We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 1 Kawaguchi, Minamitsuru-gun, Fujikawaguchiko-machi 401-0304, Yamanashi Prefecture
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: +81 555767186
Book In Advance
More Info
US$148.21*
and up
Mt Fuji Day Trip with Heritage Walking Tour from Tokyo
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 61 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Beautiful views, off the beaten path

This is such a beautiful place, serene hike to the pagoda. Scenery is wonderful. Check the weather before you go, want a good view of Fuji! The only reason I would take a star off... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
kenshin_iwako
via mobile

Similar Things to Do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Add Photo Write a Review

61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 19: English reviews
Level Contributor
65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such a beautiful place, serene hike to the pagoda. Scenery is wonderful. Check the weather before you go, want a good view of Fuji! The only reason I would take a star off would be because foreign visitors seem to struggle greatly finding how to get here and then how to get back to hotels (Tokyo mainly) trains... More 

Helpful?
Thank kenshin_iwako
Japan
Level Contributor
240 reviews
135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

this small shrine, which in itself isn't very interesting is well worth the detour if you are in the area (if the weather is nice) as the views of Mt. Fuji are incomparable. You can really feel how huge the mountain is from this angle. And the stairs look worse than they actually are, it takes just a few minutes.

Helpful?
Thank Mish_H50
SG City
Level Contributor
26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Highly recommended to take a train from Kawaguchiko Station on the Fujikyu Line to Shimoyoshida Station and do a brief 10 mins walk to the entrance of the pagoda. Once exit from Shimoyoshida Station there is a guide map on the walking path to the entrance and this walking path provides a different sight of Mount Fuji with paddy green... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank SGCity
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

This is Asama Sengen Shrine. There is no Chureito Pagoda here. The Pagoda is at the Arakura Sengen Shrine near Shimo-Yoshida station.

Helpful?
1 Thank Yudha O
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Fantastic view!!! A must see if you are in the Mt. Fuji area!!! On a clear beautiful day, you have the Red Pagoda and Fuji-San in your background. So, bring a nice camera and snap away. Plenty of parking at the bottom of the hill. Ensure that you have comfortable shoes. The stairs up to the Chureito Pagoda is a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Team_Tan_On_The_Go
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
121 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

I had seen this picture many a times on web and so we had decided that we shall surely visit this place to take a family picture. However when you reach here, you will realise that getting a family pic in front of the Pagoda and Mt Fuji is difficult. However to take the picture of the landscape, this is... More 

Helpful?
Thank SathyanathS
Level Contributor
100 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Another place u must visit as a highlight when in Kawaguchiko lake area. You must be strong to climp up the stairsss though; if not a car can reach at the top but the parking up there can hold only a few car plus a winding narrow road so you have to be careful. In addition you have to be... More 

Helpful?
Thank Chul S
Level Contributor
34 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

If you google Mt. Fuji and see Fuji in background with Red Pagoda, this is the place where the photo was took from. Best time to visit is sunrise or sunset. However, if you travel through public transport, you can only see sunset which itself is mesmerizing (see picture).

Helpful?
Thank kewal d
Bangkok, Thailand
Level Contributor
34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Chureito Pagoda is worth walking up 500 steps! I was thinking about giving up but trust me it's worth your sweat. You can the pagoda with Mt.Fuji in the background and we were so lucky with the weather.

Helpful?
Thank zonier
Hampshire, UK
Level Contributor
65 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

I am a little obsessed with this place. Well worth the 20 minute walk from the station following by the ascent up 400 stairs! I recommend getting here as early in the morning as possible (trains start running before 6am) so you view of Mount Fuji isn't covered in clouds... although even that isn't a guarantee!

Helpful?
1 Thank Natalie P

Travellers who viewed Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine also viewed

Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun
Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun
 
Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun
Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun
 

Been to Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?