Monkeys at the Arakura Sengen Shrine Mt Fuji

Whilst in Mt Fuji, we visited The Chureito Pagoda (忠霊塔, Chūreitō), which is a five-storied pagoda on the mountainside overlooking Fujiyoshida City and Mount Fuji. 

It is a part of the Arakura Sengen Shrine that was built as a peace memorial in 1963. There are nearly 400 steps up the mountain from the shrine’s main buildings.

LOOKING FOR MONKEY AT THE ARAKURA SENGEN SHRINE MT FUJI TRAVEL VLOG

Topping up my water bottle from the dragon fountain that provides cleansing water before visiting the shrine.

LOOKING FOR MONKEY AT THE ARAKURA SENGEN SHRINE MT FUJI TRAVEL VLOG Mount Fuji is Japan’s tallest mountain and most iconic landmark. It is 3776 metres above sea level and it was an amazing thing to see on such a cold, yet beautiful day.

LOOKING FOR MONKEY AT THE ARAKURA SENGEN SHRINE MT FUJI TRAVEL VLOG

There are cedar trees that were planted around 800 years ago standing solemnly between both sides of the stone pavement. We were there during winter (for the snow) so no blossoms for us.

There were signs to ‘Beware of Monkeys’, so naturally, I started making monkey sounds to call them to us, you can watch below!

LOOKING FOR MONKEY AT THE ARAKURA SENGEN SHRINE MT FUJI TRAVEL VLOG

After hiking up 400 steps we had made it to the shrine and boy was the view worth it. If you are travelling to Japan, I definitely recommend visiting Mt Fuji.

Our trip to Universal Studios Japan will also be up soon so be sure to follow anniandava.com to see that!

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Brooke x

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