Arakura Fujisengen Shrine

A historic and prestigious shrine located within Mt.Arakura sengen Park.


Arakura Fujisengen Shrine was established in 705 as the guardian deity of Arakura Village in Yatsushiro District, Kai Province (current location: Arakura District).

It is said that during the eruption of Mount Fuji in 807, a ritual called the Fujisan Chinka-sai, praying for the peace of the country by the imperial envoy, was held, and at that time, the title of “The Number One Mountain in Three Countries” and a decree from the emperor, which is currently displayed on the main gate, were dedicated by Emperor Heizei.

During the Warring States period, Takeda Shingen’s father, Nobutora, prayed for victory at this shrine while battling the Hojo clan, and it is said that he dedicated a sword on that occasion.

Today, it is widely revered not only by local residents but also by people from all over the world as a god of disaster prevention, harmonious family life, safe childbirth, and child-rearing.

The charm of this shrine lies in its beautiful surroundings. It is also popular as a Mount Fuji viewing spot, and the sight of Mount Fuji and cherry blossoms from the bright red torii gate is breathtakingly beautiful.

Together with the Chureito Pagoda (five-story pagoda) in Mt.Arakura sengen park, which you can reach by climbing from the shrine, it continues to attract visitors from all over the world as a picturesque spot. There are many other attractions within the shrine grounds, such as the “Child-Rearing Sacred Tree” and beautiful stone steps leading to the shrine.

It is a must-visit spot for sightseeing in Fujiyoshida.


*Pictures shown are for illustrative purposes only.

2-4-1 Asama, Fujiyoshida City, Yamanashi 403-0031
*Source of text: 'Fujiyoshida City Tourist Guide'

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