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Shingen-ko Festival

In early April, the city of Kofu travels back in time to honor Takeda Shingen, the famous warlord of the Sengoku era.

Peach Blossom Festival

Spring sees the Kofu Basin become enveloped in a wash of peach blossoms. It is as if a pink carpet has wafted down above Shangri-La.

Running Events

How about an enjoyable run through Yamanashi's beautiful natural scenery? Numerous road races are held throughout the year.

Battle of Kawanakajima Living Picture Scroll Reenactment

Nearly 800 armor-clad warriors representing the respective armies of Shingen Takeda and Kenshin Uesugi gather to reenact the largest battle of Japan's Warring States Period, that of Kawanakajima in present-day Nagano.

Kojosai at Lake Kawaguchi-ko

The last of the annual summer festivals of the Fujigoko area, this ritual, which is said to purify and wash away all evil, originates from Kawaguchi-Sengen shrine, and consists of sending out several hundred lanterns to float in small boats over the lake. 

Yoshida Fire Festival

The Fuji-YoshidaFire Festival is celebrated at Fuji Sengen shrine on August 26th, announcing the close of the climbing season of Mt. Fuji. It has been named one of the three most.

Grape Festival

The highlight of the festival is a 90m tall, 50m wide stack of blazing firewood in the shape of a Shinto Torii gate.

Paul Rusch Festival

This cosmopolitan harvest festival is meant to celebrate the achievements of Dr. Paul Rusch, who spent his life building up the Kiyosato highlands.

Fruit Picking

Yamanashi Prefecture leads Japan in peach, grape, and plum production. You can enjoy a day of picking these and the many other fruits grown here, such as strawberries, cherries, apples, blueberries, and pears.

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YAMANASHI Google Streetview

We participated in Google's "Street View Trekker Partnership Program" and photographed Yamanashi's tourism sites.