Fujinomiya, Shizuoka is famous for its yakisoba. In contrast to ordinary yakisoba, the special feature of the Fujinomiya yakisoba is the firmness of the noodles, brought about by a certain steaming technique. After adding the noodles to the iron hotplate, the noodles are broiled on the hotplate with Worcestershire sauce.
The Gojinka Matsuri in Fujinomiya, Shizuoka is held annually on August 6. Gojinka means “divine fire” and during this festival, a fire is lit at the top of Mt. Fuji. This divine fire is then brought down to the center of the city.
The Otodome Falls in Fujinomiya, Shizuoka is a waterfall near the Mt. Fuji area, part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Its name came from an episode in the Soga Monogatari, where the Soga brothers planned to assassinate one of Minamoto no Yoritomo’s retainers, Kudo Tsuketsune. In order to avoid being overheard, they planned their strategy by the roaring waters of this waterfall.
The Shiraito-no-Taki in Fujinomiya, Shizuoka is a waterfall near Mt. Fuji, part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park and has been protected since 1963 as a Japanese Natural Monument. They were regarded as sacred under the Fuji Cult.
Fuji-san in Fujinomiya, Shizuoka is the highest mountain in Japan, which is also an active stratovolcano. It is known for its exceptionally symmetrical cone and is a well-known symbol of the country, frequently depicted in arts and photographs. It is one of Japan’s “Three Holy Mountains”.
(Photos: Mt. Fuji in different seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter)
The Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha in Fujinomiya, Shizuoka is a Shinto shrine considered as the ichinomiya, or supreme shrine, of the former Suruga Province. It is the head shrine of the 1300 Sengen shrines in Japan. It has an extensive location encompassing downtown Fujinomiya up to the entire top of Mt. Fuji from the 8th stage upwards. Its primary kami is Konohanasakuya-hime.