2024.05.24

Climbing and hiking season

Each ascending trail has its own opening period

The 2024 climbing seasons are as follows (opening date and closing date are subject to change every year due to the remaining snow and weather conditions.

Trails

Opening period

Remarks

Yoshida Trail

(Yamanashi Pref. side)

July 1 - September 10

The Ohachimeguri trail (incl. Kengamine peak) and the descent trail (down to the 8th station) will be open from July 10th.
You can use the descending mountain road until the noon of September 11th.

Subashiri Trail

(Shizuoka Pref. side)

July 10 - September 10

 

Gotemba Trail

(Shizuoka Pref. side)

 

Fujinomiya Trail

(Shizuoka Pref. side)

Between 5th to 6th Station will open from early May.

Summit

[Ohachimeguri Trail]

 

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Climb safely by knowing the seasonal characteristics.

July 1 - July 9 (Until all trails are open) *

* The dates each trail opens are generally determined, but the exact dates may vary depending on the year's remaining snow and trail conditions. Please be sure to check the latest information.
 
From July 1st to 9th, only the Yoshida Trail on the Yamanashi Prefecture side is open, and the three trails on the Shizuoka Prefecture side and the Ohachimeguri Trail are closed. (You cannot go to Kengamine Peak)
The Ohachimeguri Trail is dangerous as there are many places where snow remains. Please carefully check the regulatory information announced when the mountain opens, and never enter restricted areas.

Points to note
- Because it is just before the end of the rainy season, there is often thick fog, so be careful not to get lost.
- It is very cold near the summit, and it is not uncommon for the temperature to drop below freezing in the morning and evening. Sufficient cold protection measures are required.
- Since the Subashiri Trail's descending path is not yet usable, the mountain trail at the summit will be a round trip and will branch off to a dedicated descent path at the 8th station. Please pay attention to the course.

July 10 * - about July 20 (Until the end of the rainy season)

All mountain trails will be open (*), but please be aware of the following points.
* The dates each trail opens are generally determined, but the exact dates may vary depending on the year's remaining snow and trail conditions. Please be sure to check the latest information.

Points to note
- Because it is just before the end of the rainy season, there is often thick fog, so be careful not to get lost.
- It is very cold near the summit, and it is not uncommon for the temperature to drop below freezing in the morning and evening. Sufficient cold protection measures are required.

About July 20 - August 20

When the rainy season ends, the Pacific high pressure system covers the area, and the temperature rises, creating a summer-like climate.

Points to note
- When the weather is sunny, the sun is strong and you need to be careful about heatstroke.
- On the other hand, it is cold at the top of the mountain, so it is necessary to take measures against the cold, especially if you are waiting for the sunrise near the top of the mountain. There is also a risk of hypothermia, so don't let your guard down.
- As summer officially arrives, typhoon season also begins. Of course, if a typhoon hits directly, but even if the typhoon is still far away, it can stimulate the front near Mt. Fuji and cause unexpected heavy rain. Please obtain the latest weather information and make decisions carefully.
- Even if there is no typhoon or front nearby, it is not uncommon for cumulonimbus clouds to develop due to the heat during the day, and thunderstorms to suddenly occur in the afternoon. Please pay particular attention to the appearance of rain clouds.
- It is particularly crowded with many climbers on weekends, consecutive holidays, and Obon holidays.

About August 21 - September 10

The power of the Pacific high pressure system is weakening, and the hot summer is coming to an end. Depending on the location, mountain huts may end their summer operations and begin to close their doors.

Points to note
- When the power of the Pacific high pressure system  weakens and moves southward, typhoons move along the edges of the high pressure system and often pass near Japan. Please pay attention to typhoon information.
- It is very cold near the summit, and it is not uncommon for the temperature to drop below freezing in the morning and evening. Sufficient cold protection measures are required.
Some mountain huts close early for the winter, so be sure to pay attention to the business information of the mountain huts along the course so you don't have to worry about running out of water or toilets along the way.