Updated:August 31, 2016

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Yamanashi Prefecture is surrounded by four national and quasi-national parks, such as the famous Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Though Mt. Fuji may be the pinnacle of prefectural beauty, there are many other breath-taking natural sights in Yamanashi: the Fuji Five Lakes, the mountains of the Minami Alps, highlands, ravines, and colorful fields of flowers.

Located within two hours of the Tokyo metropolitan area, getting to Yamanashi is fast and easy. During the summer, trekking and mountain climbing aficionados head for the nature trails and mountain slopes. As the weather cools, fall sweeps across the prefecture in a beautiful array of fall colors which attract people from all around Japan. The autumn leaves are only one of Yamanashi’s most resplendent seasonal attractions. Each season brings with it a unique and charming landscape to enchant the eyes and heart.

  • Minami Alps National Park
  • Yatsugatake-Chushin-Kogen Quasi-National Park
  • Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park