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A small village in a scenic setting with eight ponds and views of Mt Fuji, complete with food and souvenirs shops.
Designated a natural monument of Japan, Oshino Hakkai houses a range of springwater ponds, filled with the water underflowing Mt Fuji. The mountain’s snowmelt is filtered for about 20 years underground between the layer of lava, until it turns into springwater for eight different ponds.
Oshino Hakkai, the scenic area with Mt Fuji towering in the backdrop – the sacred mountain full of history and legends, as well as the site of the remains of Asama Shrine and the site for Shinto purity rituals for climbers – became a part of the Mt Fuji World Heritage site.
by NICE BROTERS