Kawaguchi Asama Shrine – Mount Fuji, Japan

Kawaguchi Asama Shrine – Mount Fuji, Japan

Kawaguchi Asama Shrine (河口浅間神社) is near Lake Kawaguchi.

Lake Kawaguchi (河口湖) is located in the border of the towns of Fujikawaguchiko and Minobu in southern Yamanashi Prefecture near Mount Fuji, Japan.

An Asama shrine (浅間神社, Asama jinja, Sengen jinja) is a type of Shinto Shrine in Japan centered on the worship of the kami of volcanos in general, and Mount Fuji in particular.

Per the Jinja Honchō, there are approximately 1300 Asama shrines in the country, centered primarily in Shizuoka Prefecture and Yamanashi Prefecture, and to a lesser extent in the prefectures of the Kantō region and Aichi.

Almost all Asama Shrines are within sight of Mount Fuji. Where this is not possible because of distance or obstructions, a miniature replica of Mount Fuji known as a Fujizuka (富士塚) made from rocks from the mountain was often erected within the shrine grounds. The head of all Asama shrines is the Fujisan Hongū Sengen Taisha, located in Fujinomiya, Shizuoka.

In 2013 the Kawaguchi Asama Shrine were added to the World Heritage List as part of the Fujisan Cultural Site.

Hahanoshira Falls (母ノ白滝) is near Kawaguchi Asama Shrine.

Video Source:【河口湖旅Vlog#4】河口浅間神社&母の白滝~世界遺産 富士山 Historical Shinto Shrine around Mt.Fuji from Live my joy on this beautiful planet on Youtube CC BY

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