“Arakurayama Sengen Park” famous as a spot where you can see Mt. Fuji. It is known not only for Mt. Fuji but also for cherry blossoms. There are many places where you can see Cherry blossoms and Mt. Fuji, but there is no place where you can see elegant Japanese landscape as Arakurayama Sengen Park. In the garden, there is a memorial tower of the war dead called “Churei-to” (five-storied pagoda) and about 650 cherry blossom trees planted.
Mt. Fuji and cherry blossoms are both representative of Japan. You can see both from the park. In particular, the view from the vicinity of the five-storied pagoda, a symbol of Fujiyoshida City, is wonderful and it is a great place for photography as well.
Fuji, cherry blossoms and the five-storied pagers are taken together is also famous abroad. This place is selected as one of “21 Places Every Photographer Should Visit Before They Die”. Many countries have posted photos of this park in the guidebook introducing Japan, it is a popular park for foreign tourists as well.
To a place with a good view, you need to climb the stairs near 400 steps from the foot and further climb the slope. It is recommended to go in a comfortable walking style.
Every year when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, the cherry blossom festival is held in the park. Light up is also done along with “kagura” (performance consisting of sacred music and dancing), so you can watch cherry blossoms at night as well as cherry blossoms in the daytime.
At night, Mt. Fuji can not be seen, but instead you can enjoy the night view of Fujiyoshida City. It is also nice to take pictures of night view and cherry blossoms at night. If you have plenty of time, when you visit the park from evening, you can see Mt. Fuji that stains at sunset before the cherry at evening.
Although Arakurayama Sengen Park is famous for its beauty in cherry blossoms, there are other beauties in other seasons too. Especially, the season of autumnal leaves is wonderful not to beat any other sightseeing of autumnal leaves. In the summer you can enjoy dusky, five-storied pagoda and Mt. Fuji, and in the winter you can enjoy the five-storied pagoda with snow makeup and Mt. Fuji. The park is open 24 hours a day so you can enjoy the scenery in the morning or the evening.
Featured by the TV programs
Fujiyoshida City in Yamanashi Prefecture is the gateway area to the northern side of Mt. Fuji, located at an altitude of about 650 meters to 850 meters at the foot of Mount Fuji. The towering up “reiho” (lit. sacred peak) can be seen from anywhere in town. “Arakurayama Sengen park”, the view spot of Mt. Fuji, boasting the best in the Fuji Five Lakes area, attracts visitors from home and abroad with its spectacular scenery. Especially in the spring, it is very popular as a spot where you can put the Japanese symbolic scenery of cherry blossoms, Mt. Fuji, five-storied tower in one picture.
The Arakurayama-Sengen Park is one of view spot in Fujiyoshida-city of Yamanashi, and because you can enjoy the five-storeyed pagoda in the hill of the park and Mt. Fuji at the same time, it is the popular spot that there is featured by the TV programs several times.
Michelin green guide Japan
The scenery from this park was on the cover of famous guidebook “Michelin green guide Japan”, and the super famous spot that has appeared in not only the guidebook but also the textbook in Thailand.
The things on behalf of Japan gathered
It is rare place where you can enjoy Japanese-style superb view such as “Mt. Fuji” “cherry tree”, and “five-storeyed pagoda”. There is not readily the spot where things on behalf of Japan gathered.
Cultural site of world heritage
You can see cityscape of Fujiyoshida-city easily with huge Mount Fuji soaring to the sky in front. Many tourists come from outside of the prefecture as a sacred place of shooting spot of the Mount Fuji. After Mount Fuji was registered as a cultural site of world heritage, a lot of tourists from the foreign country come here, too.
Popular cherry-blossom viewing spot
When you go up about 400 steps of stairs to the park through the front approach to the Sengen Shrine, the field of vision widely open to the outside. A cherry tree blooms in profusion on both sides of an approach to the shrine and stairs in spring, it becomes the popular cherry-blossom viewing spot.
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Adresse:||Arakura 3353-1 Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi 403-0011 Japan|
|Access:||Fuji-kyuko Railway Ohtsuki-sen Line “Shimoyoshida-eki Station” (10 minutes walk)|
|Tel:||(+81) 555-22-1111 (Fujiyoshida City Road Park Office)|