Pass Spots in Yamanashi Area

  • Odarumi Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagano Prefecture Minamisaku-gun Kawakami village/Yamanashi prefecture Yamanashi shi
    A pass on the border between Kawakami Village, Minamisaku County, Nagano Prefecture and Yamanashi City, Yamanashi Prefecture. 2,365 meters above sea level, the pass is the highest hill climbing course in Japan which allows vehicle traffic. The pass is closed to all traffic in winter from December to May.
  • Mikuni Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanakako village Minamitsuru gun Yamanashi prefecture
    This mountain passes straddling the three prefectures of Tokyo, Kanagawa, and Yamanashi features views of Mt. Fuji and Lake Yamanaka below near the bottom of the pass. The panoramic observatory located halfway up the pass is famous as a spot for catching a Diamond Fuji on film. These attractions have made it a popular place for a drive.
  • Daibosatsu Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Koshu city, Yamanashi prefecture
    This mountain pass up Mt. Daibosatsurei, counted among one of Japan's 100 best mountains, is located at an altitude of around 1,900 meters. Said to be the toughest part of the old Ome Kaido Road, the pass became a household name as the setting of a Kaizan Nakazato's novel. The ridge of Mt. Daibosatsurei offers views of Mt. Fuji, the Southern Alps, and the Yatsugatake Mountains. It also features a rich variety of alpine plans, making it a popular place for hiking.
  • Yanagisawa Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Koshu city, Yamanashi prefecture
    This mountain pass located at an altitude of 1,472 meters is popular for its amazing views. The pass, the highest on National Route 144, is a great place from which to take pictures of the beautiful Mt. Fuji or the Mountains of Okutama. The nearby Yanagisawa Pass Tea House is famous for serving tea made with the area's great water and its views of Mt. Fuji.
  • Yashajin Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Prefecture Minami Alps City Ashin Ashikura
    This mountain pass is located at the southern tip of the three peaks of Ho-o Sanzan, the vanguard of the Southern Japan Alps. It is highly recommended for its beauty, especially in May due to the fresh green leaves and from mid to late October due to the fall foliage. The route is also easily understood and can be climbed in an hour, making it a popular destination for mountain climbing with the whole family. Its great location gives the pass a head-on view of the three peaks of Shirane sanzan.
  • 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.
  • Misaka Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi
    This mountain pass is located in Fujikawaguchiko Town, Minamitsuru County, Yamanashi Prefecture. The pass, which straddles between Fujikawaguchiko and neighboring Fuefuki City, is said to be the pass that the Japanese mythological hero, Yamato Takeru-no-Mikoto crossed over on his expedition to the eastern provinces. Just south of the southern exit of Misaka Tunnel on National Route 137 is Fujimi Bridge. There, can stop there and enjoy the view of Mt. Fuji from the observation deck that runs parallel to the bridge.
  • Wada Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Kofu Wadamachi Shimobinacho
    This scenic overlook area, situated along Prefectural Route 104, offers unbroken views on clear days of the Kofu Basin, Mt. Fuji, and the majestic Southern Japan Alps. Also known for its spectacular night views, in the evening visitors can take in star filled skies and a glittering, seemingly jewel encrusted cityscape.
  • Wada Pass Miharashi Hiroba
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Kofu Wadamachi
  • Tsurutoge Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Kitatsuru-gun Kosugemura
  • Sasago Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Koshu-shi
  • Komori Saka Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Minamitsuru-gun Yamanakakomura
  • Matsuhime Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Otsuki-shi
  • Otoge Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Minamikoma-gun Nanbucho
  • Inumaki Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Minamikoma-gun Nanbucho
  • Owa Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Minamikoma-gun Nanbucho
  • Terisaka Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Minamikoma-gun Minobucho
  • Tenjin Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Minamitsuru-gun Narusawamura
  • Tatenozuka Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Tsuru-shi
  • Toda Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Nishiyatsushiro-gun Ichikawamisatocho

Yamanashi Areas

around-area-map

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.

Yamanashi Photo Album

Browse Interests