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What Equipment Do You Need to Bring for Mt. Fuji?

by Ryu_C@RakuRakuJP


A chapter for beginners climbing Mount Fuji

Once again, it’s summer time to set off to climb Mount Fuji. How much have you planned for this trip? Maybe you have already booked your flight tickets and mountain huts, and now it is almost time to research mountaineering itineraries and equipment.

Today's content will share with you the equipment needed for climbing Mount Fuji from different angles and past experience of climbing Mount Fuji many times, hoping to make your journey to climb Mount Fuji easier and safer.

If you will go to Mount Fuji for the first time, in addition to this article is worth collecting, there is also "Mt. Fuji Climbing Preparation List"This article is worth sharing with friends who climb Mount Fuji together!

First of all, I wish you good weather here, and you can watch the most beautiful sunrise on the top of Mount Fuji.

Necessary equipment, clothing, and items for climbing Mt. Fuji

Mount Fuji is an independent mountain with no cover on all sides. Basically, the weather changes very quickly every day, and it is not impossible to change the weather forecast from Grade A to Grade C within a day.

Moreover, strong storms, rain, and sun exposure can all appear on the same day, allowing you to be dried by the sun during the mountaineering, and then give you a heavy rainstorm during the descent. Coupled with the rugged mountaineering road, the gravel road is the mountaineering path you must pass through on Mount Fuji, so it is very important to prepare a complete set of mountaineering equipment before departure.

The necessary equipment, clothing, and items for climbing Mount Fuji can generally be divided into the following main categories to cope with various weather and different climbing roads

  1. Clothes and articles that are convenient for walking and moving
  2. Windproof, waterproof, coldproof clothing and equipment
  3. Sun protection clothing, personal care products

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Basic climbing gear – clothing, items for walking and moving

One of the most important goals of climbing Mount Fuji is to watch the sunrise at the top of Mount Fuji, so how to safely and comfortably climb to the top of Mount Fuji at 3,776 meters is the main purpose of these clothing and items.

Generally speaking, the main function of the following types of mountaineering equipment is to allow you to free your hands to climb the mountain, and to reduce the chance of injury in the alpine environment.

Hiking boots, socks, boots/gaiters

The main purpose of hiking boots is to have the function of anti-slip and preventing cuts, so when choosing hiking boots, you need to pay attention to whether the thickness of the bottom is sufficient and whether the material is hard and not easy to be cut through. Then there is not enough depth for the groove pattern on the sole. Because the soles with deep pits can grip the ground, it is not easy to slip no matter whether it is in a sandy environment or in a heavy rain environment.

Another thing to pay attention to is that the geology and rocks of Mount Fuji are very hard and sharp. Choosing hard soles can ensure that you can complete the entire mountaineering trip.

In addition to checking the hardness of the soles, it is very important whether the hiking boots are waterproof and quick-drying. That's because the rainstorm on Mt. Fuji happened after a while, and the waterproof function of the hiking boots can make the whole mountaineering trip more comfortable.

Although you can choose ordinary socks, some thicker socks with a small amount of shock absorption can make you feel more relaxed during mountaineering, and at the same time reduce the chance of long-term friction between your skin and hiking boots.

Under normal circumstances, it is recommended to carry two pairs of socks. If there is a heavy rain, of course, it is necessary to replace a new pair. Otherwise, you can use the other pair as socks for activities in the mountain hut, so that it will become drier and more comfortable during sleep. .

In terms of product selection, you can choose Columbia’s hiking boots of the same design for hiking boots, and you can choose SmartWool-style special wool socks for socks. Wool socks are characterized by being a bit quicker to dry and more stretchy than cotton socks. Even after experiencing heavy rain, it will dry a little faster, and it is not easy to produce peculiar smell.
In addition, the main purpose of the foot cover and the binding is to prevent gravel from running into the hiking boots, so that you can climb to the top of Mount Fuji smoothly and unimpeded. Generally, foot covers like Sea To Summit's Alpine eVent Gaiter are sufficient. In addition to having a certain degree of waterproof ability, they also have a certain degree of hardness and are not easy to be cut through. Although the price is a bit expensive, you can successfully complete the entire mountaineering trip, instead of being cut in the middle and needing to leave immediately.

