A traditional house of the oshi (low ranking priests) who supported the faith in Mt. Fuji
"Oshi" is a person who took care of Mt. Fuji worshippers for their climbing, by offering his own house as an accommodation, praying for their safety and spreading the Mt. Fuji worship, and the house is called Oshi's house. In the peak period in the Edo era, there were 86 Oshi's houses built in Kamiyoshida section and they supported Mt. fuji worship. The main house of the Oshi house of former Togawa family, which is one of the Mt. Fuji World Heritage Site Assets, was constructed in 1768, with the rear salon added in the end of the Edo era, and is a valuable construction remaining from the old time.
Inside the house is a shrine dedicated to Mt. Fuji deity and a spacious salon which enables us to figure the life in Oshi's house. There are also precious archives displayed for visitors to learn the association of Mt. Fuji worship and Oshi.
- History and Culture
|Opening Times||Opening hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
*Last admission: 4:30 p.m.
|Closures||・Every Tuesday (The next day if the Tuesday is a public holiday)|
・New Year's holidays (Dec. 28 to Jan. 3)
|Prices||Adults: 100 yen (80 yen)|
Elementary, junior high and high school students: 50 yen (40 yen)
*The numbers in the parenthesis ( ) are the group fees for 20 or more people
|Transport||Public transport: It is approx. 10 minutes on foot from Mt. Fuji Sta. on the Fujikyuko Line.|
Car: It is approx. 10 minutes from Kawaguchiko I.C. on the Chuo Expressway.
|Car Park||Ordinary size cars: 30 spaces|
Large cars: 2 spaces