Notice to Climbs

Despite its continued popularity, climbing Mt. Fuji nevertheless remains a serious and potentially dangerous activity. Every year, many climbers underestimate the hazards of a Mt. Fuji climb and end up injured, sick, stranded, or in some cases, even dead. Mt. Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan, and though it may have a beautiful appearance, do not forget that it is also a dangerous environment. Please pay attention to your body and climb at your own pace. If you feel bad, rest at a nearby mountain lodge--if that is still not enough, then have the courage go back down the mountain.

Climbing Rules

Do not litter! Mt. Fuji's precious natural environment is being destroyed by the trash that many climbers leave behind. Pleae take your trash back down the mountain and dispose of it properly.

The summit of Mt. Fuji is approximately 20℃ colder than the base, and strong winds can make your body feel even colder than that. It is best to think that temperatures before dawn are as cold as those in the dead of winter. Wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt. Of course, you should also wear comfortable, broken-in shoes, preferably climbing or trekking shoes that cover your ankles and prevent sand from getting in. Do not forget a cap to block the strong sunrays, and wear sunglasses as well. Carry along a sweater, thick socks, and gloves, because it gets colder and the landscape gets more rocky the higher you go. Prepare for strong winds and rain by taking along a rain coat and waterproof pants, which can also help protect you from the cold. If planning to climb at night, do not forget a flashlight.