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World Heritage / Hiraizumi - Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration

Criteria: (iii) (vi) | Date of Inscription: 2013 | Location: Shizuoka Prefecture, Yamanashi Prefecture | Justification for Inscription

UNESCO

Things to see

Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine

Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine
Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine
Sengen-jinja shrines at the foot of Fujisan originated when Fujisan itself was enshrined as a deity (Asama no Kami or Asama no Okami) in order to calm the volcanic eruptions. Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine is said to have been established first, being the head shrine of the numerous Sengen-jinja shrines located around Japan.
As it is at the end of a Fujisan lava flow, the Wakutamaike Pond, formed by groundwater sprung from lava, is located within the precincts. It is a deeply religious pond for Fujisan worship, as climbers (practitioners) purify their body and soul with the pond water before they set out into the mountain.


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World Heritage Mt. Fuji and Hakone
World Heritage Mt. Fuji and Hakone
Please enjoy Mt. Fuji Fifth Station and Hakone - Two of the most popular sightseeing spots in Japan.
A Western style lunch is prepared.


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