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Yamanashi

Get closer to Mount Fuji and the Five Lakes

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Upcoming Yamanashi Events

Theo Jansen Exhibition

Theo Jansen Exhibition

Apr 24th - Jun 22nd

A special exhibition taking place at the Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art looks at the works of Theo Jansen (1948 -), a Dutch..

4 ¥840
Lake Yamanaka Fireworks Festival

Lake Yamanaka Fireworks Festival

Early Aug

Four simultaneous firework displays lasting one hour at the Firework Festival at Lake Yamanaka, one of the Five Fuji Lakes in Yamanashi..

2 Free
Mount Fuji Long Ride

Mount Fuji Long Ride

Early Sep

Japan's premiere cycling event—the annual Mount Fuji Long Ride—invites cycling veterans and beginners alike to the foothil..

5 ¥4,000

Where to eat in Yamanashi

Otto Sette 13

Otto Sette

Valerie Kor

OTTO SETTE, a true Italian fine dining experience in RISONARE Yatsugatake. Only fresh, seasonal ingredients from the region ar..

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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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