LOCAtion & access

My guide area, Yamanashi, is only 100km west of Tokyo. The capital is Kofu city, located in the center of the Yamanashi prefecture. Its population is about 190 thousands as of today.

Mountain area expands just like as surrounding the city. The Okuchichibu Mountains are in northern part, Japan Minami (Southern) Alps to the west, Mt.Fuji towers them all in south.

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The easiest way to access is by taking a JR (Japan Railways) train that have a direct express line from the Tokyo area.


To Yamanashi-shi (for Nishizawa Valley)

1 hour 30 minutes from Shinjuku by an express, JPY3,610 for one way.

To Kofu (For Mt.Kitadake and Japan Minami (Southern) Alps mountains)

1 hour 30 minutes from Shinjuku by an express, JPY3,610 for one way.

To Nirasaki (For Mt.Mizugaki and Mt.Kimpu)

1 hour 40 minutes from Shinjuku by an express, JPY4,420 for one way.

To Kawaguchiko (For Mt.Fuji)

2 hours from Shinjuku via Otsuki, JPY3,390 for one way.

*Ticket prices are currently applicable and subject to change without notice.


Optionally,  highway buses operate between Kofu, Kawaguchiko and Shinjuku.

Accommodations can also be arranged for before and after the tour. Yamanashi is known for its hot springs, so there are many hotels and inns with a lot of local charm.