Mountaineering backpack, rain cover, action water bag, mountaineering water bottle, sealed zipper bag

In the itinerary of climbing Mount Fuji, choosing a suitable mountaineering backpack can evenly distribute the load to different positions on the back, so that you can easily carry the items you need to climb Mount Fuji without injury.

And a backpack design suitable for climbing Mount Fuji is generally 30L-40L in size, and it is most suitable for carrying enough drinking water, food, mountaineering equipment and a set of changing clothes after going down the mountain. One of the more convenient options is to have a backpack design with an independent drinking water system, so that when you need to replenish water in the middle, you don’t need to stop and reverse the backpack to take out bottled water, but you can replenish water anytime and anywhere along the way.

In addition, the weather changes in the alpine environment on Mount Fuji are very fast, and many days will switch between sunny days and violent storms in a short period of time, so a good mountaineering backpack selection also needs to have a rain cover. , to protect the items in the backpack from getting wet. Of course, important items such as bus tickets, cameras and other things that cannot touch water must be placed in sealed zipper bags, which can ensure foolproof!

The hiking backpack can choose the same size design as Osprey Manta 36, which will include the action water bag Osprey Hydraulics 2.5L. The advantage of this kind of hiking backpack is that it can keep the load close to the back, and it is also suitable for quick replenishment of water during mountaineering trips.

Choice between action water bag and mountaineering water bottle

One of the most important points of climbing Mount Fuji is to replenish water, mainly because there are no natural water sources on Mount Fuji, and the drinking water sold in mountain huts is not cheap, so it is worth carrying enough drinking water to start climbing.

Action water bags and mountaineering water bottles are common water replenishment options suitable for mountaineering activities, and you can decide how much to carry according to your ability.
However, if you often participate in mountaineering activities, you can carry a 2.5L action water bag and two 1L mountaineering water bottles at the same time, so that you can refill from the mountaineering water bottle after drinking all the drinking water in the action water bag .
In this way, you don’t have to stop halfway to get a water bottle from your backpack, but you can take a small sip every time, without letting your body reach a state of dehydration, and you don’t have to worry about looking for the bathroom because you drink too much water in a short time.

More practical information on climbing Mount Fuji: The equipment arrangement table for climbing Mount Fuji, analyzing and sorting out the usefulness of each top equipment

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Headlights, lighting systems

I believe that every climber who comes to Mount Fuji will definitely plan to climb to the top of Mount Fuji in the dark between 03:00 and 05:00, and then wait for the arrival of "Goraiguang". So a good lighting device that is not easy to break in the middle is very important.

In addition, there is often a lack of sufficient lighting from the mountain hut to the nearby toilets, so basically from the time after sunset at 18:00, it is necessary to use headlights and flashlights for lighting, not just at 03:00: 00 – 05:00 The lighting system is only used during this period.
Therefore, it is worth buying some models with better quality to reduce the chance of missing the sunrise on the top of Mount Fuji due to lack of sufficient light source.

Recommended style of lighting system: As long as the luminosity is 200 lumens or above, the lighting device with waterproof function is generally enough to illuminate the environment 10 meters ahead, allowing you to safely climb to the top of the mountain before sunrise. For example, the Black Diamond Spot series is a headlight option with reasonable price and qualified performance. As long as you carry 2 extra sets of spare batteries, you will not have any major problems in continuous use throughout the night.

A headlamp, a flashlight, or a mobile phone flash, which one is the best choice?

There have also been many discussions about lighting systems: "Headlights vs flashlights vs mobile phone flashlights, who is the right choice? Why?"

