Autumn leaves in Yamanashi Prefecture

Autumn Leaves x joyride: Introducing you with the spots that you can enjoy autumn leaves while driving around Mt. Fuji

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At the time of autumn, leaves turn red, the contrast between Mt. Fuji and autumn leaves is very beautiful. This time we compiled recommendation autumn leaves sightseeing, which can enjoy the autumn atmosphere around Mt. Fuji while driving. Why do not you try out autumn leaves with your car on autumn holiday?

Why not have your date with the one you love? Enjoy the red leaves and joyride.

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It's perfect for the date because there is a seasonal feeling to drive to watch the favorite people and autumn leaves in the autumn date plan! Fuji in Yamanashi Prefecture, there are many joyride spots where you can see Mt. Fuji and autumn leaves, so please visit the autumn leaves spots freely around your favorite places.


When is the best timing for joyride?

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The autumnal leaves near Mt. Fuji gradually comes down from Mt. Fuji toward the foot, and gradually start to color from around mid-October in the year. The peak of autumn leaves at the foot is from mid-November to late November. This time is the best time to enjoy autumn leaves, such as lighting up autumn leaves and holding events at various locations around Fuji Five Lake Area.


Introduce you the best spots to admire the autumn leaves

1. The Asahigaoka Lakeside Green Park

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The Asahigaoka Lakeside Green Park which will be held every autumn as a venue for the "Sunset Nagisa / Autumn red leaves festival" is one of the spots you would like to visit when you watch the autumn leaves of Yamanakako. The time of the festival is held according to the best time of year, from late October to early November it will be the best time to see the autumn leaves in the park. In the evening, you could walk through the 600 m autumn leaves corridor on the lake to and from here and it has a fantastic atmosphere.



There is also a free parking lot is also available, and there is also a viewing deck on the lakeside that can see Lake Yamanaka and Mt. Fuji. While driving around Yamanakako with a drive, stop by this park and slowly see the autumn leaves.


The Asahigaoka Lakeside Green Park

■Address: Hirano, Yamanakako Village, Minami-Tsuru-Kun, Yamanashi Prefecture.​ ​
■Access: 10 minutes by car from Higashi Fuji Goko Road "Yamanakako IC"
■ Parking: Free
■ Parking: Free
■Telephone No.:0555-62-9977


2. Yamanakako shinsui park (Nagaike Water Park)

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The Yamanakako Water Park is known as the "Double Diamond Fuji"(When the sun comes up to the top of Mt. Fuji) viewpoint, but autumn leaves also beautifully color around October - November. As there is a parking lot on the road side of the park, stop by while driving and take a look at Mt. Fuji and autumn leaves.


Yamanakako shinsui park (Nagaike Water Park)

■Address: Hirano, Yamanakako Village, Minami-Tsuru-Kun, Yamanashi Prefecture.​ ​
■Access: 5 minutes by car from Higashi Fuji Goko Road "Yamanakako IC"
■Parking:capacity 80
■館内施設:トイレ有り 


3. Yamanakako panoramic viewing platform

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It is in the middle of the prefectural road from Yamanakako to Mikuni Toge Pass. From the panoramic stand you can see Lake Yamanaka, over there you can see Mt. Fuji. Depending on the weather you may also see the Southern Alps. In the autumn it becomes a field of Japanese pampas grass, and the scenery of Mt. Fuji and the Japanese pampas grass will be illuminated by the sunset.



However, although it is a place with a good view, on the other hand, it is popular as well, and it may be filled with tourists and cars all the time, so it is good to arrive at the panorama early and wait for the sunset slowly.


Panoramic view of Lake Yamanaka

■Address: Hirano, Yamanakako Village, Minami-Tsuru-Kun, Yamanashi Prefecture.​ ​
■Access: 【Car】From Hirano intersection toward Oyama-machi, go to No. 730 Line on the prefectural road for about 15 minutes and go straight.
■Parking Lot:10(Please note that the number of cars that can be parked is limited.)
■Precautions: In winter, because of road freezing, wearing a winter tire is indispensable.


4. Dbservation Deck of Koyodai

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As a place where the autumn leaves can be seen beautifully, there is the observation stand rest house of the autumn foliage. The view you want from the view rest house is a magnificent spot where you can see the mountains of Mt. Fuji and Aokigahara trees. If it is sunny it will look beautifully expands to the base of Mt. Fuji.



It costs 150 yen to go up to the observation deck of the rest house, but if you can see this superb view, it can be said that it is a very reasonable price setting



The observation deck of the autumn foliage The rest house is located in the south of the West Lake and can enter the road leading from the national highway 139 to the observation deck, but the way to the rest house is not in a good condition, in order to go by car It is necessary to prepare for it. You will arrive at the Observatory Rest House in 10 minutes by car.


