Yamanashi Prefecture

While Mt. Fuji is indisputably the biggest draw in Yamanashi, the prefecture is also a gold mine of nature-rich sites and recreational activities! 

For adventurers seeking to scale Mt. Fuji, the Yoshida Trail is the right place to start. The scenic Fuji Five Lakes charm travelers with forests and lake hotels offering plenty of ways to discover new sights and sounds along the way!
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  • Chureito Pagoda(Arakurayama Sengen Park)
    Here you can capture the ultimate photo of Japan: blooming cherry blossoms surrounding a five-storied pagoda, juxtaposed against Mt. Fuji in the background!  As part of the Arakura Sengen Shrine, the Chureito Pagoda is a hotspot for photographers visiting Yamanashi. 

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  • Lake Kawaguchi
    As the most popular lake in the Fuji Five Lake region at the base of Mt. Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi welcomes travelers all year round with seasonal attractions. There are several ways to view the majestic mountain - by hopping on a cruise, riding the Kachi Kachi Ropeway, or whilst relaxing in a steaming hot bath at any of the nearby hot spring hotels.

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  • Yamanashi Houtou
    Yamanashi Houtou
    A household staple in Yamanashi, Houtou is made with flat and wide wheat-flour noodles cooked with vegetables in miso-flavored soup. The key ingredient of Houtou is pumpkin, which is simmered until fully absorbed into the miso broth; giving the dish its signature savoury sweet flavour!

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