Leisure / Hobbies Spots in Yamanashi Area

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fujiten Snow Resort
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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.
  • Yamanakako Communication Plaza KIRARA
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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.
  • 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.
  • Yamanakako Hananomiyako Park
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    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.
  • Yamanashi Prefectural Maglev Exhibition Center
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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.
  • Doshi no Mori Camping Ground
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    Yamanashi Minamitsuru-gun Doshimura 10041
  • Kouan Camp
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamanashi Minamikoma-gun Minobucho Nakano Kura 2926
  • Yamanakako Shinsui Park (Nagaike Shinsui Park)
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    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.
  • Oshino Shinobi no Sato
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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.
  • Koshu City Katsunuma Budo no Oka
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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.
  • Moegi-no-Mura Village
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Kawaguchiko Konohana Museum
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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.
  • 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.
  • Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Kose Sports Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamanashi Pref. Koufushi Kosemachi 840
    This athletic park in Kofu City, Yamanashi Prefecture features a wide range of athletic facilities including a baseball stadium, athletics fields, pools, martial arts halls, tennis courts, and more. Visitors can ice skate at the ice arena starting in the summer (rental skates are available). Whether you're looking to have fun with your family or you're an athlete looking to do serious training, the park has the facilities you need.
  • 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.
  • Lake Sagami Country Club
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamanashi Pref. Uenoharashi Yuzurihara 5000
    This country club in Uenohara City, Yamanashi Prefecture offers a magnificent golf course surrounded by rich natural beauty where you can golf while admiring the seasonal flowers and mountain streams. The course is notable for having gentle slopes and a small difference in elevation. The clubhouse features stained glass windows that create a storybook atmosphere when they are hit by the sunlight.
  • 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.

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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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