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JAPAN

Japan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The area of Japan is 377,873 square kilometers, nearly equivalent to Germany and Switzerland combined or slightly smaller than California. Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands.

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JNTO TRAVEL PLANNER

Use the "JNTO TRAVEL PLANNER" for train and map information helpful in traveling around Japan.

  • By simply entering the departing and arrival station, get an overview of train transfer method, fares, and travel time.
  • By simply selecting the arrival airport and major train stations around Japan, find routes to stations nearest your destination.
  • Display a map of the arrival train station and areas surrounding sightseeing spots.

Read the "Usage Guide" and use this service for a safe and enjoyable trip in Japan.

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  6. Fujisan-Hongu Sengen-taisha Grand Shrine

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Attractions

Fujisan-Hongu Sengen-taisha Grand ShrineShizuoka

Located in the city of Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture, Fujisan-Hongu Sengen-taisha is well known as the headquarters for over 1,300 Sengen shrines nationwide. Shrine records relate how Sakanoue-no-Tamuramaro, who conquered the lands of the Emishi (present-day Kanto and Tohoku regions), built the magnificent sanctuary of the shrine in 806. The object of the worship at this shrine is Mt. Fuji itself, the highest mountain in Japan and a symbolic entity, and the shrine enshrines the princess Konohana Sakuya-Hime. Many people venerate this shrine as a guardian deity for disaster prevention, easy childbirth, navigation, fishing, agriculture, and weaving. Tokugawa Ieyasu, who established the Edo shogunate early in the 17th century to rule the whole of Japan, built the present main shrine in 1604.
 
Address & Access
Address: 1-1 Miyamachi, Fujinomiya-shi, Shizuoka
Admission Fee: Free in the shrine precincts
Closed: Open throughout the year
Directions
JR Fujinomiya Stn./15-min. walk
 

Tourist Facilities of Japan

Fujisan-Hongu Sengen-taisha Grand Shrine