Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine

Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine

Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,947 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Such an incredible Shrine. I visited this shrine off the road and walked the beautiful path to the shrine. The path was full of beautifully huge trees and structures. Once I entered the grounds of the shrine I was fascinated by the trees and clear water running through. The shrine itself is beautiful with a lot to see. One of the trails to Fuji begins here as well. Just an absolutely beautiful shrine and area that is well worth a visit if in the area.
Written July 13, 2021
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Samuel Pasaribu
Bekasi, Indonesia3,107 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We visited this place in day trip to Mt. Fuji from Tokyo. It’s a historical shrine with wooden structure and ancient stone lanterns lining the paths through the trees to the main gate. There were many thousand years old trees here. Summit to Mt. Fuji can start here.
Written January 8, 2024
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KrisLizzy03
Atlanta, GA85 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
Not too many people hike Fuji from the bottom anymore. Understandable when you can drive half-way to the top, but it's worth it if you have the time and energy. The forest makes muc better scenery than the alpine scrub after the 6th station, and you can learn about the history and the lower stations that used to cater to travelers way back when. Be aware there is another shrine in Fujiyoshida called "Fuji Sengen" Shrine, so make sure you go to this one! The start is really beautiful, lined with really tall cedar trees. You can get a hiking stick from the Shrine shop with bells that you can say helped you hike the whole mountain! Even if you don't want to hike, the shrine is beautiful enough to just visit.
Written August 21, 2015
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Bruce M
Melbourne, Australia124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
This is a great place to visit for a number of reasons: it is a beautiful shrine and pagoda; it is in a lovely part of the country; it has amazing views of Mt Fuji; it is so quiet and peaceful; it is not touristy; it is not crowded; and it is a nice day trip from Tokyo.

The shrine and pagoda is on the hillside overlooking Fujiyoshida City and facing Mt Fuji with an uninterrupted view of the mountain. To get there from Tokyo, catch the train from Shinjuku to Otsuki on the Chuo line (you can use the Japan Rail Pass). Then catch the train on the Fuji Kyuko line towards Kawagichiko and get off at Shimo-Yoshida station (the JR Pass does not cover this leg and the fare is 960 Yen as of May 2014). The shrine is about a 10 minute walk from the station (the station staff or the cafe staff will direct you). Once at the shrine the pagoda is up the hill by 400 steps or a winding road).
Written May 28, 2014
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Aroundtheworldser
Yokohama, Japan49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012 • Family
the weather was excellent, the hike from Fuji Sengen Shrine (864 m) to the Sato Goya hut (2320 m) very pleasant through forests and pass abandoned tea houses which are being torn apart> We stayed over night where dinner included all-you-can-eat curry rice and started climbing again at first light in the morning. At noon we were at the top and started descending to the fifth station bus stop where we arrived in time for the last bus to Kawaguchi-ko (17:50). Our 6 years old enjoyed the challenge - a remarkable experience! My 80-years old father climbed to the 7th+ station and waited for us to return from the top. "If I had one week for the climb and descent, I could have done it!" This is an example of positive thinking!!
Written September 21, 2012
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Martyn Rapps
Phichit, Thailand732 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
We arrived at our hotel (Fujisan station hotel) a little after 12 from Haneda airport. As check-in time is not until 15.00 we decided to have lunch at Fujisan station then walk to the shrine. It's a fair walk to the shrine & quite a steep hill. The shrine wasn't at all touristy & very tranquil, so peaceful. On leaving the shrine we turned left & took another road down the hill having dinner at Gustos before returning to the hotel to check-in.
Written April 19, 2019
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jonazenhebert
South Deerfield, MA275 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Family
The entry way to this shrine is absolutely stunning. Tall cedar trees. Moss covered statues and lanterns. The January sun came through the tree branches and made for the most beautiful pictures. They have a fire ceremony at this shrine, in honor of Mt. Fuji's volcanic eruptions.
Written February 2, 2018
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Rob C
147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Family
If you are near Mt Fuji then this is worth a stop. The area is pretty and easy to explore in less than 30 minutes
Written December 27, 2016
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Pierre W
Brussels, Belgium22,887 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Solo
This temple used to mark the start of the climb to Mt Fuji. You can still start from there but I recommend you to take the public bus (only runs from 9 to 3) 8 km further where the trail now really starts. Some climbers still chose this way, but the stations 1 to 4 are abandonned and in ruins.
The temple is 2 km by foot from the Fujiyoshida station, or you can take the Gotemba bus every half hour.
Written August 22, 2015
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Wellmax229
Melbourne, Australia703 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a very beautiful and peaceful site to experience.
Close to the road, but the massive trees surrounding the shrines make you feel quite isolated.
Great photographic opportunities here too.
I need point out here that an earlier review states that this site has great views of Mt. Fuji. There are none. I think the reviewer was referring to the Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine which has magnificent views to Fujisan and is about 15 minutes away by car.
Both sites are well worth a visit while in the area.
Written April 28, 2015
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