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Visiting Mt. Fuji 

Welcome to Tokyo, a bustling and vibrant city that seamlessly blends ancient traditions with cutting-edge technology. From its neon-lit streets to tranquil gardens, there's something for everyone in Tokyo. One must-see attraction is none other than Mt. Fuji. As the tallest mountain in Japan, standing at 3,776 meters, it holds significant spiritual and cultural importance for the Japanese people. The breathtaking scenery and picture-perfect view from the top of the mountain have attracted tourists from all over the world. On this page, you'll find all the information you need about ticket options, transportation, and other essential tips to make your experience at Mt. Fuji truly unforgettable. So, let's explore and make memories!

Choosing the perfect Mt. Fuji Tour: A personalized booking guide

Embarking on a journey to Mt. Fuji is an experience filled with awe and wonder. With so many options at your fingertips, selecting the right tour can be as important as the adventure itself. Let's dive into what makes each tour unique, helping you decide which one aligns with your travel dreams.

  • Essential inclusions vary by tour but expect access to the stunning views at Lake Kawaguchi and the cultural richness of Oshino Hakkai on most tours. Multilingual guides enhance your experience, offering insights in Chinese, Japanese, and English. Upgrades like onsen visits in Japan's famed hot springs and shopping at Gotemba Premium Outlets add luxury to your adventure.

  • Looking for a personalized journey? Private tours offer the luxury of exploring at your pace. Prefer sharing the experience? Guided tours connect you with fellow travelers for a curated adventure. The duration for the private tour is 10 hours while the durations for the guided tours ranges from 10-11.30 hours.

  • Forget the hassle of planning commutes. All tours include round-trip transfers from Tokyo, ensuring that you focus solely on your adventure ahead.

  • Whether it's immersing in nature, exploring culture, or enjoying leisure shopping, there's a tour for you. focus on landscapes, explore historical aspects, and mix sightseeing with retail therapy. Decide what excites you most to pick your path.

  • Your adventure's backdrop changes with the seasons. Spring offers cherry blossoms and crisp weather, perfect for those who love nature's bloom. Summer is ideal for climbers and people who love greenery. Autumn brings with it stunning fall foliage, and winter showcases the breathtaking snowy landscapes around the area. Choose the season that aligns with your dream scenery.

  • Dedicate a full day (about 10-12 hours) for a comprehensive experience. Morning pick-ups around 8 AM mean you're set for the day, so it's wise not to schedule other activities. 
Your Mt. Fuji tour options explained

Explore your options: A comprehensive guide to Mt. Fuji tours

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From Tokyo: Mt. Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi & Lake Yamanaka Guided Tour
Visits to Lake Kawaguchi, Arakurayama Sengen Park or 5th Stations, Lake Yamanaka.
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10 hr
Guided tour
From Tokyo: Mt. Fuji, Oshino Hakkai, Onsen Hot Springs or Outlets Guided Day Tour
Mt. Fuji 5th Station or Arakura-yama Sengen Park, Oshino Hakkai, Gotemba Premium Outlets or Japanese Onsen
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11 hr
Guided tour
From Tokyo: Mt. Fuji Area, Oshino Hakkai, & Lake Kawaguchi Guided Day Tour
Visits to Arakurayama Sengen Park, Hikawa Clock Shop street, Oshino Hakkai, Lawson convenience store, Lake Kawaguchi
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11 hr 30 min
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From Tokyo: Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi, Owakudani Valley & Onsen Guided Day Tour
Visits to Gotemba Premium Outlets or Hot Spring Baths, Owaku-dani Valley, Lake Ashi, Hakone Torii Gate, Hakone Shrine
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10 hr 30 min
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From Tokyo: Private Tour of Mt. Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi & Oshino Hakkai with Hotel Transfers
Private hotel transfers, visits to Mt. Fuji Area, Lake Kawaguchi, Oshino Hakkai, Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine, Gotemba Premium Outlets, vehicle selection option.
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10 hr
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Plan your visit

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View Of Mt Fuji from Kawaguchiko lake
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A bullet train with Mount Fuji is the background
Cruise on Lake Ashi
  • Lake Ashi: This scenic lake is a place where visitors can take pleasure cruises on traditional wooden boats or hike around the lake’s perimeter for a stunning view of Mt. Fuji from different angles.
  • Arakura Sengen Shrine: Featuring a large red torii gate, the shrine is dedicated to Konohana Sakuya Hime - a goddess believed to be responsible for protecting Mt. Fuji from natural disasters. 
  • Arakurayama Sengen Park: This park near Mount Fuji features a five-storied pagoda with an observation deck offering spectacular views of the entire region.
  • Lake Yamanaka: A scenic lake with various recreational activities such as camping, fishing, and boating.
  • Shiraito Falls: A stunning waterfall with clear, pure water.
  • Oshino Hakkai: A group of eight ponds known for their crystal-clear water.
  • Fuji Safari Park: A drive-through safari park where you can see lions, tigers, and bears.
  • Fuji Speedway: A motor racing circuit that hosts various events and tours.
Cooked ramen getting served at Ramen factory in Kyoto
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  • Restrooms are available at various points along the mountain climbing trails.
  • Souvenir shops and restaurants are available at the 5th station.
  • An observation deck and museum are available at the summit.
  • The 5th station is wheelchair accessible.
  • However, the ascent is not recommended for those with mobility issues.
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  • Stay on designated trails and do not litter.
  • Respect the environment and do not remove any plants, rocks or other natural features.
  • Smoking is prohibited except in designated areas.
  • Be prepared for changing weather conditions and dress appropriately.
  • Do not disturb or harm wildlife.
  • Do not shout or play loud music, and respect the peaceful environment.
  • Do not bring pets, except for guide dogs for the visually impaired.
  • Respect the cultural significance of the mountain and the shrines and temples located on it.
  • Follow the instructions of the guides and authorities, and be prepared for altitude sickness.

