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Mt.Fuji Climbing Guide for Beginners

by Ryu_C@RakuRakuJP


A collection of preparation materials for planning to go to Mount Fuji and climb the highest point in Japan to watch the sunrise

Are you going to climb Mount Fuji in Japan this summer?
Are you a beginner in mountaineering, climbing a mountain with an altitude of more than 3,000 meters for the first time?
Are you looking forward to the sea of clouds and the sunrise of Mount Fuji, but you are not sure about the climbing routes, difficulty, preparations, traffic, weather conditions, etc.?

Don't worry, this article has prepared all the practical information related to climbing Mount Fuji for you!

(This article is a guide to all the articles in the Mount Fuji climbing series, which contains many different topics of mountaineering preparation materials. Welcome to add this article to my favorites and share it with friends, so that everyone can refer to it before departure!)

Mount Fuji sunrise view

Frequently Asked Questions Before Starting a Mount Fuji Climbing Trip

If you want to climb Mt. Fuji at 3776 meters easily and safely, and hope to see the light and sea of clouds, the following preparations must be paid attention to before departure!

  1. What is the best month to climb Mount Fuji?
  2. Need a Mt. Fuji map, altitude, route information?
  3. Which is the best route to climb Mount Fuji for the first time?
  4. Ready for a hiking trip? The itinerary cost and sunrise time are summarized.
  5. Have you found the mountaineering weather forecast and meteorological data?
  6. How to get to Mount Fuji? Summary of transportation to Mt. Fuji.
  7. Having trouble reserving a mountain hut? Mountain Lodge online teaching appointment!
  8. How to choose mountaineering equipment and clothing? Introducing top gear and clothing!
  9. Need a guide to lead the climb? Do you know how to make a local tour reservation for the mountaineering group?
  10. Are you worrying about purchasing equipment? Why not try renting equipment to climb Mt. Fuji easily!
  11. Worried about developing altitude sickness? Don't know what food to prepare when climbing a mountain?
  12. What rules and etiquette should you pay attention to when climbing a mountain? Do I need to pay facility maintenance fees to enter Mt. Fuji?
  13. How much is the budget for climbing Mount Fuji?
  14. After going down the mountain, do you have any recommendations for a hot spring hotel? Take a rest before continuing the journey!
  15. How to plan the itinerary after going down the mountain? A comprehensive introduction to the scenic spots, transportation, and accommodation after going down the mountain!

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Important planning before setting off to climb Mount Fuji

If you will search for this article on the Internet, I believe you will have an idea of wanting to challenge yourself and accomplish an important life goal, so you will come here.

However, Mt. Fuji is not an ordinary hill that you can go to. Every year during the climbing season, there are always climbers who are injured due to lack of preparation. Therefore, it is worth taking a little time to carefully plan the itinerary of climbing Mount Fuji before departure, so that you can truly experience the fun of climbing Mount Fuji, as well as a smooth departure to the follow-up itinerary.

Best time to start climbing Mount Fuji

Generally speaking, if you enjoy the view of Mount Fuji from the Kawaguchiko area at the foot of the mountain, it is basically suitable for all seasons. but,If you plan to climb Mt. Fuji and need to take the straight climbing path to experience Mt. Fuji, you must wait until the opening time is the safest and most suitable.

When is Mount Fuji open for climbing?

simply put,Every year from early July to early September is the most suitable month for climbing Mount Fuji.. The main reason is that usually the top of Mt. Fuji will be covered by snow for a long time, and the direction of the original climbing path cannot be identified, so there is a risk of falling from a high place. Moreover, in winter, typhoon-level gusts often occur on most mountaineering trails, and fatal accidents in winter climbing occur every year. Therefore, only a few months in summer are suitable for climbing Mount Fuji.

while inSummer: early July to early SeptemberDuring this period of time, most of the facilities on the mountain will be open, such as mountain huts, rescue stations, and various routes for mountaineering transportation. These are all indispensable elements for ordinary non-professional climbers and sightseeing-based mountaineering itineraries.

Under normal circumstances, the Yoshida Line is usually the first mountaineering route to be opened among all mountaineering routes every year. in the case ofAccording to past opening records, it is usually opened around July 1 to climb Mount Fuji, and then the trail is closed before September 10 each year.

