【Important Notification】Decrease in Recommended Accommodations

“Yamaboushi Farm Inn”, which is one of the recommended accommodations on the first day of the challenge is unable to accommodate the challengers this year under unavoidable circumstances.

As a result, Yomogi-yu is the only accommodation facility on the first day, so we are currently requesting of other accommodations that cooperate with us.

We apologize for your inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

Introduction of the challengers of Mt. Fuji Climbing Route 3776 ~Vol.2~

We would like to share the feelings of a foreign tourist (male in his 40s from Hong Kong) who actually completed Mt. Fuji Climbing Route 3776 this year.

1.What is the purpose and motivation for this challenge?

Just to challenge ourselves and try something new in our trip.

2.What was the most memorable moment of your challenge?

Seeing the beautiful sunset and cloud at the sixth station.

3.Are there any restaurants and shops that you stopped by in Fuji City during the challenge? What did you enjoy there?

I only stayed at Shin-Fuji and I found it a nice, quiet and small town.
At Fuji City, I took a rest in a big supermarket and enjoyed some sushi near the supermarket.

4.Is there anything that should be improved in Route3776?

Some road signs at the town are set at the junction of the roads. I just didn’t know which road it indicates. Up on the mountain, it would be even better if there are more ropes for the climbers to hold. After all, Route3776 is ‘friendly’ to tourists.

5.Lastly, please leave a short message for other challengers.

Believe in yourself! No matter you get to the summit and see the sunrise or not, it would be an unforgettable and wonderful experience.

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience!
We were so pleased because many foreign challengers came to Fuji City this year!
The number of foreigners who achieved this challenge was 73 as of October 23rd.
We sincerely look forward to your visit next year!

Introduction of the challengers of Mt. Fuji Climbing Route 3776 ~Vol.1~

We would like to share feelings of a foreigner who actually completed Mt. Fuji Climbing Route 3776 this year.

1.What is the purpose and motivation for this challenge?

Initially I wanted to summit Mt. Fuji during the open season. Since I have done a couple of pilgrimages in Japan, I wanted to look for a more tradition and more meaningful route. I didn’t want to take the bus to the 5th station like most visitors.

2.What was the most memorable moment of your challenge?

All was memorable, but the most memorable would be the people I meet during the challenge. Everyone was so nice to me. I would love to thank all the people from Yomogi-yu inn, Yamaboushi inn, PICA, and the new 7th station for making me feel welcome during our stay. I would also like to thank a staff working at Fuji City Hall for helping me throughout the process. Without her help, I would not have been able to attempt this challenge.

3.Are there any restaurants and shops that you stopped by in Fuji City during the challenge? What did I enjoy there?

Fuji City is full of wonderful restaurants and shops. For restaurants, I can list where we ate, and what we enjoyed.

Bankara Ramen – ramen
Hama-zushi – sushi
Yakiniku Fuji – yakiniku
Gyu-kaku – steak (already closed)
Yomogi-yu inn – curry

As for shopping, I visited the outdoor shop and Donki for supplies needed for the challenge.

4.Is there anything that should be improved in Route3776?

It would be nice if the official website had links to the different Inns to make reservations easier. It’s difficult to make reservations if you don’t have the links to the different accommodations. I believe to make reservations at Yamaboush inn requires you to call or have a local number. PICA was also difficult to book, unless you translate the website to navigate to where you can rent the cabins.

5.Please leave a short message for other challengers!

First I would say enjoy every moment as once it’s done, it becomes a memory. Respect Fujisan, and leave the trail as it is for others to enjoy. Keep an open mind or you might regret what you miss. Keep your itinerary flexible, you can’t control the weather.

Thank you for sharing wonderful experience!
He has produced a video of his amazing challenge and uploaded it to YouTube.
Here is the YouTube link. Please take a look!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0Ye7aUVpHA