Sengen Jinja

The Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja (北口本宮冨士浅間神社) used to be the starting point for climbing Mount Fuji from the north. The trailhead is still located directly behind the right side of the shrine’s main hall , but today most climbers start their ascent from the Fuji Subaru Line 5th Station halfway up the mountain, effectively shortening the climb by more than five hours.

Four trees in a wide square are believed to have been selected as the borders of the shrine area. Three trees remain today and are designated as natural monuments. Measuring about 23m at their girths, they are about 1000 years old and are believed to protect the shrine.