A historic festival and World Cultural Heritage
Legend has it that Mt. Fuji first appeared from the clouds when the sixth emperor Koan was in the 96th year of his reign.
Since it was the Year of the Monkey, this shrine has long held a festival on the day and in the Year of the Monkey for good luck.
This "Hatsuzaru Matsuri (First Monkey Festival)" is annually held on the first day of the Monkey in April according to the Chinese lunar calendar, at the start of farming season, because the deity of this festival is the guardian of agriculture, specifically sericulture. In present day, the first day of the Monkey in April varies every year, but in 1909, the day of the festival was fixed as the fifth of May.
|Opening Times||May 5|
|Transport||Public transport: Take the bus from Mt. Fuji Sta. on the Fujikyuko Line. Get off at Sengen Jinja-mae. It is then approx. one minute on foot.|
Car: It is approx. five minutes from Kawaguchiko I.C. on the Chuo Expressway.
|Car Park||Approx. 100 spaces|