Chureito Pagoda: Stairways to the Heaven

ENGLISH & ESPAÑOL

Chureito Pagoda 忠霊塔 (Japan) is a pagoda on a mountainside with Mount Fuji & Fujiyoshida City views that was built in 1963 as a peace memorial being part of the Arakura Sengen Shrine

The location offers stunning views of Mt Fuji and Fujiyoshida from the top of the mountain after climbing up its 400 steps

Chureito Pagoda 忠霊塔 es un pagoda situado en lo alto de la montaña que ofrece vistas al Monte Fuji y a la ciudad de Fujiyoshida. Fué construido en 1963 como un monumento de paz formando parte del santuario Arakura Sengen

HOW TO GET THERE

From Kawaguchiko Station, you can take the Fujikyu Railway Line to Shimo-Yoshida Station at 300 yen. The journey takes about 10 minutes by train.

Para llegar aquí hay que coger el tren desde la estación de Kawaguchiko con la línea Fujikyu hasta la estación de Shimo-Yoshida. El coste del trayecto es de 300 yen y tarda unos 10 minutos

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Arakura Sengen Shrine is about 10-15 minutes walking distance from Shimoyoshida Station. There are indications on the way, so it’s hard to get lost.

El santuario Arakura Sengen está a unos 10-15 minutos de distancia a pie desde la estación de trenes de Shimoyoshida. Hay bastantes indicaciones durante el trayecto, lo cuál es difícil perderse

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EXPLORING AROUND

On the way to Arakura Sengen, you may have a walk by the town. I found really beautiful its streets and views. Worth to spend 15 minutes strolling around

Durante el trayecto al santuario, hay un pequeño pueblo que vale la pena recorrer. Es bastante tradicional-moderno y tiene unas vistas estupendas. Vale la pena perder 15 minutos en dar una vuelta

Once arrived to Arakura Sengen, you may follow the stairs to the pagoda. During the climbing, there are some photo spots located on the right side. From these spots you will have awesome views of the city and Mt Fuji, but not as beautiful as the top of the mountain though.

Una vez que se llega a Arakura Sengen, simplemente hay que seguir las escaleras hacia el pagoda. Durante la subida, hay unas vistas increibles a mano derecha para sacar unas fotos maravillosas del Monte Fuji y su ciudad.

Views of Mt Fuji from one of these spots

 

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On the way up, you may find several spots from the stairs. Worth to keep looking behind to don’t miss any chance since the combination of the Mt Fuji + vegetation offers a great composition

Durante la subida, os recomiendo que os vayáis girando y observeis las vistas, ya que la combinación de la vegetación con el Monte Fuji ofrece unas vistas increíbles

Once arrived to the pagoda after 10 minutes of walk, simply follow the road located on the right side to reach to the top for a better views of the area

Después de subir durante unos 10 minutos, se llegará al pagoda. Momento para fotos, un descanso y continuar por el camino situado a mano derecha hasta la cima

Finally on the top, one of the most beautiful views of Fuji will be spotted right behind of the pagoda

Llegados a la cima, el esfuerzo se verá recompensado con una de las mejores vistas que jamás verás en Japón. Justo detrás del pagoda, podrás jugar con la cámara y sacar las fotos necesarias

I hope this little guide has been helpful and you have enjoyed of this wonderful place

DETAILS

  • Location: Chureito Pagoda 忠霊塔 @ Arakura Sengen, Fujiyoshida
  • Transportation: Fujikyu Railway Line to Shimo-Yoshida Station
  • Time spent: 4 hours
  • Weather conditions: Sunny. However, was cloudy and with showers the rest of the days.
  • Season: Early October
  • Score: 10/10

 

2 thoughts on “Chureito Pagoda: Stairways to the Heaven

  1. Thank you for sharing!!! Looks absolutely heavenly!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks to you for having a look! I bet that during the blossom season should be even more heavenly 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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