Fujiyoshida has been welcoming pilgrims en route to Mt Fuji for centuries. Due to its location the city tends to be busy. Its main attractions are the Local History Museum, offering an insight into the saga of the pilgrimages, and Sengen-jinja, a 17C temple nestling in a superb cedar wood, dedicated to gods who protect from fire. At the end of August, a spectacular festival with 3m-high bonfires is held to mark the end of the Mt Fuji climbing season.
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