24 days in Yamanashi Prefecture Itinerary

24 days in Yamanashi Prefecture Itinerary

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Fly to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Drive to Yamanakako-mura
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Yamanakako-mura
— 9 nights
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Minobu-cho
— 4 nights
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Kofu
— 10 nights
Drive to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Fly to Manila

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Yamanakako-mura

— 9 nights
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hirayama Ikuo Silk Road Museum and Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine. Explore hidden gems such as Ojiragawa Valley and Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine. Get out of town with these interesting Yamanakako-mura side-trips: Hokuto (Verdant Garden Verga, Jisso-ji Temple, &more) and Fujikawaguchiko-machi (Lake Kawaguchi, Kawaguchiko Muse Museum, Atae Yuki Bldg., &more).

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Manila, Philippines to Yamanakako-mura is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manila to Yamanakako-mura. When traveling from Manila in October, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Yamanakako-mura: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Minobu-cho.

Things to do in Yamanakako-mura

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 17:

Minobu-cho

— 4 nights
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kuon-ji Temple and The Yunooku Museum of Gold Mining History. Step out of the city life by going to Mt. Kitadake and Mt. Minobu. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Minobu-cho: Nirasaki (Nirasaki Omura Art Museum & Takeda Hachimangu), Yashajin Toge (in Minami Alps) and Manami Alps Sangaku Shashinkan Shirahata Shiro Kinenkan (in Hayakawa-cho).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Minobu-cho trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Yamanakako-mura to Minobu-cho in 1.5 hours. October in Minobu-cho sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Kofu.

Things to do in Minobu-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 21:

Kofu

— 10 nights
Old historic castles and Shinto shrines dominate the sightseeing in Kofu, a city fringed by mountains on all sides.
Head to Yamanashi Wine Okoku and Ono Orchid & Orchard Gardenfor plenty of shopping. Discover out-of-the-way places like Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art and Kofu Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Fuefuki (Fuefuki Togenkyo & Lumiere Winery), Nishizawa Valley (in Yamanashi) and Koshu (Marufuji Winery, Daiszenji Temple, &more). There's much more to do: engage your brain at Yamanashi Prefectural Science Center, learn about winemaking at Sadoya Winery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenkoji Temple, and appreciate the views at Shosenkyo.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kofu itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Minobu-cho to Kofu in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Kofu can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kofu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 31:

Yamanashi Prefecture travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Yamanashi Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region of the main island of Honshu.The prefecture is landlocked, featuring a fertile central valley, the Kōfu Basin, surrounded by many of the highest mountains in Japan including the highest, Mount Fuji located on the southern border with Shizuoka.The capital of the prefecture is the city of Kōfu.HistoryPre-history to the 14th centuryAs in most other Japanese regions, prehistoric society in Yamanashi progressed though the hunting, fishing and gathering stage of the Jōmon period, then the rice-producing stage of the Yayoi period and subsequent village and regional formation. The Maruyama and Choshizuka Kofun (earthen burial mounds) located on Sone Hill of Nakamichi Town (Southern Kōfu) are believed to have been built from the end of the 4th century. From these remains it can be assumed that the people of Sone Hill had great influence.During the Heian period, Kai Province was created in this area.15th to 19th centuriesAmong the many Kaigenji generations, those of the Takeda, Ogasawara, and Nanbu families were particularly prosperous. During the Sengoku period of the 16th century, Takeda Shingen attained the status of daimyō and built Tsuzuji Mansion and the Yōgai Castle in Kōfu. From this base, he attempted to unify and control Japan.

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