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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

Early - Late Feb

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

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Shingen-ko Festival in Kofu City

Shingen-ko Festival in Kofu City

Early - Mid Apr

Shingen-ko is the biggest samurai festival in Japan. The festival takes place in spring and the highlight is a procession through..

5 Free
Hina Doll Festival in Enzan

Hina Doll Festival in Enzan

Feb 11th - Apr 18th

Antique hina doll sets from the Meiji and Showa Eras, as well as special hanging hina decorations and beautifully made padded fabric..

4 ¥300

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Shakushiyama Gateway Camp

Shakushiyama Gateway Camp

Kim

One incredible glamping destination in Japan can be found at the Shakushiyama Gateway Camp, which boasts some incredible views of..

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Kozantei Ubuya 10

Kozantei Ubuya

Peter Lin

Kozantei Ubuya is an excellent traditional Ryokan in Kawaguchiko. It offers excellent food, great views of Mt. Fuji and a relaxing..

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Fuefuki Spring Festival

Fuefuki Spring Festival

Kim

The Fuefuki area of Yamanashi Prefecture is renowned for its springtime beauty. Though there are plenty of cherry blossom trees..

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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 km²

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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