Discover the Enchanting Beauty of Mt. Fuji in Fujiyoshida city and Lake Kawaguchi

Mt. Fuji, one of Japan’s most awe-inspiring landscapes, proudly holds a place on the prestigious list of World Heritage Sites. These sites are classified into four categories based on two essential aspects: “objects of worship” and “sources of art.”

Farm village Park
  1. Mountain Areas and Trails: The Sacred Connection
    • Imagine mist-shrouded peaks, ancient forests, and the whisper of centuries-old rituals. Here, at the mountain’s heart, lies the object of worship—Mt. Fuji. Ascend its trails, and you’ll tread upon sacred ground.
  2. Shrines and Oshi Residences: Where Faith Takes Root
    • Derived from the deep-rooted faith in Mt. Fuji, the shrines at the mountain’s base and the homes of the devoted—known as “Oshi”—form an integral part of this heritage. Here, history and spirituality intertwine. Oshi takes care of the worshiper and enhance the worship of Mt. Fuji.
  3. Lava Caves, Lakes, and Waterfalls: Nature’s Spiritual Canvas
    • These natural wonders served as places of pilgrimage and ascetic practice. Imagine lava-formed caves, crystal-clear lakes, and cascading waterfalls—all touched by the divine.
  4. Scenic Inspiration for Art: A Muse for Creatives
    • The sublime landscapes surrounding Mt. Fuji have inspired countless artists. From traditional paintings to modern photography, these majestic peak fuels creativity.
Lake Kawaguchiko

This tour will take you to several spots where you can admire the beautiful Mt. Fuji from a distance, as well as Fujiyoshida City, the town of Oshi. Recommended for those who want to enjoy Mt. Fuji in a relaxed and quiet manner.

Our knowledgeable local Guide Interpreters will take you on a comfortable and informative journey, allowing you to experience Fujiyoshida city and Lake Kawaguchi like a local. Discover the best spots for Mt.Fuji view!

Tour Spots Information

Arakurayama Sengen Park
It located on the slopes of Mount Arakura in Fujiyoshida City, Yamanashi Prefecture, spans approximately 4.3 hectares. This renowned tourist spot offers panoramic views that epitomize Japan: the iconic Mount Fuji alongside the striking Chureito Pagoda, all set against the backdrop of cherry blossoms in spring and vibrant autumn foliage. Let’s delve into the allure of this picturesque park.

Arakurayama Park Chureito

Kitaguchi Sengen Shrine
A shrine located at entrance of Yoshidaguchi route, which is one of the climbing Mt. Fuji. People prayed for the safety of climbing here and went on a pilgrimage to Mt. Fuji. Built in 1480, the Great Torii is called the best torii in the Three countries. The main shrine, built in 1561, is said to have been visited by many warlords.

Kitaguchi Sengen shrine

Mt. Fuji Museum
At the Mt. Fuji Museum, visitors delve into the captivating history of Mount Fuji and the revered of Yoshida. These masters, with unwavering dedication, tended to pilgrims and offered lodgings, all while nurturing and disseminating the profound faith associated with the sacred mountain. As you explore the exhibits showcasing the life within the master’s inn and the practices of devoted practitioners, you’ll gain deeper insights into the Fuji faith—a spiritual connection that transcends time and echoes through the ages.

Kawaguchiko Asama Shrine
Kawaguchi Asama Shrine, nestled at the foot of Mount Fuji, carries a rich history and spiritual significance. Let’s explore its captivating features:

Historical Context: Following the eruption of Mount Fuji in 864, which wreaked havoc upon Yamanashi Prefecture to the north, the shrine was established in 865. To pacify the mighty mountain. Located on the shores of Kawaguchi Lake, it stands as a beacon of solace and reverence.

Torii in the sky

Ancient Cedars: Within the temple grounds, seven colossal cedar trees, each over 1,200 years old, beckon visitors. Their gnarled trunks and whispering leaves evoke a sense of timelessness—a connection to the past and the sacred.

Kawaguchi Sengen shrine

Purification Rituals: “Haha no taki waterfalls” placed at the mountain side, you’ll find a small shrine and beautiful waterfalls. Here, pilgrims cleanse themselves at the nearby waterfall before embarking on their ascent. It’s a ritual that bridges the earthly and the divine.
Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine invites all who seek solace, renewal, and a glimpse into the ancient soul of Japan’s iconic peak.

Haha no Taki

*This tour uses a chartered taxi to take you to each area. Taxi fares are the responsibility of the customer.