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  • Minobusan Kuonji Temple
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    4.5
    214 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamikomagunminobuchou Minobu 3567
    High Priest Nichiren entered Kuonji Temple at Mt. Minobu where he remained for his entire life teaching his disciples. This sacred place where Nichiren devoted his life to reciting the Lotus Sutra draws many worshipers as the head temple of the Nichiren sect. Many annual events are also held here. The Setsubun Ritual held in February attracts tens of thousands of people. In the grounds of the temple are drooping trees said to be 400 years old. The place is well known as a cherry blossom viewing spot with beautiful pale pink flowers showing their full glory during the spring.

    Minobusan is known as a sacred place of the Nichiren Buddhist sect where their head temple Kuonji is situated. Nichiren was born in Amatsu-kominato at the southern tip of the Boso Peninsula (Chiba...

  • Lake Motosu
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Motosu
    Lake Motosu is the deepest lake of the Fuji Five Lakes boasting a maximum depth of about 122 meters. The lake water is so transparent you can see an upside down Mt. Fuji like that printed on the back of the 1,000 yen note. The lake is also famous for being a place where you can see the Diamond Fuji phenomenon which is when the rising sun on the New Year’s Day aligns perfectly with the peak of Mt. Fuji. Windsurfing and bass fishing are also popular things to do on the lake with many windsurfers and anglers visiting especially during the summer.

    Very reasonable camping place especially for the first timers and with pet. There is no need for reservations, it’s first come first serve basis. You can bring your own tent or rent a cottage. If...

  • Kouan Camp
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    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.

    This campsite looks and could be beautiful, plenty of tall trees sheltering from the sun, and an easy 2 min walk to the lake. Showers and toilets are clean - you can have a hot water shower for 2...

  • Roadside Station Fujikawa
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    4.0
    42 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamikomagunfujikawachou Aoyagimachi 1655-3
    This roadside station located in Fujikawa Town, Minamikoma County, Yamanashi Prefecture features a tourist information area offering information on roads and tourist sites, a farmer's market, a restaurant, and more. The farmer's market offers a variety of locally-harvest fruits and vegetables including tomatoes and yuzu citrus. The station's restaurant, Fujikawa Kitchen, is notable for its large menu featuring dishes that leverage seasonal ingredients and traditional flavors.

    山梨県と静岡県を結ぶ中部横断自動車道の増穂インターにある道の駅です。自動車道からもアクセスでき、増穂パーキングになります。展望台があります。

  • Roadside Station Tomizawa
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    3.0
    10 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamikomagunnambuchou Fukushi 28507-1
    This roadside station in Nanbu Town, Minamikoma County, Yamanashi Prefecture has a giant statue of a bamboo shoot as a landmark. Located at the border of Southwest Yamanashi and Shizuoka Prefecture, the facility is a key hub for stimulating the region's economy and life. The farmer's market offers the town's specialties, locally-harvested seasonal vegetables, and more. The food court's takenoko gohan (rice cooked along with bamboo shoots) and seasonal soba noodles are quite popular with visitors.

    通りがかりにランチとして利用しました。食券機にて現金で生姜焼き定食を食べました、美味しかったです。 メニューがたくさんあり迷いました。オススメなど記載欲しかったです。また今後はキャッシュレス対応を期待します。

