Photos of the points to pray by pilgrimage to Mt. FujiThe sunrise from Subashiri 5th Station is seen over the sea of clouds on Lake Yamanaka, Izu Peninsula, and Suruga Bay. There are power spots in the Subashiri area and at Subashiri 5th Station.
This shrine enshrines Ina Hanzaemon Tadanobu, a Kanto Gundai officer who opened a rice warehouse of the government during a restoration work after the Hoei Eruption of Mt. Fuji, then was told to cut his belly. He is currently enshrined as the guardian deity of restoration.
Signpost for Taki-michi (a route to the Fudo-no-taki Falls at the Shojin River)
Stone Statue of Taki-Fudo
Acalathe, the God of Fire who protects those who have training at the mountain is enshrined. Trainers purified their bodies before entering accommodations. The statue was built to pray for their safe climbing. This area has changed a lot due to a road improvement.
The monument of Dr. Starr
An American anthropologist and a professor emeritus at Chicago University who loved Mt. Fuji so much and visited Japan 15 times. He always stayed at Okomeya Ryokan in Subashiri to climb Mt. Fuji.
Kofuji (a lateral volcano)
Kofuji appears where the environment surrounding the road changes from the abundance of vegetation of Mt. Fuji to accumulated volcanic gravel with an atmosphere of Sai-No-Kawara (Children’s Limbo).
Sunrise from Kofuji
The sunrise through the brightened sea of clouds can be seen from Kofuji.
The waterfalls that can be rarely seen (Cirsium purpuratum)
Though there are no rivers and waterfalls on Mt. Fuji, you can see waterfalls only in this spot from the middle of May to the middle of June, as the water from melted snow runs where lava had flowed. It is said that the water from melted snow takes hundreds of years to become spring water at the foot of Mt. Fuji.
Sunrise from the waterfalls that can be rarely seen
The sunrise through the brightened sea of clouds can be seen from the waterfalls that can be rarely seen.