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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

1.FUGAKU 360 (360-degree view of Fujisan??)

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

2. World Heritage Site, Fujian

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

〇 Ochudo Corridor

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

3. History of Fujisan

Here’s Fujisan’s history from around 10,000 years ago through to the present.

4. The place for worshipping Fujisan from afar

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

FUGAKU 360 (360-degree view of Fujisan??)

Ochudo Corridor


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 Fujisan’s worlds  Area Ⅳ Pass Fujisan to the future

〇 Entrance

The rock lump seen through the glass is called “marubi”, a plateau of lava cooled down and hardened after being erupted from Fujisan. “Worship-Ascent Gate” is the entrance to the exhibition room.

5. Tour desk

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

6. Fujisan World spreads out

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

7.Lava Tree Molds Vision

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

8-9. Sacred mountain, Fujisan

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

10-12. Worship-ascent

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

14-16. Circuit pilgrimage

Introduced here are the pilgrimage going around Fujisan-faith related places such as the Hachiyo-meguri (circling around the summit), the Ochudo meguri (circling around the hillside), and Uchihakkai meguri (circling around the lakes and ponds scattered at the foot).

17-20.Worship from afar

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

21-24. Fujisan Culture Treasure Box

Introduced here are the main component assets such as shrines, focusing on their unique festivals and buildings.

25-26.Source of Art -Fujisan

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

27-29.Protection/ preservation of Fujisan

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


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

31.Fujisan Library

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

〇 Fuji Hokuroku (north foot) Pilgrimage Mandala

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

〇 Fujisan Station

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

Sacred mountain, Fujisan


Lava Tree Molds Vision

Fujisan Culture Treasure Box