Mt. Fuji Climbing Season

Climbing Season for 2016 is over.  All trails from 5th station to the summit are closed. Also all huts, toilets and first aid stations have been closed and most of signs on the trails have been removed.  

The climbing season for Mt. Fuji is from early July to mid September. In other periods and during the snow season, climbing Mt. Fuji is prohibited.

  • Climbing Mt. Fuji is only permitted during the period in which trails are open in the summer.
  • In any period other than the climbing season, trails and huts are closed, and it is very dangerous to climb the mountain during the period.

2016 Climbing Season(5th station to the summit)

The opening and closing times vary from trail to trail!!

The open/close times may change subject to weather and trail conditions. Please check the latest information.

 Trail  Opening Period  Remarks
Yoshida Trail(Yamanashi Pref.) July 1 - September 10 The descending trail will remain open until Septerber 11 morning.
Subashiri Trail(Shizuoka Pref.) July 10 - September 10  
Gotemba Trail(Shizuoka Pref.) July 10 - September 10  
Fujinomiya Trail(Shizuoka Pref.) July 10 - September 10  
Ohachi-meguri Trail
(The trail of crater rim)
July 10 - September 10  

Yoshida Trail


   Opening Period Hours Remarks
Trail 
(Above 5th Sta.)
July 1 - September 10 24 hours The descending route will remain open until Sep 11 morning.
Toilet* 5th Sta. Available when Fuji-Subaru Line is open Any time during the business hours of Fuji-Subaru Line Free 
6th Sta. July 1
 - September11 noon
24 hours Tip 200 yen
Descent
Trail 7th Sta.
July 1
 - September11 noon
24 hours Tip 200 yen
First Aid Station 5th Sta. July 1 - September 11
8:00am
 - 8:00pm
Mt.Fuji 5th Sta. General Management Center
7th Sta. July 16 - July 18
July 23 - July 25
July 27 - August 28
24 hours Near Kamaiwa-kan Hut
8th Sta. July 16 - July 18
July 21 - August 28
24 hours Beside Taishi-kan Hut
Information
Center
5th Sta. May 1 - October 31 May/June
Sep 12- Oct
9:00am
 - 4:30pm
Mt.Fuji 5th Sta. General Management Center
July/August
Sep 1 -Sep11
8:00am
 - 8:00pm
6th Sta. July 1 - September 10  24 hours Mt.Fuji Safety Guidance Center
Fujisan
Conservation
Donation
Campaign
5th Sta. July 1 - September 10  24 hours For more detail
6th Sta. July 1 - September 10 6:00am
 - 6:00pm
Fujihokuroku Parking
July 10 - August 31  8:00am
 - 1:00pm
Temporary Regulation of Vehicles July 10 5pm
 - August 31 5pm
24 hours Fuji-Subaru Line 
 
* You can also use the toilets of the mountain huts. (Climbers are expected to pay a small fee in order to utilize toilet facilities.)

Subashiri Trail

 

   Opening Period Hours Remarks
Trail
(Above 5th Station)  
July 10 - September 10 24 hours  
Toilet* 5th Sta. Available when Fuji Azami Line is open 24 hours Tip 200 yen 
First Aid Station None
Information Center 5th Sta. July 10 - September 10 24 hours Subashiri Trail 5th Sta. Information
Fujisan Conservation Donation Campaign  5th Sta. July 10 - September 10 Undecided For more detail 
Temporary Regulation of Vehicles July 10 midnight
- September 10 9pm
24 hours  Fuji Azami Line

* You can also use the toilets of the mountain huts. (Climbers are expected to pay a small fee in order to utilize toilet facilities.)

Gotemba TRail

   Opening Period Hours Remarks
Trail
(Above 5th Station)
July 10 - September 10 24 hours  
Toilet* New 5th Sta. Until the mid-November 24 hours Free
First Aid Station None
Information Center New 5th Sta. July 10 - September 10 24 hours Mt.Fuji TRAIL STATION
Fujisan Conservation Donation Campaign  New 5th Sta. July 10 - September 10
4:00am
 - 4:00 pm
For more detail 
Mizugatsuka
Parking
July 10 - September 10 5:30am - noon
Temporary Regulation of Vehicles  

* You can also use the toilets of the mountain huts. (Climbers are expected to pay a small fee in order to utilize toilet facilities.)

Fujinomiya Trail

   Opening Period Hours Remarks
Trail  Above 6th Sta. July 10 - September 10 24 hours  
Between 5th and 6th Sta. June 10 9am - Mid-November 24 hours You can hike to Mt.Hoei
Toilet* 5th Sta. June 24 - October 10 24 hours Tip 100 yen 
5th Sta.
Resthouse
April 28 - Mid-July
The end of Aug - November 10
8:00am
  - 8:00pm
 
Mid-July - The end of Aug 6:00am
 - 9:00pm
First Aid Station 8th Sta. Undecided Undecided Mt.Fuji First- Aid Center
Information Center 5th Sta. July 10 - September 10 24 hours Mt.Fuji General Information Center
Fujisan Conservation Donation Campaign   5th Sta. July 10 - September 10 4:00am
 - 4:00pm
For more detail 
Mizugatsuka
Parking
July 10 - September 10 5:30am
  - noon
Temporary Regulation of Vehicles July 9 9am - September 11 noon 24 hours Mt.Fuji Skyline

* You can also use the toilets of the mountain huts. (Climbers are expected to pay a small fee in order to utilize toilet facilities.)

Ohachi-meguri(the trail of crater rim)

   Opening Period Hours Remarks
Trail  July 10 - September 10  24 hours  
Toilet Fujinomiya Trail side July 10 - September 11 noon  4:00am - 4:00pm Tip 300 yen
Yoshida/Subashiri side September 10 noon  24 hours

 

Opening and Closing of Trails

  • The opening time of trails is announced, on the first day of July or later depending on their condition.
  • Trails are closed in mid September every year. The time of closure depends on the conditions of trails and the weather.
  • When trails are closed, be aware that every trail will be impassable from the 5th station up.
  • The opening and closing times vary from trail to trail.

Emergency Closure

Even during the opening period, trails may be closed when there is a risk of landslide due to heavy rain.