Early July is still overcast and damp in Shizuoka.
However, from the middle of the month the rainy season ends, and the hot summer arrives.
July 1 is the day that Mt. Fuji is officially opened to climbing.
On this day, the Fujisan Hongu Sengentaisha Shrine holds ceremonies starting in the morning to pray for the safety of climbers.
The climbing season for Mt. Fuji lasts until the end of August.
It takes a lot of work and effort to climb to the top of a 3,776-meter mountain, but the beauty of the sunrise (known as “goraiko”) seen from the peak is something special.
This website has information on the basic and necessities of climbing Mt Fuji in the Summer :