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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


2015 Climbing Edition of Reiho Fuji is now available online!

Today, July 1st, is the first day of the official climbing season on Mt. Fuji! Without further ado, we give you the 2015 Climbing Edition of our bimonthly publication, the "Reiho Fuji." We wish you a safe and memorable ascent


Electronic Safety Notifications available in English

Register your email / cell phone address to receive electronic notifications regarding emergency situations, hazards, and general information and announcements pertaining safety. Notifications will also be sent out any time an announcement is made on the citywide address system loud speakers.


May-June Reiho(2.0) now available with a new and improved design!

It was time for a makeover for our beloved local English publication! Find the new and improved Reiho Fuji here! Learn about how to make the most of this tremendous season and places to explore in the Fuji Five Lakes!


Shokuiku Farmer's Market in Fujiyoshida

There is a farmer's market every Saturday between April and September from 10:00-11:30 at Shimoyoshida Station in Fujiyoshida City. The market is organized by the Inochi-no-taikoku network, a local organization that promotes healthy eating and lifestyles.


New English Fuji Five Lakes Restaurant Guide available

This restaurant guide was created by the Fuji Five Lakes Tourism Association to cater to the needs of our growing number of international guests. English translations were completed by our CIR. Enjoy!


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


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