Mount fuji walking stick: Get souvenir stamps at mountain huts. Climbing Mt Fuji. Hiking Japan travel blog

 

One of the souvenirs that you can have from climbing Mt Fuji is a walking stick.

You can buy one of these wooden sticks right before you start climbing Mt Fuji, and then get the stick “stamped” or branded wherever you see a stamp station as you make your way to the summit.

There are shorter sticks and longer sticks.

For practical purposes, trekking poles would be better than the walking sticks for climbing Mt Fuji.

 

Mount fuji walking stick or trekking poles for climbing Mt Fuji. Hiking Japan

 

But if you’re arriving to Mt Fuji with no trekking poles, you might find that the longer walking sticks will end up being useful during the hike too.

 

Mount fuji walking stick or trekking poles for climbing Mt Fuji. Hiking Japan

Mount fuji walking stick or trekking poles for climbing Mt Fuji. Hiking Japan

 

The shorter sticks could be better for packing it into your suitcase on your flight home from Japan.

 

Mount fuji walking stick for airline checked baggage. Climbing Mt Fuji. Hiking Japan

 

 

Where to buy the walking sticks

Mount fuji walking stick: buy at 5th station. Climbing Mt Fuji. Hiking Japan

 

You can buy these Mt Fuji walking sticks at 5th station. (5th station is the starting point of the most popular of the 4 trails up to the summit.)

They will cost around 1,000 yen to 1,500 yen (US$10-15).

 

Mount fuji walking stick: buy at 5th station. Climbing Mt Fuji. Hiking Japan

Mount fuji walking stick: cost at 5th station. Climbing Mt Fuji. Hiking Japan

 

 

How to get the stamps

Then, as you make your way up the mountain, you’ll come across mountain huts.

Some of these mountain huts will have “stamp stations” where you’ll pay for each branded stamp that you get.

So you can get as many or as few as will fit on your stick!

Each stamp will cost around 400 yen (US$4), and the cost can vary depending on the mountain hut.

 

Mount fuji walking stick: Get stamps at mountain huts. Climbing Mt Fuji. Hiking Japan

Mount fuji walking stick: Get stamps at mountain huts. Climbing Mt Fuji. Hiking Japan

Mount fuji walking stick: stamp station at mountain huts. Climbing Mt Fuji. Hiking Japan

Mount fuji walking stick: stamp station at mountain huts. Climbing Mt Fuji. Hiking Japan

Mount fuji walking stick: stamp station at mountain huts. Climbing Mt Fuji. Hiking Japan

 

 

Climbing Mt Fuji as a 2-day hike

This is what my 2 days of climbing Mt Fuji looked like:

 

 

Mount fuji walking stick or trekking poles for climbing Mt Fuji. Hiking Japan

 

HAPPY WALKING MT FUJI!

 



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