The opening hours of other hiking trails, such as the Subashiri Line, Fujinomiya Line, and Gotemba Line, are usually opened later, probably around July 10.
(Remarks: Unforeseen accidents will delay the opening of the hiking trails. For example, there was a rockslide on the mountain trails in 2019. The local municipal government has postponed the opening of all hiking trails for safety reasons.)

Of course, the actual operating conditions of the hiking trails still depend on the decision of the Yamanashi prefectural government. However, as long as you do not set off to climb Mount Fuji in early July or early September, basically your itinerary will not be affected by changes in the business conditions of the climbing trails.

To sum it up briefly, all hiking trails may be delayed in their actual operation. Generally, there will be no official announcement until around mid-May. Therefore, if you want to book air tickets and accommodation several months in advance to prepare for climbing Mount Fuji, it would be better to arrange to start after July 15th.

Can I climb Mt. Fuji outside of the opening month?

For any mountaineering plan that is planned to be outside the mountain opening month, basically just ask any staff of the Tourism Bureau, and they will only give you an answer: absolutely not recommended.

The reason is that Mount Fuji is basically in a semi-closed state when it is not open for climbing in summer. andThe semi-locked state means that all mountaineering entrances are closed, and sightseeing climbing of Mount Fuji is prohibited.. Only those professional climbers with a mountaineering permit can set out to climb Mount Fuji outside the opening month after submitting a climbing plan to the government and getting approval.

The government authorities will make such an arrangement, mainly because climbing Mount Fuji in winter is a very difficult and dangerous sport. In addition to the fact that the wind speed on the mountain trails in winter is very high, there will be gusts stronger than typhoons from time to time. In addition, due to the snow accumulation, the climbing path is not obvious. In the past, accidents caused by stepping into the air and falling occurred from time to time. oftenSecondary accidents will occur during the rescue, resulting in more serious loss of life, so they have to be regulated.

In addition, some professional climbers who have climbed Mount Everest once said that the difficulty and danger of climbing Mount Fuji in winter can actually be compared with climbing Mount Everest, and serious accidents such as avalanches and getting lost will easily occur if you are not careful . Therefore, for ordinary climbers, it is safest to set off to Mount Fuji in summer, and more importantly, you can climb Mount Fuji when the mountain hut is fully open, and you can quickly get support in case of any accident.

How to choose the best climbing date?

Although I just said that the opening time for climbing Mount Fuji is from early July to early September every year, there are actually busy periods, non-busy periods, and relatively good weather during this opening period. Therefore, when planning the itinerary to climb Mount Fuji, especially if you want to see the beautiful sunrise of Mount Fuji after reaching the top of the mountain, it is worth considering these factors together before deciding on the departure date.

Generally speaking, before deciding on a plan to climb Mount Fuji on that day, you need to pay attention to the following three factors that will determine your climbing experience:

  • Need to avoid the rainy season
  • Be aware of weekends, Sundays, Japanese public holidays, and Japanese school summer holidays
  • Pay attention to the season and time of typhoons in Japan

Need to avoid the rainy season

Although it is common for a short burst of rain during the climbing of Mount Fuji, it may be sunny and hot at the time of departure, but it will rain for a while on the way to the mountain, and then it will stop just before sunrise, allowing you A chance to enjoy the sunrise of Mount Fuji.

But the meaning of the rainy season is that it rains continuously for many days, so that you will not be soaked for a moment during the whole process of climbing Mount Fuji. And when you set off to climb Mount Fuji during the rainy season, the biggest problem is not that your mobile phone or camera will be damaged, but that you will lose temperature in a short period of time and your physical strength will drop rapidly, which will not only affect your climbing progress, but may also would pose a health risk.

So if you decide to set off to climb Mount Fuji on that day, it is best to avoid the annual rainy season before starting. And according toThe rainy season records of the Japan Meteorological Agency over the years, the annual Meiyu period is usuallyStarts in early June and ends in late July.

The biggest advantage of avoiding the rainy season is that you can reduce the chance of climbing in a rainy environment, and it is relatively easy to see the sunrise on the top of Mount Fuji. It is a good weather for beginners in mountaineering.

