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Fuji-san Hongu Sengen Taisha is the Shinto shrine that basically owns Mt. Fuji, especially the summit area of the mountain. JR Fujinomiya Station is the closest train station to the shrine, but from Tokyo, it's most convenient to take a bus from Tokyo Station to Fujinomiya Station, taking about 2.5 hours for a little over ¥2,000.
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Mt. Fuji peeking through buildings in front of JR Fujinomiya Station. The shrine is a short walk from JR Fujinomiya Station.
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The shrine's first torii has a nice view of Mt. Fuji. Visited the shrine on New Year's Day 2017. Mt. Fuji (Japan's highest and most revered mountain) has a Shinto shrine on the summit, and it belongs to Fuji-san Hongu Sengen Taisha in Fujinomiya.
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They were constructing a new international facility next to the first torii.
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Poem about Mt. Fuji
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Poem about Mt. Fuji
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The main road near the shrine was jammed with cars and people on New Year's Day.
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"Fujinomiya" means "Shrine of Mt. Fuji," so the city was named after this shrine.
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Second torii also has a fine view of Mt. Fuji.
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Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine's second torii has a fine view of Mt. Fuji.
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Mt. Fuji and torii pillar.
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Path to the shrine crowded with people on New Year's Day 2017.
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Map of shrine grounds.
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View from the main Romon Gate.
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鉾立石
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鉾立石
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Romon Gate 楼門
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Year of the Rooster, 2017
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Long line to purify yourself at the water fountain.
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How to purify yourself at the shrine's water fountain. Pour the water into your hand, and sip it from your hand.
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People are pure enough now to visit the shrine.
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Worshippers lined up in front of the main shrine. Didn't take long to get here.
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People pray for Good health, good job, prosperity, good school, good marriage partner (even though fewer people are getting married in Japan), etc.
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The shrine is dedicated to a goddess being a guardian deity for fire prevention, safe childbirth, ocean voyages, fishing, farming, and weaving.
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Offertory box in front of the main shrine. That's money on the floor.
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The high structure is the main shrine (Honden) standing 13 meters high. Built in 1604 by Tokugawa Ieyasu. In the distinctive sengen-zukuri style.
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Clump of volcanic rock from an eruption by Mt. Fuji.
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Rock from the South Pole brought back by Japan's exploratory ship named "Fuji."
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Eastern torii of Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine has a great view of Mt. Fuji.
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Eastern torii of Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine has a great view of Mt. Fuji.
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Eastern torii of Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine has a great view of Mt. Fuji.
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Eastern torii of Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine.
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You can also enter the shrine through this eastern torii.
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eastern torii.
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Next to the eastern torii is Wakutama-ike Pond created by a natural spring (湧玉池).
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About Wakutama-ike Pond (湧玉池).
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Wakutama-ike Pond (湧玉池)
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Bridges over Wakutama-ike Pond (湧玉池)
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Bridge over Wakutama-ike Pond
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Bridge over Wakutama-ike Pond
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Wakutama-ike Pond
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Crystal clear water of Wakutama-ike Pond
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Itsukushima Shrine on Wakutama-ike Pond.
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Shrine amulets on sale.
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Shrine maidens selling amulets.
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Shrine maidens selling amulets.
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Ema tablet with Mt. Fuji and a rooster. ¥1000
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Ema tablet with Mt. Fuji ¥500
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Barrels of sake
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Omikuji fortunes
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Omikuji
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If you want to hold a private prayer service inside the shrine, apply here.
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Place to discard last year's New Year's decorations.
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Shrine has this lawn where you can sit, relax, and gaze at Mt. Fuji.
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The shrine has a varied and scenic landscape with a river, lawn, and natural spring pond.
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At Sengen Taisha Shrine in Fujinomiya.
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Koban police box near the entrance of the shrine.
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Traffic cones with a Mt. Fuji design.
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Mt. Fuji turning red at sunset.
   
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