Togawa-ke Oshi-no-ie Restored Pilgrim's Inn
Fuji-Yoshida's oshi-no-ie (pilgrims' inns) have served visitors to the mountain since the days when climbing Mt Fuji was a pilgrimage...
A high-octane amusement park with spectacular roller coasters providing a memorable way to bag Fuji views. It's one stop west of...
Fuji Visitor Center
Worth dropping in before your climb to get up to speed on Mt Fuji at this well-presented visitor centre. An English video (12 minutes)...
Michael's American Pub
For traditional Americana (burgers, pizzas and brew), drop by this expat and local favourite in Gekkō-ji.
5558 Kami-Yoshida · interesting places nearby
Fuji Sengen-jinja information
A necessary preliminary to the Mt Fuji ascent was a visit to this deeply wooded, atmospheric temple, built in 1615 but thought to have been the site of a shrine as early as 788. It's worth a visit for its 1000-year-old cedar; its main gate, which is rebuilt every 60 years (slightly larger each time); and its two 1-tonne mikoshi (portable shrines) used in the annual Yoshida no Himatsuri (Yoshida Fire Festival). From Fujisan Station it's a 15-minute walk, or take a bus to Sengen-jinja-mae (¥150, five minutes).