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Fujisan-Hongu Sengen-taisha Grand Shrine

Shizuoka

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.

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Address: 1-1 Miyamachi, Fujinomiya-shi, Shizuoka
Admission Fee: Free in the shrine precincts
Closed: Open throughout the year

[Walk]JR Fujinomiya Stn./15-min. walk

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