However, because the time other than the rainy season is the prime time for climbing Mount Fuji, the mountain hut rooms on different climbing paths, that is, the places that provide rest and sleep, are often full of rooms. In addition, the typhoon season in Japan immediately follows the rainy season, which will also increase the uncertainty of the entire mountaineering trip.

Although it seems that the weather in the whole summer is not suitable for climbing Mount Fuji, as long as there is no extreme weather such as a typhoon, at the same time, you can be sure that your physical strength and training are sufficient for the mountaineering trip, and you don’t mind having the opportunity to see the sun. If you go out, in fact, you can start during the period from early July to mid-July during the rainy season. The flow of people will be less, the whole climbing process will be smoother, and there is no need to wait in line to take pictures.

Avoid weekends, Sundays, Japanese public holidays,Japanese school summer vacation to climb Mount Fuji

It is also because climbing Mount Fuji is a routine activity suitable for summer vacations for many Japanese students and families, so whether you are a student living in Tokyo or a domestic tour group departing from other places in Japan, you will be very happy It is easy to encounter local Japanese, students, and families setting off to climb Mount Fuji.

If you are planning this itinerary for climbing Mt. Fuji, if you arrange the climbing date on a weekday when planning the entire Tokyo-Kawaguchiko itinerary, it will be easier to avoid crowd congestion.

For example, take the schedule below as an example. The months with relatively few mountaineering crowds are concentrated in the two periods of early July and early September. And every August is the golden time for climbing Mount Fuji. If you plan to start climbing Mount Fuji during this period, you must arrange the mountain hut and accommodation before and after climbing in advance.

Another point isredFor example, during weekends and public holidays, it means that most of the time the climbing trails are very crowded, and there is a need to wait in line to climb to the top of Mount Fuji.yellowIt means that sometimes it will be relatively crowded, and some photo spots will have more people queuing up.
greenThe representative can walk at his own pace most of the time except for sunrise time.

Recommended time for climbing Mt. Fuji
Mount Fuji is a very popular attraction in Japan. If you don’t want to queue up during the climb, you must set off on a green day (Photo: fujisan-climb.jp Click to enlarge the image)
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Mount Fuji Climbing Routes, Maps, Itinerary Planners

Map of all climbing routes of Mount Fuji
Mount Fuji is divided into 4 main routes with different levels of difficulty (Picture: fujisan-climb.jp Click to enlarge and download the picture)

Basically, as long as you add any mountaineering activities, you must prepare a route map to plan your itinerary before departure. The climbing route map of Mt. Fuji can be obtained at each climbing point.

Generally speaking, the more popular mountaineering routes, such as the Yoshida Line, will have maps in Chinese, English, and Japanese for use by climbers in different regions.
For detailed information and facility locations of each route, you can click on the map above. On the map, each climbing route has an independent color, such as Yoshida Line, Subashiri Line, Gotemba Line, and Fujinomiya Line.

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Recommend climbing routes suitable for beginners, and compare the difficulty of each route

There are 4 main climbing routes on Mount Fuji, namely

In addition to the basic four climbing routes, there are also routes around the crater on the top of the mountain.Peak Bowl Tour Line,as well as"3776 A special route from the sea to the sky on the top of the mountain"
Click on the names of the above routes to get more information about the climbing routes. or go toMountaineering routes, you can find more detailed mountain huts, ambulance stations, toilets and other practical information.

Tips for climbing Mount Fuji:
Among the 4 climbing routes, the Yoshida Line is the easiest to walk

can speakThe Yoshida line is the easiest to walkThe reason is that the Yoshida Line is very convenient and easy to walk in terms of the number of mountain huts, traffic, and route design.Beginnersexperience route. And on the Yoshida Line, you will easily meet student mountaineering groups on the way up the mountain, which also means that even elementary and middle school students on the Yoshida Line will not have too much difficulty climbing the eighth station.

Generally speaking, if you want to successfully climb to the top of the mountain, the secret is actually very simple:
You only need to have the right amount of physical training preparations before departure and maintain a sense of awe towards Mount Fuji, and you can climb to the top of the mountain smoothly.For example, it is a good choice to practice running and climbing stairs before departure.

