Sengen Grand Shrine

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Sengen Grand Shrine (浅間大社, sengen daisya) is a traditional entrance of Mt. Fuji, and top of all 1,300 Sengen Shrine in Japan. It was established by 11th Emperor Suijin. It enshrines Konohanasakuya no Mikoto, the goddess of Mt. Fuji. On the top of Mt. Fuji, its penetralia is enshrined. Sengen Shrine was ordained as 1st shrine of Suruga from the imperial court, and many Shogun and politicians, such as Minamoto no Yoritomo, Ashikaga Takauji, Takeda Shingen and Toyotomi Hideyoshi respected donated treasures here. Current buildings and gates were built by Tokugawa Ieyasu. Today, as the entrance of Mt. Fuji and for its faith, many people worship here.

Visitor's Info.
There is a parking and restroom.

0. at Fuji Station.
1. use JR Minobu Line to Fujinomiya Station (20 min.)
2. walk north (15 min.)

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Sengen Grand Shrine

Enshrines: Konohanasakuya hime no mikoto (Mt. Fuji).

Mt. Fuji is not only the tallest mountain in Japan, but also the most beautiful and sacred mountain Japan. Japanese people have been shown their respects and professed their spiritual faith to Mt. Fuji as God.

Fujisan Hongu Sengen Daisya Shrine enshrines Konohanasakuya, also known as Asama Ookami. Konohanasakuya is the goddess of Mt. Fuji.

On the top of Mt. Fuji, its penetralia is enshrined.

In the period of 7 the emperor Korei, Mt. Fuji erupted. People were afraid of the disaster. 11th emperor Sujijin, enshrined Asama Ookami and established Sengen Shrine on the foundation of Mt. fuji. In Japanese Myth, Yamato takeru no Mikoto worshiped for his great victory at this shrine.

In the 51st emperor Heizei built great shrine on current location. Since then, Sengen Daisya is the top of all 1,300 Sengen Shrines for over 1,100 years.

Main Hall, Worshipping Hall, Gates were built by Tokugawa Ieyasu in 17th century. They are designated as national important assets.

Yabusame: May 4.5.6
Reitaisai: November 3.4.5

Wakitama Pond
... is a sacred pond of this shrine. The spring water is coming from Mt. Fuji.

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