Beginner friendly snow hike to the summit of Mt. Fuji

*We have group tours scheduled weekly during the season, and private tours are also an option.

 

Climbing Mt. Fuji while it is still covered in snow is definitely the best opportunity to experience the mountain in it's most natural conditions, without crowds, roped off paths, or vending machines. Beginner snow climbers are capable of completing this objective with some basic instruction, and we manage risk by climbing during the spring season when the snow is soft and the consequences of a slip are minimal.

 

Skiing and snowboarding from the summit is also a great option to consider.

Snow covered parts of the mountain require ice axe and crampons to climb safely, and we provide these as well as instruction on how to use them during the climb.

Snow climbing is only available between Early May and early June, and October to November. The road to the 5th station must be open for us to run this trip. Trips in October and November may or may not have snow depending on weather, but temperatures and wind conditions are winter conditions and will be treated the same as spring season trips.

***Please review the equipment requirements and physical fitness requirements before signing up. 

We offer group trips departing from Shinjuku every Wednesday in May and June and October to Mid November. We generally reserve Thursday as a backup day in case of poor weather conditions, and if your schedule is flexible, please be available on Thursday as well since we cannot control the mountain conditions. Having 2 days available allows for the best odds of having a successful summit climb. 

Schedule of group trip from Tokyo

We offer group trips departing from Shinjuku every Wednesday in May and June and October to Mid November. We generally reserve Thursday as a backup day in case of poor weather conditions, and if your schedule is flexible, please be available on Thursday as well since we cannot control the mountain conditions. Having 2 days available allows for the best odds of having a successful summit climb. 

Schedule of group trip from Tokyo

  • 5:30 a.m. Pickup at Shinuku Station
    We will stop for breakfast at a service area on the way to the mountain and you can buy hiking food at this time as well.
  • 7:30 a.m. - We'll arrive at the 5th station of the Fujinomiya route, prepare are gear and start up the mountain.
  • 12:30 p.m. - Arrive on the summit take some photos then head down
  • 4:30 p.m. - Back at the car, and start driving back towards Tokyo
  • 19:30 - Arrive back at Shinjuku

Fee for group trip is 27,500 yen plus 8% local consumption tax. We require a minimum of 2 people to be able to run the trip, and maximum number is 8 people.

May 2nd 
May 9th
May 16th 
May 23rd 
May 30th 
June 6th 
June 13th 
June 20th 

Private trips are also available if your schedule is not flexible then we are able to offer private mountain guiding with pickup from your hotel in Tokyo, Yokohama, or Kawaguchiko areas. 

​1 Day Private Trip Price

  • 1 Person: 65,000 yen
  • 2 People: 37,500 yen pp
  • 3~4 People: 30,000 yen pp
  • 5~8 People: 27,500 yen pp
    Transportation and guide are included in the above fee. 8% consumption tax will be added to the total cost. Weekend trips will also have an additional 10~20% fee depending on number of participants. 

 

Equipment Requirements

Please do not wear any cotton on this day, synthetics are best as they dry quickly and will keep you warm even when wet.

  • Sturdy waterproof hiking boots
  • Long synthetic pants (nylon is great)
  • Long sleeve synthetic shirt
  • Fleece Insulating layer 
  • Bring some base layer like heat-tec
  • Rain jacket and rain pants
  • Snacks and food for about 8 hours of hiking
  • Backpack to carry everything (No shoulder bags or hand bags)
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses / Goggles
  • Rentals are available for the following items either through Kanto Adventures or a local rental shop in Tokyo
  • Backpack 
  • Rain Gear
  • Hiking Boots
  • Fleece Layer
  • Trekking Poles

Fitness and experience Requirements
If you have never hiked on a mountain without snow, then climbing a big mountain like Mt. Fuji without any experience is a very bad idea. You still have time to get in experience before your climb, and if you need help finding some training locations we'd be happy to help you do some research and recommend some good training hikes.

1 day Mt. Fuji ascents are not easy and require at a minimum basic fitness. Cardiovascular fitness is most important with leg strength being the second most important. As a minimum you should not even think about doing Mt. Fuji if you are unable to jog 5km (3 miles) in less than 35 minutes. 

If you sign up early and aren't quite fit enough, there is time to do some training. Check out the 9 week training plan offered by Backpacker Magazine as a good starting point. Remember, the best training for climbing mountains is climbing smaller mountains!

Safety Policies

  • Travel insurance that includes mountain rescue is required to participate. World Nomads offers policies that cover this and we can also help arrange local short term mountain rescue insurance the day before your climb by telephone. If you aren't sure if your policy will cover mountain rescue expenses then please get in touch.
  • For kids under 16 years of age, please consult with us before applying
  • All rules and safety guidelines as instructed by guide prior to, and/or during the climb must be followed at all times.
  • Being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs at any time during the tour is strictly prohibited.
  • Kanto Adventures and its guides reserve the right to refuse service to anyone they deem unfit for participation in the activities for which they have enrolled.
  • Kanto Adventures reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a climb if weather conditions do not allow for a safe ascent. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled climb, then you are eligible for a full refund. 
  • Kanto Adventures cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to personal property while participating in activities. To make sure your belongings stay dry we recommend to pack everything in a water and dust proof travel sack. Fragile items such as cameras should be packed in proper cases/bags.
  • In the event someone is obviously not fit enough to make it to the summit, we may request them to turn around before the 7th station and return to the 5th station alone and wait for the group. 
  • If a participant becomes injured during the climb and require assistance to descend or rescue, then the ascent will be stopped.

Price and Booking

¥ 27,500 per person

Details

  • Mt. Fuji - Fujinomiya Route, Shizuoka
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • 1 day
  • May 1st to Jul 1st
  • Good
  • High
  • 5:30
  • 8
  • Tokyo, Hanno, or Mt. Fuji area

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What's Included

Professional Certified Climbing Instructor
Transportation from Tokyo or Mt. Fuji area
Ice axe and crampon rental

What's Not included

Food while hiking
Accident and rescue insurance

Terms and Conditions

Cancellation Policy Kanto Adventures reserves the right to cancel a program due to inclement weather, natural disasters, or extenuating circumstances. In the event a trip must be cancelled, a full trip refund will be provided. Should a participant cancel, a cancellation fee may apply. Please see the cancellation fee schedule: 30~14 days before trip: 25%, 13 ~ 7 days before trip: 50% fee, 6 ~ 2 days before trip: 100% fee

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