12,388 ft / 3,776 m


12,388 ft / 3,776 m


76 summits

Top climbing months

July   32%

August   24%

May   10%

Most climbed route



  • Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan and along with Mount Tate and Mount Haku is one of Japan's "Three Holy Mountains".
  • Often cited as the most climbed mountain in the world. An estimated 200,000 people climb Mount Fuji every year, 30 percent of whom are foreigners.
  • An active stratovolcano that last erupted in 1707-08.
  • Mount Fuji is just west of Tokyo and can be seen from there on a clear day.
  • Mount Fuji's exceptionally symmetrical cone is a well-known symbol of Japan and frequent subject of Japanese art.
  • The most popular time of the year for people to hike up Mount Fuji is from July 1 to August 27 while huts and other facilities are operating.
  • 4 major routes from the fifth station to the summit with an additional 4 routes from the foot of the mountain.
  • The Kawaguchiko route is the most popular route because of its large parking area and many large mountain huts where a climber can rest or stay.
  • The next most popular route is the Fujinomiya route which has the highest fifth station, followed by Subashiri and Gotemba. Even though most climbers do not climb the Subashiri and Gotemba routes, many descend these because of their ash-covered paths. From the seventh station to near the fifth station, one could run down these ash-covered paths in approximately 30 minutes.
  • The four routes from the foot of the mountain offer historical sites. The Murayama is the oldest Mount Fuji route and the Yoshida route still has many old shrines, teahouses, and huts along its path. These routes are gaining popularity recently and are being restored, but climbing from the foot of the mountain is still relatively uncommon.
  • Always remember the Japanese proverb: "He who climbs Mount Fuji is a wise man, he who climbs twice is a fool".
"This was the highlight of my trip to Japan and a goal of mine for years, since my dad lives in Japan. The previous afternoon we spent all day traveling to a town on the base of Fuji. I thought the train would never get there because how slow it was (compared to the Shinkansen). We made it to the town, spent the night, and at the crack of dawn waited for the bus to take us to the 5th Station. We began our hike in fog (or in the clouds really) but it eventually cleared up as we got higher up. Got my hiking stick stamp at each station. Unfortunately, due to time, we were unable to make it to the " - CamminatoreAFK, May 26, 2016
"Hard but not big deal...Fantastic the Fujinomiya Trail...Scenery and experience superb! Climbed in one day, no overnight: Machida city (Japan) - Summit 3776 - Machida city (8 hours)" - lucagalileo, Aug 26, 2015
"Left parking area on Subashiri route at 10 pm and mad the summit in time to see the sunrise. Slept a bit on the summit, bought some souvenirs and headed back down for some lunch." - TCH, Aug 26, 2015
"Although this was not the hardest peak I have climbed, it was not easy, with nearly a 5000-foot gain and over 4000 feet of the ascent occurring in the last 2 miles. There is nothing technically challenging about this climb, but the steep grade will test your conditioning. Since there is a well maintained trail the entire distance, this climb should be classified as Class 1, but the steepness in places over some sections of rocks in the path could raise the rating of this climb to hard Class 2 or even easy Class 3. One of the more challenging aspects of this climb is finding a way to the trailh" - Stewy, Sep 12, 2014
"This is a back dated log. This is the first weekends that Fuji was opened, it is hard to plan a trip to climb Fuji. You do not know if there is going to be a typhoon. After, making the decision the family and I hop on a plan and went for it. We flew into Tokyo late at night and caught many trains, and a cab ride. We made it to Kawaguchiko for a place to stay. The next morning got on a bus to station five (5). The place was pack (like trying to get on a line at Disneyland). The day was sunny and warm, we started around 1 pm. (This is a late start) hedging down the main trail the clouds s" - Bear, Jul 5, 2014



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