And the answer to this question is: "Must be the headlights, nothing else"

Recommended lighting system for climbing Mount Fuji

The reason why flashlights are not recommended is becauseWhen climbing, keep your hands free as much as possible, have both hands to protect yourself in the event of a fall/accidental slip.

In addition, the flashlights of mobile phones should not be used as lighting flashlights when climbing mountains, becauseIt is not easy to charge on the mountain, and the power supply of the phone is very precious, so it is only suitable for communication and emergency rescueused when.

The reason why headlights are recommended is that many headlights are usually waterproof, and can continue to be used even in short-term rainstorms. Moreover, the waterproof ability is much better than that of a mobile phone, and there is no need to worry about breaking the mobile phone during mountain climbing.

Gloves that protect against cuts

Since Mount Fuji itself is a mountain formed through volcanic evolution, the rocks are generally hard and a bit sharp. So having a pair of suitable gloves can prevent you from being cut, especially when you fall down a slope.

The choice of gloves can be generally cheaper labor gloves, but it will absorb water more easily after raining, and it will also produce peculiar smell. Therefore, it would be better to choose some 3M gloves specially used when carrying heavy objects, especially some styles with warmth retention, which are essential equipment in cold nights and when waiting for sunrise on the mountain top.

Another use of gloves is to prevent hands from being sunburned, because the ultraviolet rays of Mount Fuji are very strong, and symptoms of overexposure will appear after just walking for a few hours. So if you just pay attention to sun protection on your face, other parts of your body will start to tingle when you go down the mountain.

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trekking poles for walking

Many climbers will have a question when packing their equipment before departure, that is, "Do I need to carry trekking poles to climb Mount Fuji? Why?"

The answer to this question is very simple, that is, "need, and it is essential mountaineering equipment."

For climbing Mount Fuji, the main purpose of trekking poles is to help balance and reduce the speed of physical exertion after the start of climbing, after reaching the seventh station and returning to the fifth station.

Although the mountain road from the 5th station to the 7th station is relatively easy to walk during mountain climbing, it can be said that trekking poles are not needed at all, but the slope of the Z-shaped road section after the 7th station is relatively sloped, and the heart is easier. It consumes a lot of physical strength, so with the assistance of trekking poles, it is easier to reach the mountain hut at the eighth station and rest.

And the part of the way down the mountain is because you need to walk on the gravel road, and you will slip forward if you are not careful. Having a pair of trekking poles can help with balance and reduce the chance of injury.

trekking pole selection

The trekking poles suitable for climbing Mount Fuji can be divided into two types, one is mainly practical, and the other is mainly for sightseeing.

If you usually have mountaineering habits, choosing trekking poles like Black Diamond and Montbell can easily adjust the length of trekking poles to suit different road conditions and environments. And it can be conveniently stored, suitable for long-term mountaineering trips.

Of course, at the fifth station of Mt. "It will be more difficult for mountaineering trips, and it is not easy to carry on the plane, and there is a possibility of being denied boarding.

Therefore, if you want to keep it as a souvenir, it is recommended to use a formal trekking pole, and then buy a short wooden stick to engrave, so that you can easily climb Mount Fuji and get commemorative stamps from different mountain huts!

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Waterproof, windproof and coldproof clothing and equipment options

In addition to the equipment during the walking period shared just now when climbing Mount Fuji, the clothing and equipment during the stationary period are equally important. The most important thing is that it can prevent you from getting wet, prevent hypothermia, and reduce the chance of getting cold sickness after a heavy rain or while resting.

How to choose windproof and waterproof equipment

The most important thing in choosing a suitable mountaineering clothing is to be able to achieve the goal of "quick drying", which can help to dissipate heat quickly. The functions of waterproof and windproof are equally important, so as to prevent the loss of temperature in the environment of heavy rain and strong wind.

Generally speaking, "the order of wearing the right clothes" is more important than "what clothes to wear", and the order of wearing clothes from the inside to the outside during mountain climbing should be:

  1. Wear quick-drying clothing close to the body
  2. Mid layers need some level of warmth
  3. The outer jacket needs to have sufficient windproof and waterproof performance

To put it simply, the goal of a complete set of mountaineering clothing is to prevent moisture from accumulating near the body, resulting in evaporation of sweat, and at the same time prevent the body from being wet by rainwater and causing hypothermia.

