Yamanashi

About Yamanashi

Yamanashi, about 1½ hours from Tokyo, is surrounded by high mountains and is covered by huge beautiful forests, including Mount Fuji and the 5 lakes area. Visitors can hike, mountain climb and relax in the local onsen (hot springs). After your adventures be sure to have some Hoto (a local soup/stew) made with thick noodles and vegetables in a rich miso broth. Yamanashi has three national parks and is famous for growing delicious fruit, especially grapes and plums. Wine lovers the world over are discovering Yamanashi’s Koshu wine, and when you are visiting the area there are winery tours and fruit picking excursions that are fun and delicious. You can also try your hand at making washi paper, or bring home beautiful Yamanashi crystal or silk textiles. Glassware, paper making and weaving are the traditional artistic crafts of the prefecture.

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Lake Kawaguchi

One of the Fuji Five Lakes, Lake Kawaguchi is easily accessible from Tokyo and is one of the most popular places for a Mount Fuji photo. It is especially popula

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Arakura Sengen Jinja Shrine & Chureito Pagoda

Located on a mountainside, this shrine overlooking Fujiyoshida City and Mount Fuji was built in 705. The five-story pagoda belongs to the shrine and was built i

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Fuji Shibazakura Festival

Held from about mid-April to early June, the annual Fuji Shibazakura Festival is a riotous carpet of pink phlox moss flowers growing near Mount Fuji.

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Fuji-Q Highland

Located next to the Kawaguchiko I.C., Fuji-Q Highland features numerous “Guinness-level” attractions, including “Eejanaika,” the roller coaster boasting the hig

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Mount Fuji 5th Station Yoshida Entrance

This station is the 5th point from the base of the Mount Fuji and lies at 2305 meters above sea level. It attracts a lot of tourists as it is easily accessible

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Aokigahara Forest

Aokigahara is a 35 square-kilometer forest at the base of Mout Fuji's northwest side. The area, also known as "the suicide forest," has a somewhat dark reputati

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Mount Fuji 5th Station Yoshida Entrance

This station is the 5th point from the base of the Mount Fuji and lies at 2305 meters above sea level. It attracts a lot of tourists as it is easily accessible

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Aokigahara Forest

Aokigahara is a 35 square-kilometer forest at the base of Mout Fuji's northwest side. The area, also known as "the suicide forest," has a somewhat dark reputati

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Konanso

Situated on the shores of Lake Kawaguchi-ko, this Japanese-style ryokan (inn) offers a panoramic view of Mount Fuji on clear days. Konanso is also famous for it

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Lake Saiko Bat Cave

Situated at the foot of Mount Fuji, this 350-meter long cave is a habitat for 5 different kinds of bats. It is only accessible from April to November. Te cave i

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Nishizawa Gorge

This gorge is followed by a 10km long hiking trail with tall waterfalls and massive rocks. The route is quite steep and takes between 3.5 and 4 hours. The spot

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Yamanaka-ko Community Plaza Kirara

Yamanaka-ko Community Plaza Kirara is a multipurpose complex but is possibly most famous for its boardwalk, which allows a prime position for photographing Moun

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Yamanashi is incredibly close to Tokyo and the metropolitan area, in that the prefecture is literally a train ride away from Shinjuku and the center of Tokyo. T

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HOSHINOYA Fuji

Hoshinoya Fuji is nestled in a tranquil red pine forest, and features a restaurant, bar and guestrooms with Lake Kawaguchi views.

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Ginkaifujien

Located in Yamanakako in the Yamanashi Region, 3.3 km from Lake Yamanaka, Ginkaifujien boasts a barbecue and sun terrace. The accommodation is air conditioned a

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Bacchus Kofu Guesthouse

Bacchus Kofu Guesthouse is situated a 10-minute walk from JR Kofu Station. The property features free WiFi access throughout the entire property, a shared kitch

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Hanayagi no Sho Keizan

Hanayagi no Sho Keizan offers accommodation in Fuefuki. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Each room includes a TV. Certain rooms have a seating area whe

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Yabukiso

Yabukiso offers accommodation in Yamanakako. Free WiFi is offered and free private parking is available on site. The rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. So

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Hotel Sealuck Pal Kofu

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Hotel Sealuck Pal Kofu offers accommodation in Kofu. Free private parking is available on site. Every room at this

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