is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture.
Fuji is the 3rd largest city in terms of population in Shizuoka
Prefecture, trailing Hamamatsu
. Located on the banks
of the Fuji
River, it enjoys a good view of Mount Fuji, part of whose summit is within the city
The city economy is industrial, and the city has
hosted numerous paper factories including Nippon Paper Industries
Daishowa Paper Industries) and Oji
since the Meiji
In the Edo period
, the Tōkaidō
passed through the area
that is now Fuji, with a post station at Yoshiwara-juku
- 1889 - With the establishment ordinance for municipalities, the
town of Yoshiwara (吉原町) and the villages of Shimada (島田村) Denbō
(伝法村), Imaizumi (今泉村), Motoyoshiwara (元吉原村), Sudo (須津村), Yoshinaga
(吉永村), Harada (原田村), Ōbuchi (大淵村), Kajima (加島村), Tagoura (田子浦村),
Iwamatsu (岩松村), and Takaoka (鷹岡村) in Fuji District were formed within the
current city limits.
- August 1, 1929 - Kajima Village is renamed Fuji Town.
- January 1, 1933 - Takaoka Village becomes Takaoka Town
- April 1, 1940 - Shimada Village merged into Yoshiwara
- April 3, 1941 - Denbō Village merged into Yoshiwara Town.
- June 14, 1942 - Imaizumi Village merged into Yoshiwara
- April 1, 1948 - Yoshiwara Town becomes Yoshiwara City.
- March 31, 1954 - Tagoura Village and Iwamatsu Village merge
with Fuji Town to form Fuji City.
- February 11, 1955 - Motoyoshiwara, Sudo, Yoshinaga, and Harada
villages merge with Yoshiwara City.
- April 1, 1955 - Ōbuchi Village merged with Yoshiwara City.
- April 1, 1956 - Ukijima and San area from Hara Town, Suntō District merged with
- November 1, 1966 - Fuji and Yoshiwara merge together with
Takaoka Town to form the new city of Fuji.
- April 1, 2001 - Fuji is proclaimed a Special City by the central
- November 1, 2008 - Fujikawa
District merged with Fuji City.
- The Bishamonten Festival is one of the three big Daruma festivals in Japan.
- The Yoshiwara Gion Festival is held on the second Saturday and
Sunday of June.
- Fuji Festival is held on the fourth Saturday of July
- The Karigane Festival is held on the first Saturday of