Updated:August 31, 2016

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The head temple of the Nichiren Buddhist sect, Kuonji is famous for its 287-step stone staircase and its cherry blossom trees. They blossom in their thousands, and the sight of them, particularly the hundred-year-old weeping cherry blossom tree in the garden, is beyond description. Over 1.5 million people visit the temple annually.  

Erinji Temple 

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Erinji was the family temple of Lord Shingen. The traditional Japanese garden designed by Muso-Kokushi, a famous Buddhist priest, is beautiful enough to have been named a national treasure.

Zenkoji Temple 

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The main hall of Zenkoji is the largest wooden structure in eastern Japan. The temple gate and statue of Amitabha Tathagata have been designated important cultural properties.

Kitaguchi-Hongu Fuji-Sengen Shrine 

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An aesthetically pleasing cedar forest surrounds the three main shrine structures, which have all been named national important cultural properties. Fuji-Sengen Shrine is the main sight for local festivals and is noted for having two giant cedars, each over one thousand years old. The trail up the Fujiyoshida side of Mt. Fuji originates from this shrine.