Fujisan Hongu Sengen Shrine
A part of Mount Fuji World Heritage
Famous as the main shrine over 1,300 Sengen Shrines in Japan, this is the foremost shrine of the Suruga area. The whole of Mt. Fuji above the Eighth Stage makes up the precincts of this shrine. The Sengen-style architecture, in which a connecting heiden hall is found between the sanctuary (honden) and the worship hall (haiden), enshrines the goddess Konohana Sakuyahime no Mikoto. The main building was constructed by Tokugawa Ieyasu in the 17th century, and is a national important cultural property. The Kanda River flows from the Wakutama Pond located here, a Special Natural Treasure formed by the snowmelt springs of Mt. Fuji selected as one of the great waters of the Heisei period.
For more further information (including Mt.Fuji World Heritage Center),
please visit our blog post (written July 2019)