2014 No.13


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Mount Fuji, Symbol of Japan


Mount Fuji and
Surrounding Area


Shrines, lakes, ponds and other natural features with a devotional connection to mountain veneration and aesthetic feelings... This map of Mount Fuji and the surrounding area shows sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List under the label, “Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration.”

Map compilation: Oguro Kenji  Photos by Natori Kazuhisa and pixta

21. Funatsu lava tree molds: Flowing lava wrapped itself around trees, incinerating them and leaving only hollow spaces. The shape of the lava tree molds is said to resemble a view inside the womb. This is also why this area has become known as a sacred place. (Photo courtesy of Yamanashi Nichinichi Shimbun-sha)

Mount Fuji sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as “Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration”

Fujisan Mountain Area
1‐1. Mountaintop worship sites
1‐2. Omiya-Murayama Ascending Route
(present Fujinomiya Ascending Route)
1‐3. Suyama Ascending Route
(present Gotemba Ascending Route)
1‐4. Subashiri Ascending Route
1‐5. Yoshida Ascending Route
1‐6. Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen-jinja Shrine
1‐7. Lake Saiko
1‐8. Lake Shojiko
1‐9. Lake Motosuko

2. Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine
3. Yamamiya Sengen-jinja Shrine
4. Murayama Sengen-jinja Shrine
5. Suyama Sengen-jinja Shrine
6. Fuji Sengen-jinja Shrine
(Subashiri Sengen-jinja Shrine)
7. Kawaguchi Asama-jinja Shrine
8. Fuji Omuro Sengen-jinja Shrine
9. “Oshi” Lodging House
(Former House of the Togawa Family)
10. “Oshi” Lodging House
(House of the Osano Family) *Not open to the public
11. Lake Yamanakako
12. Lake Kawaguchiko

Oshino Hakkai springs
13. Deguchiike Pond
14. Okamaike Pond
15. Sokonashiike Pond
16. Choshiike Pond
17. Wakuike Pond
18. Nigoriike Pond
19. Kagamiike Pond
20. Shobuike Pond

21. Funatsu lava tree molds
22. Yoshida lava tree molds
23. Hitoana Fuji-ko Iseki
24. Shiraito no Taki waterfalls
25. Mihonomatsubara pine tree grove