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Fujiyoshida Travel guide
Fujiyoshida : Michelin's recommendations
Thirteen centuries ago Fujiyoshida was a stopover for pilgrims en route to Mt Fuji. They used to build their strength up with hearty udon noodle dishes, which became the city's culinary speciality. Due to its location the city tends to be busy. Its main attractions are the Local History Museum, offering an insight into the saga of the pilgrimages, and Sengen-jinja, a 17C temple nestled in a superb cedar wood, dedicated to gods who protect from fire. At the end of August, a spectacular festival with 3m-high bonfires is held to mark the end of the Mt Fuji climbing season.