The Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre!
This video, titled "Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre Promotional Video" (富士山世界遺産センター紹介ムービー - Fujisan World Heritage Center Promotion Movie), was produced by the "Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre" (富士山世界遺産センター).
The video conveys the value of Mt. Fuji as a World Heritage Site. The Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre is also a base for Mt. Fuji's conservation activities and research, and the center also contributes to tourism promotion.
The museum is a new facility that makes full use of the latest technology, and you're sure to want to experience it yourself after watching the video.
In this article, we'll introduce the charm of the Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre alongside the video.
About the Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre
The Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre, located in Fujikawaguchiko, Yamanashi Prefecture in Japan's Kanto region, is a facility that conveys the value of Mt. Fuji as a World Heritage Site to future generations.
As a guidance facility for the Yamanashi Prefecture side of Mt. Fuji, they opened the new South Building in 2016, next to the Yamanashi Prefectural Fuji Visitor Center.
It's a place where visitors can experience the beautiful scenery of Mt. Fuji, create relationships with people, and share the value of Mt. Fuji.
It also incorporates the latest technology, and as you can see from 0:34 in the video, you can download a smartphone app to enjoy the exhibition even more.
Shuzo Matsuoka is in charge of the Japanese audio guide for the app.
Highlights of the Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre
The Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre has many attractions.
You can watch the beautiful scenery at "Fugaku 360," with its beautiful lighting effects and powerful soundscape overlapping Mt. Fuji, designed with Japanese paper, at 0:50 in the video.
It's a popular facility that allows you to see Mt. Fuji from all angles.
Next, from 1:07 in the video, you can see the "Lava Tree Molds Vision," which is an area that introduces the relationship between nature and people and the legend of the goddess of Mt. Fuji.
The app is also equipped with an AR function that provides various information.
You can enjoy an original animation by scanning the model of Asama Shrine's torii gate inside the Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre with your smartphone. This can be seen at 1:29 in the video.
Outdoors, you can use it as a guide to find nearby sightseeing spots.
It also has a function called "Mt. Fuji Sengen" that allows you to post your efforts to preserve Mt. Fuji.
We also recommend trying the mountain climbing experience, which can be seen at 1:52 in the video. It feels just like climbing Mt. Fuji!
The "Fuji Northern Foothills Pilgrimage Mandala" by contemporary artist Akira Yamaguchi "Fuji Hokuroku Sankei Mandala" is also on display and is a must-see for any art fans.
Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre Facility Overview and General Information
The new South Wing was designed by the Tatsumi First Class Architects Office.
It's a wooden Japanese-style facility with an exterior surrounded by trees, reminiscent of Aokigahara Forest.
The exhibition room in the north building includes a nature corner, a world heritage guidance corner, an event space, and a high-definition screen.
Also, don't miss the Ochudo corridor on the 2nd floor of the south building, the food and cafes in the north building, and the restaurants and shops where you can eat delicious food and buy souvenirs.
The Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre is a 1 minute walk from Kawaguchiko Station by free bus.
By car, it's 300 meters from the Kawaguchiko Interchange on the Chuo Expressway.
Parking and admission are free.
Summary of the Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre
"Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre Promotional Video," produced by "Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre" is a video introducing the attractions of Mt. Fuji, a World Heritage Site.
There are many impressive pieces, including large works of Mt. Fuji and beautiful paintings, and it is a facility that everyone from children to adults can enjoy.
If you're interested, be sure to stop by, as admission the to the Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre is free.
◆ Fuji World Heritage Center Facility Overview ◆
【Address】 6663-1 Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko Town, Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi Prefecture, 401-0301
【Access】8 minutes by bus from Kawaguchiko Station on the Fujikyujo Line, or 300 meters from Kawaguchiko Interchange on the Chuo Expressway.
【Hours】9:00 to 17:00 (July to September 8:30 to 18:00, December to February 9:00 to 16:00)
【Closures】Open all year round
【Parking】Available. Bus: 29 spots, cars: 78 spots
【Official Website】Shizuoka Prefecture Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre
【Tripadvisor】Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre