Yoshida Tainai (lava tree mold) Festival


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.

Address 〒403-0005 山梨県富士吉田市上吉田剣丸尾5590
Phone 0555-21-1000
Opening TimesApr. 29
TransportPublic 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.
Car ParkNone

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