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Encyclopedia > Yamanashi Prefecture
Yamanashi Prefecture (山梨県 Yamanashi-ken)
Map of Japan with Yamanashi highlighted
Capital Kōfu
Region Chūbu
Island Honshū
Governor Shōmei Yokouchi
Area 4,465.37 km² (32nd)
 - % water 1.3%
Population  (October 1, 2005)
 - Population 884,531 (41st)
 - Density 198 /km²
Districts 5
Municipalities 28
ISO 3166-2 JP-19
Website Official Website
(English)
Official Website
(Japanese)
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Fujizakura (Sakura)
 - Tree Kaede (Japanese Maple)
 - Bird Uguisu (Bush Warbler)
Symbol of Yamanashi Prefecture
Symbol of Yamanashi Prefecture
Map of Yamanashi Prefecture.
Map of Yamanashi Prefecture.

Yamanashi Prefecture (山梨県 Yamanashi-ken?) is located in the Chūbu region of the island of Honshū, Japan. The capital is the city of Kōfu. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1397x1593, 77 KB) Summary Large size map of Japan with Yamanashi highlighted, self made but originally based on a japanese mapbook. ... Kofu (甲府市; Kōfu-shi) is the capital city of Yamanashi, Japan. ... Map of the regions of Japan. ... Chubu region, Japan Mount Fuji is the ChÅ«bu regions most famous landmark. ... The four main islands of Japan are: Hokkaidō HonshÅ« KyÅ«shÅ« Shikoku Okinawa is the fifth largest island except the disputed northern territories, and is the smallest island which has a prefectural capital. ... HonshÅ« (本州 Literally Main State) is the largest island of Japan, called the Mainland; it is south of Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait, north of Shikoku across the Inland Sea, and northeast of Kyushu across the Kanmon Strait. ... Notes: 1 km² References National Governers Association (Japanese) See also Politics of Japan Prefectures of Japan List of Japanese prefectures by population ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan Categories: Japanese prefectures ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Notes: ¹ as of 2000 References National Governors Association (Japanese) See also Politics of Japan Prefectures of Japan List of Japanese prefectures ranked by area ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan Categories: Japanese prefectures ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... This article is about the Japanese municipality system. ... ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan cover 47 prefectures. ... “Cherry Blossom” redirects here. ... Binomial name Acer palmatum Thunb. ... Binomial name Cettia diphone (Kittlitz, 1830) The Japanese Bush Warbler 鶯(ウグイス) (Cettia diphone) is a passerine bird more often heard than seen. ... Yamanashi prefectual symbol (source: ja. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 749 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (1001 × 801 pixel, file size: 36 KB, MIME type: image/png) Map of Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 749 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (1001 × 801 pixel, file size: 36 KB, MIME type: image/png) Map of Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. ... Chubu region, Japan Mount Fuji is the ChÅ«bu regions most famous landmark. ... HonshÅ« (本州 Literally Main State) is the largest island of Japan, called the Mainland; it is south of Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait, north of Shikoku across the Inland Sea, and northeast of Kyushu across the Kanmon Strait. ... Kofu (甲府市; Kōfu-shi) is the capital city of Yamanashi, Japan. ...

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History

Pre-History to the 14th Century

People have been living in the Yamanashi area for about 30,000 years. As in most other Japanese regions, prehistoric society in Yamanashi progressed though the the hunting, fishing and gathering stage of the Jōmon period, then the rice-producing stage of the Yayoi period and subsequent village and regional formation. The Maruyama and Choshizuka Kofun (earthen burial mounds) located on Sone Hill of Nakamichi Town (currently in southern Kōfu) are believed to have been built from the end of the 4th century. From these remains it can be assumed that the people of Sone Hill had great influence. The following text needs to be harmonized with text in the article History of Japan#Jomon Period. ... The following text needs to be harmonized with text in the article History of Japan#Yayoi Period. ... Daisenryo Kofun, the tomb of Emperor Nintoku, Sakai, 5th century. ... Kofu (甲府市; Kōfu-shi) is the capital city of Yamanashi, Japan. ... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 4th century was that century which lasted from 301 to 400. ...


