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Safety Precaution: Climbing Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan (3,776 m) and attracts more than 300,000 climbers every year during the official climbing season (July to August). More and more foreigners have climbed Mount Fuji in recent years. Unfortunately, some climbers attempt to climb Mount Fuji during the off-season, which is considered dangerous.

Every year, a number of climbers – including Americans – are killed while attempting to climb Mount Fuji. Here is some useful information for Mount Fuji climbers:

  • Official Website for Mt. Fuji Climbing
  • Emergency call for help
    • Call 110 (police) or 119 (fire department/ambulance)
    • Yoshida Trail – You can also call 0555-72-1477 at Mt. Fuji 5th Station General Management Center (24 hrs. )

Fujiyoshida in Yamanashi Prefecture

Fujinomiya and Gotemba in Shizuoka Prefecture

  • Information by Shizuoka Prefectural Police (English)
  • Subashiri Trail 5th Station Information Center Tel: 070-4499-0345, 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Gotemba Tail Information Center Tel: 0550-82-4622, 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. weekdays (Japanese only)
  • Fujinomiya Trail 5th Station Information Center Tel: 090-2182-2239, 6:20 a.m. – 7:10 p.m.  (Medical staff available at the 8th Station: 090-2346-2238)
  • Gotemba Police (covers Gotemba Trail) Tel: 0550-84-0110
  • Gotemba Emergency Medical Center Tel: 0550-83-1111
  • Fujinomiya Police (covers Fujinomiya Trail) Tel: 0544-23-0110
  • Fujinomiya Emergency Medical Center Tel: 0544-24-9999

Private websites

Disclaimer: The following list is provided as a reference of available services. This list should not be interpreted as an official Embassy endorsement of these organizations.