Mt Fuji has put on its winter coat and looks amazing! That area of Japan in Shizuoka received some good snow with that last fall. Mt Fuji is located just 100km to the west of Tokyo and can be seen from Tokyo on a clear day.
The peak is 3776 meters above sea level and the highest point in Japan so is very cold in winter and receives its fair share of snow. But great to see snow all the way to the base at this time of year!
Mt Fuji Climbing Season
The climbing season is well and truly officially over for the year. They like to close it early so no one gets caught in a snow storm
The official climbing season when the trails and mountain facilities are open runs from early July until mid September. During this time the mountain is usually free of snow, the weather is relatively mild, access by public transportation is easy, and the mountain huts are operating. Anyone without much hiking experience is advised to tackle the mountain during the official climbing season. The specific dates depend on the year and trail. In 2016 they are set as follows:
- Yoshida Trail: July 1 to September 10, 2016
- Subashiri, Gotemba and Fujinomiya Trails: July 10 to September 10, 2016
There are actually 2 ski resorts on Mt Fuji, Snow Town Yeti and Fujiten. They are both pretty small with mainly beginner to intermediate runs but open as early as late October. Would be a bit of a buzz to say you had skied Mt Fuji!