From 8th century Yamanashi was known as Kai no Kuni (Kai Province), made up of Yamanashi, Yatsushiro, Koma and Tsuru Counties, with the center around today’s Kasugai, Ichinomiya and Misaka areas of Fuefuki City. From the 12th century, court nobles started to challenge the ancient imperial regime and military families began to grow in power. Around 1131, the son of Minamoto no Yoshikiyo, Minamoto no Kiyomitsu, founded the Kaigenji (or Kai Clan). (7th century — 8th century — 9th century — other centuries) Events The Iberian peninsula is taken by Arab and Berber Muslims, thus ending the Visigothic rule, and starting almost 8 centuries of Muslim presence there. ... Kai province (甲斐国; -no kuni) is an old province in Japan that corresponds to Yamanashi prefecture today. ... Fuefuki (笛吹市;-shi) is a city located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... (11th century - 12th century - 13th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 12th century was that century which lasted from 1101 to 1200. ... Events May 9 - Tintern Abbey is founded. ... Minamoto no Yoshikiyo (源義清)(1075?-1149?) was son of Shinra Saburo Minamoto no Yoshimitsu who was son of Minamoto no Yoriyoshi, brother of famous samurai Minamoto no Yoshiie (known as Hachimantaro). ...


15th to 19th Centuries

Among the many Kaigenji generations, those of the Takeda, Ogasawara, and Nanbu families were particularly prosperous. During the Sengoku period of the 16th century, Takeda Shingen attained the status of daimyō and built Tsuzuji Mansion and the Yōgai Castle in Kōfu. From this base, he attempted to unify and control Japan. The Takeda (武田氏) was one of many families of daimyō (feudal lords) in Japans Sengoku period; its importance derives almost entirely from the power and fame of Takeda Shingen. ... The Sengoku period (Japanese: 戦国時代, Sengoku-jidai) or Warring States period, was a period of civil war in the history of Japan that spans from the middle 15th to the early 17th centuries. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Daimyo Matsudaira Katamori visits the residence of a retainer. ...


After Takeda’s death in 1582, Kai-no-Kuni came under the control of the Oda and Toyotomi Clans before being subsumed into the Tokugawa shogunate during the Edo period. Beneath the Edo shogunate, the Kofu Clan (based in Kuninaka, or Central and Western Yamanashi) and the Yamura Clan (based in Gunnai, or Eastern Yamanashi) were formed, but in 1724 the area came under the direct control of the Shogunate. With the development of the Koshu Kaidō (highway) and Fuji River transport, goods, materials and culture flowed into the region. Events January 15 - Russia cedes Livonia and Estonia to Poland February 24 - Pope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian Calendar. ... The Oda clan crest The Oda clan is a daimyo family descended from Taira no Sukemori. ... The Toyotomi family was powerful in the late Sengoku period in Japan. ... The Tokugawa shogunate or Tokugawa bakufu (徳川幕府) (also known as the Edo bakufu) was a feudal military dictatorship of Japan established in 1603 by Tokugawa Ieyasu and ruled by the shoguns of the Tokugawa family until 1868. ... The following text needs to be harmonized with text in the article History of Japan#Edo Period. ... Events January 14 - King Philip V of Spain abdicates the throne February 20 - The premiere of Giulio Cesare, an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel, takes place in London June 23 - Treaty of Constantinople signed. ... The Sakurada Gate of the Imperial Palace. ... The Fuji River (富士川, Fujikawa or Fujigawa) is a river which flows from Yamanashi Prefecture to Shizuoka Prefecture in Japan. ...


By the mid-19th century, the contradictions of military government and clan system caused stability to erode and resistance to erupt across Japan, paving the way for the Meiji Restoration of 1868. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Meiji Restoration ), also known as the Meiji Ishin, Revolution, or Renewal, was a chain of events that led to enormous changes in Japans political and social structure. ... 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ...


