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).
Fujiyoshida in Yamanashi Prefecture
- Fujiyoshida City Office Tel: 0555-22-1111
- FAQ about Climbing Mount Fuji (English)
- Fujiyoshida Police (covers Fujiyoshida Trail) Tel: 0555-22-0110
- Mount Fuji Winter Climbing Warning
- Fujiyoshida Municipal Hospital Tel: 0555-22-4111
- Yamanashi Red Cross Hospital (in Kawaguchiko machi town) Tel: 0555-22-1111
Fujinomiya and Gotemba in Shizuoka Prefecture
- Information by Shizuoka Prefecture Police Mountain Rescue Unit(English)
- 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
Other Useful Links
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.