Facility Overview

The Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre, Shizuoka, performs both scientific and educational functions as a key facility to ensure the protection, conservation, presentation and transmission to future generations of world heritage, as set forth in the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, which is the basis for its recognition.


Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre, Shizuoka


5-12, Miya-cho, Fujinomiya-shi, Shizuoka-ken


December 23, 2017

Primary Purpose


Site Area

Approx. 6,100 m2

Building Area

Approx. 2,000 m2

Total Floor Area

Approx. 3,400 m2

Max. Height


No. of Floors

Five floors above ground


Steel structure

Floor Plan

The Centre is comprised of a North Building, West Building
and Exhibition Building; the interior of the Exhibition
Building features exhibits connected via a spiraling slope
(reminiscent of a mountain-climbing trek) running from the
1st floor to the 5th floor (top floor)

Mt. Fuji Viewing

The hall on the top floor of the Exhibition Building and
the Outdoor Terrace offer views of Mt. Fuji unobstructed by
surrounding buildings

Locally-sourced Materials

The wooden lattice on the exterior of the Exhibition
Building is made of locally-sourced materials

Energy Conservation

The Centre seeks to achieve maximum energy conservation
through such design elements as using groundwater for the
reflecting pool as well as the air-conditioning heat

Exterior Plan

In front of the Centre is a shallow, natural spring-fed
water basin which reflects the Centre’s inverted
cone-shaped Exhibition Building, creating a mirror image in
the shape of Mt. Fuji, as well as creating a linking
network with the Sengen Taisha shrine



Created in collaboration with the members of the Sai Laboratory in the Shizuoka University of Art and Culture’s Faculty of Design, the logo is designed to appeal to the sensibilities of the younger generation while remaining clear and accessible to the general public.


It depicts Mt. Fuji using five columns that represent the Centre’s four basic tenets of protection, transmission, interaction and study combined with the individual’s reverence and interest for Mt. Fuji.
The square border is representative of scholarship and the earth, with the downward lines expressing how knowledge is deepened through the study of Mt. Fuji and, where the lines break free of the square border, the wide, solid earth within which a bright future for Mt. Fuji and the Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre, Shizuoka is grounded.