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Area Distribution : Yamanashi

Sightseeing Guide: Yamanashi

Yamanashi (山梨) is located in North part of Mt. Fuji. There are many beautiful natures in this prefecture. Southern part of Yamanashi is the area of Mt. Fuji. Fuji five lakes are in this area. If you are looking for the view spot of Mt. Fuji, you can enjoy all the time at every where in this area. Not only Mt. Fuji, but also South Alpine are located in west side of Yamanashi prefecture, and in the North part there are many beautiful mountains. Nishizawa valley and Shosen valley are chosen as the most popular travel spot in Japan. You can also enjoy great food product in Yamanashi. You can buy those fresh fruits and vegetables directly at farms.

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Mt. Fuji

Mount Fuji(富士山, Fujisan) is the highest mountain in Japan. It straddles just west of Tokyo, from where it can be seen on a clear day. Mount Fuji's exceptionally symmetrical cone is a well-known symbol of Japan and is frequently depicted in art and photographs, as well as visited by sightseers and climbers. Mount Fuji's posture is also used as the symbol for this website. The summit has been thought of sacred since ancient times and was forbidden to women until the Meiji Era. The most popular period for people to hike up Mt. Fuji is from July 1 to August 27, while huts and other facilities are operating. Buses to the fifth station start running on July 1.


Kofu is the middle area of Yamanashi prefecture. There are many historic buildings and events in Kofu area. Moreover, There are great nature spots and mountains such as Southern Alpine, Nishizawa Valley and Shosen Valley. Many people visit here for hiking and trekking. There are many tour bus from Kofu Station.

Archaeologists have discovered evidence of human settlement in the Kōfu area dating back as far as 6000 years BCE. However, the town of Kōfu was not formally established until 1519.

Hoto is the most famous Kofu Food.

Minami Alps

Minami Alps is located west side of Yamanashi prefecture.
The most of the area is a part of Minami Alps National Park. Minami Alps National Park is located on Akaishi Mountains. Akaishi Mountains are called as the roof of Japan because most of the peaks are over 3,000m high. Especially, Mt. Kita (3193m) is the second highest mountain in Japan.

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