Mount Fuji and Beyond - Japan Walking Holiday

Japan, Trek & Walk, 14 days - from $4,715 (land only)

Trek & WalkDiscovery

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. When packing please bear in mind that it will be hot and humid in the towns and even nights will be warm. However, there is also a possibility of typhoons, which can bring short-term heavy rain falls and high winds. In the mountains, the days will be very warm and you will need protection from the sun, but at night, the temperatures will drop dramatically, In particular, we can expect sub-zero temperatures and wind-chill on the summit of Mt. Fuji.

You must bring the following items:

Hiking boots

Sandals or comfortable shoes*

Socks

Technical walking socks (2 or 3 pairs)

Trekking trousers / pants (not cotton)

Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants

Waterproof jacket

Underwear

Shorts

Thermal baselayer shirts

Trek-shirts (not cotton)

Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater

Warm jacket/Down gilet

Thermal gloves or mittens

Warm hat

Sunhat

Sunglasses

Daypack c45 litres

Sheet sleeping bag or sleeping bag liner

Small towel (for rafting)

Swimwear

Headtorch / headlamp with spare batteries

Water bottles 1 Litre x2

Selection of dry bags (to keep trek bag contents dry)

Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)

Earplugs (especially if you are not the one snoring)

Washbag and toiletries

Antibacterial handwash

Plastic bags (you must carry your own rubbish down from Mt Fuji)

Basic First Aid Kit - You should bring your own personal first aid kit consisting of the following: throat lozenges, painkillers (anti-inflammatory), antiseptic cream/spray, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets are a good idea.

The following items are optional:

Wet wipes

Gaiters

Travel clothes

Trekking poles (recommended)

Insect repellant – (DEET)

Camera, media, batteries

Penknife (remember to pack sharp objects in hold baggage)

Small padlock (to lock trek bag)

Notes:

Luggage: Bag/suitcase with wheels is most suitable. Please keep this as small and lightweight as possible as we will have to do a fair bit of carrying on and off public transportation. If your luggage has a rigid frame, the height should not exceed 82 cm or it will not fit into the lockers.

* You should also bring sandals or comfortable shoes for sightseeing. These should be easy to take on and off, as shoes are not worn inside most buildings in Japan.

Equipment required for Sawanobori (Ghyll-Scrambling)

Helmet – (this is provided – we will need to know your size)

Wetsuit - (provided – we need to know your height and weight)

Footwear - (provided – we need to know your size)

Swimwear (to wear under the wetsuit)

T-shirt (to wear under the wetsuit)

Waterproof camera – can be purchased in Japan

Clothing required for Aikido

You will need to wear a loose-fitting long-sleeved T-shirt (not a low-cut one) and long sweat pants (not shorts). Aikido is a good workout and you will get very hot and sweaty.

Note that there will be coin operated laundry machines available at our hotels in Tokyo and Kyoto

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