Fujiyoshida city looking south
Location of Fujiyoshida in Yamanashi Prefecture
|• - Mayor||Shigeru Horiuchi|
|• Total||121.83 km2 (47.04 sq mi)|
|Population (July 1, 2012)|
|• Density||410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||White Birch|
|-Bird||Great Spotted Woodpecker|
|Address||1842 Shimoyoshida, Fujiyoshida-shi, Yamanashi-ken 403-8601|
Fujiyoshida lies at the base of Mount Fuji, and is built upon old lava flows. It is considered a high-elevation city in Japan, at 2,140 to 2,800 feet above sea level. The city is also located between two of the Fuji Five Lakes.
- Yamanashi Prefecture
- Shizuoka Prefecture
For several centuries, artisans around the Fujiyoshida area have produced high quality textiles, and now the city is the center of commerce and high technology in southern Yamanashi Prefecture.
- Chūō Expressway
- Higashifuji-goko Road
- National Route 137
- National Route 138
- National Route 139
- National Route 300
- National Route 413
- Kitaguchi Hongū Fuji Sengen Jinja, a Shinto shrine dedicated to the kami of Mount Fuji, the Kitaguchi Hongū Fuji Sengen Jinja is the historical starting point for pilgrims climbing the mountain. The main structure was originally built in 788 and underwent reconstruction in the 17th century. Additional buildings include a shrine dedicated to Takeda Shingen (1521–1573), and a red torii which is taken down and rebuilt every "Fuji Year" (60 years). The shrine has a local history museum which displays items from Fujiyoshida's past including household items, farm implements, clothing and samples of the cities' famous textiles.
- Fuji-Q Highland an amusement park with a variety of attractions suitable for adults and children.
- Mt. Fuji Visitors Center. It is home to interactive displays, videos, books and guides about Mount Fuji.
- Mt. Fuji Radar Dome Museum. A tribute to the meteorologists who built a radar research facility at the summit of Mt. Fuji, which features a room which simulates the conditions at the summit of the mountain.
- Chureito Peace Pagoda, built on a hilltop facing Mt. Fuji.
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