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Home > Mt. Fuji Festival & Beginning of the Mt. Fuji Climbing Season (June 30~July 1, Fujiyoshida City)

Mt. Fuji Festival & Beginning of the Mt. Fuji Climbing Season (June 30~July 1, Fujiyoshida City)

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Mt. Fuji Festival & Beginning of the Mt. Fuji Climbing Season


The beginning of climbing season on Mt. Fuji is on July 1 every year, marking the start of the mountain's summer season. On the day before the season's start in Fujiyoshida City, a ceremony is held to celebrate the coming of the climbing season.

On June 30th, a group of Fujiko priests and other mountain priests worshipping Mt.Fuji will gather at the Kanatorii Park in front of the first Kana-torii gate of Mt. Fuji where a traditional Shinto ritual for purification will take place. After a speech delivered by the mayor of Fujiyoshida, the entire group will march up to the Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine where the traditional opening ceremony of the Yoshida trail will take place. The main highlight is at the end, at around 3:50 pm, when the ceremony to break the rope blocking the Kanatorii Gate starts.

Come celebrate the beginning of climbing season on Mt. Fuji, the most sacred mountain in Japan!

Date: 13:30~16:30 on Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Place: Fujiyoshida Kanatorii Gate, Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine (Fujiyoshida City)

Access: Walkable from Fujisan Station on the Fujikyuko Line

For a more detailed schedule of events, please see this website: (Japanese only)