  • Ichikawa-Daimon Sports Ground
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamanashi Pref. Nishiyatsushirogunichikawamisatochou Takata 682
    This multi-purpose sports ground is along a river in Nishiyatsushiro County, Yamanashi Prefecture. It has both a baseball field and a softball field that you can reserve for a fee. It also hosts the Shinmei Fireworks, Yamanashi Prefecture's biggest display. Held annually on August 7, the nationally popular event features an elaborate program including music and a light show. It was chosen as the number one firework display by top ranked pyrotechnics masters on the Tokyo Broadcasting Service's show Job Tune.
  • Roadside Station Minobu Fujikawa Tourism Center
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamikomagunminobuchou Shimoyama Within 1597 Fujikawa Craft Park
    Minobu Roadside Station is in Fujikawa Craft Park, located about five minutes by taxi from Shimobe Onsen Station on the JR Minobu Line in Minamikoma County, Yamanashi Prefecture. It is an information center that provides information about tourism and products in southern Yamanashi Prefecture and the Kyonan region. In the Nishijima Washi Kobo Sutekiya, visitors can try their hand at making postcards or collages of Nishijima washi (handmade paper) with their own designs. Other hands-on experiences include seal engraving, making items out of rattan, and kite flying lessons, all held in the Monozukurikan.

    国道52号線からそれた場所にある道の駅です。広大な富士川クラフトパークの一角にあります。エアコンが入っていないお土産屋さんは蒸し暑く、レジスタッフに向けて扇風機が固定されていたので驚きました。

  • Tsumugi no Yu
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamanashi Pref. Nishiyatsushirogunichikawamisatochou Kamogaritsumugi 640
    This hot spring facility has indoor and outdoor baths of varying sizes, and is popular locally for offering quality hot spring effects at reasonable prices. The water include chloride springs, and is said to be effective against lower back pain and sensitivity to cold. It lets you warm your whole body. The facility also has a rest space, a local specialty sales area, and health equipment like exercise bikes and stair machines.

    信州方面を-平日ドライブし、帰路、中央高速-中部横断道を通行して、富士川ICまできたが、さらに道路は伸びて、三郷の終点となっており、今年の4月開通予定の中部横断道も、来年には全線開通して、便利になると思います。観光客というより地元民が多い感じですが、安くて、静岡まで口コミで広がっています。まー、年金受給者、年寄のみが知っている口コミです。刺青の方がいたが、こういう施設に、入ってきてはいけません。刺...

  • Shimobe Onsen Kaikan
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamikomagunminobuchou Shimobe 1130-1
    This day use hot spring facility is in Minobu Town, Minamikoma County, Yamanashi Prefecture. The location has been chosen as one of the Top 100 Hot Springs in Japan, and the legend says that Takeda Shingen came here to heal his wounds by the battle of Kawanakajima. The water type is highly alkaline simple spring, and is said to be effective in relieving injuries and broken bones.

    ドライブ途中で見つけた温泉でした。温度は高くなく長く浸からないと暖かくならないかもしれません。キャンプ最中なのでがっちりと入浴しました。湯船は一つで田舎の温泉という感じですが、スタッフのお母さんがとても好感かもてました。 ただ、車の鍵を預けるようになっており、これはなんだか嫌な感じがしました! 全体的には料金なりの感じで町民の方々が多く入浴していました。 町民割引が100円引きの400円、よそ者は...

  • Mahora no Yu
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    1765-2 Nagasawa, Fujikawa-cho, Minamigeuma-gun, Yamanashi Prefecture
    This hot spring facility is in Fujikawa Town, Minamikoma County, Yamanashi Prefecture. In addition to large indoor baths, they have lie-down baths, bubble-jet baths, spring source low temperature baths, and stone and brick baths on a weekly rotation between men and women. The hypotonic mildly alkaline spring water is believed to be effective in treating nerve soreness, muscle pain, and joint pain. They also have a restaurant serving original pumpkin hoto, a version of the local specialty noodle miso soup, and a banquet as well.

    富士川町の入浴施設です。町民以外は700円ですが、スマホでホームページを見せると100円引きになります。食事もできます。サウナ利用時、マットが用意されています。

  • Kabuki Bunka Park
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamanashi Nishiyatsushiro-gun Ichikawamisato Cho Ueno 3158
    This park is located in Ueno, Ichikawamisato Town, Nishiyatsushiro County, a place associated with the noted kabuki actor Ichikawa Danjuro I. Its facilities include a multipurpose hall that can accommodate more than 400 people, a culture museum, the Fureai Hiroba plaza, and the Ikoi no Mori rest area. The park also has a playground with play equipment featuring kabuki-inspired designs. The park is famous for the nearly 2,000 tree peonies representing some 100 varieties that bloom in late April each year.