Of course, there are also some opinions that if there is a heavy rain on Mount Fuji, it is better to open the umbrella. ButIt is actually very dangerous to open an umbrella on Mount Fuji, The reason is that the wind speed on the mountain trail is not low, in addition to easily blowing the umbrella, the umbrella will also be blown away by the strong wind and hit other climbers.

Therefore, if you encounter an environment with unstable weather, it is better to use a mountaineering jacket, which can prevent wind and rain.

Clothing options for climbing Mount Fuji

It is not very difficult to choose a set of clothing suitable for climbing Mount Fuji. Generally, you can find suitable tops, jackets, and sports pants in UNIQLO clothing stores. If the requirements are relatively high, you can also choose some more professional clothing at the mountaineering supply store, so that you can gather a suitable set of mountaineering clothing for departure.

  • Tops – Quick-drying sweat-wicking underwear, quick-drying short-sleeved sweatshirts, quick-drying sports jackets from the UNIQLO Dry Ex range.
  • Outerwear – UNIQLO BlockTech Wind and Water Repellent Jacket, Re:echo Momentum Performance Shield Wind and Rain Repellent Jacket.
  • Pants – Re:echo Ranger Tech Pants Dry Wicking Hiking Pants.

A brief summary of UNIQLO's clothing selection, Dry Ex series, whether it is underwear or sportswear, is a cheaper choice. It can not only achieve the effect of quick drying, but also have a certain degree of sun protection.
The BlockTech series is UNIQLO’s product line with relatively good waterproof functions, which can basically resist moderate rainfall. However, in a heavy rain environment, only the Re:echo Momentum Performance Shield windproof and rainproof jacket, a relatively advanced professional jacket, can be used. Ensure that it will not be wet by rain and prevent loss of temperature.

Comparison of windproof and waterproof outerwear

UNIQLO BlockTech can cope with light rain environment. Re:echo Momentum Performance Shield uses a new waterproof and breathable material with a waterproof degree of 25,000mm/H2O.

Other waterproof items worth considering

The waterproof bag is a full-coverage type of small backpack. Its main purpose is to prevent changing clothes and important items such as tickets, passports, cameras, etc. from being wet by rain. Generally speaking, the capacity does not need to be very large. For example, the 8L and 13L styles of Sea to Summit are enough to place the required items, and then put the entire waterproof bag into the backpack.

In addition, it is a good practice to prepare several sealed zipper plastic bags, so as to reduce the chance of water entering the mobile phone during rainy periods.

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Clothing changes during mountaineering

During the whole process of climbing Mount Fuji, the clothes are not the same, but are decided according to the weather, environment, and the amount of exercise at that time. The most important thing is to achieve the effect of windproof, coldproof, quick-drying and heat dissipation.

also why"Onion Dressing"It will be so important in mountaineering activities.

"Onion Dressing"That is, when you are still in the environment at the fifth station below the mountain and the temperature is still 20 degrees, you should wear less. When it is windy on the mountain and the low temperature environment after sunset, it is better to wear it a little bit, and adapt to different temperature changes flexibly.
Also, wear a little more when you are still waiting for the sunrise of "Royal Light", and wear a little more when walking the bowl patrol route in an environment where the top of Mount Fuji is close to 0 degrees, so that you can effectively avoid hypothermia.

When starting the mountain climbing trip at the fifth station

Since the departure time at the fifth station is between 11:00 and 15:00, under normal circumstances the sun will be relatively fierce and the temperature will be around 13 degrees to 20 degrees, so the choice of clothing needs to be sweated at a fast pace. Drying and preventing sunburn from ultraviolet rays are the primary goals.