Dbservation Deck of Koyodai

■Address: 8527 Narusawa Village, Minami-Tsuru Kun, Yamanashi Prefecture.
■ Access: 【Car】 20 minutes by car from Kawaguchiko IC.
■Parking:20(Free)
■Parking:20(Free) ■Fee:Adult 150JPY, Kids 100JPY
■Business Hour:8:30 ~ 17:00
■ Closed day: Late January to Early March, at the time of snowfall



【Information as of 2017/08】


5. Lake Kawaguchiko Read Leaves Tunnel

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As the name suggests, the maple trees that stains red turns over the road, making it like a tunnel, it is a place where you can enjoy autumn leaves while driving. It is a popular spot where you can see the autumn leaves along with Mt. Fuji and Kawaguchi Lake, and a lot of photographers gather for the superb view.



We recommend enjoying it together with the autumn tints held on November 1st to 23th, at the Lake Kawaguchiko. When the peak time in the middle of November when the autumn leaves shine beautiful, autumnal leaves and Mt. Fuji is seen and this area is very crowded with tourists.


Lake Kawaguchiko Read Leaves Tunnel

■Address: Oishi, Fuji-Kawaguchiko Cho, Minami-Tsuru Kun, Yamanashi Prefecture.
■Access: 【Car】 Nearest Intermediate Expressway Kawaguchiko IC
■Nearest Train Station:Lake Kawaguchiko Station of Fujikyuko Line.
■Nearest Bus Station:Lake Kawaguchiko Station(Express Bus)
■Nearest local bus stop:On foot about 20 minutes from Natural Living Center Stop.


6. Mt. Fuji 5th Station(Fuji Subaru Line)

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The Mt. Fuji 5th Station consolidated elevation which can climb by the car at 2305 m is the end point of Fuji Subaru line starting from Kawaguchiko on Yamanashi prefecture side. As you are running on the Subaru line, a forest zone like Pinus densiflora, larch, birch forest spreads out aside, you will not get tired of the view from the car window.



Animals such as deer and raccoon may jump out from the shade of bright autumn colors, so please drive while paying attention. The coloring begins from September a little earlier, and the peak of autumn leaves will arrive from early October to late October. If you go to drive to see the autumn leaves at the 5th Station, the middle of October is recommended!



※Notice: Because it may not be possible for regular vehicles to pass through due to the duration of the car regulation, climate, road surface conditions, etc., we recommend that you check with the 5th consolation management center beforehand. If you would like to know the regulatory information, please visit the following website.


Mt. Fuji 5th Station

■ Address: Yamanashi Prefecture Fujiyoshida City Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
■ Access: (car) Central Expressway From Kawaguchiko IC via National Route 139 to Kawaguchiko / Mt. Fuji direction to the tollgate for about 5 minutes, to Mt. Fuji 5th Station Stop for about 60 minutes
■ Parking: Free

■For more info please contact:0555-72-1477 or 0555-20-9229


You must be tired for such a long driving, how about soak yourself into the onsen spring and wash all of your tiredness away?

Lake Yamanakako Onsen: Beni(Red) Fuji no Yu

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It is a stop by onsen on the west side of Lake Yamanakako. Facilities such as a jacuzzi and a mist sauna are countless in this area, and there is a large public onsen which has outdoor bath consisting of a lot of style of onsens. From the open-air bath, there are places where you can see Mt. Fuji and autumn leaves while soaked in the bathtub so you can enjoy the best view while getting rid of the tiredness.


Lake Yamanakako Onsen: Beni(Red) Fuji no Yu

■ Address: Yamanashi Prefecture Minamitsuru-gun Yamanakako Village Yamanaka 865-776
■ Access: (car) Central Expressway From Kawaguchiko IC via National Route 139 to Kawaguchiko / Mt. Fuji direction to the tollgate for about 5 minutes, to Mt. Fuji 5th Station Stop for about 60 minutes
■Business hours: 10 am - 21 pm (reception - 20: 30 min) December - February (only on weekends and holidays) 6 o'clock -
■Closed day: Every Tuesday (Except Japanese holiday)
■Fee:700 JPY
■ Parking: Free
■Telephone:0555-20-2700



【Information as of 2017/08】


Fujiyama Onsen

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"Fujiyama Onsen" is one of the largest wooden onsens in Japan, making full use of the traditional construction method of Hida Takayama. The onsen contents Magnesium · Calcium · Sodium - Bicarbonate · Sulfuric acid It is a hot spring characterized by hot water blended with spring water of salt · chloride fountain. The location where you can see Mt. Fuji in front is also popular with visitors.


Fujiyama Onsen

■ Address: No. 17 No. 1 Shin-nishihara 4 Fumiyoshida City Yamanashi Prefecture 403-0017
■Tel. No.:0555-22-1126
■Business Day:All year
Closed day: None (Except the situation of maintenance)
■Business Hour
Morning Onsen|7am ~ 9am
General:10am~11pm​ ​
Bedrock Bathing|10am ~ 11pm
■Parking:157
■Fee
<Morning Onsen Fee>
Adult | Weekday: 620JPY, Weekend and holidays 620JPY
Kids | Weekday: 310JPY, Weekend and holidays 310JPY
<General>
Adult | Weekday: 1400JPY, Weekend and holidays 1700JPY
Kids | Weekday: 700JPY, Weekend and holidays 850JPY



【Information as of 2017/08】


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