Meet our expert English speaking guide at Mt Fuji Sengen Taisha Shrine, which has a 2000 year history and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the Mt. Fuji spring water well in the shrine grounds. Once we're warmed up its time to get ready for the hike!
Our easy going hike will take us along Fujinomiya's mountain route to explore the Hoei crater, the largest crater on Mt. Fuji, formed over 300 years ago. The elevation is from 2400m-2600m (7870ft-8530ft) above sea level, and if the weather is good, lunch will be served near the crater.
Following our hike, we visit a traditional ryokan (Japanese inn) to try specially made artisanal desserts. Served by an expert chef of Japanese cuisine, the desserts are original creations and a blend of Japanese and Western styles, using seasonal vegetables and fruits, which change by season or even day.
・Season: Late June - Late October
・Group size: Up to 10 people (minimum 2 people)
・Tour fee: 22,000 Japanese yen (excl. tax) per person
・Included: Hoei Crater Hiking, Lunch box, Visit to Sengen Shrine, Dessert, English speaking guide, Insurance, Transportation to and from Shin Fuji or Fujinomiya station.
What to bring: Rain jacket and pants (in case of rain & cold), half sleeves (for town) and long sleeves (for mountain), fleece jacket, long socks, hiking shoes, hat, sunscreen, backpack, and your own bottle.
*We highly appreciate bringing your own bottle to reduce plastic waste (free rental bottles are available!)
|Itinerary (6.5 hours)|
|8:40||Pick up at the Shin-Fuji station ticket gate|
|or 8:50||Pick up at Fujinomiya station|
|9:00||Or meet us at the large Tori gate (Google maps link) to explore Mt Fuji Sengen Taisha shrine|
|11:00||Leisurely Hike up to Mt Hoei Crater on Mt Fuji|
|12:00||Lunch at the Mt Hoei crater|
|14:00||Leave 5th station for downtown Fujinomiya|
|14:30||Enjoy an artisanal Japanese dessert at a traditional Japanese ryokan|
|15:30||End the tour at the ryokan (close to Fujinomiya train station)|
|16:30||Transfer to Fujinomiya or Shin Fuji station|
Please book the tour at least 3 days in advance. Furthermore, please let us know in advance if you have any dietary requirements or allergies beforehand. Vegetarian and Muslim friendly meals can be prepared.
We conduct the tour in all weather except in the case of typhoon or other natural disasters. When this happens, we will cancel the tour and there will be no charge. Please note there is the following cancellation policy in place.
13 days or more before - Free
4 - 13 days before - 30% of ecotour cost
3 - day of the ecotour - 100% of ecotour cost