Arakura Fuji Sengen Shrine was built in 705 as the guardian deity of Arakura Township in Yatsushiro District of the Kai Province (present location: Arakura area). It is said that after the great eruption of Mt. Fuji in 807, the emperor dispatched an imperial envoy to this shrine to perform a fire extinguishing ritual to pray for the peace and security of the nation. At that time, Emperor Heijo dedicated the title of the first mountain in the three provinces, as well as the imperial inscription that is currently on the Otorii gate, which was written by the emperor himself. It is said that during the Warring States Period, when Takeda Shingen's father, Nobutora, battled with the Hojo Family, he set up camp at Mt. Arakura, prayed for victory, and won the battle. He then dedicated his sword to this shrine. Today, locals and those from afar visit the shrine to ward off evil, to pray for family happiness, and safe childbirth. The most attractive thing about this shrine is the beautiful scenery inside. The shrine is well-known as a view spot of Mt. Fuji, and the sight of Mt. Fuji and cherry blossoms from the bright red torii gate is breathtaking. Together with the Chureito Pagoda (five-storied pagoda) in Arakura Sengen Park, which is located uphill from the shrine, it is a photogenic spot that attracts visitors from Japan and abroad. There are also many other highlights in the shrine grounds, such as a large tree known as the "sacred tree for child-rearing" and the beautiful stone steps along the approach. It is a must-see spot for sightseeing in Fujiyoshida.