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  • Fuji-Q Highland
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    4.5
    1258 Reviews
    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.

    From Kawaguchiko-ko station free shuttle bus every 30min. I came here with my 10 months old baby, good breastfeeding area. The entrance is free if not riding any attraction. Just said to them you...

  • Mt. Kachi Ropeway
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    4.0
    1230 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Asagawa 1163-1
    This ropeway can be ridden from the shores of Lake Kawaguchi. Mt. Tenjo is said to be where the Japanese folktale, “Kachi-kachi Yama,” took place, hence the name of the ropeway. The ropeway takes three minutes to reach the top, 1,075 meters above sea level. From there, visitors can get a panoramic view of Lake Kawaguchi and Mt. Fuji and, on clear days, even the Japanese Southern Alps. You can descend via a hiking trail, passing by sights such as Tenjoyama Gokoku-jinja Shrine and a stone monument commemorating famed author Osamu Dazai.

    We just returned from our Mt Fuji day trip. We decided to concentrate only at Lake Kawaguchi. So we did the Ropeway and the Lake cruise. Cost is ¥1600 for adult and ¥800 for child. You can purchase...

  • Saiko ‘Iyashi no Sato Nenba’ open air museum
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    4.5
    481 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Saiko (Negishi) 2710
    In 2006 the village of thatched roofed buildings which formerly existed on the shores of the Lake Saiko, the Nemba area, were reconstructed as “Iyashi no Sato”. The buildings which number approximately 20 have been turned into restaurants where you can taste different types of local cuisine, areas for handmade interactive workshops and shops selling local products. Also because Mt. Fuji can be clearly seen, many people take pictures together with the thatched roofed buildings.

    This is rebuilt traditional Japanese style village on hill (destroyed from mud slide). Almost every home change to shops and restaurants. One home show history of this village during mud slide...

  • Fuji Shibazakura (moss phlox)
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    4.0
    334 Reviews
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    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...

  • Itchiku Kubota Art Museum
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    4.5
    349 Reviews
    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.

    For anyone with an interest in textiles this is a must see. Take the time to watch the short film first to understand what you are looking at as the techniques used are incredibly complex. I had...

  • Narusawa Hyoketsu Ice Cave
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    4.0
    279 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunnarusawamura 8533
    This is a cave located at the eastern entrance to the “Aokigahara Jukai” (sea of trees) forest, and is one of the sightseeing spots within the Fuji Five Lakes area. In 864 A.D., when Mt. Nagao, a flank volcano of Mt. Fuji erupted, the red hot lava flow descended down between the ancient parasitic volcanoes creating this cave. The average temperature within the cave is as low as three degrees, and it is covered with ice year round. It was designated by the Ministry of Education as a Natural Monument in 1929.

    This is a quite nice cave where you have to crouch to get through one of the sections. There were blocks of ice having formed, but none like the spikey ones we had seen in the pictures.

  • Kitaguchihongu Fuji Sengenjinja
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    4.5
    230 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Fujiyoshidashi Kamiyoshida 5558
    This shrine boasts some 1,900 years of history and is also known as the starting point for the Mt. Fuji Yoshida Trail. The shrine flourished in the Edo period as a center for Mt. Fuji worship, and one can still sense the vestiges of this period on the shrine’s extravagant grounds. The goddess of Mt. Fuji, Konohanasakuya-hime, is enshrined here, and it is said she grants easy childbirth and the prevention of fires. The Yoshida Fire Festival, considered one of Japan’s top three unusual festivals, is held here very year on August 26 and 27.

    Beautiful place to visit and buy amulets, I took very nice pictures and I learned more about their religion. It’s worth a visit

  • Roadside Station Fujiyoshida
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    3.5
    168 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Fujiyoshidashi Araya 1936-6
    This roadside station in Fujiyoshida City, the largest in Yamanashi prefecture, is notable for its up-close views of Mt. Fuji. The facilities include a farmer's market which offers locally-grown fruits and vegetables at reasonable prices, a restaurant offering Yoshida udon noodles, the area's specialty, and a tourist information center. The station combines shopping, eating, and playing all in one facility.

    Went on our way back home from Kawaguchiko area. Parking lot is large but still many cars were waiting for vacation.Yes, this is a very popular, crowded michi-no-eki. But worth visiting, especially...

  • Lake Kawaguchi
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Prefecture Minamitsuru-gun Fuji Kawaguchiko Town
    Lake Kawaguchi is located at the lowest elevation of the Fuji Five Lakes. It also has the longest shoreline, about 20 kilometers, of any of the lakes and affords spectacular views of the magnificent Mt. Fuji. The area is a popular resort attracting many visitors with so many things to do such as the Music Forest Museum, pleasure cruises, campsites and hotels. The lake is registered as a World Heritage site as part of the Fujisan cultural site, ‘Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration’.
  • Fujiten Snow Resort
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    4.0
    120 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunnarusawamura Fuji 8545-1
    Fujiten Snow Resort is a ski resort in a great location where you can enjoy skiing and snowboarding while taking in the views of Mt. Fuji. There are a variety of slopes aimed at children beginners and slopes for more advanced skiers. All equipment can be rented at the resort. Outside of winter you can enjoy mountain biking grass skiing sledding and more. In October 2009 the snow resort was selected as ‘a sacred place for lovers’ as it’s one of the best places to propose marriage to a loved one. Events on love life and marriage are held here from time to time.

    Went here with our tour group more so that the children in our group can get a chance to play in the snow. Such are children however that our son was more sleepy than enthusiastic about the...

