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Mt Fuji & the Japanese Alps

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Tour details
Destinations: Kyoto, Nakasendo, Kamikōchi, Matsumoto, Mount Fuji, Tokyo
Type of adventure: icon-16.png Trekking + walking
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 4016
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  • At a glance
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  • What's included
  • Accom.details
  • Dates & prices

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Hike up Mt Fuji for sunrise
At a glance
8 nights comfortable hotel with en suite rooms, 3 nights mountain hut, 1 night Ryokan (traditional local guesthouse) with shared facilities
Hike up Mt Fuji for sunrise
Mt Fuji and Mt Yarigatake are the most famous Japanese mountains, and on this trip we ascend both of these iconic peaks while also taking in Japan's intriguing blend of ancient traditions and modern culture. As well as climbing Yarigatake, the 'Japanese Matterhorn', and the classic volcanic cone of Fuji, we stay in Kyoto, Japan's ancient capital, with its peaceful Zen gardens and Shinto temples, spend a day futuristic Tokyo, and take a short walk on the Nakasendo Way - an ancient trading route.
Walk profile
Daily distance in km/miles:

Day 3 8.0km/5.0miles
Day 4 14.0km/8.7miles
Day 5 6.0km/3.7miles
Day 6 20.0km/12.4miles
Day 8 6.0km/3.7miles
Day 9 8.0km/5.0miles

Number of days walking:
Approximately 4-5 hours walking per day, although the ascent of Yarigatake involves 6-8 hours challenging walking.
Most of the walking is on good paths, with the exception of the higher reaches of Yarigatake where scrambling is required, as is the use of fixed ropes.

Day 1
Start Kyoto.

Day 2
Free day to explore the delights of Kyoto, one of Japan's ancient capitals.

Day 3
Transfer by train to Nakasendo; walk a section of the ancient Nakasendo Way.

Day 4
Transfer to Kamikochi via Matsumoto; afternoon walk to Yarisawa.

Day 5
Climb Mt Yari (3180m) and descend to Yarigatake Mountain Hut.

Day 6
Descend to Kamikochi, and transfer to Matsumoto.

Day 7
Transfer from Matsumoto to Kawaguchi, at the base of Mt Fuji.

Day 8
Transfer to Station Five on Mt Fuji; climb slowly to Honhachigome - close to the summit of Mt Fuji.

Day 9
An early start for sunrise at Japan's highest point (3776m); descend and transfer to the nearby Lake Kawaguchi.

Day 10
Free day to relax and explore.

Day 11
Morning transfer to Tokyo.

Day 12
Time to explore Tokyo, one of the world's most spectacular capital cities.

Day 13
End Tokyo.

Guided Group
This is a small group guided holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
Activity level
You have a good level of fitness and are looking for a physically challenging holiday. Previous experience is essential for activity based trips.

What's included
4 breakfasts and 4 dinners
What's not included
Travel insurance

Accommodation details
Hotels, Mountain Huts & Guesthouse
We spend 8 nights in comfortable hotel with en suite rooms, 3 nights in mountain huts and 1 night in a Ryokan a traditional local guesthouse.

Ryokan's - while comfortable and full of local character they do not always run along the same lines as western hotels. Rooms do not generally have private facilities and bedding is generally in the Japanese style with thick futon mattresses placed on tatami mats on the floor - actually very comfortable! Bathrooms are usually communal (one for men and one for women). On occasion, it may be necessary for more than two people to share a room.

The mountain huts have shared washing facilities and can be very busy in peak trekking season, particularly on Mt Fuji, when an average of 5000 people climb to the top for sunrise each day. Sleeping in the huts will be at close quarters, and should be treated more as an opportunity for a rest during the hike than a relaxing night's sleep!

These are ‘land only’ prices which require you to book your own flights and join the rest of the group on Day 1 of the trip. For more information please see Trip Notes

Date Price excl. flights (pp) from
Mon 01 Aug 16 - Sat 13 Aug 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €3,405
Mon 15 Aug 16 - Sat 27 Aug 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €3,405
Mon 24 Jul 17 - Sat 05 Aug 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €3,775
Mon 07 Aug 17 - Sat 19 Aug 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €3,775
Mon 21 Aug 17 - Sat 02 Sep 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €3,775
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Exodus
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