19th Century to the Present Day

After the Meiji government entered Kōfu Castle in 1868, the domain of the Kaifu government became Kai Prefecture, later renamed Yamanashi Prefecture on November 20, 1872 (November 20 is now celebrated as Prefectural Citizen’s Day in Yamanashi). Emperor Mutsuhito Mutsuhito or Mitsuhito (睦仁), the Meiji Emperor (明治天皇, literally wise ruling heaven emperor) (3 November 1852–30 July 1912) was the 122nd Emperor of Japan. ... November 20 is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


In the early part of the Meiji period (1868-1911), industrial promotion policies furthered textile and wine making industries. In the late Meiji period, the Chūō Railway Line opened, also helping to develop local industry and culture. The Meiji period ) denotes the 45-year reign of Emperor Meiji, running from 8 September 1868 (in the Gregorian calendar, 23 October 1868) to 30 July 1912. ... 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... Sunday textile market on the sidewalks of Karachi, Pakistan. ... Grow and harvest grapes. ... Commuter train on Chuo Line at Tokyo Station Chuo Main Line The Chūō Main Line ), commonly called the Chūō Line, is one of the trunk lines of JR, the intercity rail group in Japan. ...


Agricultural production in farm towns was small and from the 1910’s through the 20’s there was much tenant strife. In 1926, the Minobu Railway Line opened, putting an end to Fuji River transportation. Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ...


The capital city, Kōfu, suffered heavy bombing during World War II. In 1945, as part of governmental occupation reforms, agricultural land reforms increased the number of individual farms and introduced fruit farming to the region. Industry and commerce grew at rapid speed during the following periods, and the 1982 opening of the Chūō Expressway lead to a growth of third-sector industries that continues to this day. Kofu (甲府市; Kōfu-shi) is the capital city of Yamanashi, Japan. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Chūō Expressway affords many fine views of Mount Fuji. ...


Geography

Yamanashi Prefecture is bordered by Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Shizuoka, and Nagano. The prefecture is landlocked, with mountains surrounding the central Kōfu Basin. Mount Fuji is located on the southern border with Shizuoka. Mt. Fuji provides rain shadow effects, and as a result, the prefecture receives only about 818 mm of rainfall a year. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Kanagawa Prefecture ) is a prefecture located in the southern Kantō region of HonshÅ«, Japan. ... Saitama Prefecture (埼玉県; Saitama-ken) is located on Honshu island, Japan. ... Shizuoka Prefecture ) is located in the ChÅ«bu region on HonshÅ« island, Japan. ... Nagano Prefecture (長野県; Nagano-ken) is located on Honshu island, Japan. ... Mount Fuji Mount Fuji , IPA: )   is the highest mountain in Japan. ... For the television series see Rain Shadow. ...


Cities

Fuefuki (笛吹市;-shi) is a city located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Fujiyoshida (富士吉田市; -shi) is a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, in the center of the Japanese main island of HonshÅ«. Fujiyoshida was founded on March 20, 1951. ... Hokuto (北杜市;-shi) is a city located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Kai (甲斐市;-shi) is a city located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Kofu (甲府市; Kōfu-shi) is the capital city of Yamanashi, Japan. ... KōshÅ« (甲州市;-shi) is a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. ... Minami-arupusu (南アルプス市; -shi) is a city located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Nirasaki (韮崎市; -shi) is a city located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Ōtsuki (大月市; -shi) is a city located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Tsuru (都留市; -shi) is a city located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Uenohara (上野原市; Uenohara-shi) is a city in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. ... Yamanashi (山梨市 Yamanashishi) is a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. ...

Towns and Villages

Towns and villages in each district: The district (郡; gun) was most recently used as an administrative unit in Japan between 1878 and 1921 and is roughly equivalent to the county of the United States. ...

Kosuge
Tabayama
Hayakawa
Kajikazawa
Masuho
Minobu
Nambu
Dōshi
Fujikawaguchiko
Narusawa
Nishikatsura
Oshino
Yamanakako
Shōwa
Ichikawamisato

Kitatsuru (北都留郡; Kitatsuru-gun) is a district located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Kosuge (小菅村; Kosuge-mura) is a village located in Kitatsuru District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Tabayama (丹波山村; Tabayama-mura) is a village located in Kitatsuru District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Minamikoma (南巨摩郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Hayakawa (早川町; -chou) is a town located in Minamikoma District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Kajikazawa (鰍沢町; -chou) is a town located in Minamikoma District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Masuho (増穂町; -chou) is a town located in Minamikoma District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Minobu (身延町; -chou) is a town located in Minamikoma District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Nambu (南部町; -chou) is a town located in Minamikoma District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Minamitsuru (南都留郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Dōshi (道志村; -mura) is a village located in Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Fujikawaguchiko (富士河口湖町; -machi) is a town located in Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Narusawa (鳴沢村; -mura) is a village located in Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Nishikatsura (西桂町; -chou) is a town located in Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Yamanakako (山中湖村; -mura) is a village located in Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Nakakoma (中巨摩郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Shōwa (昭和町; -chou) is a town located in Nakakoma District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Nishiyatsushiro (西八代郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamanashi, Japan. ...

