape — book with your tour guide on the day. Finish off with a relaxing and refreshing bath at an onsen to loosen up your body after the hike to round off your incredible adventure. There are special facilities available exclusively for women at Mt. Fuji 5th Station, to prepare for the hike. This includes women-only changing rooms and rest areas. During the bus ride or mountain hut stay, women are guaranteed female neighbors. • Hiking along the Yoshida Trail The Yoshida hiking trail is especially good for beginners. An experienced guide with a hiking license issued by the city of Fuji-Yoshida in Yamanashi Prefecture will accompany you. As the tour takes two different trails on the way up and down the mountain, you can enjoy different sceneries on both trips. Along the trail are several mountain huts and two first aid facilities, making it a sure bet for first-time challengers. Note that many hikers will line up to see the sunrise even before dawn. • Price Options 1, 2, 3: Yoshida Trail Tour with a Mountain Hut Stay Available July 1–September 5, 2020 Hike the Yoshida Trail up to Mt. Fuji’s summit and take a look at the incredible sunset above the clouds! During this tour, you will stay at a mountain hut at Mt. Fuji Hon-8th or 8th Station along the Yoshida Trail. Special benefits on this tour include: 1) A discount coupon for an original Mt. Fuji pilgrim’s staff 2) Special discount for portable oxygen supplies 3) Discount for Mt. Fuji’s signature souvenir, Mt. Fuji Melon Pan (a half-melon shaped bun with melon flavor) 4) A lucky charm in the shape of a little bell for long life (Available for pick-up at Mt. Fuji 5th Station’s Gogoen Rest House) 5) An original safety guidebook for climbing Mt. Fuji 6) A face towel for use at the onsen 7) A bath towel 8) Climbing gloves 9) A 500-mL bottle of mineral water • Tour Details - Departure: Shinjuku Station - Duration: Two days, one night - Access: By bus - Meals: Dinner and breakfast (bento lunch box) - Accommodation: Mountain hut at Mt. Fuji Hon-8th or 8th - Participants: 1 person minimum The price includes: - Bus fare for the round trip - Fee for the guide staff - Accommodation cost - Fee for two meals - Entrance fee to the onsen facility after the hike (Sensui or Yamanakako Onsen Benifuji No Yu) - Consumption tax Please note that refunds will not be available. • Tour Itinerary: Day 1 Schedule Departure point: - Shinjuku Station West exit (Meeting 07:40 / Departure 08:00) Bus ride via Chuo Expressway / Fuji Subaru Line - Arrival at Mt. Fuji 5th Station (time for lunch and preparation for the hike) - The hike starts at Mt. Fuji 5th Station on the Yoshida Trail accompanied by your guide - Passing Mt. Fuji 6th Station - Mountain hut stay at Mt. Fuji Hon-8th or 8th Station (Dinner included) *If the departure is on Saturdays or July 23rd, July 24th, guests will need to leave at 07:20 from Shinjuku Station's West Exit. Day 2 Schedule - Leave the mountain hut together with your guide late at night - Reach the peak after passing Mt. Fuji 8.5th Station (sunrise view, followed by 'obento' breakfast) - Reach Mt. Fuji 5th Station before 10:30 am - Bus departs from Mt. Fuji 5th Station between 11:30–12:30 (you will receive the bus ticket on the same day) - Bus ride via Fuji Subaru Line - Onsen visit near Lake Kawaguchiko or Lake Yamanakako (a 2-hour stay) - Bus ride via Chuo Expressway - Arrival at Shinjuku Station West Exit at 18:00–18:30 Mountain huts for overnight stays: Munatsuki Edoya (Ueedoya), Edoya (Shitaedoya), Hanagoya, Hinode-kan, Horai-kan ◆ Hiking along the Subashiri Trail The Subashiri Trail is the better option for experienced hikers, since there are only a few mountain huts along the way. Dense forests spread across the mountain protects you from the sunlight. If you step out of the forests, you can see the sunrise which casts a stunning shadow of the mountain on the mountain base. Due to different paths taken up and down the mountain, you will have the unique chance of entering the ‘Sand Walk’ — a straight line of volcanic sand — on your way down. The Subashiri Trail junctions into the Yoshida Trail from Mt. Fuji 8th Station. During night time or when there is a dense fog on the mountain, it may be hard to navigate, so please closely follow the instructions of the guides. ◇ Price Option 4, 5, 6: Subashiri Trail Tour, with Mountain Hut Stay at Mt. Fuji Hon-8th or 8th Station Available July 23–August 15, 2020 This trail is another perfect Mt. Fuji hiking route for those who are interested in the gorgeous scenery and the genuine experience of conquering a world-heritage mountain. Stay at a mountain hut located at Mt. Fuji Hon-8th or 8th Station. Special benefits on this tour include: 1) A discount coupon for an original Mt. Fuji pilgrim’s staff 2) The use of Club Get’s exclusive mountain hut, Sansou Kikuya, located at Mt. Fuji 5th Station 3) Free use of the toilet inside Sansou Kikuya 4) An original safety guidebook for climbing Mt. Fuji 5) A face towel for use at the onsen 6) A bath towel 7) Climbing gloves 8) A 500-mL bottle of mineral water • Tour Details - Departure: Shinjuku Station - Duration: Two days, one night - Access by bus - Meals: Dinner and breakfast (lunch box) - Accommodation: Mountain hut at Mt. Fuji Hon-8th or 8th Station of the Subashiri Trail - Participants: 1 person minimum The price includes: - Bus fare for the round trip - The fee for the guide - Accommodation cost - Fee for two meals - Entrance fee to the onsen facility after the hike (Sensui, Yamanakako Onsen Benifuji No Yu, or Subashiri Onsen Tenkei) - Consumption tax - Please note that refunds are not available. - For tours held early in the hiking season, the route may be changed to the Yoshida Trail, or the tour can be canceled due to remaining snow. • Tour Itinerary Day 1 Schedule Departure point: - Shinjuku Station West Exit (Meeting 07:40 / Departure 08:00) Bus ride via Chuo Expressway / Fuji Subaru Line - Arrival at Mt. Fuji 5th Station Subashiri Trail (time for lunch and preparation for the hike) - Hike starts at Mt. Fuji 5th Station Subashiri Trail accompanied by your guide - Passing Mt. Fuji 6th Station & Mt. Fuji 7th Station - Mountain hut stay at Mt. Fuji Hon-8th or 8th Station (dinner included) *If the departure is on Saturdays or July 23rd, July 24th, guests will need to leave at 07:20 from Shinjuku Station's West Exit. Day 2 Schedule - Leave the mountain hut together with your guide late at night - Reach the peak after passing Mt. Fuji 8.5th Station (sunrise view, breakfast) - Reach Mt. Fuji 5th Station by 10:30 am - Bus departs from Mt. Fuji 5th Station between 11:30–12:30 (you will receive the bus ticket on the same day) - Bus ride via Fuji Subaru Line - Onsen visit near Lake Kawaguchiko, Lake Yamanakako, or Subashiri (a 2-hour stay) - Bus ride via Chuo Expressway -Arrival at Shinjuku Station West Exit at 18:00–18:30 ***For shoes size, we recommend to choose 0.5 cm to 1 cm bigger size than your usual size, if you wear thicker hiking socks. Women's outfit: S, M, L, or XL Men's outfit: S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, or 4XL Women's shoes: 22.5cm – 25.5cm Men's shoes: 25.5cm – 30cm ***For Walking sticks, please mention the gender of the person who will be using one

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