Climbing Mt.Fuji in September? How about October and November?

Visiting Japan in September?
If you are visiting to climb Mt.Fuji in EARLY September, you can still climb because the trail are open and guess what? September is the BEST TIME to climb Mt.Fuji.


Why September is the best time to climb Mt.Fuji?
  • Less people on trail.
  • Temperature is almost the same as late August
  • Less people in 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 less people than July or August.



When the trail are closed in 2016?

The official climbing season in 2016 are below.
Yoshida trail (Till September 14th)
Other (Till September 10th)



When huts are closed?

Huts are mostly open till 13th September in 2016.
Hut list 2016 Mt.Fuji 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 if you are visiting Japan Late September ?

Well, it is difficult question because the trail is officially closed.

But you can climb Mt.Fuji till Late September because the weather is OK till then.


Huts are closed, so you have to plan like starting very early morning.

If you start your climbing in very early morning, then coming back before it gets dark, it is still possible.
The temperature in late September can be colder that summer season, so please bring enough clothing to make yourself warm.

Gotemba and Subashiri Trail has a hut open till Late September or October. Please directly contact them for more information.
Hut list 2016 Mt.Fuji is showing the closing date of each hut.


Video about climbing Mt.Fuji in late September!


Can we still rent gear for climbing Mt.Fuji in September?

YES! Our rental gear is available for climbers in September.
Please place your order, then we are pleased to deliver to your accommodation.

Book your rental gear for Mt.Fuji Learn how to rent




How about October or November?

Climbing in October and November is NOT RECOMMENDED!
Please do not try to climb. It is more dangerous and you might be in trouble with heavy accident.



There is tour available for viewing Mt.Fuji from different place. You will enjoy Autumn with viewing Mt.Fuji
1-Day Mt. Fuji Autumn Leaf Viewing Tour (with English-speaking Guide)