So clothing choices during this period can be:

  1. Wear UNIQLO Dry Ex quick-drying sweat-wicking underwear on the most intimate inner layer
  2. The second layer wears UNIQLO Dry Ex quick-drying short-sleeved sweatshirt
  3. The third layer wears the UNIQLO Dry Ex long-sleeved quick-drying sports jacket as a sun protection layer
  4. For sports pants, choose a style with sweat-wicking and quick-drying functions. For example, you can refer to Re:echo Ranger Tech Pant

Basically, the main part of your whole body will be covered by clothes, so it is not easy to be sunburned by the high-intensity ultraviolet rays on the mountain before reaching the mountain hut.

Activities at the seventh station in the highland area, when taking a long break in the middle

Basically, the temperature will gradually drop from the 7th station, and there will be strong storms and rain from time to time. Adding a UNIQLO BlockTech windproof and water-repellent jacket to the original mountaineering clothing can prevent the body from getting wet and hypothermia Condition.

Hours of activity at the 8th station mountain hut

Although the mountain huts are equipped with heating equipment, and there is no need to worry about windproof and waterproof issues indoors, but since the toilets are set up tens of meters away from the mountain huts, the temperature after sunset is kept at 2 degrees. It is a strong windy environment, so it is more suitable to recommend formal night climbing clothing when going out.

Time to set off to the summit of Mount Fuji in the early morning

Generally speaking, the journey from the mountain hut to the top of the mountain will be relatively cold, mainly due to strong winds and lack of sleep. The body will be more sensitive to cold weather, and the temperature is probably below 5 degrees. It is better to wear more clothes to keep warm.

Assuming that you are still wearing the original mountaineering clothing, you can add the following clothing options on top of this clothing:

  1. Layer a lightweight down jacket under the UNIQLO BlockTech Wind and Water Repellent Jacket for insulation.
    • For thin down jackets, you can choose the lightweight type of UNIQLO Ultra Light Down.
  2. On the UNIQLO BlockTech windproof and water-repellent jacket, wear a high-density Re:echo Momentum Performance Shield windproof jacket, or other Gore-tex jackets as a heavy windproof layer.
    • Make sure that cold air and rain do not pass through the double windproof, waterproof jacket and take away body heat.

While waiting for the sunrise of "Goraiguang"

I believe that if you have the experience of waiting for the sunrise, you will know the saying "the coldest is before dawn". In addition, you have to wait for the sunrise in the high-altitude environment on the top of Mt. Fuji. When the body is in a static state instead of high-intensity mountaineering, basically your teeth will vibrate after sitting down for a few seconds, and you want to give up waiting for the sun. Go out and go home immediately.

If you don’t want this kind of situation to happen, keeping warm, protecting yourself from cold and wind is the most important thing you need to pay attention to while waiting for the sunrise.

To put it simply, the choice of clothing for waiting for the sunrise is to add warm gloves, a warm scarf to the original clothing, and prepare an insulated cushion. In this way, you can keep your hands and neck warm, and you can also avoid sitting on cold stones and reduce the chance of your body losing heat.

There is also a more effective way to keep warm, which is to carry an aluminum metal insulation pad for first aid, and then buy a can of hot drinks from the vending machine on the top of Mount Fuji, or carry more thermal bags that can automatically heat up. I believe you can add this set The equipment not only allows you to wait warmly for the sunrise on the top of Mount Fuji, but also probably can withstand the severe cold weather in Hokkaido!

Clothing and articles with sun protection function

As the highest mountain in Japan, it is impossible to find an object higher than Mount Fuji to shield you from the fierce sunlight, so that you can climb Mount Fuji very cool and without being sunburned by ultraviolet rays, so clothing and items with sun protection functions are recommended. is very important.

Generally speaking, there are three types of sunscreen items that are suitable for climbing Mount Fuji, namely sunglasses, sunscreen hats, and quick-drying scarves. All three items are very important, and each protects a different body part.


Sunglasses can protect the eyes from direct sunlight, especially during the period from 11:00 to 16:00 when it is sunny, and you will find out how important sunglasses are for mountaineering trips.

