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Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine

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The shrines that were built to worship Fujisan as Asama no Okami are Sengen-jinja shrines, and Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha shrine is the headquarter of Sengen-jinja shrines. According to the historical document of the shrine, it was moved to its current location from Yamamiya. Religious beliefs gathered there beginning around the 9th century, and the current shrine pavilions were built under the special protection of Tokugawa Ieyasu. In addition, in the wake of Ieyasu's dedication, the area of Fujisan from 8th station to the top is managed as a sacred symbol of the goddess. The compounds of the shrine contain "Wakutamaike Pond," which is Fujisan's spring-fed pond, and in the past religious believers would use its water to purify their bodies here before climbing Fujisan.
This pond is fed by a source of snow- and ice-melt water that has passed through countless layers of volcanic rock before bubbling up from the ground to fill this pond. As a result this pond and its water have been designated as a Special Natural Monument. Within the spacious shrine grounds there are a number of attractive buildings, such as the main shrine hall, which is an unusual two-story construction that lends it a splendidly ceremonial appearance. During the cherry blossom season, with Fujisan in the background, the vermillion colors of the shrine buildings look especially beautiful contrasted with the pink of the sakura, almost as if the scene is from a scroll painting rather than something that exists in the real world.

Location

Zip-code

〒418-0067

Address

1-1 Miya-cho Fujinomiya City

Transportation

Nearest I.C.

Fuji I.C.

Nearest station

JR Fujinomiya station

Transportation details

JR Fujinomiya station --> walk 10 min
Fuji I.C.>>30 min by car

Parking

Bus

5buses

Car

50cars

Facilities

Rest room 

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Contact

URL

http://www.fuji-hongu.or.jp/sengen/

Views

View of Mt. Fuji 

Universal Design

Infant facilities  Rest room for wheelchair users 

This information is current as of March 19, 2014
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