NASUBI Mt.Fuji Backpackers

Climbing Fuji

Climbing Mt. Fuji on Fujinomiya trail in 2023

Mt. Fuji is the most symbolic mountain of all Japan, enticing travelers from all over the world to climb her. Luckily, she is also known as an easier mountain to climb to the top. If you are currently planning on climbing to the top of Japan, below you will find details on the best options for submitting our extraordinary mountain.

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Climbing Basics

Climbing Season for 2023:

Yoshida Trail:1 July – 10 September
Fujinomiya, Subashiri and Gotemba Trail:10 July – 10 September
*The open/close times may change subject to weather and trail conditions.

The mountain trek starts from Fujinomiya 5th station to the summit. Mt. Fuji climbs can be done in either one-day or two-day climbs. For climbers submitting in two days, there are mountain huts at each station that include options for meals.

Note: It is not recommended to summit the mountain during the off-season due to weather. Over night accommodations and buses to the mountain are not operating during the off-season. Should mountaineers still wish to summit, they will need to secure transportation to the mountain.


Mountain information:

Heights: 3776m
Climbing length: From 5th station to the top: 4.3km (altitude 2400m-3776m)
Duration: Climbing up 5.5hrs going down 4hrs


Overnight Mountain huts:

¥6000-¥8000/night (no meal)
¥7000-¥9000/night (includes breakfast)
¥8000-¥10000/night (includes breakfast and dinner)

Most of accommodations have extra ¥2000 charge per night on Friday, Saturday, Public holiday and a day before Public holiday.

Mountain huts List:

6th station: Houei Sansou
New 7th station: Goraikou Sansou
Old 7th station: Fujisan Omoteguchi Ganso nanagoume
8th station: Ikedakan
9th station: Man-nen-yuki Sansou
9.5th station: Munatsuki Sansou


How to Get to Fujinomiya 5th Station

By Bus

Bus fare from Shin-Fuji to Fujinomiya 5th station: ¥3700 for round trip

Bus schedule for Fujinomiya 5th station(Fujinomiya trail, PDF)

Bus schedule for Fuji-Subaru Line 5th Station (Yoshida trail)

Jump to Japan for further bus information.


Taxi from Shin-Fuji station (Tokaido Shinkansen)

Taxi for up to 4 people: ¥9890
Taxi for up to 5 people: ¥12000
Big taxi for up to 9 people: ¥15480

Car (Recommended)

Park your car at Mizukatsuka park that costs ¥1000 per 24 hours and then take a bus from the car parking to Fujinomiya 5th station. The bus fare is ¥2200 for round trip. The bus is operated from 6 AM – 7 PM and departs every 1 hour. Taxi is also available 24 hours that costs ¥4740 for one way.


What to Bring

Here’s a list of all the suggested and necessary items for climbing Mt. Fuji:

  • Climbing fee ¥1000
  • Water (2-3L)
  • Food and/or snacks
  • Climbing shoes
  • Jacket / Rain jacket
  • ¥100 coins for toilet
  • Head light (Overnight climbing)
  • Climbing Poles
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Cell phone

Rental climbing gear available


Recommended Climbing Schedule by public transportation

Single Day Climb

6:05 AM Take a train from Fuji to Fujinomiya
6:35 AM Take a bus from Fujinomiya to 5th station
8:00 AM Sart climbing
1:30 PM Get to the Summit (celebrate, it was a good hike!)
1:45 PM Start descending
5:45 PM Get to 5th station
6:00 PM Take a bus from 5th station to Shin-Fuji
7:20 PM Arrive at Shin-Fuji Station


7:00 PM take a bus from 5th station to Fujinomiya
8:17 PM arrive at Fujinomiya
8:32 PM take a train from Fujinomiya to Fuji


Recommended Overnight Climbing Schedule

-Day 1-

10:00 AM Take a bus from Shin-Fuji to Fujinomiya 5th station
12:00 PM Arrive at the 5th station
2:00-4:00 PM Check into a Mountain hut

-Day 2-

1:00-2:00 AM Restart climbing
3:00 AM Get to the top
5:00 AM See the earliest sunrise in Japan (Called “Goraiko”)
7:00 AM Start descending the mountain
12:00 AM Arrive at 5th station
12:30 AM Take a bus to Fuji