Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shinto Shrine
With over 1,900 years of history, this is the headquarters for a network of Sengen Shrines all over Japan. On the UNESCO World Heritage List, Fujisan is recognized as a sacred place and source of artistic inspiration. Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine is part of this World Heritage Site. The history and culture of worshipping Mt. Fuji began here. And the road for mountain climbers begins at this sacred place too.
Mt. Fuji Radar Dome Museum
After 35 years of enduring the harsh conditions of Mt. Fuji’s summit as a real weather observatory, this radar dome was moved and repurposed as a learning center so that visitors can understand meteorology. There is a specially constructed room which simulates the weather conditions at the top of the mountain. Brrrr.
The Fujisan Museum houses valuable materials related to the worship of Mt. Fuji as a sacred place and was refurbished in 2015. There is a 1:2000 scale model of the mountain itself. The model is used for projection mapping.