About Yamanashi
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 is a mountain climber’s delight, while also offering much more for others.

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!

Things to Do in Yamanashi

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Hidden Gems At Lake Yamanaka

Strolling from end to end of the Mt. Fuji tourist area

Lake Yamanaka, Yamanashi

Mt. Fuji lake area with stunning views and lots to do

Erinji Temple in Autumn

Ladies in kimono, drying persimmons and lucky light

Autumn Hiking in Nishizawa Valley

One beautiful vista after another

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Mount Fuji Activities

More than just a mountain

A great 1 day trip. Thank you for sharing

Benifuji no Yu Onsen

Onsen at Lake Yamanaka with beautiful views of Mt. Fuji

Amazing Photos and look totally worth trying!

Oshino Hakkai

Thatched roofs, sacred ponds and views of Mount Fuji

Beautiful Pics :)

Lake Yamanaka, Yamanashi

Mt. Fuji lake area with stunning views and lots to do

Very sunny and tranquil!