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  • Arakurayama Sengen Park
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Fujiyoshidashi Arakura 3353-1
    Arakurayama Sengen Park is the best place to see Mt. Fuji from within Fujiyoshida City. Especially during the spring, when the Yoshino cherry blossom trees are in full bloom in the park, it’s a popular place to enjoy both the cherry blossoms and Mt. Fuji. Moreover, having been designated as one of the new three major night views in Japan and top 100 night views, it’s no wonder the park is hugely popular with night view fans.
  • Fuji Shibazakura (moss phlox)
    334 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Motosu 212
    At the foot of Mt. Fuji, roughly 800,000 shibazakura (moss phlox), the most in the metropolitan area, are in full bloom. A beautiful pink color pervades as far as the eye can see and every year at this time when the flowers are in full bloom, the Fuji Shibazakura Festival is held.

    Dont expect to get a place that looks like the photos because you wont. The place is nice, but its overrated. Make sure to go when its sunny with no clouds,otherwise you wont see mount Fuji. The...

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Akeno Sunflower Field
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Hokutoshi Akenochouasao 5664
    Akeno Sunflower Field features 600,000 sunflowers in bloom against a backdrop of Mt. Fuji, the Southern Alps, and the Yatsugatake Mountain Range. The experience of seeing one's entire surroundings covered in a brilliant yellow is indescribable. The city of Hokuto holds it Hokuto Akeno Sunflower Festival when the sunflowers are in full bloom. Activities during the festival include a sunflower field maze, a workshop in making handmade sunflower paper, a photo contest, and a farmers' market that sells local farm products.
  • Yamataka Jindai Cherry Blossom
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Hokutoshi Mukawachouyamataka 2763 Actual temple
    This cherry blossom tree, one of Japan's three most famous, stands on the grounds of Jisso-ji Temple in Mukawa-cho, Hokuto City. Its estimated age of 2,000 years makes it one of Japan's oldest trees. At the same time, its 10-meter height combined with its massive 10-meter circumference of its trunk makes it one of the biggest. It was designated as Japan's first national natural monument in 1922. Around the time its cherry blossoms are in full bloom, some 80,000 daffodils that grow nearby come in full bloom as well. This creates an exquisite contrast between the blue ski, the light pink above, and the yellow underfoot.
  • Koshu Yume Koji
    85 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Koufushi Marunouchi 1-1-25
    This historic district recreates the castle town around Kofu Castle as it appeared in the Meiji, Taisho, and early Showa periods. Visitors can enjoy shopping, dining, visiting art museums, and more in the retro atmosphere created by cobbled roads, stores located inside transplanted old folk homes, a reproduction of the hour bell that informed residents of the time for over two centuries, and other attractions. The area is conveniently located adjacent to Kofu Station's north gate.

    Kosshu yume koji is located in Kofu. We can go on foot from Kofu station. There is a small museum where many pictures and jewelry are exhibited. There is many kinds of small shops. For example, a...

  • Mt. Kentoku
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Yamanashishi Mitomikamikamakuchi
    Mt. Kentoku has been designated one of Yamanashi Prefecture's 100 FamousMountains and one of Japan 200 Famous Mountains. The summit affords a 360° view of the surrounding countryside, and climbers can enjoy ever-changing scenes, so this is a popular mountain. Early summer brings lovely azalea blossoms to Kokushigahara on the mountain slopes.
  • Hirose Dam
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Prefecture Yamanashi-shi
    This dam and artificial lake in Yamanashi Prefecture Yamanashi City was developed in 1975 for the dual purposes of flood control and utilizing the water to promote the rapid development of the area along the lake's coast. The lookout terrace of the park adjacent to the dam offers up views of the magnificent form of the Oku-Chichibu Mountains and the beautiful seasonal scenery of Lake Hirose, The dam's administrative office distributes driftwood and dam cards.
  • Oboshi Park
    10 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamikomagunfujikawachou Kajikazawa 2175
    This scenically beautiful park spreads across the side of Mt. Oboshi in the southwestern tip of Kofu Basin. It offers a view of Mt. Fuji and the Fuji River, the Kofu Basin, the Yatsugatake Mountains, and beyond. The park's more than 2,000 cherry blossom trees, including Sato-zakura cherry and weeping cherries, earned it a spot on the Japan Cherry Blossom Association's list of the country's 100 best cherry blossom viewing spots. The park holds the Oboshi Sakura Festival during the annual bloom season that is attended by large crowds of people.

