Fuji, Shizuoka

city in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan

Fuji (富士市, Fuji-shi) is a Japanese city in eastern Shikuoka Prefecture on the island of Honshū. It is near Mount Fuji.

It has been recognized as a special city since 2001.[1]


Yoshiwara — ukiyo-e woodblock print by Hiroshige, circa 1830s

In the Edo period, Yoshiwara (吉原, Yoshiwara-juku) was the 14th of the 53 shogunate-maintained waystations (shuku-eki) along the Tōkaidō road which connected Edo and Kyoto.[2]

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  1. Jacobs, A.J. "Japan's Evolving Nested Municipal Hierarchy: The Race for Local Power in the 2000s," Urban Studies Research (2011), Table 3; retrieved 2012-12-18.
  2. Nussbaum, "Tōkaidō" at p. 973.

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