Yamanashi Prefecture

Yamanashi Travel Information

Yamanashi Travel Information Yamanashi Prefecture is located near the center of Honshu, the main island of Japan. It has an area of 4462 square kilometers, and a population of about 880,000. Seventy-eight percent of the prefecture is covered with forests, it includes four national and quasi-national parks such as the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Mountain climbing and soaking in hot springs are...

Yamanashi Festivals and Events

Yamanashi Festivals ad Events People living in mountainous areas have good reason to celebrate the coming of spring after enduring the hardships of a severe winter. There are a number of festivals unique to Yamanashi throughout spring and summer. Winter Fireworks at Oike Park, Kawakuchi-ko/Lake Kawaguchi [Every Saturday and Sunday between Jan 14~ Feb 19 and Feb 23, 2012] Come enjoy over 1,500...

Isawa Onsen Tourism

Isawa Onsen Tourism The Isawa and Kasugai hot springs are among Japan’s leading hot spring spa areas, and they are Yamanashi Prefecture centers for tourism and accommodations which draw many tourists year around. Fuefuki City has four municipally operated hot spring facilities (Nagomi, Misaka, Momonosato, and Yamayuri) and hot spring foot baths which take advantage of these abundant...

Fujiyoshida City - Gateway to Mt. Fuji trail

Fujiyoshida City - Gateway to Mt. Fuji trail The official climbing season on Mt. Fuji is from July 1 to August 27. Climbers on the north side of Mt. Fuji use the Yoshidaguchi climbing trail, which runs all the way from Fujiyoshida City to the summit. Points along the climbing trail are called "Stations," where lodgings and emergency services are located. The Fuji Subaru Line toll road joins the trail at the 5th...

Fuji by Mountain Bike

Fuji by Mountain Bike Perhaps every foreigner who comes to Japan considers at least one single outdoor adventure, climbing Mt. Fuji. It is one of those things that every visitor feels they have to do while in Japan; like going to Kyoto. Mountain bike! Two thousand meters of vertical drop by bicycle! Most people never consider that Fuji can be done this way, but it can. There are countless...

Real Fuji Climbers hike the Yoshidaguchi Trail!

Real Fuji Climbers hike the Yoshidaguchi Trail! The Yoshidaguchi Climbing Trail starts in Fujiyoshida City at Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine. After tying up your laces and adjusting your pack, soak up the atmosphere amidst towering trees and then offer some prayers to Konohanasakuya Hime no Mikoto, the principle deity of the holy peak and patron goddess of fires and childbirth. With her blessing and a full...

The Yoshidaguchi Climbing Trail: Basic Info

The Yoshidaguchi Climbing Trail: Basic Info The Yoshidaguchi Climbing Trail stretches 19km from Fujiyoshida City (Fujiyoshida-shi) to the summit of Mt. Fuji. Though there are 3 trails to the summit, this one is the oldest. It was first used over a thousand years ago by mountain mendicants, but their favored footpath didn’t make its name until the hey-day of the Edo Era. At that time, a belief system called...

Yamanashi Onsen Hot Springs

Yamanashi Onsen Hot Springs Not only is Yamanashi blessed with beautiful mountains and scenery, within the mountains lay many soothing hot springs for people to enjoy year round. It has been said for many years that hot springs make the body healthy. The secret lies in the dissolution of medicinal substances into the groundwater, which seeps through long passages deep underground, is naturally...

Yamanashi Golf Courses

Yamanashi Golf Courses Name Fuji Golf Course 富士ゴルフコース 山中湖畔 Location 262-1 Yamanaka Yamanaka-Komura Minamitsuru Yamanashi Contact Telephone: 0555-62-1227, Fax: 0555-62-0394 Course Info Holes: 18 Yardage: 6792 Par: 72 Comments Enjoy great mountain and lake views and this course situated at...

Yamanashi Rock Climbing Areas, Rock Climbing Gyms

Yamanashi Rock Climbing Areas, Rock Climbing Gyms Tachioka-Yama Location Shikishima-cho Season All seasons.  Cold in winter Rock Faces and slabs.  Up to 20 meters. Info You can stay at Climber’s House (Tel: 0552-77-0430) for 1200 yen per night.  Food can be purchased on your way to Tachioka-yama.  Make sure you bring your own water. Getting there By car: About 30 minutes from Ryuo Interchange or Nirasaki Interchange...

Yamanashi Hiking & Climbing Ideas

Yamanashi Hiking & Climbing Ideas Yamanashi is located near the center of Honshu and seventy-eight percent of the prefecture is covered with forests. It features four national and quasi-national parks, including Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Mountain climbing and hot springs are among the most popular forms of recreation in Yamanashi Prefecture. Fuji Five Lakes Area (Fujigoko) Around the...

Mt Fuji National Parks

Mt Fuji National Parks Mt. Fuji may be the most recognizable symbol of Japan. Not only is it the highest mountain in Japan, it is also the most climbed mountain in the world. Fuji-san, as it is known, has been a spiritual symbol since ancient times. There was a religious sect called Fujiko, in which devotees considered Fuji-san the object of their pilgrimage. Furthermore, women were not...

Mount Fuji Five Lakes Area (Fujigoko)

Mount Fuji Five Lakes Area (Fujigoko) Around the northern foot of Mt. Fuji there lies five lakes: Yamanaka-ko, Kawaguchi-ko, Sai-ko, Shoji-ko, and Motosu-ko. A long time ago, lava flows from the volcanic eruption of Mt. Fuji spread across the area, damming up rivers and forming these lakes. Of the five lakes, Lake Motosu, Lake Shoji and Lake Sai share the same underground water source. This is why the...

Driving Licences In Japan

Japan is one of 90 countries in the world where, if you are a holder of an International Driving Licence, you are legally allowed to drive . International Driving Licences are usually limited to one year, but it is also possible to obtain a Japanese Licence, if you have an ordinary licence from your home country. Who may get a Japanese Licence? Anyone who has had...

Yamanashi Hospitals (byoin) and Dentists where foreign languages are spoken

Hospitals (byoin) Area Name Telephone Number Kofu Kofu Kyoritsu Byoin 055-226-3131 Kofu Kofu Shiritsu Byoin 055-233-7101 Kofu Kokuritsu Byoin 055-253-6131 Kofu Shakai Hoken Yamanashi Byoin 055-252-8831 Kofu Yamanashi Kenritsu Chuo Byoin 055-253-7111 Enzan Ensan Byoin 0553-33-2029 Otsuki Otsuki Shiritsu Chuo Byoin 0554-22-1251 Nirasaki Nirasaki...