NASUBI Mt.Fuji Backpackers

Climbing Fuji

Climbing Mt. Fuji

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 2019:

Yoshida Trail:1 July – 10 September
Subashiri,Gotemba,Fujinomiya 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 Shin-Fuji. Mt. Fuji climbs can be done in either one-day or two-day climbs. For climbers submitting in two days, there are accommodations on the mountain 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 Accommodations:

¥5500/night (no meal)
¥6500/night (includes breakfast)
¥7500/night (includes breakfast and dinner)

All accommodation have extra ¥1000 charge on Saturday nights. 9.5th station has ¥1500 extra charge on Saturday night.

Accommodation 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 the 5th Station

By Bus:

First bus from Fujinomiya station leaves at 6:35am
Last bus from Shin-Fuji (the climbing starting /stopping point) leaves at 6:30pm
Check out the timetable here.

Taxi (one way)

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


Park your car at Mizukatsuka park (¥1000/day)
Take a bus from the car parking to 5th station (¥1800 for round trip, available 6 AM – 8 PM)

What to Bring

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

  • Climbing fee -¥1000
  • Bus fare – ¥3100 for round trip
  • Train fare – ¥240 for one way, JR pass available
  • Water (2-3L)
  • Food and/or snacks
  • Climbing shoes
  • Jacket / Rain jacket
  • Head light (Overnight climbing)
  • Climbing Poles
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Cell phone
  • ¥100 coins for toilet

Rental climbing gear available

Recommended Climbing Schedule

Single Day Climb

6:06 AM take a train from Fuji to Fujinomiya
6:35 AM take a bus from Fujinomiya to 5th station
8:00 AM start climbing
1:30 PM get to the top (celebrate, it was a good hike!)
1:45 PM start descending
5:45 PM get to 5th station
5:30 PM take a bus from 5th station to Shin-Fuji
7:27 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-

9:55 AM take a bus from Fuji to 5th station
12:00 PM arrive at 5th station
2:00-4:00 PM check into accommodation at station

-Day 2-

1:00-2:00am 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