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Isawa Onsen, Koshu and Winery Area

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The Isawa area is located in the east of the Kofu basin and boasts the highest peach and grape production in Japan.

In spring, this area, called Togenkyo , is covered in a sea of pink peach blossoms. From August to October you can enjoy fruit picking.

The region is also known for its wine production, and every year a mellow tasting wine is created from the grapes which are painstakingly grown at the local wineries. There is also a line-up of original wines and you can enjoy tours of the wineries.

Fuefuki City is known for its two hot spring villages of Isawa and Kasugai, and is counted as one of the best tourist spots in Japan. In the center of the hot spring area, the cherry blossom trees that line the river color the four seasons, and hot spring tourists can be seen enjoying themselves under their full bloom in spring.

It could be said that enjoying a soak in a hot spring after viewing cherry blossom in spring or fruit picking from summer to autumn is a luxury only to be found in this area.

Access

It takes approximately 1 hour 30 minutes by train (JR Chuo Line) from Shinjuku Station in Tokyo to Isawa-Onsen Station. By car it is 5-10 minutes from Katsunuma I.C. or Ichinomiya-Misaka I.C. on the Chuo Expressway.

From Isawa Onsen-Kyo Hot Spring Village it takes 20 minutes by car or 15 minutes by train (JR Chuo Line) to the Kofu area in which Takeda-jinja Shrine and Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art are located.

It takes 50 minutes by car or 1 hour by train (JR Chuo Line) to the Kiyosato/Yatsugatake area.

To the Fujikawaguchiko area it takes 1 hour by car or 1 hour 10 minutes by train from Otsuki Station (JR Chuo Line) on the Fuji Kyuko Line.