Mergers

  • April 1, 2003-the municipalities of Shirane, Wakakusa, Kushigata, Kōsai, Hatta and Ashiyasu (all from Nakakoma District) merged to form the new city of Minami-arupusu.
  • March 22, 2005-the town of Makioka and the village of Mitomi from Higashiyamanashi District merged into the city of Yamanashi to form the new city of Yamanashi.
  • November 1, 2005-the city of Enzan merged with the towns of Katsunuma and Yamato (both from Higashiyamanashi District) to form the new city of Kōshū. Higashiyamanashi District was dissolved as a result of this merger.

2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nambu (南部町; -chou) is a town located in Minamikoma District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Minamikoma (南巨摩郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Nambu (南部町; -chou) is a town located in Minamikoma District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Wakakusa (若草町)is an area located within greater Minami-Alps City in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Nakakoma (中巨摩郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Minami-arupusu (南アルプス市; -shi) is a city located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Minamitsuru (南都留郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Fujikawaguchiko (富士河口湖町; -machi) is a town located in Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Futaba (双葉町; -chou) was a town located in Kitakoma District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Kitakoma (北巨摩郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Ryūō (竜王町; -chō) was a town located in Nakakoma District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Shikishima (敷島町; -machi) was a town located in Nakakoma District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Nakakoma (中巨摩郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Kai (甲斐市;-shi) is a city located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Nakatomi (中富町; -chou) was a town located in Minamikoma District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Minamikoma (南巨摩郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Shimobe (下部町; -chou) was a town located in Nishiyatsushiro District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Nishiyatsushiro (西八代郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Minobu (身延町; -chou) is a town located in Minamikoma District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Categories: Towns in Yamanashi Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Isawa (石和町; -chou) was a town located in Higashiyatsushiro District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Misaka (御坂町; -chou) was a town located in Higashiyatsushiro District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Sakaigawa (境川村; -mura) was a village located in Higashiyatsushiro District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Yatsushiro (八代町; -chou) was a town located in Higashiyatsushiro District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Higashiyatsushiro (東八代郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Kasugai (春日居町; -chou) was a town located in Higashiyamanashi District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Higashiyamanashi (東山梨郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Fuefuki (笛吹市;-shi) is a city located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Akeno (明野村; -mura) was a village located in Kitakoma District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... HakushÅ« (白州町; -machi) was a town located in Kitakoma District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Mukawa (武川村; -mura) was a village located in Kitakoma District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Nagasaka (長坂町; -chou) was a town located in Kitakoma District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Ōizumi (大泉村; -mura) is a village located in Kitakoma District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Sutama (須玉町; -chou) was a town located in Kitakoma District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Takane (高根町; -chou) was a town located in Kitakoma District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Kitakoma (北巨摩郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Hokuto (北杜市;-shi) is a city located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Uenohara (上野原町, Uenohara-chou) was a town located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Kitatsuru (北都留郡; Kitatsuru-gun) is a district located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Akiyama (秋山村; -mura) is a village located in Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Minamitsuru (南都留郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Uenohara (上野原市; Uenohara-shi) is a city in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. ... Makioka (牧丘町; -chou) is a town located in Higashiyamanashi District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Mitomi (三富村; -mura) is a village located in Higashiyamanashi District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Higashiyamanashi (東山梨郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Yamanashi (山梨市 Yamanashishi) is a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. ... Ichikawadaimon (市川大門町; -chou) is a town located in Nishiyatsushiro District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Mitama (三珠町; -chou) is a town located in Nishiyatsushiro District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Rokugō (六郷町; -chō) is a town located in Nishiyatsushiro District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Nishiyatsushiro (西八代郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Enzan (塩山市; -shi) is a city located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Katsunuma (勝沼町; -chou) is a town located in Higashiyamanashi District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Yamato (大和村; -mura) is a village located in Higashiyamanashi District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Higashiyamanashi (東山梨郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... KōshÅ« (甲州市;-shi) is a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. ... Higashiyamanashi (東山梨郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Tamaho (玉穂町; -chou) is a town located in Nakakoma District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Tatomi (田富町; -chou) is a town located in Nakakoma District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Nakakoma (中巨摩郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Toyotomi (豊富村; -mura) is a village located in Higashiyatsushiro District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Higashiyatsushiro (東八代郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Kamikuishiki (上九一色村; -mura) was a village located in Nishiyatsushiro District, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. ... Nishiyatsushiro (西八代郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Nakamichi (中道町; -machi) is a town located in Higashiyatsushiro District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Higashiyatsushiro (東八代郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Kofu (甲府市; Kōfu-shi) is the capital city of Yamanashi, Japan. ... Kamikuishiki (上九一色村; -mura) was a village located in Nishiyatsushiro District, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. ... Nishiyatsushiro (西八代郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Fujikawaguchiko (富士河口湖町; -machi) is a town located in Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Minamitsuru (南都留郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Kobuchisawa (小淵沢町; -chou) is a town located in Kitakoma District, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Kitakoma (北巨摩郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Hokuto (北杜市;-shi) is a city located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Kitakoma (北巨摩郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Fuefuki (笛吹市;-shi) is a city located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Ashigawa (芦川村; -mura) is a village located in Japan. ... Higashiyatsushiro (東八代郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Higashiyatsushiro (東八代郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamanashi, Japan. ...

