Yamanashi is famous for its clean water.
Oshino Hakkai is a spot where you can admire the beautiful water representative of Yamanashi.
When you hear the name “Oshino Hakkai,” there may be few people who wonder, “What kind of place is this?”
In this article, we will introduce Oshino Hakkai, located in Yamanashi Prefecture.
Who is Oshino Hakkai? Prerequisite knowledge to enjoy sightseeing even more
Oshino Hakkai, a natural monument, is a spring pond whose water source is underground water from Mt. Fuji.
Oshino Hakkai, which has the history and legends of the sacred site of the Fuji faith, the purification place of the Fujidoers, and the scenic aquascape with the Mt. It has been.
The melting snow that falls on Mt. Fuji is filtered through underground impermeable layers of lava over several decades, resulting in crystal clear water. It is beautiful and mysterious, and the sight of Mt. Fuji reflected in the water, colored by the changing seasons, seems to gently appeal to visitors to the true nature of water and its beauty that should be protected.
History of Oshino Hakkai and World Heritage Sites
Oshino Hakkai was designated as a national natural monument in 1934 due to its “shape, water quality, water volume, conservation status, landscape, Buddhist philosophy (Fuji worship), etc.”
In 1985, it was selected as one of the top 100 famous waters in Japan by the Environment Agency.
Additionally, in 1993, it was designated as one of the prefecture’s 100 Scenic Views of Mt.Fugaku.
In June 2013, Oshino Hakkai, which has the history and legends of the sacred site of the Fuji faith, the purification place of the Fujidoers, and the beautiful aquascape with the backdrop of Mt. It has been certified as part of the World Heritage Site of Mt. Fuji.
Oshino Hakkai Access/Parking
Oshino Hakkai is rented out to nearby residents as a parking lot.
When I visited Oshino Hakkai, I parked my bike at the Osada parking lot.
Oshino Hakkai business hours
Oshino Hakkai’s business hours are 24 hours.
Oshino Hakkai walking video
I made a walking video of Oshino Hakkai to convey the atmosphere.
I would be happy if you could take a look at it as a reference for your trip.