Leisure / Hobbies Spots in Yamanashi Area

  • 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.
  • Oishi Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Fujiten Snow Resort
    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.
  • Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum
    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.
  • Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka prefecture, Yamanashi prefecture, Kanagawa prefecture, Tokyo
    It is the nation’s representative national park that consists of Japan’s highest, most symbolic mountain Mt. Fuji, the Fuji volcanic belt, and the Izu Islands, and boasts the largest number of visitors in the country. There are many sights such as Shiraito Falls selected as one of Japan’s top 100 waterfalls, Mt. Kintoki, the highest peak of the outer rim in Hakone, and the charm of Izu Peninsula including a varied coastline and beautiful ocean. The area around Mt. Fuji and Fuji Five Lakes is also a popular spot for photos, and many photographers visit in the cherry blossom season and on New Year’s Day. They also visit at the time of “Diamond Fuji,” the magnificent scenery seen only twice a year, when you can see the sun rise and the sunset over the peak of Mt. Fuji.
  • Yamanakako Hananomiyako Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunyamanakakomura Yamanaka 1650
    This park in Yamanakako Village, Minamitsuru County, Yamanashi Prefecture is located on the bank of Lake Yamanaka. The park features different seasonal scenery to enjoy including blooming seasonal flowers. The park is comprised of several facilities for people of all ages to enjoy, including a 300,000 square-meter flowerbed and farm area, Ryusui no Sato, an area that features a water play area and flowing waterfalls, and an all-weather greenhouse where visitors can view a variety of flora including rare tropical plants.
  • Itchiku Kubota Art Museum
    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.
  • Oshino Shinobi no Sato
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Narusawa Mt. Fuji Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Yamanakako Communication Plaza KIRARA
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Kawaguchiko Tenjoyama Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Funatsu
    Kawaguchiko Tenjoyama Park features 100,000 hydrangeas-which peak around July to August-on the side of Mt. Tenjo, as well as great views of Mt. Fuji at the ropeway exit. There are also hiking courses, so you can climb while taking in the hydrangeas and fall leaves. Said to be the location for the old tale Kachi-kachi Yama, it is also referred to as Kachi-kachi Yama.
  • Kawaguchiko Museum of Art
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Yamanashi Prefectural Maglev Exhibition Center
    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.
  • Kawaguchiko Konohana Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Asahigaoka Lakeside Greenspace Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunyamanakakomura Hirano
    This quiet green space park on the shore of Lake Yamanaka is well-known as for its flowers and its autumn foliage. It is home to flowering trees such as hydrangea and Fuji cherry blossoms, as well as many deciduous trees including zelkova and maple. The park features a promenade where visitors can enjoy taking a walk while viewing the beautiful nature. Each year during the autumn foliage season, the park holds the Yuyake no Nagisa (sunset beach) autumn foliage festival.
  • Yamanashi Gem Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Yamanakako Shinsui Park (Nagaike Shinsui Park)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunyamanakakomura Hirano
    This park built on the north shore of Lake Yamanaka features a view of magnificent Mt. Fuji across the lake. With nothing obscuring the view, visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of Fuji, including to the Sakasa Fuji (upside down Fuji) that occurs when Mt. Fuji is reflected in the lake's surface. From mid-November to early February in particular, many people visit the park to see the Double Diamond Fuji created when the sun sets over the Sakasa Fuji and the real Mt. Fuji.
  • Lake Saiko Jiyu Campground
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Saiko 1003-2
    Open from early March to mid December, Lake Saiko Jiyu Campground is a popular camping ground for enjoying the great outdoors inexpensively. Early reservations are recommended. You can enjoy a number of activities, such as fishing, bicycling, star-gazing, canoeing, bug-collecting, hiking, river activities-and even BBQ with equipment provided.
  • Monkey Showman Theater at Lake Kawaguchi
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Kawaguchi 2719-8
    Visitors can see authentic sarumawashi (trained monkey shows) at this all-weather, wheelchair and baby carriage accessible theater. Suo sarumawashi, designated as an intangible folk cultural property in 2004, has even been incorporated as part of hands-on education at schools. The theater conducts three to five roughly 40-minute performances per day.
  • PICA fujiyoshida
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamanashi Pref. Fujiyoshidashi Kamiyoshida 4959-4

Yamanashi Areas


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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