Sightseeing at Chureito Pagoda
Please be aware of heavy and completely stopped traffic as well as little or no parking in the area. The International Affairs Desk recommends traveling by the Fujikyu Line (train) to Shimoyoshida Station, to avoid heavy automobile traffic.

Increased Popularity of Chureito Pagaoda

The iconic view of Chureito Pagoda and Mt. Fuji is becoming increasingly popular for visitors. Arakurayama Park is not equipped to accecpt heavy vehicle traffic: Local roads are narrow one-way streets, and parking is very limited. Due to increased traffic and the use of personal vehicles for travel, parking and traffic in the Chureito area has become very congested, especially on weekends and during autumn leaves and spring hanami season. If you are traveling by car, do not expect to be able to park in the area without waiting several hours in traffic.

Super Congested Chureito YouTube Short Video

Use Public Transportation -- Fujikyu Line - Shimoyoshida Station or "Town Sneaker" City Bus

Arakurayama Sengen Park, where Chureito is located, is a 10 minute walk from Fujikyu Line Shimoyoshida Station. Save a lot of time and a big headache if you park your car at another location, such as Fujisan Station or Kawaguchiko Station, and take the train instead. See the Fujiyoshida Sightseeing map for detailed information, including parking.

Fujiyoshida Sightseeing Map

Alternatively, you can take the "Town Sneaker" city bus from Fujisan Station to Nyoraiji Iriguchi, to get to Chureito. (Kumaana/Arakura Counter-clockwise Route)

Sakura Matsuri (Festival)

From Saturday March 30th to Sunday April 14th 2024, access to the Arakurayama Sengen Park (Chureito) Parking lot will be completely closed for the Sakura Matsuri. During this period, temporary parking will be available at Yoshida 2nd Elementary School, Shimoyoshida Junior High School, and Yoshida 1st Elementary School grounds.

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Fujiyoshida Office of International Affairs
Address:6-1-1 Shimoyoshida Fujiyoshida-shi Ymanashi
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