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Kofu

Kofu is the sort of destination you'll be reminiscing about years after the vacation snaps have faded.

Travelers to this area of Yamanashi will be rubbing shoulders with around 190,000 residents.

This destination is 65 miles west of Tokyo, the national capital. It's also approximately 7 miles north of Chuo.

Rediscover the joys of childhood at Fuji Subaru Land Doggy Park and the Asunaro Garden. Yamanashi Fuehukigawa Fruit Park and Fujisan Farm are also worth visiting if the little ones aren't too worn out.

If you're intrigued by animals, put the Yuki Park Zoo on your to-do list. If you can't spare too much time, find the information desk and collect a map so you don't miss any of the zoo's many highlights.

Do you consider yourself a bit of a beer aficionado? If so, you'll have to head over and take a look at the Ide Sake Brewery. You'll learn about the different equipment and methods that make the locally produced brews so deliciously distinct.

There's not many things more memorable than a well-crafted wine. Experience what this region has to offer at the Chateraise Belleforet Winery or the Suntory Tominooka Winery. Ready for one or two more? The Chateau Mercian Winery and the Miyakoen are favorites around here.

Boasting well looked after horticultural displays and a variety of native and exotic plants, the Yamanakako Hananomiyako Park and the Furoen Garden are must-sees for any visiting gardeners.

When the sun is shining, pick up some lunch and find a quiet corner at one of the area's leafy urban parks, such as Minami Alps National Park or Chichibu Tamakai National Park. Akasakadai Park and Koumi Park are two more excellent places to while away a lazy day with a good book.

Planning what to see and where to go is the most difficult part of any vacation. Why not let the people at Fuji Visitor Center give your some pointers? Kawaguchiko Natural Living Center and Yamanashi Prefectural Office are two more handy places to visit.

Lake Chiyoda and Lake Chidori are great and scenic picnics and watching the local wildlife.

Need to escape the stress of the city? Make your way over to Mount Amari and Fujisansaku Park. Nature-loving travelers will also have a terrific time at Suwanomori Natural Park and Nagaike Shinsui Park.

Grab a friend and explore some of the varied cultural institutions in the area. Savor the contemplative atmosphere as you check out the different displays at the Yamanashi Science Center and the Togawa-ke Oshi-no-ie Restored Pilgrim's Inn. Also worth considering are the Itchiku Kubota Art Museum and the Tenshinomori Angel Museum.

Pay a visit to the Fuji Museum or the Yamanashi Gem Museum to admire a wonderful range of interesting artifacts and displays. For even more learning opportunities, you can call on Fujisan Radar Dome and Nakajima Farm.

A hub for art aficionados, this area houses a nice range of gallery spaces in which amateur and professional artists regularly exhibit their wares. Swing by the Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art and the Museum of Shadowgraph in Syousenkyo to see the best of what this creative hotspot has to offer. If you have time afterwards, the Nirasaki Omura Art Museum and the Yamanashi Prefectural Museum are also well worth checking out.

The Fujiyoshida Museum of Local History and the Mishima Yukio Museum will give you a clear impression of the forgotten past through a collection of illuminating displays.

To learn about the people and places of this region's past, be sure to visit its many historic sites. Commence your history tour at Maizuru Castle and Yamanaka Suwa Shrine. You might also like to take a few photos at Hannoki Forest Museum and the Oshino Hakkai.

Discover the region's spiritual side and take in the peaceful atmosphere at Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine and Suwanangu Shrine. The Chiko-ji Temple and the Shugen-ji Temple are two more popular religious sites.

Before you pack your bags and head back home, ensure you check out some of Kofu's lesser-known attractions. The Mt. Kachi Kachi Ropeway and Lake Yamanaka Community Plaza Kirara might be just what the doctor ordered. Also, think about visiting Kawaguchiko Ohashi Bridge and the Budo no Kuni Bunkakan if you have time.


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HOTEL MYSTAYS Fuji Onsen Resort

HOTEL MYSTAYS Fuji Onsen Resort

Arakura 2654, Fujiyoshida
4.5
of 5, from 276 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated on a lake, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Fuji-Q Highland and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Arakurayama Sengen Park. Gotemba Premium Outlets is 20 mi (32.3 km) away.

£179
Konansou

Konansou

4020-1 Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko
4.6
of 5, from 251 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Fujikawaguchiko, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fuji Museum and Mt. Kachi Kachi Ropeway. Fuji-Q Highland and Itchiku Kubota Art Museum are also within 3 miles (5 km).

£84
Fuji View Hotel

Fuji View Hotel

511 Katsuyama, Fujikawaguchiko
4.3
of 5, from 219 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Fujikawaguchiko, this golf hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Fujiomuro Sengen Shrine and within 3 miles (5 km) of Mt. Kachi Kachi Ropeway and Fuji-Q Highland. Koumi Park and Hachio-ji Shrine are also within 15 minutes.

£210
Fujisan Onsen Hotel Kaneyamaen

Fujisan Onsen Hotel Kaneyamaen

6283 Kamiyoshida, Fujiyoshida
4.7
of 5, from 95 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Fujiyoshida, this ryokan is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Fujisansaku Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Kitaguchiihongu Fuji Sengen Shrine and Fuji-Q Highland. Fujiyoshida Museum of Local History and Fujisan Radar Dome are also within 1 mile (2 km).

£59
Fujisan Station Hotel

Fujisan Station Hotel

2-7-12, Matsuyama, Fujiyoshida
4.1
of 5, from 54 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Fujiyoshida, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kanadorii Gate, Fuji-Q Highland, and Kitaguchiihongu Fuji Sengen Shrine. Chureito Pagoda and Mt. Kachi Kachi Ropeway are also within 3 miles (5 km).

£123
Kasuitei Ohya

Kasuitei Ohya

Funatsu 4025, Fujikawaguchiko
4.3
of 5, from 47 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Fujikawaguchiko, this spa ryokan is within a 10-minute walk of Fuji Museum and Mt. Kachi Kachi Ropeway. Fuji-Q Highland and Itchiku Kubota Art Museum are also within 3 miles (5 km).

£117
Highland Resort Hotel & Spa

Highland Resort Hotel & Spa

5-6-1 Shin-Nishihara, Fujiyoshida
4.4
of 5, from 95 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Fujiyoshida, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of La Ville de Gaspard Et Lisa and Fuji-Q Highland. Kitaguchiihongu Fuji Sengen Shrine and Mt. Kachi Kachi Ropeway are also within 3 miles (5 km).

£67
Ooike Hotel

Ooike Hotel

6713-103 Funatsu Kowaguchiko-machi, Fujikawaguchiko
4.1
of 5, from 88 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Fujikawaguchiko, this ryokan is within a 15-minute walk of Yamanashi Gem Museum and Mt. Kachi Kachi Ropeway. Fuji-Q Highland and Itchiku Kubota Art Museum are also within 3 miles (5 km).

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