Climbing Mount Fuji from Sea to Summit, in Photos

Victor Gonzalez

Keen on seeing the top of Mount Fuji, but looking for something a little different to the usual climbing route? The Sea to Summit trail is a course that will push you to your limits, but is as rewarding as it is challenging. Here’s a quick introductory photo essay to give you an idea of what it’s about.

Note: The Sea to Summit hiking course can take 1 to 3 days depending on your speed and condition. The best time to go is usually towards the end of June through early August.

Join us on the Mount Fuji Sea to Summit photo journey

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Starting the journey at Suruga Bay on the coast of Fuji City.  | Photo by Frame of Travel
The small red and white lighthouses at the shore.  | Photo by Frame of Travel
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The easiest way to reach the shore is by alighting at Yoshiwara Station.  | Photo by Frame of Travel
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These markers on the ground let you know the ground you’ve covered and that you are going in the correct direction.  | Photo by Frame of Travel
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This is the first stop of the climbing route: Suzugawa Fujizuka.  | Photo by Frame of Travel
Much of the route consists of walking alongside highways, so please exercise caution.  | Photo by Frame of Travel
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Along the way you will find many shrines.  | Photo by Frame of Travel
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This sign lets you know that you have finally arrived on the base of Mount Fuji.  | Photo by Frame of Travel
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The view of the 6th station on the Fujinomiya Route. | Photo by Frame of Travel
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A long climb is still ahead, so please remember to pace yourself.  | Photo by Frame of Trravel
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View of a torii and small jizo statue just past the 8th station. | Photo by Frame of Travel
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Very useful hiking poles are sold at just about every station for about 300 to 1000 yen depending on the size.  | Photo by Frame of Travel
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Another main torii just past the 9th station, close to the top. | Photo by Frame of Travel
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View of tired climbers taking a break from inside one of the mountain huts.  | Photo by Frame of Travel
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The 9th station in the early hours of the morning as climbers prepare for the final ascent.  | Photo by Frame of Travel
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Sunrise peeking over the horizon behind the clouds.  | Photo by Frame of Travel
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A lone climber admiring the view.  | Photo by Frame of Travel
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The crater at the top of Mount Fuji.  | Photo by Frame of Travel
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Making it to the top of Mt. Fuji: Kengamine Peak.  | Photo by Frame of Travel

Read more about the Mount Fuji Sea to Summit trail—we have a video walk-through for you, too.

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Tags: Climbing, Fuji, Hiking, Mount Fuji, Mt.fuji, Nature, Off The Beaten Path, Outdoors, Photography, Sea, Summer, Walk, Walking
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