Yamanashi Travel Information

Yamanashi Prefecture is located near the center of Honshu, the main island of Japan. It has an area of 4462 square kilometers, and a population of about 880,000. Seventy-eight percent of the prefecture is covered with forests, it includes four national and quasi-national parks such as the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Mountain climbing and soaking in hot springs are among the most popular forms of recreation in Yamanashi. The many hot springs in the area offer healthy rejuvenation as well as relaxation. The largest hot springs in the prefecture, located in Isawa, is only one and a half hours from Tokyo. Other activities include hiking, tennis, and fishing.


  • Flower: Fuji Cherry Blossom
  • Tree: Japanese Maple
  • Bird: Japanese Bush Warbler
  • Area (rank): 4,465 km² (32)
  • Population: 880,000 (42)
  • Average Temperature: 15.5° C
  • Annual Rainfall: 796 mm
  • Capital: Kofu City
  • Natural Resources: None
  • Major Industries: Fruit Wine, Industrial robots, Jewelry
    • From Narita Airport to Kofu 3 hours (direct) 
      From Narita Airport to 5th stage of Mt. Fuji 4 hours 30 minutes
      Nagoya Airport to 5th stage of Mt. Fuji 5 hours 30 minutes
      Nagoya Airport to Kofu
      Note: Must take a bus from the airport to Nagoya Station
      4 hours
      Kawaguchiko to 5th stage of Mt. Fuji 1 hour by bus
      Kansai Airport to Kofu 5 hours
      Kansai Airport to 5th stage of Mt. Fuji 6 hours 30 minutes
      Yamanashi Train Stations Essential Contact Info: JR Shinjuku station: Tel. 03-3355-4400 JR Otsuki station: Tel. 0554-22-0125 JR Mishima station: Tel. 0559-75-0100 Fujikyuko Fujiyoshida station: Tel. 0555-22-7133

      Fujikyuko Kawaguchiko station: Tel. 0555-72-0017

    The Chuo Expressway is the main route to Yamanashi. From Tokyo, take the Shuto Kosoku Line 4 (Shinjuku Line). From Nagoya or Osaka, enter the Chuo Expressway at Komaki Junction from the Meishin Expressway.

    By Bus

    Highway bus service with assigned seats is available to Mt. Fuji, Fujigoko, Kofu and Isawa from the Shinjuku Bus Terminal.
    Yamanashi Bus Essential Contact Info:

    • Fujikyuko Administrative department 2: Tel. 0555-22-7100
    • Fujikyu Yamanashi Bus Yoshida office: Tel. 0555-22-7131
    • Fujikyuko Gotenba office: Tel. 0550-82-1333
    • Fujikyu Shizuoka Bus: Tel. 0545-71-2495
    • Fujikyu Reservation center: Tel. 0555-72-5111
    • Keio Dentetsu Reservation center: Tel. 03-5376-2222
    • Reservation center(Tomei Expressway Bus): Tel. 0555-72-2922

    Yamanashi Highway and Expressway Traffic Essential Contact Info:

    • Chuo highway: Tel. 0426-91-0058
    • Tomei Expressway: Tel. 044-866-3410
    • East Fujigoko road: Tel. 0555-22-6720
    • Subaru Line Gate: Tel. 0555-72-0572

Yamanashi Prefecture Tourist Association 1-8-17 Marunouchi, Kofu City, Yamanashi Prefecture 400-0031< Japan Telephone: +81-55-231-2722

E-mail: kan…@yamakan-sk.jp

Official Tourism Website of Mount Fuji in Yamanashi Prefecture: http://www.yamanashi-kankou.jp/english/index.html

International Affairs Division Yamanashi Prefectural Government Tel: +81-55-223-1436 Fax: +81-55-223-1438

E-mail: glo…@pref.yamanashi.lg.jp

Yamanashi Prefectural Government Tourist Information Website: http://www.pref.yamanashi.jp/english/index.html
Yamanashi International Association Website: http://www.yia.or.jp/eng/index.html


Provide transportation, tourism, distribution services, real estate, civil engineering and construction, and information technology – Leisure Services: amusement parks, hotels, golf courses, ski resorts, camp grounds, etc. Transportation: Fujikyuko Line (Otsuki ~ Kawaguchiko), share-ride buses, highway buses, reserved buses, etc. Real estate: building leases, condo/villa subdivisions, etc. Address: 5-2-1 Shin-nishihara, Fujiyoshida-shi, Yamanashi Tel: 0555-22-7112

