The Mt Fuji World Heritage Center is now open in Yamanashi prefecture, providing information on the World Heritage listed site.
The center explains the value of Mt Fuji as a World Heritage to local visitors as well as to travellers from abroad. Conservation efforts and studies are also conducted here.
The centre of the main exhibition room features a large replica of Mt Fuji made of Japanese paper that is 15m in diameter. It acts as a three-dimensional screen and shows Mt Fuji changing with the seasons using brightly-coloured illuminations. The first floor is also covered by an image of Mt Fuji and stations have been set up using videos and audio recordings to explain the history of the Fuji-ko religion and craft and literary words inspired by Japan’s most sacred mountain.
Art buffs can also enjoy symbolic paintings created by renowned sculptor Noburu Yamaguchi.
If you are seeking to rediscover Mt Fuji or learn what makes it special, visit the Mt Fuji World Heritage Center!
Adults: 420 yen (groups, 10 people+: 330 yen)
University Students: 210 yen (groups, 10 people+: 170 yen)
High school students and younger: Free
20 mins walk/5 min bus ride from Kawaguchiko Station