Things to Do in Yamanashi

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If you're visiting Yamanashi, check out this list of top tips and things to do to make the most of your time there.

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Tsuru is a remote city in Yamanashi Prefecture near the base of Mt. Fuji that's renowned for having the Yamanashi Prefectural Maglev Exhibition Center.


Kofu is surrounded by mountains, with Mount Fuji, Mount Kimpu, Mount Shirane and Mount Kai-koma enclosing Yamanashi Prefecture's capital.

Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park

With a pristine location near the base of Mt. Fuji, Fuji-Q Highland theme park offers fantastic views from towering rides that will please even the most extreme thrill seekers.

Iyashino-Sato Nenba Healing Village

Iyashino-Sato Nenba Healing Village is located on the northwest end of Lake Saiko in Yamanashi Prefecture. Explore the restored village of thatched roof houses featuring traditional Japanese culture. Enjoy incredible views of Mt. Fuji, too!

Shosenkyo Gorge

Shosenkyo Gorge is a beautiful strip along the Arakawa River in Yamanashi Prefecture. Especially beautiful in the autumn, Shosenkyo is filled with waterfalls, rock formations, stone cliffs, and incredible natural sights in all directions.