Mount Fuji climbing preparations, itinerary and consumption, detailed information on sunrise time

The biggest difference between climbing Mount Fuji in Japan from overseas and climbing Mount Fuji at home is that you only have one chance to climb Mount Fuji during this trip, and you can’t just say that you can come again in the next week like usual mountain climbing activities. . Therefore, whether it is physical requirements, itinerary planning, the amount of money spent during the mountaineering process, etc., it should be calculated before starting.

The Physical Demands of Climbing Mount Fuji

The physical strength requirement is moderate, the need is not explosive power, but endurance is more important
Taking the Yoshida Line as an example, the physical strength required for the entire mountaineering route is not very high. The main physical strength consumption is to cope with the Z-shaped slope and a small number of steps when climbing. And because you can buy drinks and rest at the mountain hut halfway, the physical exertion is similar to ordinary hiking.

However, in an alpine environment, it may be due to the thinner air. Compared with usual mountaineering activities, physical exertion will still be faster and you will feel tired, and the need for rest will be higher than usual.

Arrangement of travel days

The number of days suitable for climbing Mount Fuji can be 2 days and 1 night, or 3 days and 2 nights, depending on the physical strength of yourself and your teammates

To put it simply, a 2-day, 1-night itinerary will save on accommodation expenses, and a 3-day, 2-night itinerary will make it easier to adapt to the atmospheric pressure environment in the mountains. If you are going to climb Mount Fuji with your elders, it will be more comfortable to choose a slower way to the top of the mountain, and the chances of successfully climbing to the top of Mount Fuji are higher.However, overnight mountaineering and projectile mountaineering are absolutely not recommended.

If you want to check more itinerary, departure time and sunrise time for climbing Mount Fuji, please refer toMount Fuji Climbing - Mountain Trip Planning .

Plan your itinerary for starting your climb to the summit of Mt. Fuji

Further reading:
Mount Fuji Climbing Itinerary Planning" Timeline arrangement of climbing from departure to completion!

Budget required for climbing Mt. Fuji

The consumption budget required during the mountaineering is about ¥3000 yen
This consumption budget includes the necessary expenses and special expenses spent on the toilet, additional food/drinking water/hot drinks, etc. However, because there are not many places to spend money on the way to climb Mount Fuji, the consumption budget of ¥3000-¥4000 is actually quite enough.

Of course, if you suddenly change your itinerary and need to book additional mountain huts, you will need more consumption budget.

Additional preparations required before departure

It is recommended to prepare about 10 to 20 100 yen coins
Because electronic payment is not a common payment method in Mount Fuji, and pre-prepared coins are mainly used when going to the bathroom.

Another point is that the restrooms of most mountain huts only accept coins and do not allow change. If you have no intention of spending, if you simply use large banknotes to exchange 100 yen coins with the store, the possibility of being directly rejected is very high. After all, the mountain huts on this side of Mount Fuji are not high-end hotels in the Tokyo area, nor are they a place that specializes in changing services, but a place where you can shelter from the wind and wait for the sunrise.

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Mountain climbing weather, Mt. Fuji weather forecast data

Not sure about the weather changes on Mt. Fuji? We have prepared the mountaineering weather information you need for you!

Generally speaking, the most accident-prone place in the entire trip to climb Mount Fuji isweather changes of the day. Because the alpine weather system of Mt. Fuji is different from the weather system that usually lives at sea level, even if you check the weather forecast before departure, there will be temporary changes to the weather forecast before you arrive.Directly change the Grade A weather forecast you saw in the morning to Grade C.

So ideally, have yourSIM card for mobile network, and check the latest weather forecast at any time. At that time, even if there is a sudden rainstorm, thunderstorm, or strong wind, you can cancel the trip temporarily before departure.

Mount Fuji Weather Forecast Information

Further reading:
Mount Fuji climbing weather records, climbing weather ratings, Yoshida Line fifth station weather, real-time images

In addition, when it comes to mobile phone networks, Mount Fuji is considered a suburban and remote area. Basically, only NTT Docomo's service can completely cover the entire Yoshida Line, as well as some Fujinomiya Lines, Sushi Lines, and Gotemba Lines. Therefore, before departure, it is necessary to check whether the phone card in hand can be connected to NTT Docomo's network after arriving in Japan.

