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Fujiyoshida Welcomes You

Home to the Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine, the historic entrance to the Yoshida Trail which remains to this day the single most traveled ascending route, Fujiyoshida is truly the gateway to Mount Fuji.

Nestled at the northern base of this Unesco World Cultural Heritage Site, ranging in altitude from 650-900 meters above sea level, the city and the surrounding Fuji Five Lakes area boasts abundant natural beauty and a rich history inextricaly linked to majestic Mount Fuji.

Mount Fuji's volcanic history has left behind a rich geological and geographical legacy, one that continues to be studied by researchers and scholars from around the world today. Local lifestyles, traditions and even industry have also been greatly affected by this same volcanic history. Of note, the volcanic soil found around the base of Mount Fuji made for poor farming land and forced the area to rely on other forms of industry. Thanks to this (mis)fortune, the Gunnai area, including Fujiyoshida, evolved into a textile manufacturing mecca, producing world-famous textiles that to this day remain some of the most valued, best quality textiles in the world. The famous Yoshida Fire Festival, which welcomes spectators from far and wide every year, is an event historically dedicated to the goddess of the volcano, meant to appease her and keep volcanic eruptions at bay.

Fujiyoshida is home to many other attractions both historic and contemporary. From Arakurayama Sengen Park, home to the iconic Chureito Pagoda, Fuji-Q Highland, a popular destination for amusement park fanatics from around the world, and Kaneyama Onsen, a premier hot spring resort, to endless hiking and outdoor recreation areas, the city and surrounding Fuji Five Lakes area has something to offer for people of all ages and interests.

Contact the International Affairs Desk

    Current Coordinator for International Relations: Ms. Yumi Matson

    E-MAIL: iadfuji@city.fujiyoshida.lg.jp
    SKYPE: fujiyoshida_iad
    TEL: (+81) 0555-24-1236
    FAX: (+81) 0555-22-0703

City Updates


January-February Reiho now available!

Better late than never, the most recent edition of our bimonthly publication, the "Reiho Fuji" is now available here! Please enjoy and contact the International Affairs Desk if you're interested in being added to the mailing list :)


Japanese company seeking native English travel bloggers in the Fuji Five Lakes Area

Have an interest in sharing your love of this area? Citrus Japan, a web consulting company based in Tokyo is looking for native English reporters to contribute to a travel blog. Details can be found here.


Fujiyoshida Safety Information

Local community centers are available as places of refuge and shelter in the case of natural disaster related emergencies. Please click here to view the different locations and contact information


Free Japanese Class in Fujiyoshida

Check out the English flyer for the free Japanese classes provided by the city of Fujiyoshida. Offered during the day on Tuesdays and evenings on Wednesdays and Fridays, there is a class and style just right for you! Let's learn Japanese today!


Fuji inscribed as a World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)

Read more about Mt. Fuji's long-awaited inscription as a World Cultural Heritage site at the 37th World Heritage Committee session conducted June 16-27th in Cambodia.

Fuji Mountain Race