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The Fujisan Museum (ふじさんミュージアム) is a museum dedicated to introducing the history and folk religion that surrounds Mount Fuji, the tallest mountain in Japan. The museum is divided into sections about the history of climbing Mount Fuji, the mountain's religious significance and the town of Fujiyoshida, where the museum is located, and its relation to the prominent volcano.

An emphasis is placed on information about the worship of Mount Fuji and the pilgrims who scaled the mountain over the centuries. It also has information about the inns where pilgrims stayed on their journey to Mount Fuji. The museum is generally well done with interactive screens, videos and projection mapping technology, although English information is limited.

Outside of the museum building stand three former residences with thatched roofs that used to serve as pilgrim inns and were relocated here. Furthermore, the Former Togawa Residence, another former pilgrim inn, which remains standing in its original location, 2.5 kilometer north of the museum along the approach to Fujiyoshida Sengen Shrine, is considered a museum annex and included in the admission.

Access

The Fujisan Museum is a ten minute bus ride from Fujisan Station. Take a bus in the direction of Yamanakako and get off at Sun Park Fuji-mae (サンパークふじ前, 2-3 departures/hour, 270 yen one way). The museum is a short walk from the bus stop.

How to get to and around the Fuji Five Lakes

Hours and Fees

Hours

9:30 to 17:00 (entry until 16:30)

Closed

Tuesdays (except national holidays, and in July and August)
December 28 to January 3

Admission

400 yen (includes admission to the Former Togawa Residence)

English

Poor (English pamphlet available)

Hotels around Fuji Five Lakes

Recommended Hotels
Highland Resort Hotel and Spa
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K's House Mount Fuji
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Kawaguchiko Station Inn
Conveniently located, inexpensive hotel across the street from Kawaguchiko Station.
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Kozantei Ubuya
Luxury ryokan along the northern shore of Lake Kawaguchiko.
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Kukuna
Stylish luxury ryokan on the northern shore of Lake Kawaguchiko.
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