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Mt Fuji Climbing Tour: Book a Guided Tour and Enjoying The Sunrise

by Ryu_C@RakuRakuJP

Why do you need Mount Fuji local tour?

I believe that after reading the Mount Fuji mountaineering information on this website, you will have a certain understanding of the itinerary for climbing Mount Fuji, and you can also start planning your own mountaineering itinerary. But why would I share with you some mountaineering groups and Local Tours from Tokyo to Mount Fuji?

In fact, it is very simple. If you go to Mount Fuji with a mountaineering group, you only need to pay a fixed travel fee, and they can solve the problems of buses, mountain huts, mountaineering equipment, etc. for you. And you can also choose some mountaineering groups with mountaineering guides, let them take you to climb Mount Fuji together.

Then you don’t have to worry that no one else will be able to help you if an accident occurs in the middle of the journey. Compared with the itinerary of climbing alone, using a mountaineering group can also allow the guide to take pictures, and the entire mountaineering experience will be greatly improved.

Features of Mt. Fuji Mountaineering Group Local Tour

There are many options for organizing mountaineering groups to go to Mount Fuji. Mountaineering groups organized by Japanese companies that allow overseas tourists to participate generally have the following characteristics:

  • Even if only one person can participate
  • You can choose to start with a professional mountaineering guide
  • Mainly 2 days and 1 night mountaineering itinerary
  • The mountaineering group plan includes reservation equipment, bus transportation
  • The itinerary of the mountaineering group includes staying in mountain huts above the eighth station
  • There are multiple climbing routes to choose from

Mt. Fuji local mountaineering group selection

There are different mountaineering groups that can be booked all over Japan. Taking Tokyo as an example, you can find several travel agencies for Mount Fuji mountaineering groups to sign up for.

However, in order to be able to accept applications from overseas tourists and to have many years of experience in organizing mountaineering tours, there are probably only SunShineTour サンシャインツアー and Willer.

Basically, the mountaineering groups of the two companies are not very different. Whether it is transportation, mountain huts, equipment, tour guides, etc., you can freely choose to form a plan that suits you, and the total consumption is not very high. Take a special sightseeing itinerary. It is acceptable to say.

However, the language requirements will be higher, and because these are all mountaineering groups set up for local Japanese people to participate in, so when registering on the website, making an appointment, and setting off, you need to have a certain ability to speak and understand Japanese. Successfully signed up to participate in the mountaineering group, and arrived at the designated meeting point for departure.

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Sunshine Tour サンシャインツアー

Mount Fuji Sunshine Tour

Sunshine Tour offers a variety of mountaineering groups to choose from, such as whether to have a guide or not, the starting point in Tokyo, which climbing route to the top of Mount Fuji, the diet arrangements before and after climbing Mount Fuji, etc., as long as you choose before registration The corresponding plan is fine.

The Sunshine Tour's mountaineering groups are mainly 2-day itineraries, the basic cost is about ¥20,000 yen, and you can already choose a mountaineering group that includes a guide (ガイト together).
However, if you would like to make the whole mountaineering trip easier, such as letting them rent mountaineering equipment for you in advance, you can specify to stay at the Yulaiguang Pavilion, you need a guide to lead the tour route to the top of the mountain, and prepare for you when you go down the mountain. After lunch, etc., these need to be paid extra, probably an extra ¥10,000 – ¥18,000 or so.

Of course, you can also book their travel package (フリープラン Free Plan). The content and cost of the itinerary are similar to those of the mountaineering group (ガイト) with a tour guide. They can make the trip take care of everything, but they lack the accompanying Tourist guide.

Itinerary selection for Sunshine Tour of Mount Fuji Climbing Group
SunShineTour's mountaineering groups are mainly provided to local Japanese people, so they all need a certain level of Japanese ability to participate.

Itinerary and schedule of SunShineTour mountaineering group

Going to climb Mount Fuji with a mountaineering group can be said to have advantages and disadvantages.

Compared with arranging your own itinerary, you need to follow the guide to start in Shinjuku at 07:30, and arrive at the trailhead of the Yoshida Line at the fifth station of Mount Fuji at about 10:00. Then we set off together at around 11:00 to start climbing. After about 5 hours of climbing, we can go to the mountain hut to rest and buy time to sleep.

From about 01:00 to 03:00 in the morning, we set off again to the top of Mt. Fuji to wait for the sunrise of "Royal Light", and then we can choose whether to follow the tour guide or not to walk along the bowl patrol line. If you are interested in walking once, you can pay an additional fee, and then return to the trailhead of the Yoshida Line at the fifth station of Mt. Fuji at about 11:00.

The follow-up itinerary is to go to the day hot spring hotel prepared by SunShineTour, and then follow the tourist bus back to Tokyo at 18:00.

Reservation method for SunShineTour Mt.Fuji mountaineering tour

Passengers who wish to make reservations for the SunShineTour Mt. Fuji mountaineering group can sign up on the SunShineTour website, or call SunShineTour directly to check the remaining spots.

Under normal circumstances, the application of overseas tourists will not be rejected. However, for passengers who do not understand Japanese, there will be certain language difficulties in the registration procedures and participation in the itinerary. These are things worth paying attention to.

Sunshine Tour サンシャインツアー mountaineering tour reservation site

Have you booked accommodation in Shinjuku, Tokyo, or Lake Kawaguchi in addition to the mountaineering tour?
Lake Kawaguchi: Kawaguchiko private hot spring hotel recommended
Tokyo: Accommodation options where you can see the Tokyo Skytree
Hakone: Recommended Hakone Private Onsen Ryokans

More Mount Fuji climbing information: Mt. Fuji Climbing Preparation List / Mount Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi, Hakone hot spring attractions, transportation and accommodation itinerary recommendations

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

Willer Express 

Mount Fuji Climbing Group Willer

WillerExpress provides all Mount Fuji mountaineering tours, and beginners can also participate in mountaineering. WillerExpress also provides services such as English-speaking instructors, reservations for vegetarian meals, additional reservations for hot springs, and rental of climbing equipment. The price is ¥27800 (standard) / ¥36800 (including reserved equipment) (the actual price is subject to the official website price at that time)

Mt. Fuji mountaineering tour reservation willer

Two-day one-night itinerary schedule:
Depart from Shinjuku at 07:30 on the day of departure, take a tour bus to the fifth station of SUBARU LINE, climb for about 6 hours to reach the 8th station mountain hut and rest.
At about 02:00, start to climb to the top of the mountain and watch the imperial light. After staying for about 1 hour, return to the 8th station mountain hut for breakfast.
Around 11:00, go down the mountain to the fifth station, and enjoy lunch or hot spring by car (at your own expense). Then return to Shinjuku by tour bus.
Detailed itinerary of WillerExpress mountaineering group

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