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Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha

Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha is the head shrine of 1300 Sengen shrines in the country. Its origin is over 2000 years ago which was about 27BC. At the foothill of Mt. Fuji, it was dedicated to a deity in order to appease the spirit of the mountain which was believed to cause repeated volcanic eruptions. In AD806, it was moved and rebuilt in its current location.

The goddess of the shrine, ‘Konohanasakuya- hime’ is believed to protect family life and children. She is also known as the goddess of water.

The shrine is located at the south-west of Mt. Fuji. The inside of the shrine is bright and you will be welcomed by the warm atmosphere.

In spring, 500 cherry-trees blossom. In autumn, the leaves turn to yellow and red. You could see Mt. Fuji over the Oh- Torii (the large gate to the shrine) if weather is clear.

Wakutama-Ike (spring) is located on the right-hand side of the shrine where clear, pure water flows.

When you stand beside the spring, you may feel as if it purifies your mind and body. At Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha, you may sense the spiritual atmosphere from Mt. Fuji. In addition, a number of events related to Shinto ritual are held throughout the year.

The shrine was added to the World Heritage List as a part of the Fujisan Cultural Sites in 2013.

Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha
Address 1-1, Miya-cho, Fujinomiya-city, Shizuoka
Telephone(+81) 0544-27-2002
Parking lotThe first 30 minutes: Free
The second 30 minutes: 200 yen
Each additional hour: 150 yen