The city may be known for the views of Mt. Fuji and cherry blossoms but make no mistake, it's beautiful in the fall too.
Arakurayama Sengen Park
【 REGARDING ACCESS TO THE PARK DURING COVID-19 】
Though we welcome guests from across the country and world to enjoy this iconic scenery year round, we ask that residents of any areas that are under state of emergency orders refrain from traveling to and entering the park.
【 COVID PREVENTION MEASURES 】
・wear a mask
・maintain social distance (2 meters apart)
・keep your visit short
Home to this iconic scenery, Arakurayama Sengen Park is one of the Top 100 spots for viewing Mt. Fuji in the Kanto region.
The park begins at the base of Mt. Arakurayama and extends up the mountain. At the top of a 398 stair hike is an observation deck that looks out over the cityscape of Fujiyoshida City and majestic Mt. Fuji towering above. Though the Spring sakura (cherry blossom) season is best for capturing the symbolic image of Mt. Fuji, cherry blossoms and five-storied pagoda, the park can be enjoyed throughout the year with a stunning view that changes with the seasons.
Approx. 8 min by car
Purchase souvenirs at Tokyoya Seika
This company uses carefully selected adzuki beans, red bean paste, rice and flour produced in Japan. The beautiful pictured "dried confectionaries" modeled in the shape of Mt. Fuji are very popular as a souvenir.
Approx. 9 min by car
Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine
This shrine is said to have had its start in 100 A.D., when a small shrine was built to celebrate the visit of prince Yamato Takeru-no Mikoto to this hill when he was on his way to Kai Province from Hakone. Later in 788, an altar was built to enshrine Sengen God at the present site to halt the frequent eruptions of Mt. Fuji.
While Mt. Fuji had been worshipped since ancient times and regarded as sacred, with the rise of mountain worship, people eventually began climbing mountain for ascetic training and this shrine became a basis of Mt. Fuji worship. In the Edo era, "Fuji-ko" worship gained explosive popularity and this area flourished as its sacred spot. The site was designated as one of Mt. Fuji World Heritage Site Assets in 2013.
Approx. 7 min by car
Michinoeki (Roadside Station) Fujiyoshida
A roadside station is a government designated rest area found along roads and highways across Japan. In addition to providing a place to rest, they are intended to promote local tourism and trade. Shops sell local produce, snacks, souvenirs, and other goods. All roadside stations provide 24-hour access to parking, public toilets, and information facilities?
In front of the Roadside Station is a spacious deck for events, where local residents often sell flowers and vegetables, nursery plants, and crafts, etc. Also flea markets and street performances are held periodically.
【Tourist Information Corner】
Fujiyoshida sightseeing information is in this corner, providing a full range of brochures of the Fuji Five Lakes area. The window is always staffed with personnel for your detailed questions. Also, you can purchase "Roadside Station Ticket", road maps, etc., check the latest traffic and weather information with live-cam on a large display at the corner.
This shop deals with products from the Fuji Five Lakes area in the greatest variety. The bountiful products are seasonable, and the price is reasonable. Yamanashi's standard souvenir "Shingen-mochi", the Roadside Station's original sweets, local wines and sakes, udon noodles, sundries and crafts such as inden, etc. are sold here.
【Mt. Fuji Spring Water】
Mt. Fuji spring water pumped from 100 meters below ground can be taken away for free. The water is smooth and mild, abundant in minerals. The plastic containers and pet bottles for water are sold at the Roadside Station's Bussan-kan.
※The water has the least necessary chlorination, but is not treated for preservation, so use it soon after you take it.
Approx. 2 min by car
Fuji Sansaku Koen Park
Fuji Sansaku Koen overlooks the city from a slope surrounded by rich nature with stunning views of Mt. Fuji
Approx. 2 min by car
The falls flow from the Katsura river with water from Lake Yamanaka and Oshino Hakkai and rock formations formed by lava from Mt. Fuji. The falls stand 10 meters high, and reflect the lush scenery around it throughout the year. Visitors enjoy the blossoms of mitsuba-tsutsuji (a variety of azalea) in Spring, and vivid Japanese maple leaves in autumn. Tucked away in a hidden alcove, the falls stay cool even in the summer.
Approx. 1 min by car
The museum exhibits materials related to Mt. Fuji and Fujiyoshida City, Mt. Fuji worship, World Heritage Site Assets, and the history, folklore, and local industries of the city.