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Flowers and Fall Leaves

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Enjoy both the beauty of Mt. Fuji and Yamanashi’s changing seasons!

Japan has four distinct seasons, allowing you to enjoy all the beautiful scenery that spring, summer, fall, and winter have to offer. Lush Yamanashi has plenty of famous spots for flowers and fall leaves! Cherry blossoms and peaches bloom everywhere in the spring, while the surrounding mountains are ablaze with reds and yellows in the fall. Only in Yamanashi can you enjoy this beautiful nature alongside themagnificent Mt. Fuji.

Cherry Blossoms (Spring)

Best viewing times: Late March to early April

Yamanashi is home to many famous spots for cherry blossoms.
There are spots popular with overseas tourists where you can capture photos of Mt. Fuji and temples along with beautiful cherry blossoms, and spots with 2,000 year old historic cherry trees.
There are myriad cherry trees for you to enjoy, from charming cherries found in prestigious temples to cherry-lined paths that you can enjoy on a relaxing stroll.
Try finding the perfect spot for cherry blossoms that fits your tastes.

Cherry trees at Arakurayama Sengen Park

A popular spot to capture a five-storied pagoda, Mt. Fuji, and cherry blossoms all in one shot.

Fujiyoshida City (Arakurayama Sengen Park)

Weeping cherry trees at Minobusan Kuonji Temple

Minobu-cho, Minamikoma-gun (Minobusan Kuonji Temple)

Yamataka Jindai Sakura cherry tree, estimated to be between 1,800 and 2,000 years old

Mukawa-cho, Hokuto City (Yamataka Jindai Sakura cherry tree)

Shinden-no-Oitozakura cherry tree (400 years old)

Kobuchizawa-cho, Hokuto City (Shinden-no-Oitozakura cherry tree)

Cherry-lined paths at Kose Sports Park

Kose-cho, Kofu City (Kose Sports Park)

Cherry-lined paths at Sanehara

Mukawa-cho, Hokuto City (Rows of cherry trees at Sanehara)

Peaches (Spring)

Best viewing times: Early to late April

Peach blossoms bloom all at once in April in northeastern Kofu Basin, which is the largest peach producing region in the prefecture, and it looks like a pink carpet blanketing everything. Its beauty is like a peach Shangri-La.
It's a gorgeous, breathtaking scene that you should see once because you’ll never forget it!

Peach blossoms provide a beauty that stands in contrast to cherry blossoms for you to enjoy. They look like a pink carpet that blankets everything when they bloom.

Ichimiya-cho, Fuefuki City (Peach Shangri-La)

Lavender and Sunflowers (Summer)

Sunflower fields, with their giant flowers bathing in the sun, are famous as movie locations! Beautiful scenes that you can get lost in, just like a movie, stretch before you. And you'll only find the contrast of pretty lavender blooming everywhere and Mt. Fuji rising in the background in Yamanashi.

Lavender

Best viewing times: Late June to mid-July

Fujikawaguchiko-cho, Minamitsuru-gun (Area around Lake Kawaguchi)

Sunflowers

Best viewing times: Late July to mid-August

Akeno Sunflower Festival (Late July to mid-August)
The annual Akeno Sunflower Festival is held in a massive sunflower field.

Akeno, Hokuto City

Fall Leaves (Fall)

Best viewing times: Late October through November

Yamanashi is surrounded by beautiful mountains, and fall here is a season wrapped in beautiful fall leaves! Throughout the prefecture you'll find reds, yellows, and oranges. You can enjoy variety of fall leaves, from brilliant, beautiful gradations on the mountains to the giant crimson maples lining the Momiji Kairo path and the beautifully dyed ravines.

Fall leaves around Lake Kawaguchi

Fuijkawaguchiko-cho, Minamitsuru-gun (Area around Lake Kawaguchi)

Higashizawa Bridge

Oizumi-cho, Hokuto City

Shosenkyo Gorge

Kofu City

Kaiganji Temple

Sutama-cho, Hokuto City

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