2-Day Mt Fuji Sunrise Climb from Tokyo
**This tour is sold out for the 2014 season. 2015 dates will be made available later this year.
- Breakfast included
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Led by a local guide
- Seasonal Offer
- See native wildlife in their natural environment
- Dinner included
- Editor's Pick
- Includes free admission to top local attractions
- Likely to Sell Out
After meeting with your guide, travel by coach to Mt Fuji. On your way, enjoy a drive through stunning scenery that offers magnificent views of Mt Fuji from different angles. On arrival at the fifth station, located at 7,560 feet (2,304 meters), you can relax, have a Japanese-style lunch at the fifth station restaurant (own expense ) and prepare for the climb ahead.
At approximately 1pm, start your ascent of Mt Fuji. The hike has two parts -- the first section to the seventh station, located at 9,457 feet (2,910 meters), takes 2-3 hours along designated paths. Have dinner and rest for a few hours at a toyokan (mountain hut) to become acclimatized to the altitude. The huts are very basic and have wooden bunk beds that are more for resting than sleeping.
At 10pm, start the second part of your climb. Be guided by the moonlight and the beam of your flashlight as you walk over steep rocky outcrops to reach the summit of Mt Fuji, where you’ll wait for the first rays of dawn to peek through the horizon. This section is approximately 5 hours long.
Day 2: Mt Fuji - Tokyo (B)
You can’t help but feel the thrill of all the mountain explorers who’ve come before you as you watch the sun rise from the top of Mt Fuji. While you eat your breakfast bento box, take this time to appreciate the natural beauty unfolding as day breaks. If time permits, you can walk the rim of the caldera (90 minutes) before your descent back to the fifth station.
Then, travel to Laka Yamanaka Hot Springs, the famous onsen (meaning ‘spa’) baths at Beni Fuji no Yu to soak your tired muscles. As you relax in the open-air hot spring baths, enjoy the garden setting and the excellent views of Mt Fuji. The onsen also has steam rooms, saunas and waterfall showers to soothe your aches and pains. Enjoy lunch at the restaurant (own expense) or have a massage before boarding the coach for the return trip to Tokyo.
Please see below for notes on what to bring and expect on this Mt Fuji experience.
Tour operates only in July and August.
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Hiking Mt Fuji
- Local guide
- Climbing guide
- Meals as per itinerary (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
- Sleeping space at Toyokan Hut
- Entrance to Beni Fuji no Yu onsen (spa)
- Round-trip coach to Mt Fuji from Tokyo
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Children between 6 and 15 must be accompanied by an adult over 20 years old; children ages 16 to 19 can join alone with written permission from parent/guardian at least 4 days before the tour begins
- Climbing insurance not included; climbing insurance in Japan is not available for foreign nationals. It is recommended that you purchase travel insurance before arriving in Japan.
- We recommend you wear good walking shoes or hiking boots and a warm, waterproof jacket
- Toilets on the mountain carry a fee of approx. 100 yen (USD $1.20) per use
- Water and drinks available for purchase
- Limited baggage facilities - please bring only what you require
- No vegetarian options available
- Please note that swimsuits are not permitted in onsen baths
- Passengers are required to carry their own belongings
- In order for the local tour operator to contact you prior to tour departure, you MUST provide your hotel accommodation details as soon as you purchase the tour
The summit of Mt Fuji is 12,388 feet (3,776 meters) above sea level and altitude sickness may occur. The rest stop at the mountain hut is designed to acclimatize you to the altitude so you can avoid altitude sickness.
Mountain Hut :
The sleeping area at the mountain hut is mixed-gender with bunk beds. The space allotted to each participant is typically about 17 square feet (1.6 square meters), so be aware that you may not be able to sleep comfortably. There are no bathing facilities at the lodge. Non-flushing Japanese toilets are located outside the lodge (Western-style toilets are not available).
What to bring:
- Flashlight/torch or headlamp
- Warm clothing
- Good walking shoes or boots
- Water bottle
Reviewed by: mgasbarro2, September 2014
Viator contracted the local tour operator. They were incredible...caring folks that explained everything and had all logistics (transpo, trail, hut, food) taken care of. Hike was slow but ensured everyone that could hike did make it. Sunrise made it all worth it. Prepare to spend $5-$6 p/ bottle of water if you don't bring enough. Have gear necessary for 3 kinds of weather (cold, hot, wet)...we hit all three in our trip. Met great folks from around the world...0 complaints. Must do experience....this will thrust you into Japanese culture.
Reviewed by: Elizabeth R, December 2013
The hike and tour guides were amazing! I highly recommend this trip! The onsen after the hike was just what we needed...cannot say enough good things about this trip!