Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine

At the Base of Mount Fuji, a Historical Shrine Serving as a Hiking Trailhead

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Shinto shrine

One of the cultural assets of the Mount Fuji World Heritage Site, this shrine has a history going back 1900 years. Said to be the shrine where legendary prince Yamato Takeru decided to worship Mount Fuji from afar, it is now the starting point for the Mount Fuji Yoshidaguchi hiking trail.
Take in the solemn atmosphere as you proceed along the Sando pathway to the shrine, lined with cedar trees and stone lanterns, until you reach Fuji-san Otorii, one of the largest wooden torii gates in Japan. Next to the Haiden, or main hall of worship, are the sacred trees, “Fuji Taro” cedar and “Fufu Hinoki” cypress. Feel the magnificence of nature from their powerful presence, standing for over 1000 years.
Every year on July 1st, the Mount Fuji climbing season opens with an official ceremony to pray for the safety of all climbers. The Fire Festival is held in late August to mark the end of the climbing season.
In autumn, enjoy the turning of the leaves. This shrine is especially beautiful in November, when the Haiden is enveloped in vivid colors.

Highlights

  • It is registered as part of the World Cultural Heritage Site of the Mount Fuji region.
  • This shrine is the starting point for the Mount Fuji Yoshidaguchi hiking trail.
  • Within the shrine grounds are 11 structures designated as important cultural assets.

Photos

  • The Sando pathway to the Shrine

    The Sando pathway to the Shrine

  • The Fuji Taro cedar tree

    The Fuji Taro cedar tree

  • The split trunk of the cypress tree that reunited, “Fuji Fufu Hinoki”

    The split trunk of the cypress tree that reunited, “Fuji Fufu Hinoki”

  • The autumn leaves

    The autumn leaves

  • A shrine fortune

    A shrine fortune

  • A dragon at the basin for ritual cleansing

    A dragon at the basin for ritual cleansing

Reviews

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  • 袁子凡

    據說早期要進入富士山的人都會先來這裡祈求平安保佑。

  • litooo

    鳥居的建造型式很特別,兩旁都是高聳的杉木樹齡約有800多年,來到這裡心情也都沈靜下來

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Details

Name in Japanese
北口本宮冨士浅間神社
Postal Code
403-0005
Address
5558 Kami Yoshida, Fujiyoshida City, Yamanashi
Telephone
0555-22-0221
Admission
Free
Closed
No holidays
Hours
9:00am –5:00pm
Access
About a 20-minute walk from the Fujikyuko Line’s Fujisan Station
Official Website
Official Website (English)