Leisure / Hobbies Spots in Yamanashi Area

  • Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum
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    4.0
    603 Reviews
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    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...

  • Itchiku Kubota Art Museum
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    4.5
    356 Reviews
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    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 kimonos are beautiful, but I would only visit if you are in the area. The gardens in back are pretty. You can sit down for a bite to eat or get something to drink in their little cafe. The...

  • Fujiten Snow Resort
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    3.5
    128 Reviews
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    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 kids really wanted to have fun in snow/ski and Fujiten resort was a good option for us despite most of the snow being man-made at this time of the year. We stayed a few days in Fujikawaguchiko...

  • Fuji-Q Highland
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    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.
  • Yamanashi Prefectural Maglev Exhibition Center
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    4.0
    192 Reviews
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    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
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    Yamanashi Yamanashi-shi Ezohara 1488

    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...

  • Moegi-no-Mura Village
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    4.0
    234 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Hokutoshi Takanechoukiyosato 3545
    This is a small village on the Kiyosato Highland in Takane Town, Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture, surrounded by the nature of Mt. Yatsugatake Nanroku and containing around 25 facilities including restaurants, cafes, shops, a hotel and a music box museum. There is a garden designed by Paul Smither, walking paths and a merry-go-round for taking a leisurely tour with children. They also have plenty of their own local delicacies including local craft beer and beef curry. There are various events held in the village throughout the year.

    The mountainous Kiyosato area at the foot of the towering Yatsugatake mountains has several good roads connecting Yamanashi and parts of Nagano to the north, as well as the quirky little JR Koumi...

  • Sun Meadows Ski Resort and Highland Park
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    4.0
    158 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Hokutoshi Oizumichounishide 8240-1 Kiyosato San Medozu
    This outdoor resort is located in Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture. From the 1,900- meter peak, you can see all of the magnificent Kiyosato Highland and enjoy amazing views of Mt. Fuji and Southern Japan Alps. Guests can enjoy attractions including an athletic park in the summer season and skiing in the winter season. The ski lifts stay in operation even during the off season so that people can enjoy the wild grasses and flowers and the views of Mt. Fuji and other nearby mountains at the peak.

    Winter of 2018 is HUGE in many parts of Japan, but visitors to Tokyo and the Kanto areas are not seeing much of the white stuff, but even if you are short on time and resources, you can still put in...

  • Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art
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    4.5
    150 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Koufushi Kugawa 1-4-27
    This art museum surrounded by the greenery in Kofu City, Yamanashi Prefecture is located inside Prefectural Arts Park. The museum has become known as the the museum of Millet due to its collection centered on the representative works of French painter Jean-Francois Millet. In addition to a gallery focused on painting and sculptures by western artists, the museum also holds a range of events.

    I’ve only toured the museum exhibits once but I often came to visit the gorgeous gardens and walk the grounds. My girlfriend and I came here together and we have wonderful memories of this place. The...

  • YamanashiPrefecturalMakiba Park
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    4.0
    189 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Hokutoshi Oizumichounishide 8240-1
    The public Yatsugatake Ranch is located along the Yatsugatake Kogen Line in Nishiide, Oizumi Town, and this park was created in one section of it. You can see goats and other animals grazing in the pasture, as well as enjoy specialty products made in the prefecture at the restaurant. There’s also a tent selling agricultural products, as well as mountain crop classes and carpentry classes offered at the community hall. An event called the “Makiba Walk” has participants do a circuit around the whole ranch.

    To be honest Makiba Park is not really a park but a pull-off rest area from the road connecting Kobuchizawa down in the valley (with its highway exit and train terminal) with the local resort area...

  • Oshino Shinobi no Sato
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    4.0
    91 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunoshinomura Shibokusa 2845
    This leisure facility in Oshino Village, Minamitsuru County, Yamanashi Prefecture features a number of hands-on attractions to enjoy. These include a number of ninja-related attractions such as the Karakuri House, a house full of ninja tricks, the Ninjutsu Kaiden no Michi athletic experience, a throwing star practice range, and more. Their ninja shows, which feature demonstrations using genuine ninja implements, are also popular. There is also a restaurant that serves Japanese cuisine made with carefully-selected ingredients.

    This was a great stop in our full day of touring Mt. Fuji and Hakone. Staf was very friendly and me and my family had a very good time in the ninja village.

  • Yamanashi Gem Museum
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    4.0
    75 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Funatsu 6713
    Amply demonstrating the beauty of jewels, and built to spread proper information on jewels, Yamanashi Gem Museum displays an array of items, from raw minerals to jewelry gathered from jewelry sites around the world. Yamanashi makes roughly one-fourth of the jewelry manufactured in Japan, so the exhibits here, showing the process from raw mineral to jewel, is certainly worth a look.

    Amazing place,close from Absolutely Fantastic lake Kawaguchico,very Nice exposition, very interesting Museum,I am very glad to be there,Wonderful Gem,THANK YOU VERY MATCH AND GREATEST GRATITUDE FOR...

