"Fuji city and Yoshiwara" Fuji by taigaa001

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Iwamotoyama Park

Fuji city area is also known by pulp industry and Bamboo Princess(Kaguya-hime, Moon Princess, the Princess of the Moon, et.al) legend. Near the Old Tokaido Station Yoshiwara Mount Fuji can be viewed on your left side which is rare occurrence when traveling Old Tokaido Road. It is called Hidarifuji or Left-side view of Mount Fuji. Yoshiwara still is the busiest places in Fuji City with a lot of shopping places and a bus station Yoshiwara Chuo Eki. For the people outside Fuji city, however, Yoshiwara area may not be easy to get to. There are some buses available from both Fuji Station of Tokaido Line and Shin-Fuji Station of Tokaido Shinkansen. Also you can reach Yoshiwara area by using Gakunan Tetsudo Line from JR Yoshiwara staiton. Little is left about the image of Yoshiwara station but you can still see the traditional part of the town in festivals like Yoshiwara Gion Festival or Bishamonten Festival.

Major Places to Visit
1 Iwamotoyama Park and Jissoji temple
2 Hina area with springs, shrines and temples and Bamboo Princess Legend
3 Hiromi Park and some Museums nearby
See Fuji City Notebook: Hiromi Park
Hiromi Park
Youtube Video: Report #9 Monument of Russian Frigate Diana and Former Inagaki Residence in Hiromi Park(Japanese Language)
4 Mount Fuji Children's World
5 Marubi Natural Park: One of birdwatchers' favorites.
6 Yoshiwara and Mount Fuji on the left side
7 Tagonoura Port Area
8 Mount Echizen Hike

...And Shin-Fuji station is where the buses for Fujinomiya Route Five Station starts...

Mount Fuji and Fuji City

People often confuse Mount Fuji a volcano with Fuji CIty, a municipality. Even residents of Shizuoka prefecture are not so sure exactly which places belong to which cities. One of the purposes of my page is straighten them out. Yoshiwara is an old city center near the Old Tokaido post station. Yoshiwara developed from Old Tokaido Post Station and still is the commercial center at the south foot Mount Fuji area. Since Shin-Fuji station opened recently, however, the area between Fuji and Shin-Fuji station has been booming.

Fuji and Shin-Fuji Station

What's more complicated is that Shinkansen station, Shin-Fuji and Tokaido Line, Fuji station are two kilometers apart to each other. There are buses available linking these stations but only twice an hour. And major bus lines start from Fuji station not Shin-Fuji station. Buses from Shin-Fuji station are mainly for far away places. Buses for major places in Fuji city area start from either Fuji station or Yoshiwara-chuo bus terminal near Yoshiwara-honcho station of Gakunan Line. For tourists convenience sake, it is one of the worst places in Japan for the size of the municipality.

  • Last visit to Fuji: Mar 2013
  • Intro Updated Mar 6, 2013
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  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    May 30, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Thank you Susumu for bringing back memory about Fuji that I was lucky to see in far 1993...

    • taigaa001's Profile Photo
      May 30, 2013 at 5:55 PM

      Thanks for visiting my Fuji page. Now that I became a Mount Fuji world heritage guide I will add more about component sites as well as Mount Fuji itself.

  • salisbury3933's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    Nice page this one, hopefully I can explore this area of Japan some time.

  • TooTallFinn24's Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Sus- What a great photo of Mt. Fuji and a nice quick discussion of Fuji City.

    • taigaa001's Profile Photo
      Feb 17, 2013 at 2:21 AM

      Thanks for your visit. I guess much more will be coming soon.

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