Arakurayama Sengen Park
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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. 6 min by car
Fujimi Kotoku Koen Park
One of the Top 100 Mt. Fuji Viewing Points in Kanto area with beautiful "someiyoshino" variety cherry blossoms in the spring, and vivid crimson Japanese maples in the fall.
Approx. 5 min by car
Shimoyoshida Honcho Street
Taking photo in the middle of the road is dangerous. Please stay on the sidewalks.
Approx. 4 min by car
The Kana-dorii Gate was built to invite Mt. Fuji worshippers to the city, and to mark the "border" between earthly life and the spiritual world of Mt. Fuji. It was regarded a sacred object and passing under it was said to transport you. According to records, it was originally built in 1788, but it was repeatedly damaged by natural disasters over the years, and was thus reconstructed many times. The present gate is built in 1957, and is a beloved as a landmark of Fujiyoshida City. The gate is 9.88 meters in height, 7.9m wide (inside pillars), the width of the top beam is 13.4m, and the pillar diameter is 0.88m. The tablet at the center of the torii reads "Fuji-san."
Approx. 10 min by car
Harvest Terrace (Fujiyama Beer)
Fujiyama Beer was renovated and opened as a new restaurant.
Approx. 7 min by car
Suwanomori Shizen Koen Park (Fuji Pines Park)
At an altitude of 900 m, the lush hills of the park are an oasis within Suwanomori, in a Japanese-red-pine forest, with striking views of Mt. Fuji peaking out above the trees.
Approx. 8 min by car
Noson Koen Park
This is a good spot to take photographs of Mt. Fuji throughout the seasons. Many shots taken from here have won awards at local photo competitions.