  • Koshu City Katsunuma Budo no Oka
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    4.0
    82 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Koushushi Katsunumachouhishiyama 5093
    This tourist facility in Kofu City, Yamanashi Prefecture is focused on grapes and wine. The underground wine cave offers brands of wines that have passed the wine quality screening organized by the city. In addition to wine tastings, the facility also offers an area where guests can enjoy wine as part of a meal or a barbeque. The hot springs spa featuring views of Southern Japan Alps, the Kofu Basin, and the Misaka Mountains is also popular.

    I dont know if we were unlucky because we went on a week day, but the place seemed to be half abandoned. You pass by a first building literally abandoned, and then go to the main building were you...

  • Yamanakako Communication Plaza KIRARA
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    4.0
    33 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunyamanakakomura Hirano 479-2
    This multipurpose park located on the shores of Lake Yamanakako featuring a natural turf square, a children's playground, and other facilities is a great place for a picnic. Visitors can also try riding Segway and play tennis, futsal, or other sports. Park-goers can also enjoy stroking the seasonal flowers while walking along the park's Mizu no Promenade or its Mizube no Boardwalk. Theater Hibiki, an amphitheater with room for 8,000 people in the center of the park, can be used to hold a variety of events from sporting competitions to concerts.

    自転車で山中湖を一周した時に寄りました! 富士山がとてもキレイに見ることが出来て大満足です♪ とても寒かったですが良い思い出です!

  • Oishi Park
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Oishi 2585
    This scenic park in Fujikawaguchiko Town, Minamitsuru County, Yamanashi Prefecture on the bank of Lake Kawaguchi features views of both the lake and of Mt. Fuji. On clear days, the park bustles with people enjoying walking or photographing the seasonal flowers. The park is also a children's playground equipped with swings, a sandbox, slides, and more.
  • Narusawa Mt. Fuji Museum
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    3.5
    52 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunnarusawamura Giragono 8532-63
    A place where you can have fun learning various information about Mt. Fuji-from Mt. Fuji's origin, nature at its foot, what the inside looks like, clouds and climate, too-the Narusawa Mt. Fuji Museum has displays divided into five areas with different themes, so you can thoroughly enjoy the charms of Mt. Fuji. At the cafe only open in summer, you can eat the Mt. Fuji sundae (with lava)-an original of the Mt. Fuji Museum.

    This is the place we will get information, whether historical or geographical pertaining to the Mount Fuji of Japan. A must visit place prior your climb of the mountain.

  • Kawaguchiko Museum of Art
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    4.0
    35 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Kawaguchi 3170
    Opened in 1991, the Kawaguchiko Museum of Art is an art museum at the base of Mt. Fuji housing mainly paintings, prints, and photographs depicting Mt. Fuji. It is famous for its Mt. Fuji Photo Award which began in 1999. Every year, there is a period when prize-winning pieces are displayed, drawing in many people.

    The exhibition was alaways very well selected from artists. Give enough spaces for the art pieces. Especially on Mt. Fuji picturesfron many different direction can be seen in this museum.

  • Kawaguchiko Konohana Museum
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    4.0
    37 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Kawaguchi 3026-1
    Modeled after TACIEL ENIT Museum in Tachiel City, the Kawaguchiko Konohana Museum is a museum where you can enjoy the strange world written by Akiko Ikeda using all five senses, and experience the sensation of slipping into another dimension. The restaurant & cafe,Olsson's Strawberry, and the shop are also popular.

    ダヤンファンにはたまらない美術館です。 ダヤンを知らなかった私も楽しむことができました。 作者や物語の背景などもわかりやすく説明してありダヤンの世界に引き込まれファンになってしまいます。 レストランと美術館、お土産屋さんは敷地内ではありますが独立しており美術館に入らなければ料金は掛かりません。 レストランではダヤンの世界観のスイーツを楽しむことができます。 美術館を鑑賞しレストランで寛ぎお土産を購...

  • Hirayama Ikuo Silk Road Museum
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    4.5
    55 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Hokutoshi Nagasakachoukoarama 2000-6
    Displaying the collection of Ikuo Hirayama-who maintained a number of works deeply connected to the Silk Road-the Hirayama Ikuo Silk Road Museum gives you an up-close sense of its culture and art, with works like prehistoric pottery, tomb figures, inlaid glass beads called tombo-dama, and textiles with clear western influence. Also, they host a rich variety of limited-time events.

    While visiting this beautiful area and enjoying the views and autumn foliage we visited the museum. To see the art of this Japanese legend in such a lovely setting was a great part of our tour.

  • Kawaguchiko Muse Museum Yuki Atae Building
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    4.5
    73 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Kodachi 923
    Located in a corner of Yagizaki Park, this art museum features dolls that were made by doll artist Yuki Atae. The dolls are entirely handmade, from body to clothes and accessories, earning worldwide acclaim and praise as cloth sculptures. The interior also features a glass-walled cafe, where you can relax and enjoy beautiful natural views of Lake Kawaguchi and the gardens.

    Great museum with unique exposition! It was both Japanese cultural and great art experiences at the same time.

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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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