2-Day Mt Fuji Sunrise Climb from Tokyo
Please note: The 2016 Mt. Fuji climbing window opens on July and August. Book now if you are up to this adventure!
- 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 from Lake Kawaguchi, Yoshida Exit mountain trail, located at 9,457 feet (2,910 meters), takes about 4 hours along designated paths.
At 5pm, 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, 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, August and early September.
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Hiking Mt Fuji
- Round-trip coach between Tokyo and Mt. Fuji (5th Station)
- Overnight accommodation at Toyokan (mountain hut)
- Local English-speaking guide and mountain climbing guide (Japanese only)
- Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- Entrance to Beni-Fuji-no-Yu onsen (hot spring)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Gratuities (optional)
- Water and drinks are available for purchase
- Toilet usage fee (US$1.20) per use
- Donation for Mount Fuji Preservation contribution
- Mountain climbing insurance not included. It is recommended that you purchase travel insurance before arriving in Japan
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Minimum age is 6 years
- Customers between 6 and 19 years old must be accompanied by an adult over 20 years old
- Moderate fitness is highly recommended
- Important Notice: This tour will depart regardless of weather or traffic conditions, unless you are notified otherwise by the local tour operator. Viator and your local tour operator will not be responsible for poor visibility of sunrise or itinerary changes due to unforeseen circumstances
- Please note: It is important for you to provide your hotel information as well as local contact number at the time of booking
- Accommodation: You will stay overnight at a mountain hut where consists of a mixed men's and women's room with bunk beds (approx. 1 meter by 2 meter). No showering facility at the hut. Non-flushing Japanese toilets are located outside the lodge (Western-style toilets are not available)
- Dress code: Please wear hiking shoes or boots and bring warm clothing. Sandals or shorts are not allowed due to safety concerns
- Your are responsible for carrying your own belongings during climbing and, therefore, minimum luggage on the day of travel is recommended
- No vegetarian options available. If you have dietary restrictions, it is recommended that you bring your own meals to the tour, as the food selection in the area is limited
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
- Not recommended for participants with back problems, heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
- Not recommended for pregnant women
- Not wheelchair accessible
Meet your guide at Keio Plaza Hotel in Shinjuku at 7:00 am and then walk to the parking lot to ride the bus to Mt. Fuji Lake Kawaguchi 5th Station (approx. 90 mins). After arrival you can get some rest and eat lunch (at your own expense) while preparing for the climb. Begin climbing on the Yoshida Trail from Lake Kawaguchi 5th Station at 2,304 meter and you will have approx. 45 mins rest time total during the climb.
Arrive at the Mountain Hut, also called "Toyokan" in Japanese, above Mt. Fuji 7th Station at 2,910 meter about 5:00 pm. You can get some rest or take a nap briefly at the mountain hut that consists of a mixed men's and women's room with bunk beds (approx. 1 meter by 2 meter). Dinner will be served.
At 10:00 pm, 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)
Arrive on the top of Mt. Fuji and the mountain crater in the following morning around 3:00 am. Enjoy the stunning view of the sunrise from the summit at 3,776 meter while having the breakfast - inari zushi, the traditional Japanese rice ball wrapped in fried tofu. At 5:00 am start descending via Yoshida Trail towards Lake Kawaguchi and then head for the 5th Station (about 4 hours). After arriving at the 5th Station, you will be picked up by the bus and go to Yamanaka Onsen (hot spring).
Beni-Fuji-no-Yu of Lake Yamanaka Onsen is a natural alkaline hot spring. While relaxing in the hot spring outdoor, you can usually enjoy the view of Mt. Fuji as well. You can eat lunch there at your own expense. When the tour concludes, you will be dropped off near the West Exit of JR Shinjuku Station.
Please note: 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.
If you cancel between 8 and 20 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 20 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 30 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 1 and 2 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Robert N, United States of America, September 2015
The guides were incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and spoke great English. Definitely worth the money and would do it again.
Reviewed by: Anastasia Y, September 2015
that was a great time! Thank for everyone who led us and gave us such a great opportunity.
I wish it was less smogy so we could see Fuji from the side, but walking above the clouds and below the stars was amazing. Never breathed an air as tasty as at the top of Fuji!