Yamanashi City

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Yamanashi City (山梨市) is the land of fruits and beautiful nature located in Yamanashi Prefecture. Nishizawa Valley is one of the best nature spots with many beautiful waterfalls in Japan. From Fuefukigawa Fruits Park, it has a great view of Mt. Fuji and Kofu Basin. The night scenery from this park is chosen as one of new three major view of night sceneries. Yamanashi city is also known as wine and fruits. Especially, peach and grape are one of the best fruits you can get in Japan. There are 10 wineries in Yamanashi city. They all have unique taste of wines.

Tourist Info.
Each spots has parking and restroom.

0. at Kofu Station.
1. use JR Chuo Line to Yamanashishi Station.

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Map around Yamanashi City

Detailed Travel Guide

Nishizawa Valley
Nishizawa Valley is the valley of Fuefuki River located in north Yamanashi. It is a part of Chichibu-Tama-Kai National park. There are many mountains around the valley, and the valley itself has great hiking course, takes about 4 hours), with the beautiful waterfalls including Nanatsugama-Godan Falls which is one of the 100 best waterfalls in Japan. Green leaves are very beautiful after the season of cherry blossom, and also the autumn leaves are excellent.

Fuefukigawa Fruits Park
Fuefukigawa Fruits Park is one of the popular tourist spot in Yamanashi city. It has a great view of Yamanashi Basin and Mt. Fuji. The night view from this park is chosen as the new three best views of night sceneries in Japan. Therefore, this place is also chosen as the Holy Land for Couples. At the gift shop, they have all kinds of Yamanashi products especially fruits that are very popular in Yamanashi. Also, they have the great collection of Yamanashi wine. This park also has a lot of Kid's facilities that many people visit here at weekend for their family activities.

Toshin Winery
Toshin Winery is a winery located in Yamanashi Prefecture. This wines are produced by Rugger Man of Yamanashi. All of his wines are very limited. Therefore, every wines that he puts all kinds of his heart intensity to his wines and each wines has his special flavors. During the harvesting season, you can also enjoy grape picking as well. You can also enjoy factory tour. It has a huge wine that uses Sake Bottols.

Yamanashi Local Culture: Mujin (無尽)
People in Yamanashi Prefecture have the best healthy life, people who do not need any medical care, in Japan. One of the main reasons that make people in Yamanashi in great health condition is the their local drinking culture called "Mujin."

Originally, Mujin was the reserve found by local people for that any one in the group could use their money for any kinds of emergency need.

Today, people are not doing reserve found anymore, but people still get together and drink.

For Mujin party, people use not Sake, but local wine. Because they drink all night with other friends, they drink Sake Bottoled Wine that contains 2 Litter of wine. Drinking wines with friends under Mujin Party. are the great factor of their healthy condition.