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Fujinomiya
富士宮市
Mount Fuji and Fujinomiya City Office

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Location of Fujinomiya in Shizuoka
Fujinomiya is located in Japan
Fujinomiya
Coordinates: 35°13′N 138°37′E / 35.217°N 138.617°E / 35.217; 138.617
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Shizuoka
Government
 - Mayor Naoyoshi Komuro
Area
 - Total 314.81 km2 (121.5 sq mi)
Population
(February 2009)
122,383
 - Density 389/km2 (1,007.5/sq mi)
City Symbols
 - Tree Maple
 - Flower Fujizakura
 - Bird Skylark
Website Fujinomiya City
Phone number 0544-22-1119
Address

150 Yumizawachō, Fujinomiya-shi, Shizuoka-ken
418-8601

Fujinomiya (富士宮市 Fujinomiya-shi ?) is a city located in north-central Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. The town is an upland plateau on the foothills and lower slopes of Mount Fuji with an altitude ranging from 35 meters to 3336 meters. The average temperature is 15.6 deg C. Much of the city lies within the borders of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.

Fujinomiya is known as one of the basic starting points for climbing trips to Mount Fuji, the summit of which is partly within the borders of the city. As of 2009, the city has an estimated population of 122,383 and the density of 389 persons per km². The total area is 314.81 km².

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History

Fujinomiya is an ancient settlement, developing as a market town associated with the Ichinomiya, or supreme Shinto shrine of Suruga Province, the Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha (富士山本宮浅間大社 ?). It was also a post town (fortified during the Sengoku period) on the primary route connecting Suruga with Kai Province. British consul Sir Rutherford Alcock made the first recorded ascent on Mount Fuji by a non-Japanese from Fujinomiya in 1860.

The modern city was established on June 1, 1942.

Around March 31, 2010, the town of Shibakawa will be merged into the city of Fujinomiya, and Fuji District will cease to exist.[1]

Transportation

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Railways

Roads

Bus

Tourism

  • Fujinomiya has many geoological assets connected with Mt. Fuji. For example: Shiraito Falls, Wakutama springs, Lake Tanuki, Otodome Falls, Asagiri Plateau, Hitoana-caves
  • Fujinomiya is famous for yakisoba noodles (富士宮やきそば Fujinomiya yakisoba ?)

Festivals

  • Hatsumōde(Fujisan Hongu Sengen-shrine)
  • Oyamabiraki (opening of climbing season) July 1
  • Gojinka-festival(August)
  • Fujinomiya autumn festival(November 3・4・5)

Sister cities

Sightseeing

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Notable natives

References

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