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Yamanashi

Get closer to Mount Fuji and the Five Lakes

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Kew Gardens Exhibition

Kew Gardens Exhibition

Feb 11th - Mar 28th

A special exhibition taking place at the Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art looks into a range of botanical artworks which were..

1 ¥1,000
Oboshi Park Cherry Blossom Festival

Oboshi Park Cherry Blossom Festival

Mar 20th - Apr 10th

Yamanashi's Oboshi Park is a delight during spring for cherry blossom fans. The grounds here are home to around 2000 cherry..

2 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..

3 ¥300

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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Engawa Cafe 11

Engawa Cafe

Valerie Kor

Engawa cafe in the Yamanashi prefecture is a rustic, vintage cafe situated in the region of Mt Yatsugatake.

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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 sq. km

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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