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Yamanashi

Get closer to Mount Fuji and the Five Lakes

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Mount Fuji Long Ride

Mount Fuji Long Ride

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Japan's premiere cycling event—the annual Mount Fuji Long Ride—invites cycling veterans and beginners alike to the foothil..

Lake Yamanaka Communication.. Sunday - Sep 8th 4 ¥4,000
Will You Fight Or Just Watch?

Will You Fight Or Just Watch?

Cathy Cawood

Epic battle between Uesugi Kenshin and Takeda Shingen re-enacted every year on the banks of the Fuefuki River in Yamanashi. Participation..

Fuefuki City Hall Main Office.. Sunday - Oct 27th 12 Free

Where to eat in Yamanashi

Engawa Cafe 11

Engawa Cafe

Valerie Kor

Engawa cafe in the Yamanashi prefecture is a rustic, vintage cafe situated in the region of Mt Yatsugatake.

Otto Sette 13

Otto Sette

Valerie Kor

OTTO SETTE, a true Italian fine dining experience in RISONARE Yatsugatake. Only fresh, seasonal ingredients from the region ar..

Places to stay in Yamanashi

The Guesthouse Sakuya

The Guesthouse Sakuya

Leslie Taylor

This hotel may be off the beaten path, but that's part its charm. Once you've experienced the private onsen and wonderful..

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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 a..

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Shosenkyo Ropeway

Shosenkyo Ropeway

Cathy Cawood

Take Shosenkyo Ropeway to the summit of Mount Shozaburo for panoramic views of Kofu basin, the Japanese Alps and Mount Fuji. The..

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About 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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