Nowadays most visitors to Mt. Fuji head straight to the 5th station halfway up the mountain, but a visit to Fuji Sengen Shrine, Mt. Fuji’s true gateway, should not be overlooked. The breathtaking corridor of cedar trees lining the path up to the shrine resembles a natural cathedral, and the shrine itself is a stunning complex of vermillion surrounded by the verdant greens of the forest.
Tokyo (Narita) to Fuji Sengen Shrine, Mount Fuji
3 h 30 min
From 3,300 yen
Fuji Sengen Shrine
1-21-3811 Koasumi, Fujiyoshida-shi, Yamanashi Prefecture
All listed travel times and costs are approximate.