The Holy Waters of Oshino Hakkai

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Before the pilgrimage, many would stop to wash themselves in water sources fed from Mt. Fuji. One such spot was Oshino Hakkai Spring, where there are eight ponds fed by the snow melted from Mt. Fuji that filtered down eventually resurfacing 80 years later.

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As a result, the humanly-unaltered water is so transparent that you can see every detail. Regarded as sacred, its beauty is truly mesmerizing. With the area designed to look like a traditional Japanese village and the iconic mountain in the background, you will feel like you are stepping into the shoes of a pilgrim.

Hours: 9am – 5pm
Admission: 300 yen
Address: Shibokusa, Oshino-mura, Minami-tsuru-gun
Access: 15-min bus ride from Fujisan Station on the Fujikyuko Line, get off at Oshino Hakkai Stop

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