Yamanashi

Home to Mt. Fuji and many of its five lakes, Yamanashi was also once the home base of the legendary samurai warlord Takeda Shingen.

Jul 23, 2020

Savoring Kawaguchiko

Savoring Kawaguchiko

Found in Yamanashi, Kawaguchiko is a spot that is normally crowded but thanks to the pandemic, its lakeside attractions aren't as busy anymore.

Mar 5, 2020

Hottarakashi Onsen

Hottarakashi Onsen

This hot spring offers great views of the Kofu valley basin as well as Mt. Fuji. It's the type of place that you go to just get away from it all.

Nov 10, 2018

Hidden Yamanashi Revisited

Hidden Yamanashi Revisited

Yamanashi is a cornucopia of allures that range from the sacred Mt. Minobu and the ruins of the Koshu domain to the wineries of the Koshu Valley.

Oct 26, 2018

Reclaiming Aokigahara

Reclaiming Aokigahara

Found at the foot of Mt. Fuji, the ever-serene Aokigahara forest is in need of shedding its stigma of being Japan's so-called "suicide forest."

Aug 10, 2018

Hidden Yamanashi

Hidden Yamanashi

Though best known for Mt. Fuji, Yamanashi Prefecture is also actually home to gorgeous nature, great local food and ancient pilgrimage sites.