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Guidebook for Suwa-gun

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Guidebook for Suwa-gun

Food Scene
Country Kitchen Bakery
Located on route 484 and only a few minutes drive south of our listing. The atmosphere is very homely and relaxing. This is definitely a place we recommend.
カントリーキッチン
Located on route 484 and only a few minutes drive south of our listing. The atmosphere is very homely and relaxing. This is definitely a place we recommend.
This place is locally famous for serving udon in a hotpot. It's called "houtou" and it udon served in a miso broth with broiled vegetables and meat. This is regional cuisine that you can only taste while you're in Yamanashi. This is a must-try cuisine that you shouldn't miss out on. Directions: When you get off Kobuchizawa IC, you come to a T-junction. Turn left and eventually you'll see a long white board to your left.
Matsukizaka
This place is locally famous for serving udon in a hotpot. It's called "houtou" and it udon served in a miso broth with broiled vegetables and meat. This is regional cuisine that you can only taste while you're in Yamanashi. This is a must-try cuisine that you shouldn't miss out on. Directions: When you get off Kobuchizawa IC, you come to a T-junction. Turn left and eventually you'll see a long white board to your left.
観光の一息にぜひ寄ってみたいそば屋。町内に多数のそば屋が点在するなか、おっこと亭は5本の指に入るほどの人気ぶり。 とあるアニメ監督がたまに利用することで地元で有名。
そば処 おっこと亭
観光の一息にぜひ寄ってみたいそば屋。町内に多数のそば屋が点在するなか、おっこと亭は5本の指に入るほどの人気ぶり。 とあるアニメ監督がたまに利用することで地元で有名。
Entertainment & Activities
富士見高原
This distillery is famous for its Hakushu brand whiskey, which has gained world acclaim for its distinct aroma and flavor. You can visit the distillery and see what the buzz is all about! Reservations required. They offer free bus service from JR Kobuchizawa station. Or you can drive there from our listing!
Suntory Hakushu Distillery
This distillery is famous for its Hakushu brand whiskey, which has gained world acclaim for its distinct aroma and flavor. You can visit the distillery and see what the buzz is all about! Reservations required. They offer free bus service from JR Kobuchizawa station. Or you can drive there from our listing!
家族や友人たちと釣りはいかがですか?八ヶ岳でも釣りを充分楽しめます(^^) 小淵沢IC下りたところで車で3分はなれたところにございます。
Hokuto
家族や友人たちと釣りはいかがですか?八ヶ岳でも釣りを充分楽しめます(^^) 小淵沢IC下りたところで車で3分はなれたところにございます。
Arts & Culture
Nakamura Keith Haring Collection
Opened in 1978 and is renowned for its collection of Millet artwork, including "The Sower". This is one of the must-visit attractions that we recommend. Admission is 510 yen for adults, and free for seniors. Closed on Mondays and national holidays. Take a bus from JR Kofu station. Get off at "Yamanashi-kenritsu bijutsukan" bus stop. If you are coming by car, get off the Chuo expressway at Kofu Showa IC.
Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art
Opened in 1978 and is renowned for its collection of Millet artwork, including "The Sower". This is one of the must-visit attractions that we recommend. Admission is 510 yen for adults, and free for seniors. Closed on Mondays and national holidays. Take a bus from JR Kofu station. Get off at "Yamanashi-kenritsu bijutsukan" bus stop. If you are coming by car, get off the Chuo expressway at Kofu Showa IC.
Shopping
Yatsugatake Resort Outlet Mall
Yatsugadakechuo Nogyo Jissendai School
Getting Around
Our nearest station is JR Kobuchizawa station. The newly built station complex is a work of art that also uses the latest eco-friendly technology to cut back on greenhouse gases. They also have an observation deck where you can get a glimpse of mount Fuji on a clear sunny day. You can rent a car from the station. We recommend travelers to book a car in advance. We will provide in-depth instructions on how to rent a car online at JR's English sites.
