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Tokiwa Hotel: Top-Tier Garden in Yamanashi

The garden at the Tokiwa Hotel in Kofu City, Yamanashi was ranked the third-best traditional garden in Japan in 2012 and 2013. And even if you can't afford a stay in this top-class hotel, you can still visit the garden for free!

The Shrine with the Best View of Mount Fuji

Chureito Pagoda in Yamanashi Prefecture offers what is possibly the single most definitive view of Mount Fuji in Japan.

6 Must-Visit Spots Around Lake Kawaguchi

Out of all the tourist spots in the surrounding Fuji area, Lake Kawaguchi has the best access, and several spots from which you can enjoy a spectacular view of Mount Fuji.

13 Places to Paraglide in Japan

There are over a dozen places where you can paraglide across Japan. Most are located in the central regions, but there are also paragliding options in Hokkaido and the southern islands if you know where to look!

6 Must-Visit Spots Around Lake Kawaguchi

Lake Kawaguchi (called Kawaguchiko in Japanese) is the second largest of the Fuji Five Lakes that lie at the foot of Mount Fuji. There are many wonderful spots from which you can enjoy a spectacular view of Mount Fuji, and we're here to introduce them.

Succulent Stew at Dai Min

Located in Hokuto City, Yamanashi, Dai Min (臺眠) offers succulent salmon and melt-in-your-mouth beef stew.

The 21 Best Places to See Mount Fuji

We take a stab at answering the perennial question, 'Where can I get the best view of Mount Fuji?' Here are our 21 best answers.

Mount Fuji's Northern Gateway

Said to date all the way back to the year 110, Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine marks the entrance to the Yoshidaguchi climbing trail on the north side of Mount Fuji.

12 Amazing Mountains in Japan's National Parks

Many of Japan's most beautiful mountains can be found in the nation's 34 national parks.

Suntory Hakushu Distillery

Nestled in the mountains of Yamanashi Prefecture, the Suntory Hakushu Distillery will walk you through every step of the whisky-making process—with ample tastings to follow!

Enter the 'Womb' of Mount Fuji

This system of caves beneath the surface of Mount Fuji are believed to represent the womb of Konohana Sakuya-hime, the goddess of the mountain. And you can climb right inside!

14 Stunning Sunrise & Sunset Spots in Japan

It's a tradition to watch the sunrise on the first day of the year in Japan. And the nation's national parks offer countless breathtaking options for both sunrise and sunset at any time of year!

Fujisan World Heritage Center

Opened inJune 2016, the Fujisan World Heritage Center aims to outline the geological and cultural significance of Japan's most iconic mountain.

Hoshinoya Fuji: The Glamorous Outdoors

Don't be fooled by Hoshinoya Fuji's claim to be a 'glamping' resort. This is nothing less than the height of luxury in the woods!

Hang Glide with a View of Fuji

What could be more exciting than hang gliding? How about hang gliding with a view of Mount Fuji! The village of Oshino in Yamanashi Prefecture offers some incredible aerial views of Japan's favorite mountain. Why not try a beginners' course!

Zuzuya: Ink Talismans at a Fuji Pilgrim's Inn

With a history of some 400 years, Zuzuya is one of only two pilgrim's lodgings in Kamiyoshida still offering rooms to Fuji worshippers preparing to climb their sacred mountain. It's also a great spot to make an ink talisman from an Edo Period wood block!

Untraveled Japan: Tokyo Day Trips & More

You don’t have to go far from Tokyo to experience Japan like no one has before!

Japan's Fabulous Fall Colors Guide by Month

Forget cherry blossom season, fall is the best time to visit Japan and enjoy the scenery! From September to December, check out the best spots to visit to experience the burst of color.

Ryokan Kikori: Seasonal Cuisine to Die For

Found in Fuefuki City, Yamanashi, this traditional Japanese inn offers seasonal cuisine that's to die for, as well as offering a great base for activities around the Mount Fuji area.

Get a Fuji Omelet in Yamanashi

Sylvans restaurant features a terrace, a conservatory, a garden that's open to dogs, and a gift shop where you can buy Fujizakura Heights Beer, a German-style microbrew made right on the premises.