Where can we store our backpacks while climbing Mt. Fuji?
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Where can we store our backpacks while climbing Mt. Fuji?

by Joseph
(USA)

Dear Gary Wolff,

Your site is amazing! Tons of great info. I do have a question that I am hoping you can help me with.

I am planning on climbing Fuji July 2 this year with one other person. ​​We will have backpacking packs with us as our luggage. Where can we store them while we our climbing?

We are coming from Osaka so I don't want to travel to Shinjuku Station to store them there since that will add considerable travel time. I have seen vague descriptions of coin lockers at the Subaru Yoshida fifth station or at Kawaguchiko. However, will these be big enough for backpacks?

Thanks for any help!

Joseph

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May 15, 2024
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You might try the Hostel Mt. Fuji-Fukuya
by: Gary Wolff

The only place I'm aware of is the hostel recommended several years ago by a gentleman from Texas who scaled Mt. Fuji and mentioned in this FAQ:
Where can I eat, sleep, and sightsee at the base of Mt. Fuji?

If that doesn't work, Trip Advisor's Fuji Travel Forum is usually a good source:
https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowForum-g303147-i9930-Fuji_Shizuoka_Prefecture_Tokai_Chubu.html

Happy trails & best wishes...

p.s. If you get a privacy error connecting with the hostel site, you may need to drop the 's' from the 'https' URL...


May 15, 2024
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other options?
by: Anonymous

Thanks for the wonderful page. We booked Taiyokan Mountain Hut (Subashiri Trail at 3,090m) Sept 1 . Is there a hotel or place to stay you recommend where we can store our luggage and stay the night after we descend?
Thanks in advance

May 31, 2015
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About 15-20 large coin lockers
by: Gary Wolff

I doubt there are any exact counts, Joe. I guess sometimes we just have to take pot luck. :-)

But the Kawaguchiko tourist information center said there are about 15-20 large coin lockers.

Best wishes...

May 31, 2015
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How many large-size lockers are at the Subaru Yoshida Fifth station and/or the Kawaguchiko station?
by: Joseph

Thanks, I did see that page. I am wondering how many large size lockers are at the Subaru Yoshida Fifth station and/or the Kawaguchiko station. I have scoured the internet but it doesn't seem there any reliable accounts of what the locker situation is like.

We are going July 2 so I am thinking it is early enough in the season lockers should be available at least at Kawaguchiko. I don't know if I want to chance it though.

Thanks for any input!

Joe

May 31, 2015
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Yes, as long as the backpacks aren't TOO big. :-)
by: Gary Wolff

Thanks a lot, Joseph.

I believe this is the info you're looking for: Can I leave my large backpack in a locker at the train station and take only a smaller pack with me to climb?

I guess it goes without saying, but the availability of the larger size lockers on any given day & time is a crapshoot. I've heard some people also make arrangements at their hotels to keep their luggage while they climb Fuji-san.

Have a nice climb...

Cheers,
Gary

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