– Lat/Long: 35.35° N 138.73° E

JaFuji-san – Climbing Notes


Fuji-san Climbing notes shared by Mountain-Forecast users

  • March 10, 2023
    Artem from Canada

    Will be going up the mountain in early April (probably on April 8-10). I have extensive experience in climbing in Canadian Rockies, but this one is quite higher than the ones we have. Looking for a company.
    Hit me up on ig @artemyyc

  • March 09, 2023
    John from United States

    Will be going up between 17Apr and 30Apr, with exact time dependent on weather. If weather is good right out of the gate, I'll make an attempt then. Route will be standard Yoshida (kawaguchiko).

    Currently solo, but high probability I'll pick up a buddy at 6th station based on past experience.

    If you will be going around the same time (I saw another post from a John in the U.S.) hit me up.

  • February 28, 2023
    Eugen from Germany


    I was not able to climb to the top (26th of Feb., as announced previously) and had to return cause of a hurricane wind at 3500 m elevation (the last but one Tori gate). There is a lot of snow between 5th and 6th station now, and lots of iceburn. The wind forecast at this site was too optimistic. It was about 40 kmh, whereas in reality (in the afternoon) I could not stand the wind sometimes. The temperatures were really chilling: my gloves (very good ones) did not save my hands. It felt like -30 C or less. At the last Tori gate, my both iPhones gave up and their battery died due to cold.

    If you climb now take snowshoes with you. They are sometimes very helpful. Crampons is a must. My tracking watch Garmin Fenix 6 Pro had often problems with GPS signal. This made navigation and backtracking some times not easy. I lost my path on the way back several times.

    Otherwise, Fuji-san is indeed a house of Kami (mountain gods). A very inspiring (but sometimes also terrifying) experience!

    I wish other people good luck! My advice: stay at Sato Goya hut (very neat people) and don't sleep in tents at night. The wind at nights achieves hurricane strength, and lots of snow are coming down. Imagine that you are wet due to the ascent and have to sleep there ... No good thought...


    Eugen Spodarev

  • February 13, 2023
    Eugen from Japan

    Hi, I am looking for 1-2-3 people experienced in alpine climbing to go to Mt. Fuji on the weekend 25-27.02.2023.
    If I don't find anybody, I will go alone. I have all usual alpine ice equipment with me except for a rope (which as I know is not needed there).
    My experience is glacier hiking in the Swiss and Austrian Alps, easy mountains such as Breithorn or Wildspitze. I will go to Sato Goya hut on Sat. 25.02. and will stay there over one or two nights looking for a time slot with low wind on top of Fuji. Then I'll go up.

    If you like to join me please write about your hiking experience before. You'll need all winter equipment (crampons, climbing belt, carabiners, ice screws, helmet, ice pickle, etc. very good winter clothes).
    And a Sato Goya hut reservation. Hope to hear from you!


  • February 11, 2023
    mt from Japan

    Hi John,
    Still too early in the season.
    Some people do climb in April but it's definaletly not "hiking."
    No public transport to the trailhead yet and the road access is still limited so need to hike up form the foot.

  • February 08, 2023
    John from United States

    Hi, everyone!
    A friend and I are thinking about hiking Mount Fuji beginning or mid April. We are aware that the safest time is summer but this is the time we will be visiting.
    We will both be properly equipped and have used crampons & axe before.
    Is anybody else climbing during this time?
    If conditions are not favorable, we will not summit.

  • September 02, 2018
    Overtheapline from Hong Kong

    A very popular entry level trek for those who want to try a high-altitude mountain.


  • September 06, 2017
    Wong Wait Lun from Hong Kong

    I'm going up the mountain today 6/9. Let's go!

  • July 14, 2013
    Gizzy Ishikawa from Japan

    Went up the Fujinomiya trail Thursday 7/12/13. Trail is clear and well groomed.

    I stayed at the top lodge Friday night. The accommodations at the top lodge were kinda sparse and cramped (about 40 people per room), like a pack of sardines in a can! I got a little altitude sickness staying so long at the top hut. Next time I will sleep at a lower hut to avoid spending so much time at the top.

    Sunrise was ok, I missed being at the proper point for the best view.

    On the way down I'm sure I passed 2,000 people climbing up and the trail was packed.

  • June 13, 2013
    Gizzy Ishikawa from Japan

    Started at the 5th station on 6/6/13. Trail was clear to the 7th station, reports of ice at the 8th station so we turned back before it was too late.

    The trails are clear to the 7th station with a little snow in the shelters.