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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Autumn Hiking in Nishizawa Valley

One beautiful vista after another

A Very Big Rock and Wildflowers

Sightseeing on the Kawakami-Makioka Line in Yamanashi

Mountain Hiking Trails in Yamanashi

At 2,365m above sea level on Ōdarumi Pass

Dream Garden on Top of the World

Yume-no-Teien in Yamanashi Prefecture

Community discussion

Benifuji no Yu Onsen

Onsen at Lake Yamanaka with beautiful views of Mt. Fuji

I've tried this so many times and I would love to do it again and again....onsen is the best! So relaxing...it soothes tired body and mind... looking for another opportunity next time ...very nice capture...

Mt. Fuji & Yamanakako before Dawn

The silent world of Lake Yamanaka before sunrise

Such a calm deep blue.

Hōtō

Yamanashi's traditional taste

Tried hoto once at Yamanashi, and the taste was satisfying. I think it was suitable with the mild air of the surrounding area. It was simple yet tasty. Worth trying. :)

Kai Hoto Shingenyakata at Fuji-Q

A cross between a museum and a classy restaurant

Wow, this is such an interesting place to have Hoto, I have tried Hoto noodle once and I think the taste was suitable for the mild air around Mt Fuji. Maybe I shall try to have it here at the next visit....