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Places to Visit Around Mt. Fuji Station: Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen-jinja Shrine

History 01 Apr, 2017

In the area around Fujisan Station, the closest one to Mt. Fuji, there are magnificent shrines and torii gates. Here you will feel the history and the energy of power spots!

Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen-jinja Shrine
 has been drawing countless visitors as a place to worship Mt. Fuji from a distance since ancient times. Constructed more than 1,900 years ago, the shrine prospered as a sacred place for the Mt. Fuji cult as Fuji-ko, the sect dedicated to the worship of Mt. Fuji, spread among the common people during the Edo period (1603-1867). Within the precincts of the shrine, there is the starting point of Fujisan Yoshidaguchi (North Entrance) Trail and during summer many climbers gather together here to pray to the deity to watch over and protect them during climbing. 

In addition to the spectacular main hall, the shrine features Japan’s largest wooden torii gate and a 1,000- year-old sacred tree standing tall in the precincts. You will feel yourself immersed in a serene atmosphere laden with history.

By Train
Closest station: Fujisan Station  
From Kawaguchiko Station to Fujisan Station: 6 minutes
From Fujisan Station to Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen-jinja Shrine: 20 minutes on foot
By World Cultural Heritage Site Loop Bus
Closest station: Sengen-jinja-mae 
From Kawaguchiko Station to Sengen-jinja-mae: 48 minutes
From Fujisan Station to Sengen-jinja-mae: 8 minutes

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