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The Large Mount Fuji made of Traditional Japanese Paper is Worth Seeing.

Fujisan (Mt. Fuji), valued as an “object of worship” and a “source of artistic inspiration,” was registered as a World Cultural Heritage site in June 2013. Fujisan World Heritage Center offers a great deal of information relating to the mysterious charm the mountain has had over people through the centuries. The center also functions as a base for sightseeing and regional development. Through the center’s exhibitions, you can better understand the significance of Mt. Fuji to Japanese people and to Japanese culture.

South hall (museum)

South hall (museum)

This venue provides information relating to both the natural and cultural history of Mount Fuji. This comprehensive experience will inform you about the deep connection the people of Japan have with one of the world’s most venerated mountains. The South Hall of Fujisan World Heritage Center was opened in June 2016.

Symbolic art

Symbolic art

This is "Fuji Hokuroku Pilgrimage Mandala" drawn by Akira Yamaguchi, a famous Japanese artist. Understand the true meaning of mountain worship that exists to this very day in the minute details of this drawing.

  • North hall (visitor center)
  • North hall (visitor center)

    Various sightseeing information is provided at the tourist information booth. Fuji-themed items available at the souvenir shop are highly recommended. Free exhibition is available here.

  • Photo space
  • Photo space

    In summer, it is not easy to see and take pictures of Mt. Fuji due to the low probability of clear weather. However, don't worry about it! Once you visit the second floor of the North Hall, you can take pictures in front of a realistic-looking picture panel of Mt. Fuji.

  • Lava Cafe
  • Lava Cafe

    How about taking a break at a unique cafe after viewing the exhibitions? The entire menu was created by cafe staff with the concept of lava from Mt. Fuji in mind.

Observatory

Observatory

If you are lucky with the weather, you can take pictures in front of Mt. Fuji, of course, for free!

  • Waking in the sea of trees
  • Waking in the sea of trees

    You can start off for a short adventure into the Aokigahara Sea of Trees. It only takes about 20 minutes from the center.

  • Fujisan World Heritage Center

    • Fujisan World Heritage Center
    • Address:6663-1, Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko Town, Minami-Tsuru-Gun, YamanashiGoogle Map
      Access:Sightseeing Bus Red Line or Blue Line (about 15 min from Kawaguchiko Station)

      Parking lot:Available for free/Free Wi-Fi available/Credit card OK/Language:Japanese, English, Chinese/Lavatory available/Average budget:[South hall] JPY 420 per adult, [North hall] Free, [Cafe] JPY 500-1,000(at the second floor of the north hall)/Open:[4/1-6/30] 8:30-17:00, [7/1-9/30] 8:30-18:00, [10/1-3/31] 8:30-17:00/Closed:[South hall]Every 4th Tuesday, [North hall]Open all year around/Shop:We have a wide variety of selected local souvenirs.