If there is really no way to connect to NTT Docomo's network, you can also consider renting a WiFi sharer solution from a local Japanese network provider.

One advantage of using a WiFi sharer solution borrowed from a local Japanese network provider is that the mobile phone SIM cards used are all high-end monthly fee plans that require a Japanese address to register, and they are much faster in terms of network speed and stability. SIM cards for mobile phones from unknown brands that are sold overseas are much better.

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How to get to Mount Fuji from Tokyo

Although it is now possible to take the bus from Tokyo to Lake Kawaguchi and Mount FujiFuji Tour JR Train, from Shinjukumountain busThere are two options. But if you go to Mount Fuji with only one goal of climbing, it is most convenient to choose to take the mountaineering bus directly to the entrance of the Mount Fuji climbing route – the fifth station of the Yoshida Line.

Of course, if you plan to set off first toLake KawaguchiIf you want to start the sightseeing itinerary, and then start climbing Mount Fuji, you can first take the JR train of Fuji Tour, or the mountaineering bus from Shinjuku to arrive at Kawaguchiko, and then transfer to Kawaguchiko-Yoshida Line 5th station bus and then Set off to climb Mount Fuji.

Fuji Tour JR train ride information: Fuji Excursion – JR Limited Express Train from Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko

Of course, you can also useJR Tokyo Wide Area Pass,Mt. Fuji – Hakone Area 3-Day Tour Pass, or other preferential transportation packages to arrange transportation between Tokyo and Kawaguchiko. In addition, after completing the itinerary to climb Mount Fuji, you can also useHakone FreepassTake transportation within the Hakone area and get additional discounts.

Fuji mountain climbing transportation, Fujikyuko bus

Further reading:
Mt. Fuji and Kawaguchiko Mountaineering Bus Route Collection! It is equally convenient to depart from Shinjuku, Tokyo, and the airport

Frequently Asked Questions for Beginners Climbing Mount Fuji for the First Time:
How to solve problems such as mountaineering clothing, accommodation, and altitude sickness?

existMt. Fuji Climbing Information CategoryLearn more!

The mountain hut reservation teaching allows you to easily make reservations for the Yulaiguang Pavilion

Among all the preparations for climbing Mount Fuji, booking a mountain hut is the most important thing!

Because if you can’t book a mountain hut, it means that you can’t get a good rest and supplies on the way, and you will easily suffer from altitude sickness and accidents if you are not careful.

Although the general mountain huts are not as luxurious as hotels, some basic accommodation facilities such as bathing and changing are not provided due to various reasons such as water source and space.

However, the mountain huts on the hiking trails will still sell simple food, drinks, and provide services such as resting places and beds. To put it simply, it is a short-term accommodation and shelter specially built for climbers. Basically, it is a place where every traveler who sets out to climb Mount Fuji must stay and wait for the sunrise.

The exterior of Mt.Fuji Mountain House Goraikokan
On the Yoshida route, you can enjoy the scenery of sunset and sunrise in front of the door.

The Goraikokan is the highest mountain hut on the Yoshida Line. Basically, as long as you stand at the entrance of the Goraikokan, you can see the sunrise of Mt. It is easy to miss the most beautiful moment of sunrise.

Because of this, every year, many climbers book the vacancy of the Yulaiguang Pavilion a few months in advance in order to win a very limited number of occupancy places.

If you plan to climb all the way to the entrance of the Yulaiguang Pavilion before taking a break, you must know the method of booking the Yulaiguang Pavilion in advance. Otherwise, you can check which mountain huts are available for reservation on different hiking trails. You can calculate the rest time according to your own ability, and then consider which mountain hut is most suitable for you. In addition, you can also learn what you need to bring when staying in a mountain hut Items will sleep more comfortably.

More mountain hut reservations, preparations before check-in:

Mountain hut reservation: Reservation teaching at Goraikkokan
Mountain hut reservation information overview: Checklist of must-have items for mountain lodge

Travel information to make mountaineering more fun:
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The selection of mountaineering equipment and clothing preparation suggestions allow you to easily climb to the top and watch the sunrise!

