Arakura Fuji Sengen Shrine


A beautiful shrine with nearly 300 cherry blossom trees and striking red torii gate

The shrine was founded in 705 to enshrine the deity of the site. Following the great eruption of Mt. Fuji in 807, the emperor dispatched an imperial envoy to this shrine to perform a ritual to halt the eruption. It is said that during the Warring States Period, when Takeda Nobutora, the father of a famous warlord Takeda Shingen, battled with the Hojo Family, he set up camp here, prayed for victory, and won the battle. He then dedicated his sword to this shrine.

Today, locals and those from afar visit the shrine to ward off evil, to pray for family happiness, and safe childbirth. In the spring, the cherry blossom trees bloom and crowds gather to enjoy the stunning view of Mt. Fuji.

Address 〒403-0031 山梨県富士吉田市浅間2-4-1(2-4-1, Asama, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi)
Phone 0555-23-2001
TransportPublic transport: It is approx. 10 minutes on foot from Shimoyoshida Sta. on the Fujikyuko Line.
Car: It is approx. 10 minutes from Fujiyoshida Nishikatsura Smart I.C. on the Chuo Expressway.
Car Park100 spaces
Free (However, there is a charge during the Cherry Blossom Festival)

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