This 2-day extension is the perfect addition to your school trip to Japan. Visiting one of the country’s most famous locations, Mt. Fuji, students will have the opportunity to hike the volcano’s mountain trail, explore its craters, and learn about the hydropower sustainability efforts in the local area. Here’s our Mount Fuji Hydropower study abroad program at a glance:
- Day 1: trip briefing, Fujinomiya mountain route hike/cycling tour/Nishiusuzuka crater hike, Hoei crater, Shiraito Falls, micro-hydropower site
- Day 2: kimono fitting, Shizuoka, Mount Fuji Sengen Taisha Shrine, Japanese sweet-making class
Like what you see? Discover the geographical and scientific opportunities Mount Fuji has to offer in our detailed itinerary below! But remember, all our school trips are completely customisable.
*Prices based on groups of 20 students and 2 free teachers.
✓ All accommodation costs
✓ Full board meals for the entire trip
✓ All transportation costs, including airport pick-up and drop-off
✓ All activities listed in the itinerary
✓ 1 free teacher per 10 paying students
✓ 24-hour emergency contact support during the trip
✓ Detailed pre-departure summary & briefing
✓ Full financial failure protection
✓ Public liability insurance
✓ Our trips are fully risk-assessed
Day 1: Hiking Mount Fuji
Hop on a bullet train from Tokyo to Shin-Fuji station. Meet your guide at Mount Fuji 5th station, where you’ll be brought up to speed with a trip briefing. Listen up because now’s the time you’ll get all the information you need for a safe adventure.
Once you’re prepped, embark on your guided hike up Mount Fuji. Make your way through Fujinomiya’s mountain route to explore the Hoei crater, the largest crater on Mount Fuji, formed over 300 years ago. Pay a visit to the breath-taking Shiraito Falls, the UNESCO World Heritage Site which is the spring point of snow and rainfall on Mt. Fuji.
Hiking Mount Fuji is season-dependant. Alternatively, you could go on a cycling tour or hike the Nishiusuzuka crater, which erupted over 6,000 years ago.
Head to a local trout farm, which is also a micro-hydropower site. Discover how the locals use the water from Mount Fuji as part of a renewable energy system.
Day 2: Kimonos and Shrines
Dig deep into Japanese culture and get fitted with a kimono. Take this opportunity to learn about the kimono’s place in Japanese history. Then, learn about the Mount Fuji World Heritage Centre, Shizuoka, which was built recently, in December 2017. Later on, go on a guided tour of the historical Mount Fuji Sengen Taisha Shrine, which enshrines the mountain as a god!
Get engaged with a Japanese sweet-making class. Learn how to make Japanese sweets and enjoy your creations with a steaming hot cup of Shizuoka green tea.
Then, it’s time to depart to your next destination or wave goodbye to Japan. Head off from Fujinomiya station.