Ohachimeguri Trail (Summit)

  • Trail Map
  • Course Guide & Important Points
  •  In-service period 
Map Ohachimeguri Trail (Summit)
There are various theories about the name of the peak of Mt. Fuji, so the name may differ depending on books, maps, guidebooks, etc.

The summit crater-rim laps trail

The trail that leads you around the top of Mt. Fuji is called the Ohachimeguri Trail. Believers of Mt. Fuji worship, called Fujiko, used to visit the shrine at the summit and then walk the Ohachimeguri Trail clockwise. Try to walk the Ohachimeguri Trail when weather is calm and you have enough physical strength. It takes about 90 minutes to go around.
Fujiko: A religious group of Mt. Fuji worship, which flourished in the Edo period.


[ ! ]  Keep yourself warm!
Icicles fall from the rocks even in summer at the summit, and sometimes the temperature drops below zero Celsius before sunrise. Protect yourself from the cold.
[ ! ]  Dangerous in bad weather!
The wind blows very strongly around the summit. Be careful not be blown while climbing in high winds. When it is foggy, walking the Ohachimeguri Trail in low visibility is dangerous. Lightning often occurs in summer, which could lead to major accidents. Check the weather forecast frequently. If bad weather is expected, do not push ahead, and protect yourself by staying in a safe place until the weather improves.
[ ! ]  Get yourself in the best physical condition!
The air pressure at the summit is only about 650 hectopascals (about 2/3 what it is at ground level; the air is thin). Thus, sweet bags and plastic bottles become fully inflated. It is easier for you to feel sick, so do not push yourself, and go down the mountain immediately.
[ ! ]  Do not choose the wrong descending trail!
When you go down the mountain, check the descending trail so as not to take the wrong path.
[ ! ]  Descent is also hard!
It takes about 90 minutes to go around the Ohachimeguri Trail. Consider the hours and physical strength necessary for the descent and make a plan to hike with ample time.

Facilities at the summit

  • Public toilets (installed by the Ministry of the Environment): open 04: 00 - 16: 00
  • Mountain lodges (Ogiya, Chojo Fujikan, Yamaguchiya Honten)
  • Mt. Fuji Summit Post Office: mailing only (from 6:00, July 11 to 14:00, August 19).
  • Remains of Mt. Fuji Weather Station: Used for research by the NPO Mount Fuji Research Station. It is not available for public use.

Natural resources and phenomena at the summit

Mountain peak
  • Kengamine Peak (3,776 m), Mt. Hakusandake, Mt. Kusushidake, Mt. Joju, Mt. Asahidake, Mt. Sengendake, Mt. Komagatake, Mt. Mishimadake

Distinctive rocks
  • Toraiwa, Ikazuchigaiwa (lava protruding toward the crater. The rocks resemble the shape of a tiger and lightening)

Kinmeisui (well), Ginmeisui (well)
  • sources of spring water at the summit Kinmeisui (well) are located at the foot of Mt. Hakusandake, and Ginmeisui (well) is near the summit of Gotemba Trail.

Konoshiro Pond
  • a pond located near the summit (around Okumiya) on the Fujinomiya Trail. This pond can dry up in summer.

Historical resources at the summit

Kusushi-jinja Shrine
  • a branch shrine of Okumiya Shrine located near the summit of the Yoshida and Subashiri Trail. During the climbing season, Shinto priests reside there.

Sengentaisha-Okumiya Shrine at the summit
  • located near the summit of the Fujinomiya Trail. During the climbing season, Shinto priests reside there.

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In-service period of each facility (2024 summer)

  Opening Period Hours Remarks
Trail July 10(*1) - September 10 24 hours  

Fujinomiya Trail
July 10 - September 10 4:00am - 4:00pm 300 yen
Yoshida/Subashiri Side
Under confirmation
300 yen

Post Office
Under confirmation

Top of the Fujinomiya Trail

*1... The actual opening of Ohachi Meguri (the sidewalk that goes around the summit crater) is subject to change as it will be determined based on the remaining snow and the safety of the sidewalk.
*2... Restrooms are scheduled to undergo repair work in 2024, so all restrooms other than the men's urinals will be used as temporary toilets.

Ochudo (trail) (Yamanashi pref. side)

The Ochudo (trail) is an ancient trail of about 25 km for hiking around the 5th Station and was used as a training path for Fujiko worship. It is said that only those who ascended Mt. Fuji three times were allowed to walk Ochudo (trail). There are some dangerous points due to collapses on the Ochudo trail. Now you can hike only about 2.5 km from the Fuji-Subaru Line 5th Station to Oniwa (natural park) on the trail.

  • change in the vehicle restriction on Yamanashi Prefecture toll road (Fuji-Subaru Line)
  • trekking map (English version) to Okuniwa (natural park), Oniwa (natural park) and Ochudo (trail)