Spots in Yamanashi Area

  • Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum
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    4.0
    603 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamanashi Minamitsuru-gun Fujikawaguchikomachi Kawaguchi 3077-20
    This music box museum is located at Kawaguchiko Town, Minamitsuru County, Yamanashi Prefecture. In addition to music boxes playing, there are live concerts too, so you can enjoy historical works and performances of the music box. Inside is a flower garden, with flowers in each season decorated the garden, so, in conjunction with the surrounding buildings, you can feel as though you are in a different country. There is also a museum shop where you can buy souvenirs, and a restaurant where you can get a meal.

    Interesting place , many automatic organ from 1890-1905 , still working fine. Staff is very kind and willing to explain. They have some scheduled events to show “concerts” of some very ancient and...

  • Hottarakashi Onsen Acchi-no-yu and Kocchi-no-yu
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    4.0
    419 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamanashi Pref. Yamanashishi Yatsubo 1669-18
    With Mt. Fuji straight ahead and the Kofu Basin down below, great views can be had while taking a bath in this hot spring. The bath opens one hour before sunrise so opening hours vary depending on the season. The spring water in the Kocchi-no-yu bath is completely colorless and transparent while the freshly poured bath water in the Acchi-no-yu bath is a clear and bright yellowish brown color. The water is said to be good for those who are overly sensitive to the cold, those who have nerve pains, and also aids fatigue recovery. The new water sources make it more difficult to catch a chill after the bath and cause little irritation to the skin so it is good for children or the elderly. As well as hot spring baths, there are souvenir shops, snack bars, restaurants and outdoor viewing terraces on site.

    A nice little onsen, hotspring, (went to the higher PH one) with three baths. A nice relaxing soak after two days of walking the mountains of Yamanashi. On a good day you also get a great view of Mt...

  • Mt. Fuji
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi / Shizuoka prefecture
    This is an elegant mountain which is certainly also a symbol of Japan, which is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776 meters. Mt. Fuji is also often the theme of artistic inspiration such as Hokusai Katsushika: “Fugaku Sanjurokkei” (Thirty-six Sceneries of Mt. Fuji). Also, Mt. Fuji is also the place where the “Mt. Fuji faith” started and it is revered as a sacred mountain in which a deity resides. In 2013 it was registered with World Cultural Heritage as “Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration”. There are four climbing routes including the Yoshida Route, the Subashiri Route, the Gotemba Route and the Fujinomiya Route. Since the opening periods vary depending on which mountain trail you choose, it is necessary to confirm in advance whether your intended route is open.
  • Lake Kawaguchi
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Prefecture Minamitsuru-gun Fuji Kawaguchiko Town
    Lake Kawaguchi is located at the lowest elevation of the Fuji Five Lakes. It also has the longest shoreline, about 20 kilometers, of any of the lakes and affords spectacular views of the magnificent Mt. Fuji. The area is a popular resort attracting many visitors with so many things to do such as the Music Forest Museum, pleasure cruises, campsites and hotels. The lake is registered as a World Heritage site as part of the Fujisan cultural site, ‘Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration’.

    Cest surtout le tour du lac kawaguchi qu il est intéressant de faire en sarrêtant à chacun des 7 dieux de la chance. Nous nous sommes arrêté à la déesse de leau alors qu un orage soudain nous a...

  • Suntory Hakushu Distillery and Suntory Natural Mineral Water Minami Alps Hakushu Plant
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    4.5
    367 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Hokuto-shi Hakushucho Torihara 2913-1
    "This malt whiskey distillery, also known as the ""Forest Distillery"", is located in the foothills of the Southern Alps approximately 20 minutes by car from Kobuchizawa Interchange on the Chuo Expressway. On the grounds is the ""Whiskey Museum"" where visitors can learn about the history of the birth of the single malt whiskey ""Hakushu"", and the worldwide culture of whiskey. There is also a shop that offers goods limited to the distillery, as well as restaurants and bars featuring seasonal dishes made from local produce. There is no charge for admission but reservations (at least one day in advance) are required. A factory tour (including tasting) is also available (fees apply)."

