Mt. Fuji,Mount Fuji
A shinto shrine enshrining Mount Fuji, the symbol of Japan, worshiped by a large number of people.
Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha is a shinto shrine worshiping Mount Fuji, the symbol of Japan, and enshrining Sengen Okami. It is said to have originated in ancient times when Mount Fuji erupted, leaving the people devastated, and a shrine was set up to appease the god of the mountain, Asama Okami. The shrine deities have been worshiped from all over Japan as guardian deities to answer various prayers such as for family unity, fire prevention and bountiful harvests. Within the spacious precincts are a number of time-honored buildings; the Main Hall, Worship Hall and Romon Gate, donated by then feudal lord Tokugawa Ieyasu, are a magnificent scene. The shrine is also a popular cherry-blossom viewing site with 500 divine trees. Wakutama Pond, also within the precincts and a designated Natural Monument, is where tons of melted water accumulated under Mount Fuji gush out through volcanic rock. A ten-minute walk from Fujinomiya Station on the Minobu Line.