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Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine

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Address: 5558 Kamiyoshida, Fujiyoshida 403-0005, Yamanashi Prefecture
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Largest "Torii" I have ever seen

Meanwhile I visited quite many shrines in Japan, but this one definately had the largest red torii inside. Also they were extremely tall or big trees here to find, and especially... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Frankfurt, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Meanwhile I visited quite many shrines in Japan, but this one definately had the largest red torii inside. Also they were extremely tall or big trees here to find, and especially nice was the walk to the shrine through the forest, surrounded by stone-laterns. Everything was quiet and peaceful.

1 Thank loveskyoto
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Wow a national treasure the first step for the pilgrims to Mt Fuji. The grove of trees at the entrance gives you an insight into the past geography and the serenity and at the side on the right behind the huge shrine is the petite original wooden shrine nothing fancy but obviously the way gone days Shinto shrine to the... More 

1 Thank Farmwind
Bangkok, Thailand
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381 reviews
210 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is almost a 'must see', its a really decorative, beautiful, colorful shrine in a thick grove of huge giant cedar trees but close to the road with ample parking so pretty easy to get to and find. Its a busy shrine with a number of uniformed helpers manning a shop, its also clearly an important local shrine as there... More 

1 Thank DAVID V
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121 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

If you are near Mt Fuji then this is worth a stop. The area is pretty and easy to explore in less than 30 minutes

1 Thank Rob C
Hampshire, UK
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65 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you love old Japanese architecture, shintoism or nature than this is an amazing place to come on a day trip in the Fujikawaguchi-ko region. Mount Fuji has been worshipped for thousands of years and this shrine is one of the oldest. The walk up to the entrance is beautiful (see photos) and the shrine itself just sings with age... More 

1 Thank Natalie P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

The temple is located in the middle of giant, ancient cedar trees on a place where pilgrims used to commence their ascent to the holy mountain. The Yoshida trail still begins here, and was indeed tempting in front of us, inviting towards the pilgrimage. But we had to resist since the climbing season was not yet open (and nowadays, climbers... More 

Thank Eric_Greeney
Bacolod, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Place: Very peaceful it is indeed a must to go here Location: 30mins walk from Highland Resort and Spa / Fuji-Q Park every angle of the place is beautiful and relaxing

Thank Reyna V
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

It was a fun stop to check out. We had an experienced and fun guide. She provided good overview on the history. It was fun to explore.

Thank William P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

The entrance to the shrine was very quaint and the walk was not too far. The main passage was lined up by stone lanterns. We came late afternoon and was a little bit chilly. Bring a light jacket and some hiking shoes (dirt road). Sakura season was over, but some of the trees had plenty of flowers. Bring a nice... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Not far from the Mount Fuji five lakes. Just off main road is this beautiful shrine, very peaceful. Easy parking. A very nice side trip when you come visit the Mount Fuji and lakes area. Outside the main entrance, around half a kilometer you will find a fruit stand where you can you some fresh local produce at very good... More 

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