The Mount Fuji World Heritage Center in Yamanashi 富士山世界遺産センター

Between north and south

In June 2016, Yamanashi Prefecture inaugurated its new Mount Fuji World Heritage Center in Kawaguchiko celebrating the environment and the universal heritage value of the sacred mountain of the archipelago. This new museum offers a new museum experience thanks to many innovative digital devices.

In the south, tradition and innovation


In the south hall, a state-of-the- art museum experience awaits you. Skillfully blending "classic" exhibition devices, traditional craftsmanship and the latest digital innovations, the place manages to create ideal conditions for visitors to experience the beauty of Mount Fuji . In the center stands the "Fugaku 360" . This 15 meter wide dome, made of washi paper , a perfect expression of the splendor of traditional Japanese craftsmanship, reproduces Mount Fuji in 1/1000 scale. Rewarded with a "Cool Japan Award" in 2017, this model bears the old name of Mount Fuji: "Fugaku".



Mount Fuji in washi paper


The Fugaku 360 changes color mimicking the changing seasons

Plays of light on its surface and sound backgrounds imitate the changing seasons and times of day for total immersion. A process that is reminiscent of the most famous series of prints by Hokusai “The 36 views of Mount Fuji” where the majestic volcano is successively adorned with blue, brown or red. On the screens placed inside the "Fugaku 360" a video presents its great spiritual value as an object of belief and devotion through the centuries. The second level of the museum exhibits the unique interaction between man and this environment (volcanic activity, climate change, etc.). Finally, let's mention the very beautiful library conserving an impressive fund of works documenting the sacred mountain of the archipelago. Collection of poetry, history books, novels, travel guides; everything is there !

See also: The Sumida Hokusai Museum in Tokyo

L'orage sous le sommet du Mont Fuji

The storm below the summit of Mount Fuji

Library of Congress

For a digital experience


Several digital tools will accompany your discovery of the places. The first of these is an application for smartphones called "Fuji-meguri" (pre-download). It offers themed tours in five languages, showing images and explanatory comments on the screen. Scanning the numerous markers of the printed map on the ground under the "Fugaku 360" allows additional content to be displayed and objects to be animated in augmented reality .

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Remember to download the "Fuji meguri" application

Address, timetable & access

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  • Timetable

    From Shinjuku, take the JR Chuo line to Otsuki (1h30) then the Fuji Kyuko line (40 minutes) to Kawaguchiko. Take the Retro bus (5 min) to the "Prefectural Fuji Visitor Center" stop
  • Price

    Adult: 420 yen (3€20)Students and high school students: 210 yen (1€60)
  • Access

    From April 1 to June 30, open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. From July 1 to September 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. From October 1 to March 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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