Yamanashi : 10 Best Things to Do in 2019

From Mt Fuji to Lake Kawaguchi, Best Things to Do in Yamanashi 2019

Yamanashi Prefecture is best known as the spot where magnificent Mt.Fuji is located (shared with Shizuoka prefecture). It’s a small prefecture with full of attractions with great views of Mt.Fuji. It is easy to access from Tokyo even for a day-trip.

Visit Yamanashi and play around Mt.Fuji! Here are 10 best things you can’t miss!

1. Mt. Fuji


The symbol of the country, Mt.Fuji is one of the most popular travel destinations in Japan! In Yamanashi prefecture, there are numbers of places offering spectacular views of the mountain.

2. FujiQ Highland


One of Japan’s most popular theme parks, which is mostly known for thrilling rides includes record breaking roller coasters and haunted house. The Fuji-Q Highland also has many attractions for kids and those who is not looking for thrills!

3. Chureito Pagoda


One of the most superb views in Japan! Chureito Pagoda is located at Arakura Sengen Shrine recommended to visit during cherry blossom season in spring when the view of three great things (Mt.Fuji,the pagoda and cherry blossom) can be captured in one!

4. Fuji Five Lakes


Fuji Five Lakes are 5 magnificent lakes located around Mt.Fuji. Each lakes offer splendid views of Mt.Fuji and activities.

5. Kachi Kachi Ropeway


The rope-way is located in Lake Kawaguchi, the most touristic and accessible lake from Tokyo. Offering a magnificent view of the lake, city and Mt.Fuji from the peak of the mountain at 400 m.

6. Oshino Hakkai


Oshino Hakkai (忍野八海) is a tourist sight of 8 spring water ponds of Mt.Fuji located in Oshino Village. The village is located between Lake Kawaguchiko and Lake Yamanakako and it’s a popular tourist destination along Fuji Five Lakes.

7. Onsen



One of the best place to have onsen experiences is near Mt.Fuji. There are many Onsen resorts in Yamanashi prefecture with outdoor baths with amazing scenery.

8. Shosenkyo Gorge



One of the most beautiful gorges in Japan which is a part of Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park. Visit there for autumn foliage!

9. Houto Noodle


Yamanashi’s №1 local dish, Houto is flat udon noodles stewed with vegetables in miso based soup. There are numbers of Hoto restaurants in Yamanashi but I recommend “Houtou Fudou” which is great franchised restaurants located in 4 places in Yamanashi.

10. Grapes and Wines



Yamanashi is the prefecture most wineries in Japan locates and Japan’s greatest wine producing area, especially the city called Katsunuma. If you wanna taste great wine, this is the place to visit.

↓↓ Numbers of express bus services are available from Tokyo to many tourist attractions in Yamanashi! Check the link for more details! ↓↓

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