Arakura Fuji Sengen Shrine [Yamanashi]


Fuji erupted in 807, the five-story pagoda was erected as a memorial to the war dead. The five-story pagoda was erected as a memorial to the war dead, and the view of the five-story pagoda and Mount Fuji was featured on the cover of the Japanese edition of Michelin. Fuji, cherry blossoms, and the five-story pagoda.The deities are Konohanasakuyahime no Mikoto, Oyamazumi-no-mikoto, and Ninigi no Mikoto.


The main shrine is located halfway up the sakuya or stairway.

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It seemed that not many foreigners approached the main shrine but did not worship there. I visited the magnificent shrine with the foreigners who were passing by for the observatory by my side.

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From here, climb the Sakuyahime stairs to Niikurayama Sengen Park.

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Niikurayama Sengen Park has a memorial to the war dead, the Loyalty Cenotaph. This area seems to have been developed as a new park managed by the city of Fujiyoshida. A short walk up from the cenotaph is an observatory from which you can see both Mt.


Fuji and the five-story pagoda from the observatory, the park is very popular among overseas tourists. 650 Someiyoshino cherry trees in the park bloom simultaneously in mid-April, attracting many tourists from home and abroad as a place where the five-story pagoda, cherry blossoms, and Mt.

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There are 398 steps in a straight line from top to bottom, and you can reach the observatory if you take breaks, but children and the elderly should take the slope, as the slope is gentler on the feet and legs than the steps. Personally, I recommend that you also visit Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine, located about 15 minutes by car from Niikura Fuji Sengen Shrine. Fuji, but the shrine has a quiet and sacred atmosphere.

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Red seal 300 yen (2023)

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Manager’s comment.

Fuji, cherry blossoms, and the five-story pagoda. The cherry blossom season is quite crowded, so early morning is the best time to visit the temple. One thing to note is that the manners of foreign tourists are bad, and they invade without care even if the area is off-limits, making the photo spots lawless. There is a possibility of being offended by the litter, so I think you should be prepared for that.

my opinion

Arakura Fuji Sengen Shrine

4-1, Asama 2-chome, Fujiyoshida-shi, Yamanashi 403-0031, Japan

Parking lot for worshippers available.

Five-minute walk from Shimoyoshida Station on the Fujikyuko Line.

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