Introducing Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine
This is an aerial video of Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine in Yamanashi prefecture, Japan, created by 「crescendo L DESIGN」.
Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine is located at Yoshidaguchi, one of the starting points of the climbing trail for Mt. Fuji.
In this article, we're going to explore the charms of the world cultural heritage site Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine.
The video will introduce must-see places inside the shrine as well as give an aerial view of the facility. Be sure to follow along as you read the article.
The History of Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine
Mt. Fuji is a World Cultural Heritage site, and Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine, which has a history of over 1900 years, has been designated as a National Important Cultural Property.
Throughout history, Mt. Fuji has erupted several times.
In the past, people believed the eruptions indicated the anger of the gods. Because of this, they built many Sengen shrines around Mt. Fuji and revered them as the gods of the volcano.
The deity of beauty, Princess Konohanasakuya (木花咲耶姫, Konohanasakuya hime), is the primary god of the Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine.
It is said that the shrine brings success in love, relationships, and business.
Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine, located at the foot of the revered Mt. Fuji, attracts attention as a power spot where you can feel the energy of nature.
Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine Precinct Touring Route
As you walk through the huge gate toward the shrine precinct, there is a grand Zuishin Gate (随神門, Zuishin mon) (a gate that prevents evil spirits from entering the shrine) welcoming visitors.
Many stone lanterns guide you to the shrine.
After purifying yourself at the Chozuya (a place for ritual cleansing of hands and mouth with water when visiting shrines), go on to Haiden (the hall of worship) where the large Tengu (Long-nosed goblin) masks are enshrined.
After visiting the sacred trees Fujitarosugi (Japanese cedar) and FufuHinoki (Japanese cypress), pray at the main hall in the back.
Don't forget to visit Suwa shrine (諏訪神社, Suwa jinja) as well.
When you're done praying, we recommend visiting Otsuka Yama (大塚丘, Otsuka Yama), the birthplace of Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine, and also where Yamato Takeru no Mikoto (日本武尊, Yamatotakerunomikoto) and Asama no Okami (浅野大神, AsamanoOkami) are enshrined.
The view from the huge main gate through the main hall is introduced in the video at 0:47.
Sightseeing at Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine
Photo：Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine
There are two types of seals visitors to Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine can receive. We recommend getting both!
The fortunes that come with the charms and Netsuke (miniature sculptures) you can get at the shrine are also popular.
The Yoshida Fire Festival is held at the shrine annually on the 26th and 27th in August. This festival is known as one of the "three most unique festivals in Japan." This fantastical fire festival is a must-see.
Recap of Kitaguchi Honfu Fuji Sengen Shrine
Mt. Fuji has long been revered as the god of volcanos in Japan. In the Edo period (1603-1868), numerous artists took up Mt. Fuji in their Ukiyo-e paintings, showing that Mt. Fuji has long been an object of worship.
When you have a chance to take a trip to Mt. Fuji, it's worth visiting Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine, known as a sacred historical spot where the light filters through the trees beautifully.
Yoshida Udon is a famous local food in Yoshida City, Fuji, Yamanashi, where Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine is located.
Be sure to try this delicious treat on your return from the shrine.
Watching the video showing the powerful Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine will give you the great power of Mt. Fuji!
◆Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine◆
【Address】5558 Kamiyoshida Fujiyoshida-shi Yamanashi-ken 403-0005, JAPAN
【Access】20 minutes on foot or by bus from Fujikyukousen Fujiyama Station, or 20 minutes on foot from Fujikyu Highland by bus (Fujikko-go)
【Hours】Reception Hours : 9:00 to 16:30
【Official Website】KitaguchiHongu Fuji Sengen Shrine