A good set of equipment is an important element for a successful summit of Mount Fuji

Among all kinds of mountaineering accidents, the more common reasons are that climbers use equipment and clothing that are not suitable for mountaineering, and set off without seriously studying the difficulties that need to be dealt with during mountaineering. Although the government does not expressly prohibit light mountaineering, adequate equipment can reduce the risk of injury and will not increase the burden on fellow travelers.

A set of equipment and clothing suitable for mountaineering has three main goals:

  1. Easy to walk and move
  2. Windproof, waterproof, coldproof
  3. Protects against sunburn, prevents risk of hypothermia, hyperthermia (heat stroke), sprains/cuts by rocks.

So no matter what equipment or clothes you choose, the most important thing is to wear the correct and appropriate way to allow you to climb mountains safely.
If you are worrying about how to prepare a suitable set of mountaineering equipment and clothing, inThe necessary equipment for climbing Mt. Fuji - clothing for summit climbingThere are important information about mountaineering equipment, mountaineering clothing, etc. that you need.

Equipment needed for climbing Mount Fuji

Further reading:
Essential Equipment for Climbing Mount Fuji – Clothing Choices for Climbing to the Top and Waiting for the Sunrise

Don't want to buy brand new climbing gear? Immediately rent equipment to climb Mount Fuji, and instantly solve the trouble of purchasing equipment!

As mentioned in the previous section, a complete set of climbing equipment is an indispensable element if you want to climb Mount Fuji safely.

However, for people who do not have the habit of climbing mountains, besides not knowing how to choose the correct equipment, suddenly buying a new set of equipment for climbing is a waste of money and unreasonable demands, because the purchased equipment is also intended to It is only used once, and mountaineering equipment takes up a lot of space, and it is rare to travel to Japan, so of course I hope to reserve more luggage space for shopping...

So now there are several companies in Japan that specialize in the rental service of equipment for climbing Mount Fuji. Whether it is a full set of clothing, equipment, or lack of certain equipment (such as trekking poles), they can provide suggestions and solutions for rental equipment. , so that you can solve all the troubles related to mountaineering equipment in one go.

So if you don't have any mountaineering equipment, or don't want to bring mountaineering equipment to Japan at all, just checkMountaineering Equipment Rental Reservation Plan, you can start to reserve rental equipment!

Information on making reservations for rental equipment for Mt. Fuji

Further reading:
Fuji Mountain Climbing – Equipment Rental Reservation!

A professional guide will take you to Mount Fuji, how to make an appointment for a local tour of the mountaineering group

Choose the local tour of the mountaineering group of Mount Fuji, which can help you solve a lot of troubles

Compared with climbing Mount Fuji by yourself, if you choose to join a mountaineering group organized by a local tour guide company, in addition to solving the problems of transportation and booking mountain huts for you, if you suddenly need support and help, the chances of encountering communication difficulties will be relatively reduced. , the overall experience says that you need to worry about relatively fewer things.

Using the local tour of Mount Fuji mountaineering group as an alternative to climbing Mount Fuji, the advantage is that you can climb to the top with a professional mountaineering guide, and you can get more important information related to climbing Mount Fuji during the climbing process. And even if you need to repurchase food and drinks, or encounter unexpected weather changes, the mountaineering guides will have enough experience to help you solve them.

Basically, there is only one thing you need to worry about, and that is not to forget to arrive at the meeting point of the mountaineering group on time, and leave the rest to the mountain guide.

To put it simply, even if you are climbing Mount Fuji alone, you don’t have to climb the mountain alone by using the Mount Fuji climbing group.

What's more, anyone can participate! It is really suitable for travelers who plan to experience climbing Mount Fuji alone.
Detailed introduction of local mountaineering groups: Local Tour Mountaineering Group Reservation

Details of Mt. Fuji Climbing Tour

Further reading:
Fuji Mountain Climbing – Local Tour Mountaineering Guidance Group that even one person can sign up for

Worried about altitude sickness? Treatment and prevention of altitude sickness

Ways to prevent altitude sickness on Mount Fuji

First of all, important reminders: Severe altitude sickness reactions can be fatal.

