Arakurayama Sengen Park – Yamanashi | Travel Information

Arakurayama Sengen Park, Yamanashi Prefecture

Arakurayama Sengen Park provides possibly one of the most iconic views in all of Japan. The park is located in the city of Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture

Arakurayama Sengen Park is most known for the view of the Chureito Pagoda at Arakurayama Sengen Shrine, which features Mt.Fuji as a backdrop and is one of the most photographed spots in all of Japan.  Just make sure you visit here on a clear day otherwise you might not get a view of fuji at all.

Arakurafuji Sengen Jinja is a 6th century shrine that was established with views facing towards Mt.Fuji. The aforementioned Chureito Pagoda is a 5-storied Pagoda  located further up the hill from the main shrine building.

The middle of April is the most popular time to visit the park as the stone stair pathway up to the viewing area is littered with Cherry blossom trees which of course peak in beauty. As the viewing area is on the side of a hill, you will need to walk up approximately 400 stone stairs to reach the pagoda.

Hours and Admission

  • Hours: Park is open 24/7
  • Average Time Spent: 1.5 hours

Access

You can easily access the park via a short walk from shimoyoshida station, along the Fujikyu railway.  The walk to the park will only take you about 10 minutes or less, and it is relatively easy.

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Nearby Attractions

Mt. Kitadake Hiking Trail

The Mt. Kitadake Hiking trail is a popular walk among those who are fit, as it offers stunning views of Mt.Fuji, particularly at first light, which makes the scene look almost like a painting. 

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