Chureito Pagoda, Fujiyoshida

Excellent Mount Fuji views with cherry blossoms

 By Nicole Bauer   Apr 14, 2013

The Chureito Pagoda, built in 1963 as a peace memorial, is part of the Arakura Sengen Shrine in Fujiyoshida, a 10-minute train ride from Kawaguchiko station. Get off at Shimoyoshida station on the Fujikyu line, from there it's a 10-minute walk. The pagoda is a popular spot for viewing and photographing Mount Fuji, especially during the cherry blossom and autumn colour season. You will need to climb about 400 steps to reach the pagoda and the best view, but every step is worth it.

Photography by Nicole Bauer
Japan Travel Member

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Nicole Bauer Photographer 2 years ago
Thank you all for your nice comments! I have to admit that I also didn't know it was THIS spot before I went, so it was a nice surprise even for me :-)
Tyra 'nell Pille-Lu 2 years ago
Oh, so that's where that nice view is taken. It's one of the famous shots I've seen featured for Japanese tourism sites.
wooow nice shoot nicole!
Justin Velgus 2 years ago
Now I finally know where that iconic picture is from!! Thank you!
Jeradyne Cheong 2 years ago
This looks so beautiful!