Fujinomiya developed as the Shrine town of Sengen Taisha. Sengen Taisya is the official entrance of Mt. Fuji, while on the top of Mt. Fuji, there is the upper shrine of Sengen Taisha. The eastern half of Fujinomiya is on the slopes of Mt. Fuji. It has many springs fed from the pure waters of Mt. Fuji, and consequently the food produced from the water has rich flavours. Northern Fujinomiya has many dairies because the altitude is over 1,000m above sea level, and that is perfect for dairy cows.
Sengen Grand Shrine (浅間大社, sengen taisya) is the traditional entrance of Mt. Fuji, and the greatest of all 1,300 Sengen Shrines in Japan. Established by the 11th Japanese Emperor Suijin, it enshrines Konohanasakuya no Mikoto, the goddess of Mt. Fuji. On the top of Mt. Fuji, its penetralia is enshrined. The Sengen Shrine was ordained as the first shrine of Suruga from the imperial court, and many Shogun and politicians, such as Minamoto no Yoritomo, Ashikaga Takauji, Takeda Shingen and Toyotomi Hideyoshi each donated treasures here. The current buildings and gates were built by Tokugawa Ieyasu. Today, as the entrance of Mt. Fuji and for its faith, many people worship here.
The Shiraito Waterfall (白糸の滝, shiraitonotaki) is in Shizuoka prefecture, located on the west side of Mt.Fuji. Shiraito falls are about 60ft high and 600ft wide. There are hundreds of small waterfalls and each of them looks like a silk line. Shiraito means silk thread. The water comes from the ice of Mt. Fuji. In 1936, this waterfall was chosen as a natural monument, and in 1990, it was chosen as one of the 100 best waterfalls in Japan. There are many gift shops around Shiraito falls. The Otodome Waterfall is also right next to it.
Omiya Yokocho (お宮横丁) is a small food district located across the road from the entrance to
Sengen Taisha. It is known for Fujinomiya Yakisoba. Fujinomiya Yakisoba is a special chow-mein of
Fujinomiya. There are ten food stands and gift shops selling local food and gifts from Shizuoka. There
is also spring water from Mt. Fuji. It's great place for Yakisoba lovers.
Asagiri Highland (朝霧高原) is one of the greatest Mt. Fuji viewing spots, located on the north-west side of Mt. Fuji in Shizuoka Prefecture. The average altitude of the highland is about 800m above sea level. There are many camping spots and golf courses. Also, because of the cool weather, there are many ranches offering excellent milk products. Many people visit these ranches and take photos of cows with Mt. Fuji in the background.