Kodomari Fuji sits atop a large block of buried lava, for this area was formed when lava cooled and solidified during the collapse of the Yatsugatake Mountain range in a major eruption 200,000 years ago. The small forest nearby, the valley that continues beyond it, and the land you stand on are all the result of the grand passage of time.
There were many settlements here in the Jomon period. As time passed, this beautiful Satoyama with abundant water and mild climate has been cherished as an important Kanda (a place to grow rice dedicated to the gods) of Suwa Taisha Shrine.
Kodomari Fuji is nestled in a small village in Fujimi Town on the border of Nagano and Yamanashi Prefectures. The villagers live in harmony with nature along with many folktales. Down through the ages, the people of this village have always looked after the land, which is perhaps why this place feels so natural.
Allow the Satoyama landscape, where people and nature coexist, to soothe your heart. Later, revisit the scenery of Kodomari Fuji through your memories.