What to Expect
We'll visit 3 popular tourist spots in Fujinomiya City of Shizuoka Prefecture. First we’ll visit Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, which is the head shrine for more 1300 sengen shrines throughout Japan. The goddess of Mt. Fuji, Konohana-no-Sakuyahime, has been enshrined here for 1,100 years.
People who make pilgrimages to Mt. Fuji purify themselves here and wish for safe climbing. In 2013, it was added as a component part of the World Heritage Site, Mt. Fuji. Next we’ll drive to Shiraito-no-Taki, which is located at the base of Mt. Fuji. It means ‘Waterfall of White Threads’ because the water springing out of the lava cracks look like white threads. We will also visit Otodome-no-Taki nearby. Our final destination is Lake Tanuki. It is located in Asagiri Highlands on the west side of Mt. Fuji. We can walk or cycle around the lake while enjoying spectacular views of Mt .Fuji, in particular its reflection on the lake’s surface. We can see Diamond Fuji twice a year and it looks like a diamond ring. Let’s visit the goddess’ blessed area and enjoy the clean and serene atmosphere together.