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Kawaguchi Asama Shrine

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Area:Mt. Fuji/Fuji Five Lakes

Mt. Fuji World Cultural Heritage Site Asset (Registered in June 2013)
In 864, Mt. Fuji had a historically large-scale eruption. The outflow of lava spread all over the town at the north side of Mt. Fuji, and segmented “Seno-umi.” This outflow of lava damaged the town seriously. In the next year, people held a festival of fire extinction, dedicated to the goddess of Mt. Fuji, Asamano-Okami, in obedience to Imperial command. Since then, the shrine constructed at that time has been still worshiped as the shrine dedicated to the goddess of Mt. Fuji for more than 1,000 years. Incidentally, Lake Saiko and Lake Shojiko were generated by “Seno-umi.” This fact indicates how large the outflow of lava was.
The goddess of the shrine is Asamano-Okami (Konohana-no-sakuya-bime). An annual festival is held on April 25, and Daidai-Okagura-sai designated by the prefecture, so called “Chigo-mai” is held on July 28. This historically important shrine has a number of cultural assets, and in the grove of the premises, giant trees stand side by side. You can pray, walk in the woods, or spend time alone and put everything else out of your mind.

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Location

Zip-code

401-0304

Address

1 Kawaguchi, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minami-tsuru-gun

Transportation

Nearest I.C.

Chuo Expressway, Kawaguchiko IC

Nearest station

Fujikyuko Line, Kawaguchiko Station

Nearest highway bus stop

Kawaguchiko Station

Nearest bus stop

Fuji-Kenko-center mae (Fuji health center)

Transportation details

By car: 10 minutes from Kawaguchiko IC, Chuo Expressway.
By bus: 3 minutes on foot from Kawaguchikyoku-mae bus stop.

Parking

Bus

5buses

Car

30cars

Notes

Free Parking

Facilities

Rest room 

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Contact

Name

Fujikawaguchiko Town Tourism Division

Telephone number

0555-72-3168

Fax number

0555-72-2817

URL

http://www.fujisan.ne.jp/( External link )

Time required

60

Links

Universal Design

Assistance dogs allowed 

Others(Free Wi-Fi)

This information is current as of December 13, 2016
The contents are subject to change without prior notification.
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