Mount Fuji

Travel to Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is one of Japan's most famous tourist attractions and arguably one of the most impressive. The highest peak in Japan, Mount Fuji reaches 3776m above sea level.

Getting to Mount Fuji from Tokyo

Mount Fuji is about 100km or 62 miles west of Tokyo. There are many ways to get from Tokyo to Mount Fuji, but the most convenient way for those who want to climb the mountain (or just visit it) is a direct highway bus from the Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal.

Fujinomiya is between Tokyo and Kyoto and is the closest city to the majestic Mount Fuji. Fujinomiya city is a short drive from Shin-Fuji station, which takes just over an hour from Tokyo station on the bullet train.

Day trip to Mount Fuji

A day trip from Tokyo is great to see Mount Fuji but wouldn't leave much time to explore the wider region. If you have 2 or 3 days you are able to enjoy some of the other activities that can be done near Hakone. If you're into hiking, kayaking, fishing, or just love being outdoors, then this is the place for you.

Climbing Mount Fuji

It takes the average person between 5 and 7 hours to climb Mount Fuji from the Subaru Fifth Station to the summit via the Yoshida Trail. It takes another three to five hours to descend. Here is a detailed

The most popular way to climb Mount Fuji is to take a bus from Shinjuku to the Subaru Fifth Station and arrive in the early afternoon and then climb to one of the mountain huts on the route. You spend the night there and then wake very early before dawn to climb to the summit in time to see the sunrise. Note that if you want to sleep in a mountain hut, you'll have to reserve in advance.

Link to mountain hut booking services

5 Facts about Mt. Fuji

  • Mount Fuji is partly privately-owned land. 
  • Mount Fuji is an active volcano. 
  • Mount Fuji was Japan's first ski slope. 
  • You can get married on Mount Fuji. 
  • Women were forbidden to climb Mount Fuji.