Chureito Pagoda

Located on the mountain top of Fujiyoshida City in the Yamanashi prefecture, the Chureito Pagoda is part of the Arakusa Sengen Shrine and was built as a peace memorial in 1963.

This gorgeous five-storey pagoda can be reached after climbing around 400 steps and, once there, will give you one of the most breathtaking views of Mount Fuji. It would be hard to find a better view anywhere in the region, especially when it reaches its ‘beauty peak’ during the sakura (cherry blossom) season.

As for the Arakura Sengen Shrine, it is said that this holy place was erected in 705, and while relatively small its unique location and torii (gate) facing Mount Fuji is also something worth checking out when visiting Chureito Pagoda.

Category: Summer, TSV, Yamanashi
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