Economy

Yamanashi has a sizable industrial base in and around Kōfu city, with the jewelry and robotics industries being particularly prominent. The surrounding area is host to a number of farms and vineyards. Yamanashi is one of the major fruit producing regions in Japan, being the top domestic producer of grapes, peaches, plums, as well as wine. In addition, roughly 40% of the mineral water bottled in Japan comes from Yamanashi, mainly from around the Southern Alps, Mt. Fuji, and Mitsutōge areas. Jewelry (the American spelling; spelled jewellery in Commonwealth English) consists of ornamental devices worn by persons, typically made with gems and precious metals. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with robot. ... Species Vitis acerifolia Vitis aestivalis Vitis amurensis Vitis arizonica Vitis x bourquina Vitis californica Vitis x champinii Vitis cinerea Vitis x doaniana Vitis girdiana Vitis labrusca Vitis x labruscana Vitis monticola Vitis mustangensis Vitis x novae-angliae Vitis palmata Vitis riparia Vitis rotundifolia Vitis rupestris Vitis shuttleworthii Vitis tiliifolia Vitis... Binomial name Prunus persica (L.) Batsch Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... Plum is also a nickname for British humorist P. G. Wodehouse. ... A glass of red wine This article is about the alcoholic beverage. ... In many places, mineral water is often colloquially used to mean carbonated water (which is usually carbonated mineral water, as opposed to tap water). ... Shirouma peaks (Hida Mountains) Tateyama peaks (Hida Mountains) Lake Hakuba The Kiso Mountains between Nagoya and Naoetsu The Japanese Alps is a mountain range in Japan that bisects the main island of Honshu. ... Mount Fuji (富士山 Fuji-san, IPA: [ɸuʝisaɴ]) is the highest mountain on the island of Honshu and indeed in all of Japan. ...


Demographics

Yamanashi Prefecture has a sizable minority of Brazilians, approximately 15,000 people. The prefecture also contains a number of Nigerians and Indians.


Sports

The sports teams listed below are based in Yamanashi.


Football (soccer)

Ventforet Kofu ) are a Japanese football (soccer) club from Kofu. ... Kofu (甲府市; Kōfu-shi) is the capital city of Yamanashi, Japan. ...

Tourism

Mount Fuji from Lake Shōji in Yamanashi Prefecture
Mount Fuji from Lake Shōji in Yamanashi Prefecture

Yamanashi is a popular destination for tourism. Mount Fuji, the Fuji Five Lakes region, the city of Kōfu, the nearby wineries, the fine temple Erin-ji, and the popular Kuonji Temple are a few of the most popular places to visit. The Fuji-Q Highland amusement park, with its newest roller coaster Eejanaika (roller coaster), is also popular. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 106 KB) Mt. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 106 KB) Mt. ... Mount Fuji (富士山 Fuji-san, IPA: [ɸuʝisaɴ]) is the highest mountain on the island of Honshu and indeed in all of Japan. ... View of Mt. ... Wine Barrels A winery is a facility where fruit, usually grapes, is processed into wine. ... Kuonji is the major temple in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. ... Fuji-Q Highland (富士急ハイランド) is an amusement park in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Eejanaika ) is a steel 4th Dimension roller coaster at Fuji-Q Highland in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan. ...