For those who set out to climb mountains at high altitudes for the first time, they must keep an eye on whether they have symptoms of altitude sickness during the entire mountaineering trip.
If you don't know much about altitude sickness, I recommend you go firstWays to prevent altitude sicknessIn this article, learn about the symptoms of altitude sickness in advance and how to alleviate severe altitude sickness, and then set off to climb Mount Fuji.

Of course, mountaineering experts believe that the most effective way to solve altitude sickness is to go down the mountain and return to the lowlands as soon as possible, which is the only and most effective solution.

climbing mount fujienergy supplementation, food preparation

Climbing Mt. Fuji is just like other outdoor sports, in terms of energy and hydration, it is very important. But you need to choose carefully when buying food and drinks. You should try to buy some foods that can quickly replenish energy and are easy to digest. In addition, because it is not easy to obtain water sources on Mount Fuji, and garbage cannot be disposed of casually, there is a kind of food that is absolutely not suitable as a food choice during mountain climbing.

Another point is that in addition to choosing to bring your own food to climb Mount Fuji, you should also make good use of the fact that mountain huts can buy food, so that you can strike a balance between energy supply, backpack load, and mountaineering costs.

Energy food suitable for climbing Mt. Fuji

Further reading:
Mount Fuji Mountaineering – Food Preparation Checklist "How to solve energy and water needs during mountaineering?

Rules, etiquette, and climbing fees that need to be paid attention to when climbing a mountain

Mount Fuji is an important property left by Japan to all those who like this place in Japan. Therefore, when climbing Mount Fuji, you must not take any stones, animals and plants on the mountain home. Keeping the original appearance of Mount Fuji is a must for every climber. duty to keep.

In addition, when you set off at the mountain crossing, there may be staff who will charge you a climbing fee. Although that is not considered a mandatory "mountain climbing entrance fee", do not refuse the request of the local staff. That's because the leveling and maintenance costs, toilet equipment, and operating expenses of the ambulance station for each climbing path on Mount Fuji rely on the donations of climbers to operate.
If there is a lack of income in this area, those who climb Mount Fuji may not have the best climbing experience in the future. I believe this will not be what everyone who loves Mount Fuji would like to see.

Regarding the place of payment of the "Preservation Cooperation Fund" of Mt. Fuji and the rules to be followed when climbing Mt. Fuji, please refer toEnvironmental Code - Etiquette and Precautionscan be found.

Budget for Climbing Mount Fuji

Generally speaking, the consumption of the entire climbing trip of Mount Fuji can be divided into transportation, food, accommodation expenses, and unexpected accident reserves. You can use the following consumption list to calculate how much you need to spend. Those expenses can be paid in advance, and those expenses need to be paid on site.

In addition, because the mountain huts on the hiking trail are not accustomed to using payment methods other than cash, so you must calculate how much cash you need to bring before you start. Moreover, the price of mountain huts will be a little higher than usual. If you can calculate the total cost before departure, then you don’t have to worry about it. Because there is no ATM cash machine on Mount Fuji, there is not enough cash to buy food and drinks.

Are you worrying about the budget for mountaineering trips? How to calculate transportation expenses, lodge fees, souvenirs on the way, food, etc.? Can credit cards be used on the trails? How much cash should be exchanged for mountaineering? Click nowItinerary ConsumptionCheck out a sample itinerary budget!

Travel budget for climbing Mt. Fuji

Further reading:
The itinerary consumption list for climbing Mt. Fuji! Have your cash ready before you go!

Choice of hot spring hotel after going down the mountain

If you want to recommend a follow-up itinerary suitable for climbing Mount Fuji, I believe you must stay at a hot spring hotel around Lake Kawaguchi, enjoy the beautiful scenery of Mount Fuji, enjoy a private bath, and then have an exquisite kaiseki meal!

The process of climbing Mount Fuji is of course very difficult, because it takes a whole night of wind and rain, and basically the physical strength will probably be on the verge of collapse after descending the mountain. Moreover, the environment of the mountain huts is very crowded. Of course, you should stay in a comfortable hot spring hotel room after going down the mountain, so that you can enjoy the view of Mount Fuji from another angle.

