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Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine


The leading location flowing with mystical energy in Fujiyoshida that has a history of over 1,900 years

This shrine is said to have originated 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, and to remember his blessing message at the time, "the divine Mt. Fuji shall be viewed from the north". Later in 788, the altar was set to enshrine Sengen God at the present site to alleviate frequent eruption of Mt. Fuji, and the spirit of Yamato Takeru was enshrined in Otsuka yama at that time. Mt. Fuji had been worshipped from ancient time and regarded the bounds of sacred, but people started to enter the mountain for ascetic training by the influence of ancient mountain worship, 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.

Address 〒403-0005 山梨県富士吉田市上吉田5558(5558, Kamiyoshida, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi、)
Phone 0555-22-0221
TransportPublic 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 ParkApprox. 100 spaces