A festival where the faith in Mt. Fuji remains strong that is held in Yoshida Tainai - a World Heritage component asset
The "Yoshida Tainai" Lava Tree Molds are caverns formed as lava flowing from Mt. Fuji's eruption engulfed trees which burned away leaving a hollow opening where they once stood. These caverns were thought to resemble a womb, and became an object of worship for followers of the Fujiko faith. The site, which encompasses more than sixty such caverns in the vicinity, is designated as a national natural treasure and a component world heritage site.
Each year, on April 29, Fujiko worshippers gather at the site for the "Yoshida Tainai" Festival, where a bonfire ceremony is held and an age old ritual can be seen by spectators.
|Opening Times||Apr. 29|
|Transport||Public transport: Take the bus from Fujisan Sta. Get off at Kankyo Kagaku Kenkyusho Iriguchi. It is then approx. 6 minutes by foot.|
Car: Approx. 30 minutes from Kawaguchiko I.C. on the Chuo Expressway. Approx. 30 minutes by foot from parking area.