Climbing Mount Fuji

by H.Ozawa

Japanese English

This site contains many pictures of the actual route up Mount Fuji. If you are planning to come to Japan and climb the tallest mountain here but uncertain which route to take or want to know how the routes are, please view the pictures.

The pictures are provided to just show how the actual routes are. On an actual climb, please do not forget to bring a map - the pictures alone will be insufficient especially when walking on a less well taken pathes such as Suyama route.

Live Camera sites

Route Pictures

Route Information

There are 4 popular routes and 2 less used routes from the foot of the mountain, 3 not to oftenly used old routes, and 1 route replaced by a road.
Popular routes (New fifth station) Less used routes from the foot of the mountain Not oftenly used old routes Route replaced by a paved road The popular routes are all located at the new fifth station and there are buses during the summer season from July to August. To unexperienced climbers, these routes are the best because they are short and there are opened huts along the way to buy food and drinks (even though they are very expensive!).
To the experience climber, popular route is too short and not much of a fun. Fujiyoshida route starts from Fujiyoshida station station at the foot of Mount Fuji and Shojinko route starts from Shojinko lake. There isn't too many buses to Shoujinko but there are direct buses from Shinjuku in central Tokyo.
Old routes such as Suyama route and Murayama route offers a taste of what climbing Mount Fuji was like in earlier days. There were the two oldest climbing routes that were forgotten for decades but has been re-opened recently. There is a local bus to Suyama route but the bus to Murayama route has stopped running now.

What You'll Need

Following items are a must: You should bring the following items if you don't want to spend tons of money buying them at Mount Fuji: What you should bring if you're planning of seeing the sunrise:



My Mount Fuji Climbing Log