Recommended Sunglasses for Climbing Mount Fuji

Sunglasses can choose Nike this kind of anti-UV sports glasses. It is characterized by being very lightweight and has a non-slip design. Even if you encounter strong light, you can still maintain a good line of sight.

sun hat

Like sunglasses, sun hats block some of the sun's rays to prevent eye irritation. But more importantly, the sun hat can cover part of the ultraviolet rays and prevent sunburn on the face.

Recommended sun hats for climbing Mt. Fuji

You can choose this Black Diamond style quick-drying hat for sun hat. Although there is no part covering the top of the head, it perspires very quickly and is not easy to produce odor.

quick dry scarf

Many times, travelers who go to climb Mount Fuji will pay great attention to the sun protection equipment for the eyes, but ignore the sun protection care for the neck. They often know that they are severely sunburned after returning to the hotel room to take a shower and find the stinging pain. So the quick-drying scarf is a very important accessory for you who plan to climb Mount Fuji.

Recommended windproof clothing for climbing Mount Fuji

As a quick-drying scarf, you can choose the sweat-wicking and breathable scarf of HAD Originals. The main purpose is to wrap around the neck to prevent sunburn.
It can also be altered to cover the top of the head when desired.

Do I need to carry sunscreen spray and sunscreen when climbing Mount Fuji?

Perhaps when it comes to this, you will think that Mount Fuji is a very sunny place, just like going to the beach, you need to carry sunscreen spray and sunscreen oil before you can set off.

The truth is, as long as you wear enough clothes and cover every part of your body, it is basically not easy to get sunburned. In addition, sunscreen spray and sunscreen oil will be taken away by sweat during mountain climbing, or hinder perspiration and affect body heat dissipation, so they are not recommended.

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Other helpful items for mountaineering trips

backup power bank

Since mountain huts generally do not provide power sources for mountaineers to charge, even though some mountain huts can provide rooms with independent charging positions that can be reserved, they are very limited. So if you can use your mobile phone to take pictures and shoot videos, you can easily complete the two-day mountaineering trip with a few extra power banks.

Bottled Action Oxygen

The oxygen content on Mt. Fuji is lower than that of the sea surface. It is often necessary to use it on the journey above the seventh station, when there are many people in the mountain hut, or near the top of Mt. Fuji.

Although the capacity of a bottle of mobile oxygen is not very large, when there is difficulty in breathing or slight asthma, using mobile oxygen can slightly relieve the discomfort.

However, if the situation persists, you must immediately terminate the trip and return to the fifth station or lower as soon as possible, or seek medical assistance directly.

Bottled action oxygen can be purchased at convenience stores in Kawaguchiko, or at L-Breath's Shinjuku branch.

More information on altitude sickness: How to Climb Mount Fuji to Prevent Altitude Sickness.

Pens, postcards, stamps

Although it is not very popular to send postcards nowadays, it is usually to post a few posts to prove that you have climbed Mount Fuji.

But also because there is also a post office on the top of Mt. Fuji that provides different commemorative stamps and postcards. If you are interested in collecting postcards, you must not miss it. Of course, you can prepare your favorite postcards and send them to the top of the mountain, but you need to pay attention to the weather of the day and the waterproof performance of your backpack before departure.

Disposable plastic bags, airtight zipper bags

Because there are no garbage cans on the mountain, and there will be no staff to dispose of any garbage for climbers, so every climber is responsible for taking his own garbage away.

Just like the locals said that Mount Fuji belongs to everyone, so everyone has the responsibility to protect it.

Basically, as long as you go to convenience shopping before departure, you can get a few disposable plastic bags. In addition to packing your own garbage, you can also wrap your wet clothes, killing two birds with one stone.

The sealed zipper bag is to prevent the ticket and camera from getting wet in the rainstorm environment, so as to ensure that the subsequent itinerary will not be affected.

