See impressive Mt. Fuji up close while you learn about its history. Start with the Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre Shizuoka and its environs near Shin-Fuji Station

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The Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre Shizuoka, Fujisan Hongu Sengen Shrine, and Omiya Yokocho are located a short walk from Fujinomiya Station and will give you a glimpse into the history and development of Mt. Fuji. Travel to Fuji Station to access the Mt. Fuji Kaguya-hime Museum, where you will learn about a surprising connection between the mountain and Kaguya-hime, the princess appearing in the Tale of the Bamboo Cutter.

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JR Shin-Fuji Station

Approx. 35 minutes by bus

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Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre Shizuoka

5-minute walk

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Fujisan Hongu Sengen Shrine

1-minute walk

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Omiya Yokocho

8 minutes on foot to JR Fujinomiya Station; 20 minutes from JR Fujinomiya Station to JR Fuji Station followed by approx. 30 minutes by bus from JR Fuji Station

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Mt. Fuji Kaguya-hime Museum

Approx. 35 minutes by bus to JR Fuji Station followed by 10 minutes by bus from JR Fuji Station

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JR Shin-Fuji Station

Sample route guide

Yuma Inoue and Kanta Kawamura, Tokoha University

The Fuji and Fujinomiya areas are two of the foremost places in Shizuoka Prefecture to experience the majesty of Mt. Fuji. This sample route is ideal for people from around the world, as it lets you learn not only about the history of Mt. Fuji, but the local region and its cuisine.

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JR Shin-Fuji Station

Approx. 35 minutes by bus

1Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre Shizuoka

The exhibit hall on the top floor lets you see Mt. Fuji front and center.

Mt. Fuji nature and ecosystem exhibits

This area describes the history, culture, nature, and other aspects of Mt. Fuji, a World Heritage site. The wide array of exhibits and footage let you get up close and personal with Mt. Fuji.
The unique building is shaped like an upside-down cone and is intended to represent an inverted Mt. Fuji. When reflected in the basin, Mt. Fuji appears to float on the surface of the water. A 193m slope moves upward from the first to fifth floors, with scenery of the Mt. Fuji trails projected on the walls, letting you simulate the experience of climbing the mountain. The hall and terrace on the top floor boast an amazing view and make for a photogenic location. You will get an unobstructed view of Mt. Fuji that is picture-perfect.

Address:5-12 Miya-cho, Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Prefecture 
Inquiries:0544-21-3776

Walk up the spiraling slope as you simulate climbing Mt. Fuji. The screens depict footage of the mountain synchronized to the elevation.

Messages from visitors to Mt. Fuji

The first floor also offers a cafe space and museum shop. Check out the stylish Mt. Fuji merchandise

Point!

Seen from outside, the central tower has a lovely wooden lattice that truly looks like an inverted Mt. Fuji. As you ascend the slope, your shadow is cast on the projected scenery, making it feel like you are truly climbing to the summit. When you reach the top of the slope, there is an observation hall that lets you see Mt. Fuji itself before your eyes, all the way down to the foot of the mountain. Be amazed at this dramatic finale!

5-minute walk

2Fujisan Hongu Sengen Shrine

Fujisan Hongu Sengen Shrine treats Mt. Fuji as a sacred object of worship. Pose in the shape of Mt. Fuji with the mountain in the background!

This is the head temple for the approximately 1,300 Sengen Shrines located around Japan, and is the nucleus of worship of Mt. Fuji.

Fujisan Hongu Sengen Shrine is, along with Mt. Fuji, a World Heritage site. It is the head temple for the Sengen Shrines located around Japan, and treats the 8th station and beyond on Mt. Fuji as sacred objects. The main hall, worship hall, hall of offerings, and tower gate were built through donations, and the main hall and worship hall are important cultural properties. The 56,000+ square meter grounds feature Wakutama Pond, a natural monument, with underground water flowing into the Kanda River.

Address:1-1 Miya-cho, Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Inquiries:0544‐27‐2002

Wakutama Pond is known as a spiritual destination. Designated as a natural monument, underground water from Mt. Fuji springs forth here.

1-minute walk

3Omiya Yokocho

Omiya Yokocho is lined with shops serving Fujinomiya fried noodles, Shizuoka oden, and Fujinomiya gyoza.

The signature specialty of Fujinomiya is its fried noodles. A hit among tourists, too

Adjacent to Fujisan Hongu Sengen Shrine is Omiya Yokocho, where you can find local cuisine like Fujinomiya fried noodles and gyoza. Fujinomiya fried noodles have a toothy texture, and their flavor is enhanced by meat and sardine shavings. You will find many fried noodle shops throughout Fujinomiya City, each with a slightly different flavor and grilling technique, as well as toppings. Why not try them and find your favorite?

Address:4-23 Miya-cho, Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Inquiries:0544-25-2061

8 minutes on foot to JR Fujinomiya Station; 20 minutes from JR Fujinomiya Station to JR Fuji Station followed by approx. 30 minutes by bus from JR Fuji Station

4Mt. Fuji Kaguya-hime Museum

Located on the south foothills of Mt. Fuji, Fuji City has many places that bear a connection to the tale of the princess Kaguya-hime. Kaguya-hime also appears in a record of propitious tales concerning Mt. Fuji

An exhibit of the Mt. Fuji Hiking Map, which was published between the Edo and Meiji periods

This is the only museum of its kind in the world, exhibiting a version of the Kaguya-hime story in which the princess returns not to the moon, but to Mt. Fuji itself. This story has been told since time immemorial in the south foothills of the mountain. Here you will learn various facts about how the region relates to Kaguya-hime, the faith of Mt. Fuji worship, the history and culture of the mountain, and the local industries. One hall is devoted to folk history and focuses on the people who live around the mountain. In addition, the adjacent Hiromi Park features various outdoor exhibits that include historical buildings.

Address:66-2 Denbo, Fujinomiya Cit, Shizuoka Prefecture
Inquiries:0545-21-3380

The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, retold through shadow play

The torii gate at the entrance to the museum is one that was installed at the peak of Mt. Fuji. Once every twelve years, in the year of the monkey, it is rebuilt.

A variety of historic buildings have been relocated to this part of Hiromi Park, and they span from European-style buildings to traditional thatched roof homes. These can be visited free of charge. This is a niche spot to view cherry trees, roses, and Mt. Fuji itself

Approx. 35 minutes by bus to JR Fuji Station followed by 10 minutes by bus from JR Fuji Station

JR Shin-Fuji Station

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