Diamond Fuji Seen fromLake Yamanaka
Autumn Leaves Festival atLake Kawaguchi
Arakurayama Sengen Park
Enzan Togenkyo inKoshu City
Isawa OnsenWinter Fireworks
Diamond Fuji is a phenomenon that occurs at sunrise and sunset when the sun seems to overlap the summit of Mt. Fuji. It is seen from Lake Yamanaka at sunset. The twilight-colored Diamond Fuji appears when the sun sets at the peak of Mt. Fuji. You can see it around 15: 30-16: 30 (depending on the season and location), so it is highly recommended, even if you are not an early bird. It is viewable for a long time from mid-October to mid-November and from late January to late February.
Official site: https://www.yamanashi-kankou.jp/kankou/spot/p1_4865.html
A corridor of maple leaves that dyes the northern shore of Lake Kawaguchi in bright red. This beautiful scene of maple leaves enveloped in light is a must-see! Don't miss the maple leaves tunnel, which is about a 15-minute drive from the venue.
Official site: http://www.fujisan.ne.jp/
Kukuna is an exquisite hotel located right in front of Lake Kawaguchi, featuring breathtaking views of the lake and Mt. Fuji.
Official site: https://kukuna.jp/terrace/
The gorge located in Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park was registered in June 2019 as ““Kobushi UNESCO Eco Park.” Over an extended period, granite has been scraped off by the river, which has created what they call the most beautiful gorge in Japan, featuring cliffs, strange-shaped rocks and stones. Above all, the appearance of Kakuenpo, contrasted with the beautiful autumn leaves, is simply breathtaking. There are many other highlights, such as the Senga-Taki waterfall and stone gate, which is about 30m high. You can enjoy the promenade along the gorge and see the seasonally changing canyon up-close.
Official site: https://www.shosenkyo-kankoukyokai.com/
You can glance at the majestic views of Mt. Fuji and the five-story pagoda called "Chureito Pagoda" to encounter of a "very Japanese" experience. Located in the middle of Mt. Arakura, the view after climbing the 398-step staircase is definitely worth seeing. About 650 cherry trees are planted in the park, and cherry blossom festivals held in the spring attract many cherry blossom viewers.
Official site: https://www.arakurayama-sakura.com/
Established in 1885, Lumiere Winery has a history that spans more than 130 years. Continuing to diligently develop both its vineyard and brewing technology over that time, they feature wine that is made with prestige and style. You can also enjoy shopping, dining, and a space to heal your body and mind that can only be found in the countryside (Reservations are required for the winery visit).
Official site: http://www.lumiere.jp/
It is overwhelming to see about 1,000 Hina dolls and hanging ornaments from the Edo period to the present day. Among the many exhibition halls, Kanzo-Yashiki House displays Hina dolls from the Edo, Meiji, Taisho, and Showa eras and hanging decorations that may feel Koshu. Also, in front of the Citizens Meeting Room on the 1st Fl. of the Koshu City Hall Main Office, original Hina dolls and hanging ornaments created by local children are exhibited in cooperation with the nursery schools and kindergartens in the city. The best time to see the peach blossoms in Enzan Togenkyo is from early to mid-April. The "Itozakura cherry blossoms at Jiunji Temple" is also in full bloom from late March to early April.
Official site: http://www.nihon-kankou.or.jp/yamanashi/detail/19213ba2212069585
Winter fireworks have become one of the main winter attractions for Isawa Onsen. They are launched at the riverbed in front of the Fuefuki Main City Hall Building. You can see the fireworks launched up close. Following the fireworks, why not warm up at the hot spring? Please stay at Isawa Onsen and enjoy the fireworks.
Official site: http://www.fuefuki-kanko.jp/detail/index_213.html
In Yamanashi, you can enjoy strawberry picking from late December to mid-May. Would you like to taste freshly picked, sweet-sour strawberries? Miharashien Farm grows fruits high above the ground so that everyone, including young and older adults and wheelchair users, can enjoy picking.
Official site: https://miharashien.com/
Wine server installed at Isawa Onsen Station Tourist Information Center in Fuefuki City. You can sample a total of 16 different kinds of wine brands made by local wineries for a fee.
The taste of Kai, which was all well-liked by Shingen Takeda. A local food that represents Yamanashi. It is boiled with pumpkin and potatoes, seasonal vegetables and meat, and seasoned with miso.