> Environment: mountain, volcano
> Difficulty:easy to moderate
> Recommended season: May to September
> Average duration: 3 days
> Total distance: 38,5 km
> Total elevation gain: 2798 D+
Welcome to the foot of Mount Fuji, Japan's iconic mountain which rises to a height of 3,776 m above sea level. This majestic volcano is a real landmark and is admired by locals and tourists alike. It's obviously a must-see site for all trekkers travelling to Japan. So don't miss the chance to climb it!
Good news: the trails that lead to the top of Mount Fuji are accessible to all hikers, irrespective of level! So don't delay! Slip on your walking shoes and pitch yourself against this giant, following one the trails that lead to the summit.
Before embarking on your adventure, please note that Mount Fuji is only open to the public during the official season from 1st July to 31st August. The ascent is divided into 10 "stations," and most hikers begin their trek at the 5th station, where there are four main paths leading to the top.
The most popular route is the Fujinomiya trail. The round trip takes roughly 8 hours. However, over the course of the season, more than 60,000 hikers frequent this route. Needless to say, it is crowded and you'll rarely be alone.
We strongly recommend that you take the Yoshida trail which is longer and a lot quieter.The round trip takes approximately 10 hours, but it's worth the effort. You'll pass through magical forests of tall trees. Ideal for a bit of quiet reflection before you reach the summit!