Fujizuka of Ekoda

The Fujizuka of Ekoda is a replica of the sacred mountain, Mt. Fuji, which was built on the grounds of Sengen Shrine near Ekoda Station. It is commonly called Ekoda Fuji and people climb the mound to worship the deity when the area is open to the public during the first three days of New Years, on July 1, which is the start of mountain climbing season, and in September during a festival.
This fujizuka, which is partly covered with real lava from Mt. Fuji, is one of the largest in Tokyo, and stands about 8 meters in height and 30 meters in diameter. It is designated as one of the nation's important tangible folklore cultural assets.

Although people believed their prayers would be answered if they climbed Mt. Fuji and worshipped the deity, for many, it was a challenge financially and physically. In light of these challenges, a group of Mt. Fuji enthusiasts called Fujiko built the fujizukas, which appeared similar to the real Mt. Fuji. The fujizukas where built in various places beginning in the mid-Edo period through the Meiji period.
It was believed those who climbed and worshiped on a fujizuka would receive the same blessing as those who climbed Mt. Fuji.

Address: 1-59 Kotakecho
Nearest station: Ekoda Station, Seibu Ikebukuro Line
Open: January 1 to 3, July 1, and the second Saturday of September