    今年もぼたんが咲き始めたということで市川三郷の歌舞伎文化公園に見に行ってきました。 平日の昼間なので、見事に咲き誇るぼたんの花をのんびり鑑賞できました。 藤の花も綺麗でした。

  • Mitama Hot Spring
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    4.5
    90 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamanashi Nishiyatsushiro-gun Ichikawamisato Cho Otsuka 2608
    This hot spring bathhouse is located in Otsuka, Ichikawamisato Town, Nishiyatsushiro County. Its outdoor baths are fed from free-flowing alkaline simple springs containing natural organic compounds released by ancient plants. The nighttime views from these baths earned the facility a place amongst the 100 Night Views of Japan, a first for a hot spring bathhouse. The bathhouse's other facilities include saunas, a massage parlor, a restaurant, and a lounge. There is also an adjacent farmers' market.

    It is a wonderful place to have relaxation. There are many hot springs. The view from the open air bath is very beautiful. We can see the Kofu basin. Especially the night view is a must. If you have...

  • Isshiki Hotaru no Sato
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Minamikoma-gun Minobucho Isshiki Chinai
    This firefly habitat is about a ten-minute drive from Shimobeonsen-Hayakawa Interchange on the Chubu-Odan Expressway. It is one only a few habitats in Japan where genji-botaru (Luciola cruciata) reproduce naturally. The habitat is located in the Isshiki District of Minobu Town a short distance from Shimobe Onsen, which is known for having been one of the private hot springs of the feudal lord Takeda Shingen. Countless genji-botaru fireflies dance in the air here from late May to late June. A visitor's center, the Isshiki Hotaru Information Center, is located in the district. The Isshiki Firefly Festival held on a Saturday in early to mid June features booths selling local specialties, concerts, and other attractions. Many people come across the country to attend the festival.
  • Yumachi Hotaru (Firefly) Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamanashi Minamikoma-gun Minobucho Shimobe
    This park is about a 20-minute drive from Shimobeonsen-Hayakawa Interchange on the Chubu-Odan Expressway. The park is located upstream the Shimobe River past Shimobe Onsen Resort. It is one only habitat in Japan where genji-botaru (Luciola cruciata) fireflies reproduce naturally. The clear water that flows through the park's brooks is a sign of the efforts that volunteers from the local hot spring district have made in order to preserve the firefly's habitat. The best time to see the fireflies is in mid-June. Many flowers bloom profusely around the park's waterways and the chirping of wild birds can also be heard in the park. Some of the park's attractions include a hill with a gazebo at the top and a grassy square. Visitors can also enjoy taking a stroll through the park during the daytime.
  • Cafe & Teppan Restaurant Fujikawa
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Minamikoma-gun Minobucho Shimobe Onsen Ekimae
    A 20-minute drive from the Masuho Interchange on the Chubu-Odan Expressway. This steak restaurant is located a short walk from Shimobe-onsen Station on the JR Minobu Line. Operating out of a remodeled warm and wood-laden atmospheric old Japanese home, here customers can enjoy hearty meals made with Koshu malt beef, Koshu wine beef, and other Koshu beef varieties as well as an abundance of seasonal ingredients, grilled right in front of your eyes. The restaurant's hamburg steaks are particularly popular; made by hand using only Koshu wine beef, they melt in the mouth, filling it with their rich, meaty flavor.
  • Kakurinbo Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Minamikoma-gun Minobucho Minobu 3510
    "This temple is located about 30 minutes from Rokugo Interchange on the Chubu-Odan Expressway via National Route 52. It is a sub-temple of Kuonji Temple established by Niccho, the Buddhist priest responsible for the area's religious revival. Niccho is said to have overcome blindness through the power of his faith. Based on his prayer to protect and heal believers suffering from eye diseases, the temple has become known as a place to pray for cures for eye diseases and for success in academics. The temple is famous for its shojin kaiseki (multi-course vegetarian Buddhist meals) featuring yuba (tofu skins), a local specialty of Minobu Town. Meals can be enjoyed even if you are not staying overnight. Eating lunch at the temple called ""Ote-lunch"" has become a popular attraction. Overnight guests at the temple can enjoy taking a wine bath while viewing the Japanese garden."
  • Matsuyakashi-ten
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
    Shopping
    Yamanashi Minamikoma-gun Minobucho Minobu 3667
    35 minutes from the Masuho Interchange on the Chubu-Odan Expressway via National Route 52. Situated in the Minobusan Kuonji Temple neighborhood, this Japanese confectionary sells signature Minobu manju buns. A type of miso manju consisting of koshian sweet strained bean paste wrapped in a flour dough mixed with miso, the Minobu manju is known as one of Minobu Town's specialty products. Using only domestic azuki beans closely scrutinized by skilled artisans, when the shop cooks these beans, their delicate fragrance fills the road leading up to the temple.

