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Oshino Hakkai springs

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Area:Mt. Fuji/Fuji Five Lakes

Mt. Fuji World Cultural Heritage Site Asset (Registered June 2013) Revered as the "spring of the gods" from long ago, many legends have been told about this site. There are eight springs at Oshino Hakkai Springs. At one time, what we now know as Oshino Hakkai Springs used to be a lake. Mt. Fuji erupted many times, gradually filling the space between Fuji Susono and Mt. Misaka. This drained the area, so that after a long time, the lake finally dried up. However, many springs that fed water to Mt. Fuji's underground water reservoir remained. Oshino Hakkai is representative of those springs. Since the water quality, water volume, and safety of the water (for drinking), and visual appeal were highly rated, in 1985 Ministry of the Environment included it in its National Top 100 Spring Waters, making it a nationally recognized natural monument as well. Additionally, Oshino Yakkai Springs and the surrounding area features a beautiful landscape that includes Mt. Fuji, making it a popular place for photography enthusiasts. Oshino Yakkai Springs, located in the northeast area of the base of Mt. Fuji, consists of eight springs fed by Fujisan's underground water. It was the site of a pilgrimage in the Fuji-ko religion for deifying the great eight dragon kings. Travelers and Fuji-ko followers doing the mountain pilgrimage on Mt. Fuji would cleanse themselves of impurities at Oshino Yakkai Springs. In the latter half of the 16th century, in connection with the oral traditions of Bishop Hasegawa conducting spiritual cleansings at the base of Mt. Fuji in the lakes, from 1843, even in Oshino Yakkai Springs, people began practice a pilgrimage called "Fujisan-Nemoto-Hakko" where they would walk around the eight small springs and cleanse themselves with water. Accompanying that, according to followers of Fuji-ko, in addition to building a road from the exit lake to the Iris lake, dredging for each lake was conducted, and the great eight dragon kings were deified. After this time, Oshino Yakkai Springs remained a pilgrimage site that regularly experienced climbers and Fuji-ko practitioners until the latter half of the 19th century. Climbers and believers in Fuji-ko would perform the water purification at each spring, then climb Mt. Fuji the next day.

Location

Zip-code

401-0511

Address

Shibokusa,Oshino-mura, Minami-tsuru-gun

Transportation

Nearest I.C.

Chuo Expressway, Kwaguchiko IC/HIgashi Fujigoko Road, Yamanakako IC

Nearest station

Fuji Kyuko Line, Fujisan Station

Nearest highway bus stop

Oshino hakkai

Nearest bus stop

Oshino hakkai

Transportation details

15 minutes form Kawaguchiko IC/10 minutes Yamanakako IC

Fujikyuko Line Fujisan station-->15minutes by bus
Ohashi or Oshino hakkai-->5minutes by foot

Parking

Notes

Private pay parking lot are around the place

Facilities

Rest room 

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Contact

Name

Oshino Tourist Agency

Telephone number

0555-84-4223

Fax number

0555-84-4223

E-mail

Oshino Tourist Agency

URL

http://www.oshino.jp/( External link )

Time required

15 minutes by bus from Fujiyoshida Station on the Fuji Kyuko Line, then a 5 minute walk from Ohashi or Hakkai.

Views

View of Mt. Fuji 

Service in other languages is available

Foreign language assistance

English |Chinese

Universal Design

Assistance dogs allowed  Wheelchair user participation  Rest room for wheelchair users  Wheelchair rental  Ostomate toilet  AED equipped 

This information is current as of February 23, 2016
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