Kobuchizawa Station
Our nearest station is JR Kobuchizawa station. The newly built station complex is a work of art that also uses the latest eco-friendly technology to cut back on greenhouse gases. They also have an observation deck where you can get a glimpse of mount Fuji on a clear sunny day. You can rent a car from the station. We recommend travelers to book a car in advance. We will provide in-depth instructions on how to rent a car online at JR's English sites.
Parks & Nature
Located in Suwa city, and has its own "postcard view" that you wouldn't want to miss. Takashima castle used to be located in the lake was considered impregnable, thanks to the surrounding waters.
Lake Suwa
Located in Suwa city, and has its own "postcard view" that you wouldn't want to miss. Takashima castle used to be located in the lake was considered impregnable, thanks to the surrounding waters.
しだれ桜の樹齢が250年だと言われ、4月中旬以降が見どころです。
高森観音堂
しだれ桜の樹齢が250年だと言われ、4月中旬以降が見どころです。
入笠山は地元にある人気観光地であり、アウトドア派の方にはお勧めです。Fujimi Houseの近くにあるため、日帰りトレッキングには最適です。初心者でもベテランでも楽しめて頂上からの見晴は最高です! もちろんゴンドラで頂上付近まで行くことも可能です。 Mount Nyukasa is very close to ICA Fujimi House and a must-visit hiking area for guests who love outdoor activities. There is also a gondola that takes you near the top of the mountain. The peak is at an altitude of 1955, and is one of the most popular mountains to visit in the area. The panoramic view from the top is very rewarding and definitely worth visiting if you're coming to stay at our place.
Mt. Nyukasa
入笠山は地元にある人気観光地であり、アウトドア派の方にはお勧めです。Fujimi Houseの近くにあるため、日帰りトレッキングには最適です。初心者でもベテランでも楽しめて頂上からの見晴は最高です! もちろんゴンドラで頂上付近まで行くことも可能です。 Mount Nyukasa is very close to ICA Fujimi House and a must-visit hiking area for guests who love outdoor activities. There is also a gondola that takes you near the top of the mountain. The peak is at an altitude of 1955, and is one of the most popular mountains to visit in the area. The panoramic view from the top is very rewarding and definitely worth visiting if you're coming to stay at our place.
Sightseeing
You can immerse yourself in Japanese history and visit this castle in Suwa city. It used to be owned by the Suwa clan, and hence the city was named after them. The castle used to be situated in lake Suwa, making the castle impregnable from enemy attacks. The castle was dismantled during the Meiji Restoration when the new Japanese government abolished fiefdom. The castle was rebuild near the foot of lake Suwa due to its historical significance.
Takashima Castle
You can immerse yourself in Japanese history and visit this castle in Suwa city. It used to be owned by the Suwa clan, and hence the city was named after them. The castle used to be situated in lake Suwa, making the castle impregnable from enemy attacks. The castle was dismantled during the Meiji Restoration when the new Japanese government abolished fiefdom. The castle was rebuild near the foot of lake Suwa due to its historical significance.
近くになんとアルパカ牧場があります! アルパカは南米に生息するラクダ科の哺乳類ですが日本にいながら触れ合うことができます。都会の喧騒さから逃れつつアルパカに癒されたいという宿泊客は結構いらっしゃいます。日本ではアルパカ牧場がとても少ないため、この貴重な経験をお見逃しなく! There's an alpaca farm near our villa, and you can enjoy playing with these Peruvian mammals, here in Japan:) Admission is only 500 yen per adult, and 300 yen for kids 12 or under.
Yatsugatake Alpaca Farm
近くになんとアルパカ牧場があります! アルパカは南米に生息するラクダ科の哺乳類ですが日本にいながら触れ合うことができます。都会の喧騒さから逃れつつアルパカに癒されたいという宿泊客は結構いらっしゃいます。日本ではアルパカ牧場がとても少ないため、この貴重な経験をお見逃しなく! There's an alpaca farm near our villa, and you can enjoy playing with these Peruvian mammals, here in Japan:) Admission is only 500 yen per adult, and 300 yen for kids 12 or under.