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Yamanashi

Get closer to Mount Fuji and the Five Lakes

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Kofu

Kofu

Kofu is surrounded by mountains, with Mount Fuji, Mount Kimpu, Mount Shirane and Mount Kai-koma enclosing Yamanashi Prefectur...

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Tsuru

Tsuru

Tsuru is a remote city in Yamanashi Prefecture near the base of Mt. Fuji that's renowned for having the Yamanashi Prefectural...

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Fujikawaguchiko

Fujikawaguchiko

Fujikawaguchiko is a popular resort town in the northern foothills of Mount Fuji, and a useful base from which to approach th...

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Fujiyoshida

Fujiyoshida

Fujiyoshida city is located in Yamanashi prefecture and is the gateway to Mt. Fuji. It is the hometown of the picturesque Fuj...

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Konansou Ryokan

Konansou Ryokan

Kim

Konansou is a ryokan accommodation with Mt. Fuji views, delicious Japanese cuisine, and impeccable facilities. If you want an...

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Hottarakashi Onsen

Hottarakashi Onsen

Linka Wade

Hottarakashi Onsen is a fantastic onsen in the hills of Kofu, Yamanashi. If you get the motivation to get up early enough, yo...

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Crystal Sound Museum

Crystal Sound Museum

Cathy Cawood

Crystal Sound is a free museum in Shosenkyo with a collection of precious gemstones from around the world. The museum shop is...

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Shosenkyo Ropeway

Shosenkyo Ropeway

Cathy Cawood

Take Shosenkyo Ropeway to the summit of Mount Rakanji, also known as Yasaburodake, for panoramic views of Kofu basin, the Jap...

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About Yamanashi

Yamanashi
Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Chubu
Island Honshu
Capital Kofu
Population 863,075
Area 4464.99 sq. km

The northern entrance to Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain, and also home to the second highest, Mount Kita, Yamanashi Prefecture (山梨県, Yamanashi-ken) is a mountain climber’s delight, while also offering a lot more.

Fuji-Q Highland, Japan’s most popular original theme park, contains some of the world’s most challenging roller coasters and perhaps the scariest haunted house ever. Visit Kofu Castle and Yamanashi’s many historic temples, including Kuon-ji and Erin-ji, while outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the pristine Fuji Five Lakes and Shosen-kyo.

Many onsens can be found in the Fuefuki area, while the prefecture is also renowned for its fruit, especially peaches and grapes, and houtou, a dish similar to udon. The Suntory Whisky Museum is located in Yamanashi as well!

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