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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Mount Kita

The second highest mountain in Japan after Mount Fuji, this summit stands tall at 3,193 meters. Part of the Akaishi mountain range in the Japanese Southern Alps

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Mount Aino

With its height of 3,189 meters, this summit is the fourth highest in Japan. Mount Aino, called Aino-dake in Japanese, located on the border between the prefect

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Mount Nishinotori

One of Japan's 21 mountains over 3,000 meters, this is one of the major peaks of the Akashi mountain range in the Southern Japanese Alps. Boasting a height of 3

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Mount Senjo

Best climbed from mid-May through November, this mountain's summit measures 3,032.5 meters in height. Mount Senjo, or Senjogatake in Japanese, in the northern p

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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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HOSHINOYA Fuji

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Ginkaifujien

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