“Yamanashi possess more than Japan’s
most revered mountain.”
Yamanashi Prefecture, located near the center of Japan’s main island of Honshu, is surrounded by 6,560 – 9,840 feet high mountains. Three national parks and one quasi-national park, which is the famous Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, make up part of the 78% forest that covers the prefecture.
The best and most beautiful harvest of grapes, peaches and plums in Japan come from this prefecture, and its Koshu grape wine, on top of the traditional kaiki (traditional weaving of silk textiles), crystal crafting, and the production of washi, or Japanese paper, are all very popular. The precious stones cutting techniques are amongst the most advanced in the world.
Yamanashi boasts of hot springs famously frequented for health benefits and relaxation. The largest spring in the prefecture, located in Isawa, is only one and a half hours from Tokyo. Mount climbing is also popular in this region.