Yamanashi is known as the “Fruit Prefecture” in Japan. Katsunuma is known to produce the highest quality fruits. You can relish exceptional varieties of grape・peach・plum・strawberry.
The first winery in Japan was established in the year 1877 in Katsunuma. Now there are more than 30 wineries in this area and 25% of domestic wines are made in Katsunuma. www.koshu-kankou.jp/map/wine/
Budō-no-Oka (Hill of Grapes)
Budō-no-Oka is a tourist facility that rests on a hilltop covered with vineyards. There are approximately 180 recommended brands of wine in the basement wine cave that is available for tasting and purchasing. The facility also has a restaurant, natural open-air hot spring baths, and lodging area. www.budounooka.com/hpgen/HPB/categories/4085.html
Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776 meters. Mount Fuji's exceptional beauty makes it a well-known symbol of Japan and was added to the World Heritage List as a Cultural Site on June 22, 2013.
Mount Fuji’s scenic beauty changes with season but the snow-capped mountain top is most loved and appraised to be the best view of the mountain.
You can enjoy numerous flowers such as arums, peach blossoms, and Sargent’s Cherry from late March to late April in Fuefuki city center. Blossoms are lit during the festival season. The reenactment of the Battle of Kawanakajima is the finale of the festival.
Every year early April, a 10 km and 3.5 km marathon is held in Fuefuki city. Runners from all over Japan participate to run through peach trees and enjoy the scenic view. All participants receive a bottle of wine as a gift.
It is one of the largest fireworks show in Yamanashi with over 50 events in the past. You can enjoy spectacular fireworks that light the night sky.