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Cow of the Mt. Yatsugatake highlands, Yamanashi, Japan = Shutterstock

Cow of the Mt. Yatsugatake highlands, Yamanashi, Japan = Shutterstock

Yamanashi Prefecture: Best Attractions and Things to do

Yamanashi Prefecture is located on the north side of Mt. Fuji. Mt.Fuji seen from Yamanashi prefecture's Kawaguchiko and Lake Motosu etc. is very beautiful. Kofu city with prefectural office is located in the basin which is famous as grape and wine producing area. On the north side are mountains of Japanese Alps such as Mt. Yatsugatake.

In the central part of Honshu, there is a mountainous area called "Japan Alps" with an altitude of 3000m = Shutterstock 1
Photos: Do you know "Japan Alps"?

Japan is a mountainous country. To the north of Mt. Fuji, there is a mountainous area called the "Japan Alps." Mountains with an altitude of 2,000 to 3,000 meters are lined up. Hakuba, Kamikochi, and Tateyama are all part of the Japanese Alps. There are many mountain resort areas that can ...

Outline of Yamanashi

White Swan with Mount Fuji at Yamanaka lake, Yamanashi, Japan = shutterstock

White Swan with Mount Fuji at Yamanaka lake, Yamanashi, Japan = shutterstock

Map of Yamanashi

Map of Yamanashi

 

Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji = Adobe Stock
Mount Fuji: 15 best viewing spots in Japan!

On this page, I will show you the best viewpoint to see Mt. Fuji. Mt. Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan with an altitude of 3776 meters. There are lakes made by the volcanic activity of Mt. Fuji, and creating a beautiful landscape around that. If you want to see ...

Snow-covered Mt. Fuji 1
Photos: Mt. Fuji covered with snow

Mount Fuji is covered with snow from autumn to spring. In winter, the air is clear, so you can see the beautiful Mount Fuji even from Tokyo. For details on Mount Fuji, please refer to the following article. Table of ContentsPhotos of Mt. FujiMap of Mt. Fuji Photos of Mt. Fuji ...

Mt. Fuji in the morning sunrise from Motosu Lake=Shutterstock. 6
Photos: Mt. Fuji in the morning sunrise

Personally, my favorite view of Mt. Fuji is the sunrise seen from the northern coast of Lake Motosu on the north side of Mt. Fuji. There is little artificial lighting around Lake Motosu, so you can witness Mt. Fuji as seen by ancient Japanese. The scenery seen from here is printed ...

Climbers watching the sunrise at the top of Mt. Fuji = Shutterstock
Photos: Climbing Mt. Fuji in the summer

From early July to early September, in Japan, you can climb Mt. Fuji (3,776 m). At this time, Mt. Fuji has almost no snow. It takes about 7 hours on foot from the 5th station where the bus arrives to the top. If you are climbing, I recommend watching the sunrise ...

 

 

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Bon KUROSAWA  I have long worked as a senior editor for Nihon Keizai Shimbun (NIKKEI) and currently work as an independent web writer. At NIKKEI, I was the editor-in-chief of the media on Japanese culture. Let me introduce a lot of fun and interesting things about Japan. Please refer to this article for more details.

2020-05-14

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