The 10 Best Things to Do in Yamanakako-mura, Japan

February 18, 2018 Franklyn Hardiman

Yamanakako is a village located in Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. As of July 2012, the village has an estimated population of 5,288 and a population density of 100 persons per km². The total area is 52.81 km².
Restaurants in Yamanakako-mura

1. Lake Yamanaka

Yamanakako-mura, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0500, Yamanashi Prefecture +81 8013832626
Excellent
42%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 384 reviews

Lake Yamanaka

Reviewed By dogearred - Midlands

Would have been great if there had been less cloud, very pretty area not sure there is much to do here.

2. Yamanakako Hananomiyako Park

1650 Yamanaka, Yamanakako-mura, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0501, Yamanashi Prefecture +81 555-62-5587
Excellent
23%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 179 reviews

Yamanakako Hananomiyako Park

Reviewed By mfragozo - Singapore

We spent there a couple of hours. You can rent a bike for 4, walk around, and there is a playground for kids 4-10. You can also have a coffee while your kids play, or take a small visit to the lava museum (very small).

3. Nagaike Shinsui Park

Yamanakako-mura, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0502, Yamanashi Prefecture +81 555-62-9977
Excellent
38%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
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4.5 based on 42 reviews

Nagaike Shinsui Park

Reviewed By KarolaRS

You can see the grand scenery of Mt.Fuji over the lake Yamanakako in this park. In the middle of November and February the scenery is even called "Double Diamond Fuji", since you can see how the sun sets into an inverted image of Mt.Fuji reflecting a double image in the water. The park is open anytime. Also, there is a bike path along Yamanaka Lake, and it is comfortable to go cycling as there are various kinds of restaurants and museums around. You can find many bike rental shops along the lakeside.

4. Panoramic Viewing Platform

Yamanakako-mura, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0502, Yamanashi Prefecture +81 555-62-9977
Excellent
36%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
2%
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4 based on 49 reviews

Panoramic Viewing Platform

Reviewed By KarolaRS

What an incredible viewing point that overlooks Mt. Fuji on Yamanakako Lake! It is located in the middle of prefectural road reaching from Yamanakako Mikuni. Of course, the views highly depend on weather, however we went there at dusk and had a fantastic viewing experience! Wonderful spot, loved it to bits.

5. Lake Yamanaka Community Plaza Kirara

479-2 Hirano, Yamanakako-mura, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0502, Yamanashi Prefecture +81 555-20-3111
Excellent
18%
Good
64%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
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4 based on 27 reviews

Lake Yamanaka Community Plaza Kirara

Reviewed By Natalie P - Hampshire, UK

I first attended Sweet Love Shower here in 2008 and loved it. Such a great location for live music, and such a novel location for a festival too (so different from festivals in the UK). Worth a visit for some music and scenery.

6. Bungakukan (Mishima Yukio Museum)

506-296 Hirano, Yamanakako-mura, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0502, Yamanashi Prefecture +81 555-20-2655
Excellent
48%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
6%
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Bungakukan (Mishima Yukio Museum)

Reviewed By tokyo503 - Tokyo

One disappointment about Japanese museums is that they rarely provide detailed descriptions in English of what is on display. While the artifact explanations at the Yukio Mishima Library Museum were far from detailed, they provided enough English verbiage to keep me engaged for the best part of 90 minutes, and adequacy explained what was being presented. I was the only person visiting the one-room library museum (on a Saturday morning), and I thoroughly enjoyed the leisurely review of the contents, in spite of not being a Mishima connoisseur. If you have read or studied Mishima, I think you will enjoy this place. A small side room presents a quality depiction in video of some aspects of Mishima’s life and works (however, this is in Japanese only). I paid 500 yen to enter. At the time (July 2012), that also included entry into the adjacent Sohou Tokutomi museum (which regrettably had no explanations in English). If you are in the Yamanaka-ko area, are somewhat familiar with Mishima and his works, and have a few hours to spare, I would recommend a visit.

7. Ishiwari Shrine

Hirano, Yamanakako-mura, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0502, Yamanashi Prefecture
Excellent
21%
Good
59%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
Terrible
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4 based on 19 reviews

Ishiwari Shrine

Reviewed By jalanworld - Tokyo, Japan

3回まわると願いが叶うそうです。石割山の8合目あたりに位置します。石割山の山頂へはここから先へ登ります。
神社の石はとても大きくて迫力があります。

8. Mt. Ishiwari

Yamanakako-mura, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0500, Yamanashi Prefecture
Excellent
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Mt. Ishiwari

Reviewed By jalanworld - Tokyo, Japan

アクセスも平野バス停から歩いて行けるのがいいですが、富士山の素晴らしい眺めが堪能できる山頂とコースも素晴らしい。新宿バスタから山中湖平野行きのバスに乗りそこで下車。東京からのアクセスも簡単です。一番短いコースは3時間、1月に行ってきましたが登山道に雪がなく快適でした。子供連れで登ってきたファミリーもいましたので
ファミリーでも楽しめる山だと思います。

9. Yamanakasuwa Shrine

13 Yamanaka, Yamanakako-mura, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0501, Yamanashi Prefecture +81 555-62-3952
Excellent
33%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
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4 based on 12 reviews

Yamanakasuwa Shrine

Reviewed By KarolaRS

Yamanaka Suwa Shrine and Yamanaka Sengen Shrine are located right next to Lake Yamanaka and Mt. Fuji. Yamanaka Suwa shrine is known as the shrine for a safe baby Delivery and having a baby. Many people visit this shrine with their babies. We visited straight after sunrise, it was incredibly tranquil and peaceful. I guess it would be best to see in autumn with the colourful leaves around and beautiful scenery

10. Yamanakako Fireworks Festival Hokosai

Yamanakako-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi Prefecture
Excellent
58%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Yamanakako Fireworks Festival Hokosai

The Yamanakako Fireworks Festival Hokosai is the very first of the fireworks shows that are held around the Five Fuji Lakes each year. Fireworks are set off from Yamanaka, Asahioka, and two more sites, so they can be enjoyed from any point along the lakeshore. Viewing the fireworks elegantly from a sightseeing boat on the lake is also popular. This fireworks festival traces its roots back to the Taisho period, when students would set off fireworks at the lake, and the firework event was later given the name "hokosai" by the distinguished writer Tokutomi Soho. Today, one purpose of the festival is to propitiate the souls of those who died in the line of duty and to offer up thanks to the lake.

Reviewed By kanatec - Odawara, Japan

山中湖周辺にはキャンプ場が多数ありますので、その日の帰りを心配することなく、キャンプサイトでテントを張ってから、湖畔でのんびり花火を見るのが最高です。

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