Location
2023年10月17日
Chureito Pagoda (Arakurayama Sengen Park)

Attention to Visitors to Chureito Traveling by Car: Due to increasing popularity, expect heavy traffic and congestion in the Chureito Area. It's best to park at Fujisan Station and travel by train.
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This iconic five-storied pagoda has been the subject of countless photographs throughout the years and understandably so. The image of this crimson structure floating atop a sea of cherry blossoms with Mt. Fuji as its majestic backdrop is quintessentially Japanese and has accordinly been used as a symbolic image of Japan in everything from blogs to major advertisement campaigns both domestic and international. The unknown story of this pagoda, however, is that it is also a meaningful monument of peace.

The Fujiyoshida Cenotaph Monument, also known as the Chureito Pagoda, was built by the mayor of Fujiyoshida and the Fujiyoshida Cenotaph Monument Construction Committee on August 12th, 1958 as a memorial for the roughly 960 citizens from Fujiyoshida who died in all of the wars which occurred after 1868 (the First Sino-Japanese War, the Russo-Japanese War, World War I, and World War II).

Funds for its construction were obtained by the sale of the plot to the Onshirin Regional Public Association and by private donations from citizens.

The pagoda remains a meaningful monument for the city and has become an increasingly popular destination for tourists in the Fuji Five Lakes Area to capture this iconic image of Mt. Fuji.

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