The spiritual center of Fujiyoshida with a history of over 1,900 years
This shrine is said to have had its start 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. Later in 788, an altar was built to enshrine Sengen God at the present site to halt the frequent eruptions of Mt. Fuji.
While Mt. Fuji had been worshipped since ancient times and regarded as sacred, with the rise of mountain worship, people eventually began climbing mountain for ascetic training 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.
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|Address||〒403-0005 山梨県富士吉田市上吉田5558（5558, Kamiyoshida, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi、）|
|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|