    This was a great day out from Tokyo and I would highly recommend it. I used a standard Passmo card for the return journey from Shinjuku to Kobuchizawa. If you turn left when leaving Kobuchizawa...

  • Takeda-jinja Shrine
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    4.0
    452 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Koufushi Kofuchumachi 2611
    Takeda Shingen, a pre-eminent daimyo from the Sengoku (warring states) period, is enshrined here as a deity. It is said that for those praying at this shrine, not only luck in competitive games can be attained, but you can also be rewarded with a stronger mind to better oneself. In addition, through its efforts to attain prosperity in agriculture, commerce, and industry, the enshrined deity draws many worshipers as the god of industry and economy. The sanctuary within the grounds of the shrine houses a host of treasures such as a Kamakura period sword, Yoshioka-ichimonji, designated a national important cultural property. The Tsutsujigasaki-yakata Ruins, a national historic monument of Japan, is the place where three generations of the Takeda family, Nobutora, Shingen, and Katsuyori, actually lived. Festivals are held throughout the year and attract many, many people.

    This shrine is dedicated to Shingen Takeda who was a famous Samurai in the Sengoku period. He was so strong in wars that this shrine is known as giving luck to a battle. The precinct has wide space...

  • Roadside Station Doshi
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    3.5
    107 Reviews
    Transportation
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugundoushimura 9745
    Roadside Station Doshi provides all sorts of information including tourist information on Doshi Village, events and special products. In the restaurant you can enjoy some original dishes made with ingredients freshly harvested from the village. They also have a dessert menu with dishes made with watercress, a special product of Doshi. The shop sells Doshi pork related products, vegetables and edible wild plants from local farmers, river fish, and shichiri miso, etc. They also have a range of vases and woodwork products on sale too. Events are sometimes held depending on the season.

    4/13に訪問。天気が良かったので、道志みちを通ってこちらまでドライブ。みち沿いと道の駅裏手の川沿いに多くはないですが桜が植わっています。満開を迎えていて、道の駅の駐車場は、混雑していました。とくにバイクのほうは。

  • Lake Yamanaka
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanakako village Minamitsuru gun Yamanashi prefecture
    Located to the northeast of Mt. Fuji at an approximate altitude of 980 meters, Lake Yamanaka is the largest of the Fuji Five Lakes in terms of surface area. With very comfortable temperatures of around 20 degrees in the summer the place is known as a summer resort alongside Karuizawa and Hakone. There are a range of tourist facilities such as guest houses, sports facilities, fishing spots, literature museums, and art galleries, etc.

    山中湖の湖畔で打ちあがる花火大会です。4か所から打ちあがる為、色々な場所で花火鑑賞を楽しめます。駐車場確保が一苦労しました。

  • Narusawa Hyoketsu Ice Cave
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    4.0
    298 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunnarusawamura 8533
    This is a cave located at the eastern entrance to the “Aokigahara Jukai” (sea of trees) forest, and is one of the sightseeing spots within the Fuji Five Lakes area. In 864 A.D., when Mt. Nagao, a flank volcano of Mt. Fuji erupted, the red hot lava flow descended down between the ancient parasitic volcanoes creating this cave. The average temperature within the cave is as low as three degrees, and it is covered with ice year round. It was designated by the Ministry of Education as a Natural Monument in 1929.

    Interesting cave. No ice though in the autumn time though. Kinda like a slippery slide t get down in it. I was on my hands and knees. Pretty good value for money.

