Yamanashi Prefecture

What to do in Emergencies and Earthquake

In case of an Emergency Fire (Dial 119) Take care when using gas cookers, heaters, electrical household appliances, or smoking in bed and so on. In the case of fire: Shout out "kajida!" (Fire!) in a loud voice to let neighbours know. Call the fire station (119) and say 'kaji desu' (fire), then give your name, address and the nearest biggest building or telephone...

Ancient Cottages of Fujiyoshida

Ancient Cottages of Fujiyoshida There are also traditional cottages in the museum compond. The purpose of the museum and surrounding park is to explain the local history and culture of Fujiyoshida to a wider audience. The Osano House is a replica of a well-preserved pilgrim's inn of the same name still located in the city, painstakingly copied from actual house plans of the Osano family. It...

Fujiyoshida Museum of Local History

Fujiyoshida Museum of Local History Fujiyoshida is a high-elevtion city of 56,000 loacated in the center of the Japanese main island of Honshu, on top of lava flows from one of the most famous volcanos in the world, Mt. Fuji. In addition to the mountain, Fujiyoshida is also famous among tourists for its location between two of the Fuji Five Lakes. Since olden times, the region has also produced high...

Fujiyoshida Takigi Noh (performance of a Noh drama)

Fujiyoshida Takigi Noh A Noh drama is a highly stylized traditional Japanese play performed with unique classical costumes and masks. Takigi Noh (performance of a Noh drama) is performed and dedicated in the open air under torchlight in mid-August. The sounds of the hand drum break the silence of the shrine compound. As the spirits of the forest descend on the stage, the night wears on and...

Yabusame Festival of Fujiyoshida

Yabusame Festival of Fujiyoshida This festival at the Fuji Omuro Sengen Jinga near Shimoyoshida Station is a Equestrian Archery(Yabusame) Festival (held annually in September) The Yabusame Festival is a unique horseback archery and divining event unique to Fujiyoshida. Local men gallop horses down a narrow, dirt street firing at woven targets, and hanging on as tight as they can. Following them is a...