Yamanashi Prefectural Fujisan World Heritage Center


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About the Center

South Hall (New bldg.:Fujisan World Heritage Center)

As a place to have visitors experience the interaction between the nature in Fujisan and people and to share as well as co-create that experience, the South Hall of Fujisan World Heritage Center was built in June 2016.

Promotion Movie

Days closed (South Hall)

Every fourth Tuesday

Opening Hours (North/South Halls)

Admission ends 30 min before closing time.
(July – August   : 8:30am– 6:00pm
December – February : 9:00am–4:30pm)

Floor map of South Hall


To have a bird's-eye view of entire image of World Cultural Heritage Fujisan from the perspective of interaction between nature and people

AreaⅠ To know the World Heritage site, Fujisan

2.FUGAKU 360 (360-degree view of Mt. Fuji)

With this large object, viewers can see Mt. Fuji from all directions of 360 degrees. Using the lighting, presented here are the Mt. Fuji’s figure that shows various expressions depending on time flow of a day or changing seasons.

〇 The Ochudo Gallery

A gallery imaging after “Ochudo Way”, “a pilgrimage route” still remaining on the hillside of Mt. Fuji. Represented here with sound and light are the unique natural environment around Mt. Fuji and people’s involvement in it through worshipping and others.

3a-d.The World Heritage Site, Fujisan

Delivered here are the content and composition of World Heritage Site Fujisan and the history until Fujisan was inscribed on World Heritage Site List.

4. Fuji Hokuroku Pilgrimage Mandala

This is the painting depicted by Yamaguchi Akira, a prominent figure representing contemporary Japan on the occasion of opening Yamanashi Prefectural Fujisan World Heritage Center.

〇 History of Mt. Fuji

Here’s Mt. Fuji’s history from around 300,000 years ago through to the present.

5.Faith and Inspiration: Living with Mt. Fuji

The video (approx. 8 min) introduces the interaction between natural environment such as volcanic activities and changing weather, and people, which are unique to Mt. Fuji.

FUGAKU360 (360-degree view of Mt. Fuji)

The Ochudo Gallery

Fuji Hokuroku Pilgrimage Mandala

Faith and Inspiration: Living with Mt. Fuji


Fujisan as Sacred place / Source of artistic inspiration
To uncover its cultural value created through the fusion with natural environment

Area Ⅱ Sacred place/ Source of artistic inspiration  Area Ⅲ Experience Mt. Fuji worlds  Area Ⅳ Pass Mt. Fuji to the future

1. Fujisan Gate

The Fujisan Gate welcomes visitors to the South Hall of the World Heritage Center. This gate’s design draws inspiration from the massive torii at Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen-jinja Shrine.

〇 Entrance

The rock lump seen through the glass is called “marubi”, a plateau of lava cooled down and hardened after being erupted from Mt. Fuji.

〇 Tour desk

Our staff shows you event schedules and how to enjoy the exhibition.

6. Mt. Fuji and Its World

The huge map in 21.5 m in diameter represents the expanse of Mt. Fuji area’s component parts and Mt. Fuji-rerated culture, centering on the summit.

7. Tainai Vision

Introduced here with “Tainai Vision” installed inside the “360-degree view of Mt. Fuji” include: the legend of goddesses enshrined at Mt. Fuji; the transition of religions; and the arts of all times and places depicting Mt. Fuji.

8-9. Mt. Fuji, the Object of Worship

The transition of worship about Mt. Fuji is presented in the order from ancient times to medieval, early modern, and modern and contemporary periods.

10-13. Worship-ascent

Presented here is the worship-ascent style of climbing the summit to worship Mt. Fuji there.

14-16,20. Circuit pilgrimage

Introduced here are the pilgrimage going around Mt. Fuji-faith related places such as the Ohachiyo (circling around the summit) and Uchihakkai Meguri (circling around the lakes and ponds scattered at the foot), etc.

17-19,21a-b. Worship from afar

Introduced here is the style of worshipping from afar while looking over Mt. Fuji.

22-24. The Many Faces of the Fuji Faith

Introduced here is the Many Faces of the Fuji Faith through characteristic festivals and structures.

25-26. Fujisan, the Artistic source

Captured here in the form of literary works and works of fine arts are the Mt. Fuji’s image that have been expressed not only by Japanese but also by overseas artists.

27-29. Protection/ Conservation of Fujisan

Introduced here are the people trying to tackle with the issues facing and the people inheriting traditional culture.

30. Fujisan SENGEN (declaration)

This is an exhibit for you to create by yourselves! Please feel free to post anything you can do to protect Mt. Fuji or think about Mt. Fuji in your own words. The posted words can be read in the exhibited room and also from smartphones and PCs.

〇 Fujisan Library

Enjoy reading books of various genres here to back up in filling your curiosity. You may find clues to know Mt. Fuji deeper or to plan for visiting actual sites.

〇 Fujisan Station

Limited-time, special exhibitions, lecture meetings, workshops, etc. are held here.

〇 World Heritage “Fujisan” VR

World Heritage “Fujisan” VR follows the spiritual journey that these pilgrims once took, from Misaka Pass, which has been depicted in ukiyo-e, to Mt. Fuji’s summit with a 360-degree video view.

Tainai Vision

Sacred mountain, Fujisan

Fujisan, the Artistic source


Ohachiyo (circling around the summit)


World Heritage “Fujisan” VR