Climb Mt Fuji - Summit Sunrise (Mt. Hut Stay)

Climb Mt Fuji - Summit Sunrise (Mt. Hut Stay)

A weekend trip to climb the mighty Mt. Fuji and watch the sunrise from the summit of Japan's highest mountain!


This is a once in a lifetime experience! With the goal of watching the sunrise from the highest point in Japan, we will be hiking over two days and staying one night in a Mountain Hut near the summit.

The official climbing season for Mt Fuji lasts for only a few months, from July to early September. The trek to the summit is extremely popular and is completed annually by around 250,000 people! Reaching the summit of this incredible mountain leaves an unbeatable feeling of achievement and the spectacular views are well worth the hike. Our hike will be timed so that we will reach the summit before the sunrise, catching the first rays of sunlight from the highest point in Japan while the rest of the country sleeps!

There are several different trails to climb Mt. Fuji. On this trip, we will be taking the Fujinomiya trail starting at the 5th station. This is the highest 5th station starting point of all the Mt Fuji trails and as such the hike to the summit is the shortest of all the routes. It is considered an intermediate level course, and while there is no actual climbing required, there are some steep parts where you will need to use your hands. We will be taking the hike nice and easy to allow us to aclimatize to the alititude and reserve our energy.

Our hiking group will be split into smaller groups of ten people with one guide per group.

We will hike during the day on the first day and check into our mountain hut at the 9th station, around 18:00pm. Dinner will be provided at our mountain hut. We will sleep/rest early at the mountain hut and wake early (around 14:30) to hike the remaining approx. 1.5hrs to the summit in time for the sunrise.

After the sunrise, there is also an optional hike all the way around the crater at the summit of Mt. Fuji that takes around 1hr to complete. There is also the chance to send a post card from Japan's highest post office at the summit of Mt Fuji! There are also a few huts at the summit that serve some hot dishes and are open from around 4:30am. A good chance to enjoy breakfast on top of the world!

Check out the 2023 Mt Fuji climb trip photo albums below:
* Trip #1 - Photos
* Trip #2 - Photos
* Trip #3 - Photos

You will never look at Mt. Fuji the same way again after having climbed to the top. This is definitely a must do for anyone living in, or visiting Japan. Hope you can join us!

The Plan

Meet in Shinjuku. All aboard the TSC Bus! Watch movies, chat with old and new friends and get excited! Stop for snacks / rest along the way
10:30 ~ 11:30:
Arrive at Mt. Fuji, Fujinomiya 5th Station. Warm up stretches. Get used to the altitude. Meet at the start of the trail. Group photo.
11:30 ~ 18:00:
Start the Mt Fuji Climb! Take it easy to get used to the change in altitude. Stop for rests / toilet / snack breaks at stations along the way. Arrive at the 9th station mountain hut.
18:00 ~ 19:00:
Check in to the mountain hut. Dinner, rest and sleep.
02:30 ~ 04:30:
Wake up. Get ready, continue the hike to the summit. Arrive at summit and get a good spot for the sunrise.
04:30 ~ 06:30:
View the sunrise from the highest point in Japan! Explore the summit.
06:30 ~ 11:00:
Descend hike from the mountain and return to the 5th station.
11:00 ~ 14:00:
Board the bus and return to Shinjuku.


  • Round trip, private bus from Tokyo ~ Mt. Fuji, Fujinomiya 5th station ~ Tokyo.
  • Experienced trip leaders and trail maps
  • One night's accommodation in a 9th station mountain hut
  • One dinner at the mountain hut
  • Oxygen canister - 5 litres (very light and only about 25cm long) - helps with aclimatizing to the altitude.
  • Rental headlight & batteries so you can hike hands free. Useful for the final hike to the summit before sunrise on the second day.
  • Energy snack and water (500ml)
  • Accident insurance for the whole weekend
  • 10% sales tax included in price
  • An unforgettable experience challenging yourself with a fun group of folks!

Dates & Availability

Depart End Space Price Booking
Jul 27th (Sat) Jul 28th (Sun) 31/40 34900円 Book
Aug 3rd (Sat) Aug 4th (Sun) 36/40 34900円 Book
Aug 17th (Sat) Aug 18th (Sun) 37/40 34900円 Book
Aug 31st (Sat) Sep 1st (Sun) 38/40 34900円 Book
Sep 7th (Sat) Sep 8th (Sun) 38/40 34900円 Book

Trip Reviews

Had a great trip to Mt. Fuji with the Tokyo Snow Club. From the bus to hiking to staying in huts, everything was well-organized. Going on an organized tour like this takes away the hassle of planning so you can enjoy the activity fully. Would recommend it to anyone who's looking to get the most out of their time and have a fun trip.

Prashant - 2024-01-29

I joined the fuji summit hike on 26 to 27 aug 2023, the team leaders are KG, Yuki, Daff and Steven, I would say they are all very professional in particular KG, who was the main leader communicated so well with all teams and managed the time so well. I felt so safe in the hands of tokyo snow club in this trip, on top of good communication, use of walkies between leaders, reflective knee stripes on every hiker, provision of oxygen canisters and head lamps, ongoing counting of people in each team to ensure no one is lost, I highly recommend tokyo snow club to my friends and i would surely join their trips when next in tokyo.

Tamara - 2023-11-06

It was an amazing experience. The guides were super helpful (as always) and well organized. I’m definitely going for the next year’s Fuji climb with this group!

Abrar - 2023-10-29

An experience of a lifetime! Even if you are an amateur, psuh yourself and go ahead. From the very beginning, Tokyo Snow Club was well-prepared and organized. They provided detailed information before the trip, which helped us plan accordingly. Meeting fellow hikers from diverse backgrounds added a unique social dimension to the experience, making it not just an adventure but a chance to make new friends. The hike itself was a thrilling challenge. Starting at the base of Mt. Fuji, we ascended through stunning landscapes that transitioned from lush forests to rocky terrain. The group leaders were experienced and knowledgeable, ensuring everyone's safety while sharing fascinating insights about the mountain's history and geology. Reaching the summit at sunrise was an absolute highlight. Witnessing the first light of day from Japan's highest peak is a breathtaking moment I'll cherish forever. The Tokyo Snow Club's thoughtful planning allowed us to avoid the crowds, giving us a more intimate experience with this natural wonder. Throughout the hike, the Tokyo Snow Club provided essential support, including hot meals and beverages to keep us energized, arranged all the hiking essentials like headlamps and oxygen canisters and most importantly the stay in the Mountain hut at 9th station. Their dedication to ensuring everyone's comfort and safety was evident throughout the journey. In the end, the Tokyo Snow Club's Mt. Fuji hike was a perfect blend of adventure, camaraderie, and natural beauty. If you're looking for an organized and rewarding way to conquer this iconic mountain, I wholeheartedly recommend joining their expedition. It's an experience that will leave you with cherished memories and a deep appreciation for the wonders of nature.

MSA - 2023-09-11

I joined the mountain hut overnight trip (Fujinomiya trail) and climbed Mt. Fuji for the first time with Tokyo Snow Club. Their itinerary, pacing and expertise was incredible. The best part of the trip was climbing and enjoying every step of the way. Climbing with TSC pushed and challenged me to reach the summit safely. I will never forget such an amazing time. Thank you TSC for a well-organized and fun-packed hike! More power to the group! Until the next adventure…

Erika - 2023-08-29