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Mount FujiJapan

The magnificence of this mountain arouses awe, inspiration and even worship. Explore this amazing natural phenomenon up close or from afar. 

The Japanese icon of Mount Fuji is not only the country’s highest mountain, but also a perfectly formed volcano. Although its last eruption was in 1707, it’s still active. The potential for a reawakening of this sleeping giant merely adds to its wonder. Look for the mountain if you’re in Tokyo or Yokohama on a clear day. Take the bullet train, a marvel in itself, which runs past the mountain between Tokyo and Osaka.

Plan ahead to be able to tell friends and family that you scaled Mount Fuji. From July to mid September, several well-maintained trails going up the mountainside are open, with some even paved part of the way.

Ten stations break up the climb on different sides of the mountain. At the Fifth Station marking, the climb becomes more strenuous. Four trails connect the Fifth Stations on multiple sides of the mountain with other stations ranging in altitude from about 4,590 to 7,875 feet (1,400 to 2,400 meters). While these areas are frequently closed to cars, you may be able to access them by bus.

You likely won’t be alone during the open season as you hike to the stations or even to the summit at an altitude of 12,388 feet (3,776 meters). Many Japanese consider Mount Fuji to be a holy volcano, while others simply desire scaling this beautiful mountain.

Make reservations to stay at mountainside huts for overnight treks. You’ll probably need to share the huts during the tourist season. Some huts are also available as resting spots and are equipped with toilets. Camping is permitted in designated areas. Upon reaching the summit, walk around the volcano’s crater in about 1 hour.

At the base of the mountain is the Fuji Five Lakes region, with stunning volcano views. A lake resort area called Fujigoko offers year-round activities. Immerse yourself in a hot spring, take time to visit museums, iconic gardens and Shinto shrines or have a day of fun at the popular Fuji-Q Highland amusement park.

Whether you experience Mount Fuji from near or afar, its natural beauty will undoubtedly leave an impression.

Top Hotels in Mount Fuji

Mt.Fuji Fujinomiya Trail The New 7th Station Goraikousansou
Mt.Fuji Fujinomiya Trail The New 7th Station Goraikousansou
2 out of 5
Awakura, Fujisan Kokuyuurin 172 Ro Rinshouhan, Fujinomiya, Shizuoka
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Situated in the mountains, this lodge is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Fujinomiya Trail and within 12 mi (20 km) of Snowtown Yeti and Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Mizugatsuka ...

Mt.Fuji Fujinomiya Trail The New 7th Station Goraikousansou
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3.5 out of 5
Fukazawa, 2839-1, Gotemba, Shizuoka
The price is $109 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Situated in Gotemba, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lake Higashiyama and Gotemba Premium Outlets. Chichibunomiya Memorial Park and Fuji Bussharito Heiwa ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (177 reviews)

"Clean hotel Wonderful view"…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

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Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort and Spa
Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort and Spa
4.5 out of 5
1320 Gora Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone, Kanagawa-ken
The price is $378 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Located in Gora, this luxury resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hakone Gora Park and Hakone Kowakien Yunessun. Hakone Open Air Museum and Lake Ashi are also within ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (475 reviews)
Exceptional hotel

"Absolutely loved everything about this hotel. Everything was exceptional quality. Staff are amazing. The location and views are great. The breakfast was fantastic. It would have been nice to have some more basic and affordable meals on the room service menu like ramen or Japanese curry for example, ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort and Spa
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Vacation Rentals in Mount Fuji

Kawaguchiko country cottage Ban
Kawaguchiko country cottage Ban
3.5 out of 5
Fujikawaguchikotyo Kawaguchi 2092, Fujikawaguchiko, Yamanashi
The price is $220 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4

Situated in Fujikawaguchiko, this cottage is within a 15-minute walk of Kawaguchiko Sarumawashi Theater and Lake Kawaguchi. Kawaguchiko Konohana Museum and Maple ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (165 reviews)

"It was amazing stay. Clean and comfortable with Fuji Mountain View. We will come again later."…"

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2020

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The Garden
The Garden
3 out of 5
3554 Funatsu, Minamitsuru, Fujikawaguchiko, Yamanashi
The price is $181 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30

Located in the heart of Fujikawaguchiko, this condo building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ide Sake Brewery and Fuji-Q Highland. Lake Kawaguchi is 1.2 mi (2 km) away. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (19 reviews)

"Honoured to be the first guests of this place! Room is spacious and clean with excellent view of Mount Fuji."…"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020

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Villa Hakone Stage
Villa Hakone Stage
3 out of 5
Motohakone 160-34, Ashigarashimo, Hakone, Kanagawa
The price is $170 per night from Feb 25 to Feb 26

Situated in Hakone, this condo building is within a 5-minute walk of Sengokuhara Onsen and Lake Ashi. Hakone Ropeway and Ōwakudani are also within 2 mi (3 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (19 reviews)

"Dの部屋を使ったのですがとても広く、清潔感があり心地よかったです。ヘアアイロンやドライヤー、バスタオル、食器やフライパンなどの調理器具も入っており、不自由な点はありませんでした。機会があればまた行きたいです"…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Villa Hakone Stage
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