  • Fuji-Q Highland
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamanashi Pref. Fujiyoshidashi Shinnishihara 5-6-1
    This amusement park is located near Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi. The park's most popular attractions are its many large thrill rides including FUJIYAMA, a roller coast boasting a maximum height of 79 meters. The park is also famous for being the home of a number of newsworthy attractions including the Super Scary Labyrinth of Fear, the world's longest and scariest haunted house, as well as Thomas Land, an outdoor Thomas the Tank Engine theme park. The nearest station to the park is Fuji-Q Highland station on the Fujikyuko Line.
  • Itchiku Kubota Art Museum
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    4.5
    360 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Kawaguchi 2255
    This three Michelin star art museum exhibits the kimono of textile artist Itchiku Kubota. Kubota established a unique dyeing technique called ''Itchiku Tsujigahana'' after having been fascinated by the Tsujigahana style of fabric dyeing that flourished in the Muromachi Period before suddenly dying out. The museum displays Takeda's ''Symphony of Light'' series, which features kimono with themes including the four seasons, the ocean, and the universe. It also displays kimono featuring motifs of the many faces shown by Mt. Fuji in different weather conditions.

    The ambiance of this little museum is lovely - it’s a perfect way to spend an afternoon strolling through the indoor/outdoor space and the kimono collection is stunning in person. Beautiful little...

  • Kitaguchihongu Fuji Sengenjinja
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    4.5
    262 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Fujiyoshidashi Kamiyoshida 5558
    This shrine boasts some 1,900 years of history and is also known as the starting point for the Mt. Fuji Yoshida Trail. The shrine flourished in the Edo period as a center for Mt. Fuji worship, and one can still sense the vestiges of this period on the shrine’s extravagant grounds. The goddess of Mt. Fuji, Konohanasakuya-hime, is enshrined here, and it is said she grants easy childbirth and the prevention of fires. The Yoshida Fire Festival, considered one of Japan’s top three unusual festivals, is held here very year on August 26 and 27.

    This was a pretty neat shrine. It was much more ornate on the inside than many we have seen. Worth a stop on your trip to visit Mt Fuji.

  • Oshino Hakkai Springs
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunoshinomura Shibokusa
    Oshino Hakkai Springs is a collection of eight spring water ponds created from water from Mt. Fuji. The springs are revered as a place of pilgrimage for many people. The place was also registered as a World Heritage site as an integral part of Mt. Fuji due to being an historical sacred place of Sengen Shrine, and an historical place for people on the road to Mt. Fuji to perform a purification ceremony, as well as because of its mysterious beauty.
  • Minobusan Kuonji Temple
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    4.5
    241 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamikomagunminobuchou Minobu 3567
    High Priest Nichiren entered Kuonji Temple at Mt. Minobu where he remained for his entire life teaching his disciples. This sacred place where Nichiren devoted his life to reciting the Lotus Sutra draws many worshipers as the head temple of the Nichiren sect. Many annual events are also held here. The Setsubun Ritual held in February attracts tens of thousands of people. In the grounds of the temple are drooping trees said to be 400 years old. The place is well known as a cherry blossom viewing spot with beautiful pale pink flowers showing their full glory during the spring.

    There is a lot of history here and participating in morning prayer (5:30AM) whether you follow the faith or not provides for a relaxing and unique introspective experience. The ropeway to Mt Minobu...

  • Fujiten Snow Resort
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    3.5
    129 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunnarusawamura Fuji 8545-1
    Fujiten Snow Resort is a ski resort in a great location where you can enjoy skiing and snowboarding while taking in the views of Mt. Fuji. There are a variety of slopes aimed at children beginners and slopes for more advanced skiers. All equipment can be rented at the resort. Outside of winter you can enjoy mountain biking grass skiing sledding and more. In October 2009 the snow resort was selected as ‘a sacred place for lovers’ as it’s one of the best places to propose marriage to a loved one. Events on love life and marriage are held here from time to time.

    My 2 little kids had travel trip in Tokyo with my wife and I during the chinese new year, we had picked this snow park for family snow activities and I planned my kids to join the ski lesson...

