Chureito Pagoda appears in many iconic pictures featuring cherry blossom and Mt Fuji in the background. Chureito Pagoda is a five story pagoda with bright crimson features that contrast against the white of the cherry blossom and snow on Mt Fuji. Chureito Pagoda is built on a hilltop facing Mt Read more [...]
Japanese Shrines are sacred buildings of the Shinto religion, an indigenous religion to Japan. The primary objective of a Shinto Shrine is to store and protect sacred objects, kami. These objects are said to be enshrined. Most Shinto Shrines feature a honden, the primary building where the sacred objects, kami are stored. An exception to this is where the sacred object is a mountain or similarly large object. Some shrines contain halls for worship, known as haiden.
Fuji Sengen Shrine, formerly known as Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja, is a Shinto Shrine dedicated to Mt Fuji, and historically the starting point for pilgrims climbing Mt Fuji. The main structure of Fuji Sengen Shrine was originally built in 788 and underwent reconstruction in the 17th century. The Fuji Read more [...]
Arakura Sengen Shrine includes the iconic Chureito Pagoda, which features in so many photographs with cherry blossom and Mt Fuji in the background. The Chureito Pagoda is a five story pagoda with bright crimson features that look outstanding against the white of the cherry blossom and the white of the Read more [...]