    This park is on top of a hill, its preferable to travel by car. Be frank, it is probably not special at all except in the cherry blossom season, so we visited the park during the cherry blossom...

  • 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.
  • Fuji Motosuko Resort
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Motosu 212
    Famous for the Fuji Shiba-zakura Matsuri held from mid April to late May, the Fuji Motosuko Resort is a famous spot for flowers, chosen as one of Japan's Top 31 Beautiful Views. You can enjoy view of the 800,000 shiba-zakura cherry trees (the most in Japan) and Mt. Fuji. In the event area, the Fujisan Umaimono Festival is held at the same time, leading to great fun.
  • Gogoen Rest House
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunnarusawamura Fuji 8545-1
    This mountain rest house, located at the fifth and final station of the Fuji Subaru Line, sits at an altitude of 2,305 meters. It is well known for its great up-close views of Mt. Fuji and as a place to start a climb of the mountain. It offers local delicacies, original Mt. Fuji-themed cuisine, a selection of souvenirs including Mt. Fuji merchandise, information on the mountain, and more. The rest house's post office cancels the postage of mail sent from the station with an exclusive commemorative stamp.
  • Cherry Blossoms of Wanizuka
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Nirasakishi Kamiyamamachi Kitamiyaji 624
    A giant Edo higan cherry tree sitting on the top of a tomb in the central part of Nirasaki terraces. This old tree has a trunk circumference of 3.6 meters, height of 17 meters, and estimated age of 300 years old, and has been designated a City Natural Monument. It is lit up at night every year during flower season, resulting in a mysterious nighttime cherry tree view to enjoy.
  • Utsukushi Mori
    56 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Hokutoshi Oizumichounishide 8240-1
    This forest spreads across a 1542-meter elevation hill emerging as an isolated part of the eastern ridge of Mt. Akadake. Filled with nearly 1000 Japanese azalea, it becomes flush with crimson every June due to the azalea flowers. Complete with a parking lot, tourist information center, and an observation deck, you can easily enjoy some flower-viewing, strolling, or hiking.


  • Twin Giant Zelkovas of Negoya Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Hokutoshi Sutamachouegusa 5002
    These two large Japanese Zelkova trees are located on the grounds of Negoya Shrine in Negoya, Egusa, Sudama-cho, Hokuto City. Long the subject of religious devotion, the 800-year-old trees have even been used to predict annual harvests. The trees have also been designated as a National Natural Monument.
  • Furoen
    20 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Koufushi Sakaori 3-4-3
    This historic plum garden, known for its flowers, was opened in 1897. The garden was built on a leveled hillside covering 50,000 square meters in the eastern Kofu Basin, it is planted with flowering plum, sacred bamboo, cheery trees, azaleas, maples and more plants to admire. It is filled with visitors during plum blossom season, from February through March.

    言わずと知れた梅の名所。 丘の斜面を利用した造成した梅園です。 上まで行くとちょっとした散歩になるかな。 展望もなかなかで、気持ちが良いですね。

  • Ahikwacho Colony of a Lily of the Valley
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Fuefukishi Ashigawachoukamiashigawa
    This spot in Fuefuki City, Yamanashi Prefecture is famous for flowers. Located on the valley between Mt. Kurodake, the highest upstream area of Ashigawa-cho and Mt. Shakagatake, it's famous for its rare growths of Japanese lily of the valley. These flowers are a registered Yamanashi Prefecture Natural Monument, and you can stroll through them at leisure in forest at 1,300 meters height. During the best season at the end of May, they hold the Suzuran-no-Sato festival.
  • Nijumagari Pass
    7 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunoshinomura Uchino
    This 1,150-meter-high pass is in Oshino Village, Minamitsuru County, Yamanashi Prefecture. The elevated deck offers a view of Mt. Fuji. It's also a popular place for fall foliage, with visitors enjoying the contrast of the leaves against Mt. Fuji. It's not only popular for walking, the well maintained forest roads are great for driving.

    Steep but good roads leading to mount Fuji frequented by many tourist buses but roads appear very safe with spectacular views

  • Momiji Tunnel
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Oishi
    This place famous for its autumn foliage is located in Fujikawaguchiko Town, Minamitsuru County, Yamanashi Prefecture. Its name stems from the resemblance of the fall foliage of the trees along the road to a tunnel of deep red leaves. Many visit each autumn to enjoy the sight of the fall colors and of Mt. Fuji. It is also well worth visiting in the summer to see the fresh greenery juxtaposed with Mt. Fuji.

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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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