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Yamanashi Living Guide

Yamanashi Prefecture is located in the central region of Japan. The prefectural capital is Kofu-shi.

Mt. Fuji to the south, the Akaishi Mountains (Southern Alps) to the west, the Yatsugatake Mountains to the north, and the Oku-Chichibu Mountains to the east are all more than 2,000 to 3,000 meters above sea level. The five neighboring prefectures are Saitama, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Nagano, and Shizuoka.

The summer climate of high temperatures and low rainfall is ideal for the cultivation of fruit trees, primarily grapes and peaches. Vegetables are grown at the foot of Mount Yatsugatake in the prefecture's northwestern region. Tourists are attracted to the region surrounding Fuji's five lakes.

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