Leisure / Outdoors 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.
  • 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
    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.
  • Kouan Camp
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamikomagunminobuchou Nakanokura 2926
    Located at a beautiful site with the grand Mt. Fuji right in front, sitting over the extremely clear Lake Motosu-the deepest of Fuji Five Lakes-Kouan Campsite offers you two choices for staying, a tent site or a cabin. Since the campsite is located on the northern bank of Lake Motosu, you can see the front face of Mt. Fuji directly.
  • 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.
  • Doshi no Mori Camp Site
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugundoushimura 10701
    This camp site in Doshi Village, Minamitsuru County, Yamanashi Prefecture sits on around two kilometers of a bank of the Sagase River, a tributary of the Doshi River. Surrounded by rivers and trees, the camping site features great views, as well as a pool in the center of the site. The camp site, which also offers bungalows, can handle a large range of group sizes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Koshu City Katsunuma Budo no Oka
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Seisen-Ryo
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Hokutoshi Takanechoukiyosato 3545
    Seisen-Ryo is a facility dedicated to Dr. Paul Rusch, founder of the Keep Association in 1938, as a training retreat for The Brotherhood of St. Andrew in Japan. The building was burnt to the ground in a fire and rebuilt again in 1957 with its distinctive red triangular roof and X shaped cross (the St. Andrew’s Cross). The multi-purpose complex now has accommodation, restaurants, and a farm shop selling dairy products, as well as different things to try out such as nature walks, making accessories, and feeding the animals. Their soft ice-cream using organic jersey milk fresh from Keep Farm is especially 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Shibireko Suimeisou
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamanashi Pref. Nishiyatsushirogunichikawamisatochou Yamaho 3378
    Lake Shibire, which has been designated as a Yamanashi Prefectural Natural Park, is a beautiful mountain lake located at an altitude of 850 meters. It is one of the Fuji Eight Lakes a group of sacred lakes and marshes that surround Mt. Fuji. This camping ground allows campers to pitch tents on the lake shore or hang a hammock in the forest. The tent site cannot be accessed by car, so you have to carry your luggage by wheelbarrow.
  • 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.

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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