Rainwear, winter clothing, headlamps, and maps are essential!

Be sure to check your equipment before departure. Old equipment may be broken so check the condition before departure.
The weather is changeable suddenly on Mt. Fuji, which is close to 4,000 m, and it may take longer to descend. Prepare proper equipment as shown below.

Shoes Climbing boots, trekking shoes
High-cut and with hard soles. Mt. Fuji consists of volcanic gravel. If you are wearing low-cut shoes, gravel will easily get into your shoes. Other shoes with thin soles such as sneakers will have holes. Sandals are not appropriate.
Rain gear Separate type
The wind is very strong on Mt. Fuji, and highly durable climbing rain gear is recommended. Umbrellas and inexpensive vinyl raincoats may be damaged.
Winter Clothing
Fleece, sweater, down jacket, arctic cap, gloves, neck warmer, etc.
The summit can be below zero Celsius even in midsummer. Rain and wind makes you feel colder. Prepare proper winter clothing.
Underwear Quick-drying
Choose quick-drying underwear made of synthetic fibers, etc. Cotton is hard to dry when it gets wet, which will take away your body heat. Jeans are especially hard to dry, and they are not suitable.
Light Head lamp
It gets dark rapidly after sunset. Headlamps are necessary to keep your hands free when you climb with your hands on the rocks.
Water 1-2 liters of water (Sold at mountain lodges)
Altitude sickness is one of the most common reasons for giving up climbing. It is important to drink water frequently during your climb to prevent it. There is no water station or running water on Mt. Fuji. Bring your own drinking water or buy it at mountain lodges.
Energy foods Easy-to-eat snacks, etc.
Sweets are effective for recovering from fatigue. Chocolate, nuts, cookies, candy, and other high-calorie foods are recommended. Cheese, salami, and other items, that can be supplemented with salt, are also recommended.
Trash Bag To take your trash back home with you
When you climb a mountain, be sure to prepare trash bags to take your trash back home with you. It is strictly prohibited to leave trash in toilets.
Money Cash: Credit card is not usually accepted at mountain huts
Small Change: contribution for toilet
Mainly small change
Bring cash (small change) to pay for the accommodation fee for the mountain lodge, the purchase of drinking water, toilet usage tips, etc. Credit cards are not accepted at many mountain lodges.
Others Cap/hat, sunglasses, sunscreen,

Ultraviolet rays are strong on Mt. Fuji. Ultraviolet rays can cause fatigue, so sun protection is important.


Trails are not a single road. Check where you are on the map while walking.

Walking poles

Mountain climbing is a sport that puts a lot of strain on the legs. Walking poles can reduce the strain on the knees. They are especially effective for the descent.

Tape, string, rope, etc.
They offer a quick fix for separated soles when your shoes are broken (in case the shoe soles are separated).

Also Mt. Fuji is classified as an active volcano. Hikers are advised to bring the following items for an unexpected eruption.

Hard Hat, Helmet

Bring a helmet with you in case of a sudden eruption. Helmets will protect your head from falling rocks and injury caused by falls.

Helmet free lending service (Yoshida Trail and Fujinomiya Trail)

*[Yoshida Trail] Helmet free lending service at Mt. Fuji 6th station Mt. Fuji Safety Guidance Center. Quantities are limited. Pay deposit 2000yen/per Helmet. Deposit will be returned only when borrowed helmets are no damaged and lost.

*[Fujinomiya Trail] Mt. Fuji General Information Center at 5th station provides Helmet free lending. No deposit but need to fill out a form.

Dust mask Dust mask can also fend off dust when you are trekking down the descent trails, which become dusty.
Dust goggles Dust goggle can also protect your eyes against dust on the descent trails.