Visitor tips

  • Acclimatize to altitude: Spend a day at a nearby location like Kawaguchiko to adjust to higher elevations before attempting to climb, reducing the risk of altitude sickness.
  • Choose the right trail: Research the Yoshida, Subashiri, Gotemba, and Fujinomiya trails to find which best suits your fitness level and climbing preferences; Yoshida is the most popular for beginners.
  • Respect sacred sites: Treat all shrines along the paths with respect, as Mt. Fuji is a sacred mountain. This includes observing silence and avoiding littering.
  • Station facilities: Utilize mountain huts (reservation recommended) for rests and to purchase water and food, as prices increase with altitude.
  • Avoid peak climbing times: If possible, avoid climbing during Obon week in mid-August when the trails are most crowded. Weekdays can offer a less congested experience.
  • Weather preparedness: Even in summer, temperatures can be near freezing at the summit. Wear layers and bring rain gear to handle changing conditions.
  • Sun protection: The sun can be particularly harsh at high elevations. Apply sunscreen, wear a hat, and use sunglasses to protect against UV rays.
  • Leave no trace: Carry all trash back with you. Facilities are limited, and preserving the natural environment is crucial.
  • Cash is king: While some huts and vendors accept cards, many do not. Carry sufficient cash for any purchases on the mountain.
  • Emergency preparedness: Have a small first aid kit and know the emergency contact numbers. Mobile service can be spotty, so plan accordingly.

Frequently asked questions about taking a Mount Fuji tour

What makes Mount Fuji a must-visit destination?

Mount Fuji is renowned for its majestic beauty, cultural significance, and diverse outdoor activities, offering something for every visitor, from serene landscapes to adventurous climbing experiences.

How can I secure my Mount Fuji tour in advance?

Booking your tour online is the most efficient way to secure your visit, allowing you to compare options, secure early bird discounts, and ensure your spot on the desired dates.

What is included in the Mt. Fuji tour packages?

Our tour packages to Mt. Fuji typically include round-trip transportation from Tokyo, guided tours in multiple languages, and entrance fees to specific attractions as outlined in the itinerary. 

What types of tours are available for exploring Mt. Fuji?

Visitors can choose between Guided Day Tours for a comprehensive experience of Mt. Fuji's highlights and Private Tours for a personalized journey tailored to individual preferences.

What additional costs should I anticipate during the tour?

Additional costs may include meals, personal shopping, optional activity fees not covered in the tour itinerary, and any personal expenses. We recommend carrying some cash for small vendors that may not accept credit cards.

Is prior registration required to climb Mt. Fuji?

While a climbing permit is not currently mandatory, always verify the latest requirements before your trip as policies may change. Preparing adequately and respecting the mountain's environment is essential.

Will my Mount Fuji tour include transportation back to my starting point?

Yes, most organized tours provide round-trip transfers, ensuring a seamless experience from start to finish.

What's the best season for visiting Mount Fuji?

Late spring to early autumn (late April to early October) is ideal for clear views and comfortable weather. The official climbing season, offering full access and safer conditions, spans from July to September.

Can I access Mount Fuji directly from Tokyo?

Yes, Mount Fuji is accessible from Tokyo by bus, train, or car, with travel times ranging from 1.5 to 2.5 hours depending on the mode of transport and current traffic conditions.

What should visitors keep in mind to respect Mount Fuji's environment?

Adhering to guidelines such as minimizing noise, carrying out trash, and staying on designated paths helps preserve the natural beauty and cultural integrity of Mount Fuji for future generations.

Are meals included in my Mt. Fuji tour?

Meals are not generally included in the tour packages to provide guests with the flexibility to explore local cuisines according to their preferences. However, some tours may offer meal add-ons or stops at locations where you can purchase food.

How accessible is Mount Fuji for visitors with mobility issues?

Accessibility varies across different areas of Mount Fuji. Certain facilities offer services for visitors with mobility challenges, but it's advisable to contact tour operators in advance to arrange necessary accommodations.

What attire is suitable for a visit to Mount Fuji?

Regardless of the season, dressing in layers is advisable due to the variable weather conditions. For climbers, sturdy hiking shoes and rain gear are essential for a safe and comfortable ascent.

How long should I plan for my visit to Mt. Fuji?

A minimum of one full day is recommended to explore Mt. Fuji's highlights, with additional time for those planning to climb or delve deeper into the surrounding areas.

Are there facilities for overnight stays near Mt. Fuji?

Yes, the area around Mt. Fuji offers a range of accommodations, from traditional ryokans to modern hotels, providing options for guests wishing to extend their visit and experience the region more fully.

What should I not miss on my Mt. Fuji tour?

While each tour offers its unique highlights, don't miss the panoramic views from Lake Kawaguchi, the cultural depth at Oshino Hakkai, and the chance to relax at a traditional Japanese onsen.

Is climbing Mt. Fuji included in the day tours?

Climbing Mt. Fuji is not included in the standard day tours due to the extensive time and preparation required for the climb. Our tours focus on providing a comprehensive exploration of the surrounding areas and cultural sites.