Sightseeing Spot Spots in Yamanashi Area

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fuji Shibazakura (moss phlox)
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oboshi Park
    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.
  • Yamanashi Prefectural Flower Center Heidi’s Village
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Hokutoshi Akenochouasao 2471
    A place where you can fully enjoy Heidi, Girl of the Alps and Heidi's village in a natural setting, Heidi's Village (old Yamanashi Prefectural Flower Center) is certainly worth a look. It has a large four-meter diorama of Dorfli village looking over Frankfurt and a recreation of Alm-Onji's mountain cabin, where you can see a straw bed and his kitchen. Also known for its flowers, flowers here bloom beautifully each season-and you can find the longest rose corridor in Japan.
  • Jissoji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Hokutoshi Mukawachouyamataka 2763
    Designated as a National Natural Monument in 1922, and chosen as one of Japan's New 100 Best Trees, the Yamataka Jindai-zakura cherry is in Jissoji Temple, whose historical buildings were all lost due to two fires. However, it does feature the Jindai-zakura cherry-over 2000 years old-which blooms beautifully every peak season in early April, much to the delight of hanami visitors. Also, in the vast precincts, you will find 30 cherry trees ages 50 to 100, and roughly 100,000 daffodils and tulips planted in the flower garden.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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.
  • 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
    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.
  • 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.
  • Sakura Terrace
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Minamikoma-gun Minobucho Minobu 3510
  • Ume-no-sato Kleingarten
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Kai-shi Ushiku 3294
    This place is famous for its plums, located next to the Shikishima comprehensive park in Ushiku, Koshu City. Over 12,000 plum trees of varying varieties, such as the Shidare plum and the Yaekanbai, are grown here, which are in bloom from the end of February to the middle of March. Yagihako Lake is not too far to the east, where you can see the beautiful scenery, interweaving the plum blossoms and the lake.

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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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