A traditional house of the Oshi spiritual guides of the Mt. Fuji faith
"Oshi" refers to priests who guide and assist Mt. Fuji worshippers as they prepare to climb the mountain, by offering their own house as an accommodation, praying for the safety of climbers, and spreading Mt. Fuji worship. In the peak period of Mt. Fuji worship during the Edo era, there were 86 such Oshi's houses built in the Kamiyoshida area.
The main structure of the former Togawa family Oshi house, which was designated 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.
Inside the house is a shrine dedicated to Mt. Fuji deity. There are also precious archives displayed for visitors to learn about 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