Further reading:
Kawaguchiko hot spring accommodation recommended! A hot spring hotel and private bath where you can see the reflection of Mt. Fuji from the room!

Planning your itinerary after going down the mountain? Lake Kawaguchi and Hakone's hot springs, gourmet food, and recommended attractions

After climbing Mount Fuji, in addition to taking the mountaineering bus directly from the fifth station of the Yoshida Line to return to Shinjuku Station, you can also arrange to go to Kawaguchiko and Hakone to visit different scenic spots, enjoy different authentic specialties, hot spring hotels, and then Return to Tokyo to continue your shopping and Tokyo sightseeing itinerary.

Although Kawaguchiko and Hakone will not give you the colorful urban experience like Tokyo, but since you come to Yamanashi, you must of course experience the natural scenery of the Kawaguchiko area, the hot spring mountains in Hakone, and various unique features. Return to Tokyo after the transportation. This kind of itinerary will fully experience the different characteristics of Mount Fuji, and the whole mountaineering trip can be regarded as a truly successful end.

Tourist Information for Lake Kawaguchi and Mt. Fuji Area

Lake Kawaguchi and Mt. Fuji area are very worthwhile places for you to arrange to go, because in addition to experiencing Mount Fuji by climbing, you can also enjoy the view of Mount Fuji from different angles in the Lake Kawaguchi area. such as participating inLake Kawaguchi Lavender Festival, from the cable car toTenjō-Yama ParkAdmire Mount Fuji in mid-air, or take aKawaguchiko Excursion Boat, enjoying the reflection of Mt. Fuji in the middle of Kawaguchiko, are some of the very popular spots to choose from in the Kawaguchiko area.

In addition, after completing the itinerary to climb Mount Fuji, if you will arrange to stay in a hot spring hotel next to Lake Kawaguchi, you can enjoy the view of Mount Fuji in the room and the opportunity to enjoy the sunrise of Mount Fuji in the morning. For you who are traveling to the Kawaguchiko area for the first time, I believe that such a itinerary plan will give you the opportunity to experience Mount Fuji in depth!

More tourist information on Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi: Lake Kawaguchi Tourist Information Classification

Further reading:
Kawaguchiko hot spring accommodation recommended! A hot spring hotel and private bath where you can see the reflection of Mt. Fuji from the room!

Hakone Area Travel Information

In addition to the hot spring hotels in the Kawaguchiko area, you can also consider going to the hot spring hotels in the Hakone area as a trip after climbing Mount Fuji.

Although it takes a little time to travel from Kawaguchiko to Hakone, you can choose more different types of characteristic hot spring hotels in the Hakone area. For example, from a traditional Japanese onsen hotelTen Yu Inn Hakone Kowakien, to the modern design of theHotel Indigo Hakone Gora, as long as you spend two days staying in these two hot spring hotels, you can get two completely different special hot spring accommodation experiences.

For a trip in the suburbs of Tokyo that only lasts a few days, having the opportunity to climb to the top of Mount Fuji and stay in the best hot spring hotel at the same time, I believe it will be your most memorable Japan travel experience.

More Hakone area travel information: Lake Kawaguchi Tourist Information Classification

11 Best Hakone Onsen Ryokan with Private Onsen Spas!

Further reading:
Recommended Hakone Onsen Hotel! List of Luxury Ryokan Accommodations with Private Baths!

Selection of Mt. Fuji transportation discount package

After completing the itinerary of climbing Mount Fuji, if you plan to visit Mount Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi, and Hakone at the same time, useMt. Fuji – Hakone Area 3-Day Tour PassIt can save you the most transportation budget. andHakone FreepassIt is suitable for some itineraries who plan to go directly to Hakone to experience hot springs after climbing Mount Fuji.

In addition, there are also specially designed tours for Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi.Mt. Fuji Transportation Pass. or useJR Tokyo Wide Area Pass, Take the Fuji Tour JR train from Lake Kawaguchi, and then take the Shinkansen to other suburban areas of Tokyo, such as Karuizawa and Nikko, which is also a very worthwhile itinerary option.

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Before you officially start your journey to climb Mount Fuji, I wish you success in climbing.

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