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2-F Mt.Fuji 5th Station Tour(6hour)

  1. trainAround Fujinomiya
  2. ⑧【Yamamiya Sengen Shrine】
  3. ⑦【Mt. Fuji 5th Station】
  4. ③【Mt. Fuji World Herittage Center, Shizuoka】
  5. lunchLunchTime at【Omiya Yokochou】
  6. ②【Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine】
  7. shinkansenAround Shinfuji

⑧【Yamamiya Sengen Shrine】

Yamamiya Sengen Shrine

What is Shinto Shrine? What is Shintoism?

Sometimes nature strikes us with disaster. Japan in particular is a country that is never far removed from natural disasters like typhoons, earthquakes, and volcanic activity. Towards these overwhelming forces of nature the Japanese people are fearful, respectful, and worshipful of them as gods. The belief in the existence of numerous gods dwelling in everything such as mountains, rivers, and even water have spread throughout the land and developed in to the native Japanese belief of “Shinto.” Shinto shrines stand in many areas all throughout Japan. Even today, seasonal Shinto festivals are held to celebrate a good harvest, and to thank the gods responsible.

There are over 1300 Sengen Shrines all over Japan. This Yamamiya Senen Shrine is the oldest one, which has the history of over 2000 years. The characteristic of this shrine is that there is no main building in the shrine. Usually, shrines have the main buildings that keep the sacred objects inside. Since this shrine’s sacred object is Mt. Fuji itself, no main building is needed. This is the oldest style of the shrine and not much to be seen anymore. If you go up to the top of the stares, you can see Mt. Fuji. Please relax and enjoy this calm atmosphere of this shrine.

⑦【Mt. Fuji 5th Station】

Mt. Fuji 5th Station

Trees around Vegetation Limit on Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji is 3776m/12388ft above sea level and the highest mountain in Japan. There are 4 routes to the top of Mt. Fuji. This 5th station on Fujinomiya-route is 2400m/7874ft above sea level; the highest station you can drive up by car.

If you look above here, you can no longer see large trees. This is the altitude where plants can no longer live as a forest, and it is called the “vegetation limit.”The conifers near the 5th station are Japanese larches. In normal conditions (around the 5th station), the larches grow straight up for over 20 m/66ft. However, around the vegetation limit, the shapes change completely and they begin to resemble“bonsai” trees. The main explanation for this is that in order to withstand the strong wind at this elevation, they have adapted by growing closer to the surface of the ground. With their unusual body shape, they have an amazing ability to survive.

Please do not forget to compare the different shapes of larches here.

③【Mt. Fuji World Herittage Center, Shizuoka】

Mt. Fuji World Herittage Center, Shizuoka

Get closer to Mt. Fuji!

In June 2013, Mt. Fuji “Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration” was inscribed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. This center was built as a key facility for conveying this idea. Opened in December 2017, this unique architecture is highly praised. The central exhibition building is distinguished by its unique form, featuring and inverted cone with exterior walls of latticed wood This wood is Hinoki cypress from Mt. Fuji. Inside the center, the history, culture and nature of Mt. Fuji are introduced. You can even simulate climbing Mt.Fuji.

Please do not forget to take the wooden Mt.Fuji reflected in the water!

②【Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine】

Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine

What is Shinto Shrine? What is Shintoism?

Sometimes nature strikes us with disaster. Japan in particular is a country that is never far removed from natural disasters like typhoons, earthquakes, and volcanic activity. Towards these overwhelming forces of nature the Japanese people are fearful, respectful, and worshipful of them as gods. The belief in the existence of numerous gods dwelling in everything such as mountains, rivers, and even water have spread throughout the land and developed in to the native Japanese belief of “Shinto.” Shinto shrines stand in many areas all throughout Japan. Even today, seasonal Shinto festivals are held to celebrate a good harvest, and to thank the gods responsible.