Enshrine: Konohayasakuyabime no Mikoto, the goddess of Mt. Fuji.
Higashiguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine is one of Sengen Shrine that located at the entrance of Mt. Fuji. It is the entrance of Subashiri Climbing Route.
In 802, Mt. Fuji erupted and destroyed eastern side of Mt. Fuji. The governor of Subashiri at that time built an alter to pray bringing Mt. Fuji under control. Mt. Fuji stopped its eruption at the same year. People believed that was the power of the alter, and in 807, they built a shrine at the ruins of the alter.
In Edo period, the faith of Mt. Fuji became very popular, and many people visit Subashiri to climb up Mt. Fuji. The shrine and around village became the post town for the travelers.
It is designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site.
At the museum, there is a letter of Takeda Katsuyori.
Retaisai: May 5.
Opening Mt. Fuji at July 1.
Closing Mt. Fuji at August 31.