Best Things To Do in Japan: Climbing Mount Fuji

Best Things To Do in Japan: Climbing Mount Fuji

Japan is a world apart. Its timeless string of islands is fused with natural beauty that can easily be termed a world in itself.  

This dreamy country has managed to maintain a magnificent contrast of modernity and traditionalism through decades. Japan’s cities are extremely progressive and geeky; with futuristic architecture, fast-paced life, and robotic everything! But as you explore the rest of the country, you will have a plenty of opportunities to touch up on its traditional side – be it sleeping on the tatami mats, dressing up as a geisha, or sipping on some matcha.

The majestic Mount Fuji (Fuji-san), Buddhist-influenced Kyoto, the spectacular Chūbu-Sangaku National Park, and the wondrous Karuizawa are just a few of the many interesting places to visit in Japan. 

As the land of fashion, manga, gadgets, and sushi there are many rich and colourful things to do in Japan. Here are some of our top picks.

Hiking fans alert! You can scale this iconic mountain on your next trip to Japan. As Japan’s highest and most prominent mountain, Mt. Fuji offers an experience like no other – watching the sunrise from above the clouds. Yoshida, Subashiri, Gotemba, and Fujinomiya are four trails to choose from. The inclination and topography of these trails vary from zigzag to gently sloped to very steep. The climbing season is from July to early September. Guided tours are available and recommended.