Experience the national parks near Mt. Fuji

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National Parks of Mt.FUJI Area

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Learning through experiencing nature

In this area you will find facilities at which you can learn about Mt. Fuji and nature.

Biodiversity Center of Japan

The nature found in Japan is blessed with a great diversity of ecosystems and distinctive plants and animals. The Biodiversity Center of Japan was established in the Hokuroku foothills of Mt. Fuji as an organization under the Ministry of the Environment and is tasked with conveying the importance of this invaluable nature and biodiversity of Japan in an easily understood manner.
Address: Kenmarubi 5597-1, Kamiyoshida, Fujiyoshida
Admission fee: No charge
Hours: 9:00 – 17:00
Closed: May through October: Mondays and the days after national holidays; November through April: Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, and December 28 through January 4
Tel.: 0555-72-6031
http://www.biodic.go.jp/index_e.html( External link )

Yamanashi Institute of Environmental Sciences

This research institute was founded taking the theme of “Coexistence between nature and humans” and aims at realizing Yamanashi Prefecture as the best environment in Japan.
The institute assists in cultivating a region that is sufficiently able to demonstrate the purification function that nature enjoys.
The institute serves as a place for researchers within Yamanashi Prefecture, throughout Japan, and internationally to interact, in its role as a hub of information gathering and dissemination.
Address: Kenmarubi 5597-1, Kamiyoshida, Fujiyoshida
Admission fee: No charge
Hours: 9:00 – 17:00
Closed: Mondays and the days after national holidays; year-end and New Year’s holidays
Tel.: 0555-72-6211

Fuji Visitor Center

The Fuji Visitor Center is a facility at which visitors can use large multi-screen monitors as well as computers to have a good time learning about the nature and culture of Mt. Fuji and the surrounding areas.
Address:Funazu-aza Kenmarubi 6663-1, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minami-tsuru-gun
Hours: April 1 through June 30: 8:30 – 17:00; July 1 through July 17: 8:30 – 18:00; July 18 through August 26: 8:30 – 22:00; August 27 through September 30: 8:30 – 18:00; October 1 through March 31: 8:30 – 17:00
Closed: Open daily throughout the year
Tel.: 0555-72-0259
http://www.yamanashi-kankou.jp/visitor/english/index.html ( External link )