The word “jinja” means shrine in Japanese. This shrine is surrounded by thick cider forest,having more than 1900 years history. In the year of 110, an Emperor named Yamatotakerunomikoto visited here and built a large Torii gate in order to watch and pay respect to Mt.Fuji. Later a lot of religeous Mt.Fuji climbers who wanted to purify themselves visited here and pray for safety for their climbing and started climbing through the gate to Mt.Fuji in the precinct.
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