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Options for booking a mountain hut on the Mt. Fuji Gotemba Route?

by Angela
(Bristol, England)

Hi Gary,

Thank you for posting all this very useful information on Fuji-san.

A group of us is planning to climb the Gotemba route at the end of July. I was wondering if you might know if it would be possible to bivy for the night or if there is any legislation against it.

Also, I would be interested to know what are our options in terms of booking a hut, I notice they don't speak English!

Have you ever stayed in Gotemba? Would you recommend a good hotel there?

Thank you very much,
Angela

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Jul 23, 2018
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Gotemba Hut Reservation
by: Anonymous

I've recently just booked the Warajikan hut on the Gotemba trail and they spoke English. You can only reserve over the phone, but it was extremely easy. This trail is also supposed to be the least populated which will be nice to hike without a huge crowd.

Hope this helps!

Hut contact #:090-7301-5070
All the hut contacts I found at the same link Gary posted below.

Feb 26, 2015
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Some huts have English speakers
by: Gary Wolff

Thanks, Angela.

To my knowledge, camping of any type is illegal on Fuji-san.

You'll probably need to just call (or skype) the Gotemba route hut (home "office" numbers) on this page, starting from around April: http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/arrange/travel/practical/
pdf/Mt.Hut_Mt.Fuji.pdf

Some huts have staff who can speak a little English, but if not, if you speak slowly & use easy English, maybe there won't be a problem.

Basically, they'll be asking:
1) Date(s) of stay
2) Your name (please spell it out slowly)
3) # of males & females in your group
4) Whether or not you will require meals (dinner and/or breakfast)

To increase your chances for successful communications, you could always go to Google Translate (https://translate.google.com/#en/ja/) in advance and learn the Japanese for just a few words or expressions like how to say "reservations."

As for finding places to stay in Gotemba, I believe Trip Advisor or Airbnb are your best bets.

Best wishes...

Cheers,
Gary

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