Clothing and items not recommended

The weather on Mount Fuji is extreme, the temperature is very low and cold, the sun is very fierce, and there are frequent sudden storms. This is why you need to prepare enough clothing and items before departure.

However, not all types of clothing and items are suitable for use on the climbing trails of Mount Fuji, and some will affect your hiking itinerary, or cause trouble for other climbers.

Wool underwear, cotton clothing, heavy down

Even in summer, the temperature on Mt. Fuji is indeed only 2 degrees - 15 degrees, but the choice of clothing should still be light, multi-layered, and waterproof.

When encountering this temperature in daily life, it is of course no problem to choose wool underwear, cotton clothes, and heavy down, and they will also keep you warm. But during climbing Mount Fuji, because the body is in a high-intensity exercise state, sweat will start to accumulate on the surface of the skin, and it is not easy to evaporate.

It is not a huge problem during the climb, but it is very obvious during the rest period, because the sweat starts to cool on the skin, taking away the body temperature and finally increasing the risk of hypothermia.

Of course, it doesn’t mean that you can’t wear down at all during climbing Mount Fuji, but if the temperature is about 8 degrees and the body is in motion, it’s more suitable to choose a waterproof and breathable down jacket.

Disposable raincoats, umbrellas

Disposable convenient raincoats are indeed light and easy to buy, and they are very convenient rain gear in daily life.

But because the design of many disposable raincoats is very simple, it will be very easy to be scratched if you are not careful during mountain climbing, which will make you more likely to get wet by rain. Moreover, disposable raincoats are not easy to dissipate heat and breath, and may cause adverse reactions to the body during mountaineering. This is why disposable raincoats are not worth recommending.

Although umbrellas solve the problem of disposable raincoats, but in the strong wind environment on Mount Fuji, I believe no one can guarantee that the umbrella will not be blown away by the strong wind, and will not hurt other climbers who are descending the mountain in the end. Therefore, umbrellas are not included in the equipment list for climbing Mount Fuji, but windproof, waterproof, and breathable mountaineering exteriors are worthy of your consideration.

toothbrush, toothpaste

Whether it is on the mountain climbing road or in the mountain hut, the water source is very scarce, basically not enough for you to brush your teeth, so toothbrush, toothpaste and other items can be placed in the hotel room and used only after going down the mountain.

It is also because the water source of the bathroom in the mountain hut is manually transported from the water tank, so the water flow that can be used by you will only be a very thin line. If you are sensitive to breath, it is recommended to use chewing gum instead.

Fire supplies, camping supplies

Setting up a tent on Mount Fuji, lighting a fire and cooking seems to be a very unforgettable experience. However, to be very clear: This is very dangerous and forbidden.

In addition to the fact that strong winds will blow away the tent and may injure passers-by, more importantly, the air pressure and fire prevention equipment on Mount Fuji are different from the standards at the bottom of the mountain. If you have no experience, it is a very dangerous thing. Do not try.

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Under normal circumstances, as long as you arrange the accommodation before and after climbing in the same hotel, especially in some relatively large-scale and famous hotels in Tokyo, you can leave your suitcase at the front desk and let the staff take care of it. This way you can go straight with your hiking pack and not have to worry about needing a suitcase locker over at Lake Kawaguchi.

In other words, you only need to carry enough and suitable items to climb Mount Fuji, and some items that are not needed and easily damaged should be avoided, and they will not help the entire mountaineering trip.

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Jane 2023-07-08 - 09:23

Hi there
Wonder how much water shall i prepare when i climb down the mountain?
Where is the last place i can buy bottle water?

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Raku Raku 2023-07-08 - 09:55

Hi Jane,

If you start your climbing trip at sunny days, usually 3L – 4.5L is enough for the whole trip. But in rainy days, it depends on your drinking habit.

And you can buy water at Kawaguchiko station, Shinjuku station. Also, you can buy water at the the mountain hut, but the cost of water is much higher than the usual price, probably ¥500 Yen for 500ml ionic water.


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