  • Maizuru Castle Park
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    3.5
    285 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Koufushi Marunouchi 1
    This castle park is located in Kofu City, Yamanashi Prefecture. Originally the site of Kofu Castle, built at the end of the 16th century, today parts of the castle ruins are a public park. The area in and around the park features a number of historic sites that help visitors imagine what the castle would have looked like in its heyday. These include Yuki Bridge, the castle quarry, and Inari Yagura Tower. The park has a great team of volunteer tour guides.

    Basically just the ruins of castle. While it can be a great view, the steps up are steep and uneven with no handrails.

  • Yamanashi Prefectural Maglev Exhibition Center
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    4.0
    193 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamanashi Pref. Tsurushi Ogatayama 2381
    This facility in Tsuru City, Yamanashi Prefecture is a place where people can learn first-hand how superconducting magnetic levitation (SCMaglev) railways work. Visitors can also watch tests on the Yamanashi maglev test line or check out models and exhibits that introduce SCMaglev technology and the Chuo Shinkansen. The adjacent Waku-waku Yamanashi-kan features an area with tourist information on Yamanashi Prefecture on its second floor, while its first flour features a shop that offers local products.

    Even if you only have a passing interest in trains (or even none at all!) this is well worth calling into if youre on your way to Fuji. The staff were all very helpful - enthusiastic even to help...

  • Yamanashi Fuefukigawa Fruit Park
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    4.0
    187 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamanashi Yamanashi-shi Ezohara 1488
    Yamanashi Fuefukigawa Fruit Park is located in the middle of the Fruit Line connecting Fuefuki-shi and Yamanashi-shi, and the view of the Kofu Basin from the hilltop overlooking Mt. Fuji. With 6,000 fruit trees planted on its 320,000 m2 site, as well as playground equipment and athletic facilities, the park is a theme park that can be enjoyed all year round.

    It was my first experience visiting Yamanashi. I had the best time. Can easily get a bus from the Shinjuku bus stand near the train station. The prices are a little costly when you reach there...

  • Shosenkyo Gorge Ropeway
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    4.0
    156 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Koufushi Ikarichou 441
    This ropeway is located in Kofu City, Yamanashi Prefecture. Built on a panoramic lookout at the top of Shosenkyo Gorge where the old road meets the new road, the car takes about five minutes to complete a journey. Passengers on the ropeway can enjoy great views of mountains including Mt. Yasaburo, one of Yamanashi's most famous 100 mountains, as well as Mt. Fuji, Southern Japan Alps, and the Chichibu Mountains. The lower station in the foothills features a souvenir shop, while the upper station at the peak features a diner that serves hoto noodles and char.

    Small cable car that takes you to the top of the mountains overlooking Kofu with (on a clear day) a great view of Mount Fuji. Not for the faint of heart if worried about heights.

  • Yamanakako Hot Spa–Benifuji no Yu
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    4.0
    147 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunyamanakakomura Yamanaka 865-776
    This day spa is notable for its popular open-air baths with amazing views of Mt. Fuji. Despite their high alkalinity, its baths have a mild feel on the skin. They are also known to help get rid of dirt and deadskin giving bathers beautiful skin. In addition to two types of open-air baths, a lie-down bath, and jet baths, the spa also features dry and wet sauna. The name of the spa, which opens at 6:00 a.m. on weekends and holidays from December to February, originates from the views of a snow-capped Mt. Fuji dyed red by the sunrise that its baths offer.

    Decided to combine this with our Chureito Pagoda visit. The bus ride from Mount Fuji station was fairly straightforward. There are separate areas for male and female - blue for male, red for female...

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Yamanashi prefecture is the proud home of one of Japan’s most celebrated icons: Mount Fuji. Although the mountain straddles both Yamanashi and Shizuoka, the most breathtaking views of Fuji-san can be seen from the Fuji Five Lakes north of the mountain in Yamanashi prefecture. The plethora of outdoor activities in and around the lakes all have the benefit of the country’s highest mountain as their backdrop, and we can assure you that it is an unforgettable sight.

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