Eco-Tourism is another major attraction. The natural topography of the region makes Yamanashi a hiker's paradise. The tallest mountain in Japan, Mt. Fuji, and the second tallest mountain in Japan, Kitadake, are both located within Yamanashi. Although not as tall, Mount Minobu offers stunning views if one joins the Buddhist pilgrims up to the summit of the mountain. Parts of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park, and Minami Alps National Park are located in Yamanashi. Kitadake ) is a mountain in the Akaishi Mountains or Southern Alps of Japan reaching 3,193 metres above sea level. ... Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park (富士箱根伊豆国立公園) is a national park in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. ... Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park ) is a national park in Japan at the intersection of Saitama, Yamanashi, Nagano and Tokyo Prefectures. ... Minami Alps National Park ) is a national park in the Chubu region, Honshū, Japan. ...


Given the area's volcanic activity, natural hot springs, or onsens, are found in abundance. Some of the more famous are Isawa Onsen and Yamanami Onsen. Outdoor pool, Naruko Outdoor Onsen on Nakanoshima island in Nachikatsuura, Wakayama Prefecture Old onsen in Hakone An private outdoor rotenburo in Gorakadan Guidebook to Hakone from 1811 This rotenburo at Jigokudani Onsen is for Japanese Macaques. ...


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Trivia

Haruki Murakami , born January 12, 1949) is a popular contemporary Japanese writer and translator. ... See also: 2001 in literature, other events of 2002, 2003 in literature, list of years in literature. ... Kafka on the Shore (海辺のカフカ, Umibe no Kafuka) is a novel by Haruki Murakami (2002). ... Be With You , 2004), is a Japanese drama movie, directed by Nobuhiro Doi. ... Sailor Moon , officially translated as Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon) is the title of a famous media franchise created by Japanese manga artist Naoko Takeuchi. ... Naoko Takeuchi (武内直子 Takeuchi Naoko), born March 15, 1967, is a manga artist who lives in Tokyo, Japan. ... The Boom is a Japanese rock band. ... Remioromen is a Japanese rock band. ... Hidetoshi Nakata (中田 英寿 Nakata Hidetoshi; born January 22, 1977 in Yamanashi Prefecture), is a former Japanese soccer player. ... Tomomi Tsuruta (March 25, 1951 - May 13, 2000), better known by his ring name Jumbo Tsuruta, was a professional wrestler who wrestled for All Japan Pro Wrestling for most of his career. ... Hankyu Hanshin Toho Group ) is a Japanese keiretsu (association of businesses) centered around Hankyu Corporation, Hanshin Electric Railway, Hankyu Department Store and Toho. ... Sanrio Co. ... Shintaro Tsuji , born 1927) is the founder of Sanrio Co. ...

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Cities
Chūō | Fuefuki | Fujiyoshida | Hokuto | Kōfu (capital) | Kai | Kōshū | Minami-Alps | Nirasaki | Ōtsuki | Tsuru | Uenohara | Yamanashi
Districts
Kitatsuru | Minamikoma | Minamitsuru | Nakakoma | Nishiyatsushiro
  See also: Towns and villages by district edit

Coordinates: 35°37′N, 138°37′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Yamanashi Prefecture (555 words)
Yamanshi Prefecture is bordered by Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Shizuoka, and Nagano.
The prefecture is landlocked, and surrounded by mountains with a narrow central valley.
Forest cover within Yamanashi prefecture is 78 percent of the prefecture's total land area, while the prefectural forest is the second largest in Japan.
Yamanashi Gakuin University - Introduction to Yamanashi Prefecture (262 words)
Yamanashi Prefecture is situated approximately in the center of the Japanese Archipelago.
Yamanashi is an inland region, so it has extreme variation in temperature between summer and winter.
The population of Yamanashi Prefecture is approximately 900,000.
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