Visitors who plan to climb Mount Fuji will be able to book their places online from May 20 and make an advance payment of the mandatory ¥2,000 ($13) climbing fee.

Climbers can sign up through the new online system up until a day before their climb. After completing payment, they will receive a QR code for them to scan at the entrance of the popular Yoshida trail in Yamanashi Prefecture.

Each user will be able to submit payments for up to 100 people in a single transaction.