Trekking the Well Beaten Path – Climbing Mt. Fuji 2021
It’s that time of the year again! Mt. Fuji will be opening again for its official climbing season from July to August in 2021 to coincide with the Tokyo Olympics 2021. We at CoCoMo Japan Tours receive a number of inquiries from people around the world; with questions ranging from tour availability to specific logistic details for climbing Japan’s tallest mountain at 3,776 m. To answer some of your questions and help you prepare for your climb, take tips by glimpsing into CoCoMo Japan Tours’ climbing tour schedule in 2021.
- Tour Schedule
Tour climbers will be transported from Shinjuku to Mt. Fuji 5th Station (at 2,304 m) round trip in a bus. Climbing Mt. Fuji is a physically taking activity, so be sure to rest up well before your excursion.
- The Climb
The group will drop off their belongings at the Mt. Fuji 5th Station Rest House and eat lunch before ascent. Tour climbers will be climbing up the mountain under guidance of an experienced mountain guide, while taking frequent breaks and trying to avoid altitude sickness.
- Meals and Rest
The tour will have dinner after arrival at the Toyokan Lodge. Then, the group will rest at the napping area at the lodge. Be aware though, that the napping area is mixed-gender with allotments of only 1.6 meters of space per person. This mountain lodge is meant to serve as a short resting stop, rather than a sleeping facility.
- Unbeatable View
After departing from the lodge in the early morning and climbing for a while, the tour group will be almost at the top! If the weather is good, climbers might be lucky to see a beautiful sunrise like this one from the highest point in Japan. After watching the sunrise, the tour group will circle the rim of Mt. Fuji’s crater (called ohachi-meguri), and then climb down the mountain.
- Hot Springs
Reward yourself with a hot relaxing spring bath after a long and tiring adventure. On tour, the group will be taken by bus to a hot spring facility in Lake Yamanaka. After lunch, the bus will take the group back to Shinjuku, where the tour and the adventure end for our group.