New post for 2018: Climbing Mt.Fuji in September 2018 version
Visiting Japan in September?
If you are visiting to climb Mt.Fuji in EARLY September, you can still climb because the trail are still open and guess what? September is the BEST TIME to climb Mt.Fuji.
Why is September the best time to climb Mt.Fuji?
- Fewer people on the trail.
- Temperature is almost the same as late August
- Fewer people in a hut
Japanese people take summer vacation Mainly from late July to August, so most people are in work in September.
That is why September is fewer people than July or August.
When are the trail closed?
The official climbing season in 2018 is below.
All trail close on 10th September.
When are huts closed?
Huts are mostly open till early September.
Mt.Fuji hut list is showing the closing date of each hut.
So If you visiting Japan in September, DO NOT WORRY! You can still climb Mt.Fuji and possible to stay hut!
What to do if you are visiting Japan in Late September?
Well, it is a difficult question because the trail is officially closed.
But you can still hike a little in Mt.Fuji till Late September if the weather is OK then.
Huts are mostly closed, so you have to plan to start hiking in the very early morning.
If you start your hike in the very early morning, then coming back before it gets dark, it is still possible to enjoy hiking there.
The temperature in late September can be colder than the summer season, so please bring enough clothing to make yourself warm.
If you would like to stay in a hut, Please directly contact the hut for more information.
Visiting in September and October?
Visiting Mt.Fuji in September and October is still possible. Some huts are still open but most of them are located only in station 5 or station 6.
However, those huts also close due to weather condition. Opening period always depends on snow condition.
If you hike during late September and October, please check the weather condition and also contact hut directly by phone.
These hut below are open till October. (the condition might change, please always contact each hut.)
Subashiri trail (Recommended!)
Higashi Fuji Sanso in station6 open till early of November
Taiyokan in station 7 opens till October 15.
Can we still rent gear for climbing Mt.Fuji in September?
YES! Our rental gear is available for climbers till October 15.
Please place your order, then we are pleased to deliver to your accommodation.
How about October or November?
Climbing in November is NOT RECOMMENDED! If you see snow on the trail, please do not proceed and come back.
Please do not try to climb. It is more dangerous and you might be in trouble with a heavy accident.
Also please read a story about winter Mt.Fuji climb from Marco.