Where to sleep on Mount Fuji

Summit Huts

Many travelers climb Mount Fuji during the day to watch the sunrise the next morning. In this case, it is best to spend the night in one of the mountain refuges, accommodated located near the summit.

Where are the shelters?

The first refuges are located from the 5th station of Mount Fuji. However, most are installed from the 7th station, at 2,700 meters above sea level.

The highest refuge of the Yoshida route is installed after the 8th station, at 3,450 meters above sea level. For the record, the summit culminates at 3,776 meters above the sea.

Which refuge to choose?

Regardless of the accommodation selected, you will need to complete the ascent before dawn to reach the summit.

The lower huts offer the advantage of arriving earlier in the day, but naturally, the rest to be done the next day will be all the longer. If, on the contrary, you want to climb as much as possible during the day to stay as close as possible to the summit, opt for the last refuges of the 8th station.

See: When to climb?

Les refuges de la 7è stations

The refuges of the 7th station


Refuge à la 7è station

Refuge at the 7th station


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