  • Koshu Hoto Kosaku Lake Kawaguchi Branch
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    4.0
    240 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Funatsu 1638-1
    Located along Prefectural Route 707 south of Lake Kawaguchi in Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko Town, this shop specializes in a dish called “hoto.” The chewy hoto noodles along with the vegetable-base soup stock and original locally farmed miso are boiled one by one in an iron pot to create the finished dish. There are plenty of varieties as well, including the popular “pumpkin hoto” as well as “pork hoto” and “azuki (red bean) hoto.”

    I guess Hoto is a hit or miss depending on the individual eating it....Some like it (like me) some dont quite like the big fatter than udon noodles... Was looking for a more popular chain outlet...

  • Specialty Houtou Fudou Higashi koiji Store
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    4.0
    175 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Funatsu Koiji 2458
    Even among the number of “Houtou Fudou” stores which this chain has around Lake Kawaguchi, the Higashi koiji store among others has the most characteristic appearance. There are roughly 300 seats available within the white round building which is similar to a snow dome, so even large numbers of people can feel relieved and use it with confidence. The miso base soup which has been flavored with the savory taste of vegetables and mushrooms has a gentle flavor which goes very well with the homemade noodles.

    Read several reviews about this noodle so we went to try it. The design of the place was quite unique like a spaceship and it can accommodate alot of people. I think its also catered for tour groups...

  • Koshu Hoto Kosaku (Yamanakako Restaraunt)
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    4.0
    159 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunyamanakakomura Yamanaka 234
    This restaurant located in Yamanakako Village, Minamitsuru County, Yamanashi Prefecture specializes in koshu hoto, the regional delicacy of Yamanashi. The hoto offered by the restaurant is notable for being made with plentiful amounts of Japanese pumpkin, potatoes, taro, leek, and other vegetables and for the springy texture of their carefully-crafted noodles. Each serving of hoto is cooked upon the order in an iron pot so assure it arrives at the customer's table steaming hot.

    Read various recommendations and reviews by TA and also recomnended by owner of the accommodation that I was staying for the night. Took a short walk to the restaurant opposite my accommodation...

  • Fuji Subaru Line
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    4.0
    77 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Prefecture Fujiyoshida-shi, Minamitsuru-gun Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun Narusawa village
    This 30-kilometer-long scenic road connects Lake Kawaguchi to Mt. Fuji fifth station. After driving for about forty minutes through the forest, which is home to Japanese red pine, and southern Japanese hemlock, and other species, you will arrive at the fifth station. There, you can enjoy views of the Mt. Yatsugatake and Southern Japan Alps, as well as a grand panoramic view of the Fuji Five Lakes below that can only be described as astounding. This mountain road stays open all year long and can be traveled in during winter depending on the road conditions and weather (except during periods when personal vehicles are banned).

    I went to 5th station via Subaru line during the first few days of August, but the mist was heavily low and blurred the mountain. However, this compensated with the musical road on the way there. You...

  • 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.
  • Kawaguchi Asama-jinja Shrine
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    4.5
    99 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Kawaguchi 1
    This old shrine was built on the command of Emperor Seiwa in 865 in the hopes of extinguishing the fires caused by the eruption of Mt. Fuji the previous year. It enshrines Asama no Okami (Konohananosakuya-hime), the deity of Mt. Fuji. The Magomi matsuri festival held in April and the Daidai Okagurasai festival held in July both see many visitors. The shrine was designated as part of the Mt. Fuji World Heritage Site in 2013.

    You have to be fairly fit for this adventure. I really thought i could not do this but I took my time and am so glad I did.. It was really worth it

  • Oshino Hakkai Springs
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunoshinomura Shibokusa
    Oshino Hakkai Springs is a collection of eight spring water ponds created from water from Mt. Fuji. The springs are revered as a place of pilgrimage for many people. The place was also registered as a World Heritage site as an integral part of Mt. Fuji due to being an historical sacred place of Sengen Shrine, and an historical place for people on the road to Mt. Fuji to perform a purification ceremony, as well as because of its mysterious beauty.
  • Kawaguchiko Cheese Cake Garden
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    4.0
    139 Reviews
    Shopping
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Asagawa 1173-1
    Praised for its delicious cheesecake, Kawaguchiko Cheesecake Garden keep an array of sweets made with fresh milk from healthy milk cows farmed in Asagiri Park. There are many excellent products, from the rich and decadent Asagiri Highland cheesecake to the fluffy Kawaguchiko garden roll wrapping lots of cream, and the sour fromage with a clean sweetness.

    It’s a fabulous mouthwatering cheese cake shop close to Mount Fuji . They bake the in their premises. Varieties of cheese cake with different flavor you get it here.Taste is un forgotable. Very nice...

  • Kawaguchiko Herbkan
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    3.5
    105 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Funatsu 6713-18
    A building specializing in herbs located on the banks of Lake Kawaguchi. The interior features a specialty shop with a variety of herbal products, like herb tea, bathing herbs, and dried flowers, a cafe with a menu that uses herbs, and a craft shop where you can experience herbs in a number of different ways-flower arranging, pressed flowers, and a herbarium. The central lawn is a herb garden, so you can enjoy a stroll wrapped in the wafting aroma of fresh herbs.

    It was a very good stopover, especially if you are on a trip to relax and to put your minds at ease. It has a nice souvenir store with natural flowers home-grown (e.g., essential oils). If you are...

  • Oshino Shinobi no Sato
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    4.0
    83 Reviews
    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.

    Had lunch there as we are early.. lunch was nice.. Paid entrance fee.. live show though in Japanese language however was good.. outdoor hot spring for tired legs.. the outdoor park was fun for...

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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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