Website: http://www.fujikyu.co.jp/en/

Tourism Information Centers

Yamanashi Tourism Division
1-6-1 Marunouchi, Kofu-shi Tel: 0552-235-2722

Yamanashi Tourism Union (part of the above division)
1-6-1 Marunouchi, Kofu-shi Tel: 055-231-2722

Yamanashi Local Produce Tourism Centre, Tokyo Branch International Tourism Building F1

1-8-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo-to Tel: 03-3231-0760

Yamanashi-Osaka Office Osaka-City, Kita-ku, Umeda 1-1,

Building in front of Osaka station Tel: 06-6344-5961

Yamanashi Fuji Visitor Centre 6663-1 Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko town (Fujikawaguchiko-machi), Minamitsuru-gun (Minamitsuru District), Yamanashi 401-0301 TEL: 0555-72-0259 FAX: 0555-72-0211

Website: http://www.yamanashi-kankou.jp/visitor/index.html

Chuo-Line and Surrounding Area Tourist Information Centre
Tokyo-to, Shinjuku-ku, Shinjuku 3-38-1 Tel: 03-3341-0295

Fujikawaguchiko town (Fujikawaguchiko-machi) Tourist Information Center 3641-1 Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko town (Fujikawaguchiko-machi), Minamitsuru-gun (Minamitsuru District), Yamanashi 401-0301 Tel: 0555-72-6700 (Tourist Information Center) Kawaguciko Hydrangea Festival Executive Committee; Tel: 0555-72-1115 Fuji Kawaguchiko Autumn Leaves Walk; Tel. 0555-21-1052

Website: http://www.fujisan.ne.jp/index_e.php

Mt. Fuji Kawaguchiko Jazz Festival 4654-17 Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi-ken 401-0301, Japan

TEL.0555-25-7042, Website: http://kjazz.jp/

Yamanashi / Kofu Tourism Information Centre
Marunouchi 1-8, Kofu City Tel: 055-226-6978

Fujiyoshida Tourist Information Service (Beside Fujisan Station) 2-4-20, Kami-yoshida, Fujiyoshida City, Yamanashi Pref. Tel.0555-22-7000 (Tourist office and Fujiyoshida Electric bicycle)

(9:00-17:00; Closed on Dec.29-Jan.3)

Fujiyoshida Tourism and Sightseeing Promotion Service 1936-6 Araya, Fujiyoshida-shi, Yamanashi 403-0006 Japan Tel: 0555-21-1000 Fax: 0555-21-1001

Website: http://www.fujiyoshida.net/

Yamanakako Tourist Information 506-296, Hirano, Yamanakako-mura, Minami-tsuru-gun, Yamanashi Pref. Tel.0555-62-3100 (8:30-17:00 (Sep.16-Jun.), 8:30-18:00 (Jul.-Sep.15))


Yamanakako Hananomiyako Koen (Flower Garden) Close to Fujikyu Highland and Lake Yamanakako 1650 Yamanaka, Yamanakako-mura, Minami-tsuru-gun, Yamanashi Pref. 401-0501 Tel: 0555-62-5587 Fax: 0555-62-5618

Website: http://www.hananomiyakokouen.jp/

Fuji-San Tozan Gakko GoRiki (Mt.Fuji Mountaineering School GoRiki Climbing)

“Fuji-San Tozan Gakko GoRiKi” helps Mt.Fuji climbing with our theme “Pulse of Fuji feeling together”, which means the bridge person of customers and nature.

They offer Premium tour of reaching the 5th station of Mt.Fuji (Yamanashi Prefecture’s side) for climbing. Luggage has by the redcap, and you can enjoy Mt.Fuji climbing lightly.

Tour of reaching the 5th station of Mt.Fuji (Yamanashi Prefecture’s side) in summer season, They will set up from the “Crater Lake Side Entrance” to the top of Mt.Fuji. Sometime staying in a lodge for take a rest, during challenge to the top of highest mountain in Japan.

Slow pace tour of reaching the 5th station of Mt.Fuji (Yamanashi Prefecture’s side) tour will proceed to the top slowly. Especially it’s recommended to the elderly person, and children. When it becomes warm and bright, they willl start to this tour. It can enjoy Mt.Fuji climbing by your paces.
Fuji-San Tozan Gakko GoRiki (Mt.Fuji Mountaineering School GoRiki Info Desk) Asahi, Fujiyoshida-city. Yamanashi-pref, Japan TEL: +81-(0)555-24-1032 FAX: +81-(0)555-24-1052

Website: http://www.fujitozan.jp/tour/

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