Mt.Fuji Moutain Lodge information.

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GORAIKOUKAN Mountain Lodge information

The GORAIKO-KAN is located in 3,450 meters above sea level,and (it is the mountain hut) which is the nearest to the top of Mt. Fuji.
The mountaintop is the very front if you climb to here and the most suitable place to view the sunrise from the top.
We recommend you get slowly from the morning and spend some hours here(to fix the physical condition) with to expect the sunrise seen from the mountaintop.

The Shadow of Mt.fuji at dusk,The star-filled sky which seems to reach the hand.
Please experience a superb view and the impression that you can not have on the ground.


GORAIKOUKAN Profile

Lodge name GORAIKOUKAN (3,450 meters above sea level)
Business Period We could be take your reservation from July 1 to September 12.
Capacity 140 Guests
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List of charge

without Meals 1Night/2Meals
6,500 yen 8,500 yen

*Reservations are strongly recommended.
*We request you spend a night for very narrow space shared with other guests.
*We could be take your reservation from July 1 to September 12.
*We don't accept any credit card. Sorry!!

Cancellation charge

Our cancellation policy is:
if notified at least three weeks prior arrival date there will be no penalty.
Reservations cancelled 20 days or less before the date of arrival will incur the following charges :

No-show Same day One day
in advance
9 days
in advance
20 days
in advance
100% 100% 80% 50% 30%

*The percentage signifies the rate of cancellation charge to the basic accommodation charges.(per person)
*Please read carefully. Credit card payments are 100% non-refundable.


Access information

By Bus

The easiest option for reaching the slopes of Mt.fuji is to take the bus from SHINJYUKU in Tokyo.
The direct bus takes 2-2.5 hours,depending on traffic,and takes you directly to the start of the climb at KAWAGUCHIKO 5th Station.To buy a ticket,take the WestExit at SHINJYUKU station.

By Train

There is no direct to Mt.Fuji by train,but you can get very close and change to a bus for the rest of the way.
From Tokyo, the two main staging points are FUJIYOSHIDA and GOTEMBA.This way allows you to use any of the ascent or descent routes.

Access map

Via Fujiyoshida
FUJIYOSHIDA can be reached by taking the JR Chuo Line to OTSUKI and changing to the Fujikyu Line.The Fujikyu Line passes through FUJIYOSHIDA to KAWAGUCHIKO, where hourly buses shuttle to the 5th STATION.
If you are planning to walk from the foot of the mountain,Fujiyoshida is also the starting point of the YOSHIDAGUCHI TRAIL.
The sunrise takes place on this side of mountain.

Via Gotemba
If heading for the SUBASHIRI route take the JR Tokaido Line from Tokyo through ODAWARA to KOZU station then change tain for GOTEMBA.From SHINJYUKU take the Odakyu Line to SHIN-MATSUDA and walk to the neighboring Gotemba Line Matsuda Station.This local train usually runs just once per hour.
During official climbing season there are direct buses from the GOTEMBA station to the SUBASHIRI 5th STATION.
The SUBASHIRI-GUCHI TRAIL meets the YOSHIDA-GUCHI TRAIL around the 8th STATION.


course information

YOSHIDA-GUCHI TRAIL
The YOSHIDA-GUCHI TRAIL leads from the KAWAGUCHIKO 5th STATION to the mountaintop.
The most popular starting point is KAWAGUCHIKO 5th STATION which offers you a last chance to stock on supplies before heading out.
It takes about 4km from here to The GORAIKO-KAN,and 6 hours slowly on foot.
The peak of the climbing season(20th of July to mid ofAugust), there are often huge crowds of people and you may have to wait at certain passing points.
We recommend a plan having the time to climb,however,all the amenities will be open.

SUBASHIRI-GUCHI TRAIL
It takes about 6Km from the SUBASHIRI 5th STATION to The GORAIKO-KAN,and 7 hours slowly on foot.There is a separete path descending down the mountain back to KAWAGUCHIKO around the 8th STATION,be sure you take the right one !
You can descend a mountain in "a sand run" for exclusive use of the descent from a mountain around the 7th STATION.

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Mountain Climbing

Mt.Fuji is a real mountain and should be treated with respect.
The recommended way of doing this,is to climb to a mountain hut around 7th or 8th station level on the first day, spend some hours sleeping there. Again you resume climbing at the break of day.
It is very cold on top.During summer, at the top it will be 5℃ or less during the night.
The temperature difference of the foot and the mountaintop is 20 degrees Celsius. You need proper clothes against low temperatures and strong winds,and also a hat and sunglasses, sunscreen lotion because sunlight is severe in the daytime.
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Climbing Equipment

Take a lightweight back pack containing:
HAT, Face Towel, rain clothing, High-protein snacks(such as Energy bars), sturdy shoes, Flashlight(with extra batteries), SUNGLASSES, Japanese money(Coins as the toilet pay-per-use), SUNSCREEN, Drinks(Water bottle:2L), Grooves, Camera for the spectacular views!!, ID card, Bottle of Oxygen

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