Yamanashi Prefecture is in the central region of the main island . Just hours from Tokyo by bus, train, or car, Yamanashi is good for a day trip from the big city and allows travelers to experience the "inaka" Japan.

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The are a group of five small lakes in Yamanashi prefecture, on the North side of in .


Kōfu is the capital of Yamanashi Prefecture. Coming from Tokyo on the Chuo Line, there are few express trains from Shinjuku to that continue on to Matsumoto.

is a small city in Yamanashi Prefecture. It is a mix of small town, light local industry and expensive bedroom community.

is a highland in the Yamanashi Prefecture.

is a city in Prefecture, .

is a city of 30,000 people in Yamanashi Prefecture.

Kōshū is in the north of the Yamanashi Prefecture, in .

is a major town in Yamanashi prefecture. lies roughly in the center of the aptly named Line, a single tracked JR rail line.

is a small city on the foot hills of . and Enter of .

is a small city in Yamanashi. There is Yatugatake in the north of the city, and the stretches to the foot.


  • Location: , , ,
  • Population: 813,000
  • United Nations Location Code: JP YNS
  • Latitude of center: 35.6167° or 35° 37' north
  • Longitude of center: 138.6° or 138° 36' east
  • Elevation: 254 meters (833 feet)
  • Neighbors: , , , and
  • GeoNames ID: 1848649

Other Names for Yamanashi

  • Achinese: Prefektur Yamanashi
  • Arabic: ياماناشي
  • Azerbaijani: Yamanaşi
  • Bulgarian: Яманаши
  • Catalan: Prefectura de Yamanashi
  • Central Khmer: ខេត្តយ៉ាម៉ាណាស៊ី
  • Central Kurdish: یاماناشی
  • Chinese: 山梨县
  • Czech: Prefektura Jamanaši
  • English: Yamanashi Prefecture
  • Esperanto: Gubernio Jamanaŝi
  • Estonian: Yamanashi prefektuur
  • Finnish: Yamanashin prefektuuri
  • French: Préfecture de Yamanashi
  • French: Yamanashi
  • Galician: Prefectura de Yamanashi
  • Georgian: იამანასის პრეფექტურა
  • German: Präfektur Yamanashi
  • German: Yamanashi
  • Hebrew: יאמאנאשי
  • Hungarian: Jamanasi prefektúra
  • Iloko: Prepektura ti Yamanashi
  • Indonesian: Prefektur Yamanashi
  • Irish: Maoracht Yamanashi
  • Italian: Prefettura di Yamanashi
  • Japanese: やまなし
  • Japanese: やまなしけん
  • Japanese: ヤマナシ
  • Japanese: ヤマナシケン
  • Japanese: 山梨
  • Japanese: 山梨県
  • Korean: 야마나시 현
  • Latvian: Jamanasi prefektūra
  • Lithuanian: Jamanašio prefektūra
  • Macedonian: Јаманаши
  • Malay (macrolanguage): Wilayah Yamanashi
  • Marathi: यामानाशी
  • Min Dong Chinese: Yamanashi-gâing
  • Min Nan Chinese: Yamanasi-koān
  • Northern Sami: Yamanashi prefektuvra
  • Persian: استان یاماناشی
  • Polish: Prefektura Yamanashi
  • Portuguese: Yamanashi
  • Romanian: Prefectura Yamanashi
  • Russian: Яманаси
  • Scots: Yamanashi Prefectur
  • Serbian: Префектура Јаманаши
  • Serbo-Croatian: Prefektura Jamanashi
  • Slovak: Jamanaši
  • Spanish: Prefectura de Yamanashi
  • Sundanese: Préféktur Yamanashi
  • Swahili (macrolanguage): Mkoa wa Yamanashi
  • Swedish: Yamanashi prefektur
  • Tagalog: Prepektura ng Yamanashi
  • Tajik: Префектураи Яманаши
  • Thai: จังหวัดยะมะนะชิ
  • Ukrainian: Префектура Яманасі
  • Urdu: یماناشی پریفیکچر
  • Western Panjabi: ضلع یاماناشی
  • Yue Chinese: 山梨縣
  • Yamanashi-ken
  • Yamanashi Ken
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