    お店があったので友達と寄りました。 お饅頭など売っていました。 値段も普通くらいで味もおいしかったです。

  • Kanyotei
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
    Shopping
    Yamanashi Minamikoma-gun Minobucho Minobu 3678
    "This long-standing Japanese confectionary shop, located in the Minobusan Kuonji Temple neighborhood not far from the Shimobeonsen-Hayakawa Interchange on the Chubu-Odan Expressway, has been in business since the Edo period. The inventor of Minobu manju buns, a local Minobu specialty product, since it was established in 1626, the shop has continued to make Japanese confections as the official purveyor for the Minobusan Kuonji Temple using techniques passed from parent to child. In March 2018, the shop renewed the shape and flavor of its signature Minobu manju while still retaining the same great molasses taste based on the concept of a ""confection which enhances celebrations;"" the shop also changed the way the name of the confection was written, from the hiragana syllabary to kanji characters."

    [みのぶ]の焼き印がある お饅頭。小麦粉に少しの醤油を入れて、淡い茶色の皮となる。餡はコクのある漉し餡です。

  • Shiitake and Yuba Specialty Shop Bushuya
    Shopping
    Yamanashi Minamikoma-gun Minobucho Minobu 3850-1
    This natural foods store located along the approach to Minobusan Kuonji Temple specializes in shiitake mushrooms and yuba (tofu skins). Minobu yuba is said to have originated from tofu skins offered to Nichiren, the founder of Nichiren Buddhism, by acolytes training under him at Kuonji Temple. Their completely additive-free tofu skins are made exclusively with domestic soy beans and underground water from Mt. Fuji. Their Seisui raw tofu skins, which are lifted out of the soy milk slowly and carefully folded into layers, are their most popular product. Their domestic and agrochemical-free dried shiitake mushrooms are great for use at home or as gifts. Another popular item is their kuzumochi, a chilled sweet made with exclusively with Yoshino-Honkuzu kuzu powder.
  • Ajisaian
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Minamikoma-gun Minobucho Nishijima 380
    This restaurant located in Nakatomi Washi- no-Sato in Nishijima District, Minobu Town serves regional cuisine and country cooking. They pride themselves on nostalgic flavors like those you might have tasted as a child at your grandmother's home in the countryside. We recommend their ozara, a dish featuring springy handmade noodles served with a soy sauce-flavored dipping broth that contains vegetables, ground meat, and other ingredients. Their takesumi ozara, a variant of ozara with bamboo charcoal powder made by a local cooperative blended into the noodles, is also recommended. Another popular item is their croquettes, which feature a filling of okara (tofu dregs) made from rare and precious Akebono soybeans.

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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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