The Chureito Pagoda is a monument dedicated to the war dead in Arakurayama. It is part of the Arakurayama Sengen Park. In mid-April, the park turns into a sea of cherry blossoms as more than 650 cherry trees of the Somei Yoshino variety start to bloom. The sight of the five-storied pagoda monument, the cherry blossoms, and Mt. Fuji in the distance has made this one of the most popular tourist spots among both Japanese and foreign travelers.
Photograph provided by Yamanashi Tourism Organization