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Yamanashi

Get closer to Mount Fuji and the Five Lakes

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Lake Yamanaka Diamond Fuji Weeks

Lake Yamanaka Diamond Fuji Weeks

Feb 1st - Feb 22nd

Want to photograph 'Diamond Fuji'? Only in February do the settled weather and the sun's position create the opportunity..

Shores of Lake Yamanaka 2 Free

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Places to stay in Yamanashi

Hamayou Resort 6

Hamayou Resort

Sherilyn Siy

Saiko or Lake Sai is one of the five lakes around Mt. Fuji and is within the borders of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. All guest..

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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 Rakanji, also known as Yasaburodake, for panoramic views of Kofu basin, the Japanese..

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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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