@Climbing Mt. Fuji
@Mount Fuji climbing & sightseeing guide


Official Climbing Season (2016)
Yamanashi pref. (Yoshida) : July 1st - Sep. 10th
Shizuoka pref. (other 3 trails) : July 10th - Sep.10th

Climbing is restricted to this season ONLY because
Most of the rest huts and other climber services are available only during this season. Public transportation makes access easier: the shuttle buses run at frequent intervals. The temperature at the summit is the warmest of the year. (about 40F / 5C)

Closing ceremony is held on Aug. 26th
We have Yoshida Fire Festival on Aug. 26th every year.
This festival serves as the closing ceremony of the Fuji climbing season.


Climbing Mt.Fuji in the Off-Season is VERY DANGEROUS!

The beautiful conical shape has
NO PLACE TO HIDE FROM THE GUST OF WINDS!
You might think 3,776m / 12,388ft. is not high at all.
But Mt.Fuji is Special! See here!
If you must cllimb in the off-season,
check with local authorities prior to attempting to climb.

For the Yoshida Trail (Yamanashi pref. side):
Fujiyoshida Police Station 0555-22-0110
Or you can submit your climbing plan by email or FAX.
PDF form is here. (by Fujiyoshida City Hall)
(email address and fax number are written at the bottom of the form)

For the Fujinomiya & Subashiri & Gotemba Trails (Shizuoka pref.side):
Shizuoka Prefectural Police Dept. 054-271-0110

Unfortunately, some fatal accidents occur on Mt. Fuji every year.
Most of victims are experienced climbers.
There is no justification for overconfidence.
Fatal accidents on Mt.Fuji (since Nov. 2003)
date nationality age gender reason place number
of
party
2015/1/2 Japan 31 male cervical fracture 5th alone
2014/12/28 Japan 31 male slipped 9th4th alone
2014/12/14 ? middle-aged male ? 5th ?
2014/11/30 ? ? male ? 7th ?
2014/8/30 Japan 52 male disease 6th(descent) alone
2014/8/27 Japan 74 female disease? 8th 10
2014/7/19 ? ? male ? 6th ?
2014/6/20 Japan 62 male head injury 8th alone
2013/12/31 Japan 70 male disease 1.5th alone
2013/12/2 Japan 55 male slipped 9.5th 4
2013/12/1 Japan 61 male slipped 9.5th 4
2013/7/20 Japan 44 male disease summit 4
2013/1/1 Japan 39 male frozen 5th? alone
2013/6/5 Japan 45 male slipped? 8th ?
2013/5/4 ? ? ? ? 6th ?
2013/4/23 Japan 37 male slipped 9th? alone
2013/4/13 Japan 63 male slipped? 9th? alone
2013/1/1 Japan 39 male frozen 5th? alone
2012/12/28 Japan 73 male ? 1.5th alone
2012/12/2 Japan 64 male slipped 8th 5
2012/11/18 Japan 60 male slipped 6.5th 2
2012/06/09 Japan 36 male ? 7th alone
2012/05/24 Slovakia ? male ? Hoei crater 2
2012/03/27 Japan 35 male slipped? 6th alone
2012/01/15 Japan 16 male frozen? 7th alone
2012/01/13 USA 33 male ? 7th alone
2011/12/10 USA 33 male ? 6th alone
2011/07/28 Japan 52 male pneumonia summit alone
2011/07/03 Japan 45 male hypothermia summit alone
2011/05/04 Japan 47 male slipped? 7th-8th alone
2011/04/29 Japan 63 male slipped? 8th alone
2011/01/27 Japan 17 male ? 8th? alone
2010/12/04 Japan 46 male slipped 8th alone
2010/11/03 Austria 41 male slipped down 9th 2
2010/08/12 Japan 49 male ? summit alone
2010/07/31 Japan 70 male heart attack 8th bus tour
2010/06/21 ? ? male ? 8th ?
2010/05/04 Japan 44 female slipped down? 7th ?
2010/04/13 Japan 49 male brain contusion 6th alone
2009/12/18 Japan 43 male frozen 6th 3
2009/12/18 Japan 34 male frozen 6th 3
2009/07/29 Japan 69 male ? 7th bus tour
2009/07/27 USA 48 male heart attack? 8th 2
2009/07/23 Japan 27 male hypothermia? 8th (descent) 22
2009/07/23 USA 30 male ? 9th (descent) 22
2009/07/13 Japan 68 male rockfall 5th alone
2008/04/03 Japan 24 male slipped down? 6th alone
2008/08/16 Japan 42 female subarachnoid
hemorrhage
8th bus tour
2008/08/02 Japan 55 male heart failure 8th bus tour
2008/07/27 Japan 45 female heart failure ? ?
2008/07/26 Japan 59 male ? 3th at Fuji Mountain Race
2008/01/02 Japan 27 male slipped down Hoei crater ?
2007/01/01 Japan 30+ male slipped down 8th4th ?
2006/07/20 Canada 62 male heart attack 8th 2
2006/06/19 Japan 61 male disease? 8th ?
2006/05/03 Japan 69 male slipped down 8th alone
2006/03/08 Spain 40 male slipped on ice 8th (descent) 5
2005/11/21 Czech 25 male blown away summit 2
2005/07/16 Japan 54 male heart disease 8.5th 2
2005/07/13 France 30 male blown away summit alone
2005/04/27 Japan 42 male slipped on ice 8th (descent) alone
2005/04/24 Japan 53 male slipped on ice summit 8
2005/03/19 Japan 58 female slipped on ice 8th (descent) 5
2004/12/12 Japan 51 male slipped down 8th alone
2004/04/30 Japan 54 male heart attack 8th alone
2004/04/08 USA 55 male slipped on ice 8th (descent) alone
2004/03/21 ? ? male frozen 7th alone
2003/11/23 Japan 63 male slipped down 8th 2


Again, please be aware that Mt. Fuji is not just a 3,776m ordinary mountain! Once a strong wind blows, you can be blown off. When the surface gets ICY,you can be slipped down. Outside the climbing season, no regular buses run frequently, not so many mountain huts are open. So you have to climb from the base if you would like to see the sunrise (go-raiko) at the top. In Japan, June is known as rainy season, and September is known as Typhoon season. If you really want to climb outside the season, please contact with the local authorities shown above.


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