MT. FUJI CLIMBING BY PRINCE ROUTE
・Easiest, safest, and most enjoyable way to climb Mt. Fuji with an experienced English-speaking mountain guide
・No night hike! Overnight at a mountain hut on the summit
・Up to 8 participants per a guide
・Mountain climbing gear rental available
・Vegetarian curry dinner is available at the mountain hut on request
・Special futon mattress at the hut
・Pick-up and drop-off point : Choose from Shinkansen Shin-Fuji Station or JR Fujinomiya Station
Mt. Fuji climb may seem to be easy but it is NOT!— because of great elevation gain, rapidly changing weather, steep incline, long switchbacks, many climbers give up the attempt by suffering from the altitude sickness.
As local experts, we offer you the safest and the most enjoyable climb of Mt. Fuji.
There are four trails to climb Mt. Fuji to the top—Yoshida trail, Subashiri trail, Gotemba trail and Fujinomiya trail.
We take the route called PRINCE ROUTE, which combines Fujinomiya route with Gotemba route, named after the Crown Prince who has now become a new Japanese emperor hiked in 2008.
FUIJNOMIYA TRAIL 5th station is where you start climbing. It’s steeper and rockier, but locates higher than other trails (at 2,400 meters, or 7,874 feet above sea level) and the most direct way to the summit. You’ll reach to the summit around 5 o’clock and be able to view the beautiful sunset from there if the weather permits. You’ll spend the night at the mountain hut locates on the top of Mt. Fuji.
After viewing the sunrise and hike around the crater, you’ll go down from GOTEMBA TRAIL ,which is less crowded than other trails, as enjoying the magnificent views of Izu Peninsula, the cities below and Pacific Ocean.
After passing the 6th station, you’ll take the path toward Mt. Hoei—a Mt. Fuji’s newest volcanic crater, then return to Fujinomiya trail 5th station, where your driver awaits.
On your way back to the station, you’ll visit Fujinomiya city. After eating lunch, you’ll visit Fujisan Hongu Sengentaisha Shrine just like the pilgrims used to visit there after the climb to give thanks for the safe journey. (The pilgrims would also visit the shrine before the climb to pray and purify themselves in water of the shrine)
08:15 Meet up with your guide outside the ticket gate of Shin-Fuji Station of JR Tokaido Shinkansen (OR 8:45 Fujinomiya Station of JR Minobu line), then head to Fujinomiya trail 5th station by chartered taxi
09:30 Have lunch, prepare for climbing, acclimatize to the high attitude for about 1 hour.
10:30 Start climbing. The path is steep and rocky but there are mountain huts in every station.
17:00-18:00 Reach to the summit. You can visit a shrine (Fujisan Chojo Sengentaisha Shrine Okumiya) if you still have enough energy. Overnight at a mountain hut on the summit. Japanese curry dinner will be served at the hut. (Vegetarian curry and Halal curry is also available on request) The participants of this tour are provided ‘special’ futon mattress.
You can receive Summit conquest certification at the hut.
04:30 Wake up early and VIEW the SUNRISE at the SUMMIT (Goraiko), which Japanese think bringing you good luck, then hike around the crater rim. After eating breakfast, set off for your descent by GOTEMBA TRAIL, which is less steeper and less crowd than other trails. After passing the 6th station of the Gotemba trail, take the path which leads you to Mt. Hoei and Fujinomiya trail. On your way, you can experience another crater rim walk of Mt. Hoei, which emerged as the results of the newest eruption of Mt. Fuji.
11:00 Arrive Fujinomiya trail 5th station
12:00 Lunch, then Fujisan Hongu Sengentaisha Shrine
13:00 JR Fujinomiya Station or 13:30 Shin-Fuji Station
¥80,000 / person (for 4~5 persons) ¥73,000 / person (for 6 persons) ¥68,000 / person (for 7 persons) ¥60,000 /person (for 8 persons) **Including Tax
**Included in Price – Fee for an English speaking guide, meals, mountain hut with dinner and breakfast, transportation indicated in the itinerary. Travel insurance.
Availability / Operating Hours
From July to Sep 10
Tour starts on SUNDAY to FRIDAY
For reservation, or more details, please send us an e-mail at least 7days prior to the tour.
Payment in advance by credit card only (Visa card or Master card) is required.
English Speaking guides available
Meeting Time & Place
Shinkansen Shin-Fuji Station (08:15) or JR Fujinomiya Station (08:45)
・Any cancellations made: 20 days to 8 days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 20% of the total amount.
・Any cancellations made 7 days to 3 days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
・Any cancellations made 2 days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.
・Any cancellations made a day prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
・Any cancellations made the day of the activity, or no show will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
・Any changes made 7 days to 3 days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 10% of the total amount.
・Any changes made 2 days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 20% of the total amount.
・Any changes made 1 day prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
・Any changes made the day of the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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