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Is there a place in Tokyo where I can purchase isobutane-propane canisters?

by Fritz
(U.S.)

Aloha Gary, I'm planning to climb Fuji-san in Mid-July (2013). I'm thinking about bringing my Jetboil stove to heat water for a couple of freeze-dried meals.

Do you know if there's a place in Tokyo where I can purchase the isobutane-propane canisters? I'm not stuck on this idea, just considering feasibility.

Thanks & Aloha,
Fritz
Hawaii

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May 10, 2015
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Yes, they sell fuel, including JetBoil brand tanks.
by: John T.

The easiest of those shops to find is the one right outside Harajuku Station (on the Yamanote Line). It's also a good area to walk around and do some site seeing before and after, as well as shopping.

They sell all the well known brands, including of course the JetBoil "Jetpower" four season mix in the 100g size.

They also have most basic stuff, nothing super fancy or high tech.

Most outdoor shops in Japan are frankly better, but for your basic needs this place is fine. Just about any large shopping mall, in any city in the area is going to have a really nice outdoor shop even if it seems like otherwise it's all fashion wear and accessories.

Jul 21, 2013
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I really appreciated your web page
by: Fritz

Aloha Gary,

Thanks so much for the additional info! I really appreciated your web page, great work, super informative--I got more out of it than the previous dozen or so I looked at!

Kind regards,
Fritz


Jul 21, 2013
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I would assume they sell the necessary fuel somewhere in Tokyo.
by: Gary Wolff

Hi Fritz,

I don't own a stove, but I occasionally hear folks mention the Jetboil in the "Hiking in Japan" Facebook group, so I would assume they sell the necessary fuel somewhere in Tokyo.

As for outdoor gear shops, I'm afraid this list from a friend is a little outdated, so some of the links may've gone south:

ICI Sports Harajuku – right outside the station, next to Oshman's (which also has some gear)

ICI Sports Tozan Honten in Jimbocho – it’s not easy to find, best thing is to look for the fancy bagel shop on the ground floor: http://ici-sports.com/shop/tozanhonten.html

Haglofs (either in Harajuku or Ebisu): http://www.haglofs.jp/dealer/index.html)

Mammut off Omotesando: http://www.mammut.jp/

North Face in Harajuku: http://shop.m-tnf.jp/tyo/

Aigle in Harajuku: http://www.aigle.co.jp/

Montbell in Ebisu and Shibuya:http://store.montbell.jp/search/shopinfo/?shop_no=618851
http://store.montbell.jp/search/shopinfo/?shop_no=679919

Best wishes with the climb....

Gary

p.s. This looks like a good deal, in case you haven't run across it yet: http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/fuji/index.html
The Mt. Fuji Round Trip Ticket provides foreign tourists a discounted round-trip ticket package valid for train and bus travel between Tokyo and Mt. Fuji. It allows you to get on and off the trains and buses freely in the area around Lake Kawaguchi and is available for 2 days for only 5,500 yen. This special price saves about half off the price of the regular fare.


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