Help keep the climbing
trail cleaner behind you.
During the summer mountain climbing season of 2017, a large amount of garbage was left on the mountain trails and around the mountain huts, which became a big problem. As a countermeasure, we started a campaign to improve the manners of taking out garbage from Mt. Fuji in 2018, and when we called on climbers to take out garbage, we received the cooperation of many people and the amount of garbage left unattended has decreased. In order to make Mt. Fuji garbage-free in this year's mountain climbing season, as a new initiative this year, what kind of garbage is being thrown away using the smartphone SNS application "Pirika"? We will also develop a campaign to improve the manners of taking out garbage from Mt. Fuji, which also serves as a survey. We would like to ask all climbers to continue to take their garbage home and install Pirika when climbing.
Litter Free Mt.Fuji. Carry your trash home with you
Mt.Fuji, the sacred mountain has been worshipped all through the ages. The mountain is located in the Fuji Hakone Izu National Park and designated as World Heritage.The mountain has moved and inspired people.Mt.Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan and icon of Japan must be kept beautiful. Carry all your trash with you is one of rules you have to follow while climbing.If each climber minds and cares about conservation of Mt.Fuji, it helps keep Mt.Fuji always clean and beautiful.
No public trash cans are found in Mt. Fuji
There are no public trash cans at the 5th station, mountain lodges, toilets, facilities and along the trails.Leave nothing behind.If you find litter, please pick it up. It means you cares about Mt. Fuji.
Pack in your own trash bag along with mountain gear
Climbing boots, backpack, hat, gloves, rain gear, water and food are necessity and a trash bag as well.Don't you think you can use a plastic bag you get at a store where you buy something?It's too thin and small. Larger and not-thin plastic bags would be useful not only to put your trash but also to put wet rain gear and gloves.
Don't throw away food waste and cigarette butts!
Don't you think you can throw away cigarette butts and food waste on the ground, do you? Absolutely NO! Cold temperatures keep organic matter from decomposing. Almost of all cigarette butts contains plastic filers. These remain as they are.
If they are broken, your gear will turn to be wastes
A thin plastic rain coat or umbrella would not good enough to use as rain gear at the mountain.Heavy rain and strong wind will break your umbrella and tear your plastic raincoat.These broken umbrella and wet torn raincoat end up to be wastes. Prepare good quality waterproof and wind resistant mountain gear and you won't produce wastes and save your life as well. When you get wet, strong wind will cause you to drop your body temperature. Hypothermia usually occurs from exposure to low temperatures and it will risk your life. Rental mountain gear will be available at the fifth station. You have to walk on gravel and rocks at least 6 hours while climbing. If you are going to wear shoes and hiking boots which you haven't used for a long time, please check your shoes condition. A rubber sole of long-time-no-use shoes has got deteriorated and will easily come off.
You may accidentally leave trash on the trail
Heading for the summit of 3776m, you will walk in scorching sunlight during the day or walk in the dark at night to see sunrise at the top. You would be suffering from altitude sickness. When you get tired, sleepy or sick, you must decrease attention. When you take a break and start walking again on the way, you may accidentally leave your groves, a water bottle and wrapper of snacks you ate behind you. These will end up to be wastes. Please make sure to leave nothing behind.
We will conduct a questionnaire survey of climbers at the three mountain trails in Shizuoka Prefecture (Fujinomiya Exit, Gotemba Exit, Subashiri Exit) and the Mizugazuka Parking Lot.
[Garbage picking SNS "Pirika"] This is an initiative to reduce the amount of garbage on Mt. Fuji to zero.
Feel free to join us anytime, anywhere! Pirika is a completely free garbage picking SNS that makes picking fun! Download the app and get started!
The 2021 Mt. Fuji Mountaineering Manners Improvement Campaign is a campaign in which many climbers use the smartphone app "Pirika" to help many climbers discover, collect, and take out garbage.
Who! where! How much! SNS transmission of what kind of garbage was collected to Pirika friends! The data will be an important survey of the garbage situation on Mt. Fuji.
Please install Pirika and cooperate with environmental conservation activities!