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Otsuki Tourism Association.
Feb. 19, 2024
Hello! This is the Otsuki Tourism Association. WE WILL INTRODUCE THE CHARM OF OTSUKI CITY, YAMANASHI PREFECTURE, A LAND RICH IN NATURE AT THE FOOT OF MT. FUJI, IN A COOL JAPAN VIDEO! □■□ What is Otsuki City, Yamanashi Prefecture? □■□ Otsuki City, Yamanashi Prefecture is a city with a population of about 21,000 located in the eastern part of Yamanashi Prefecture, and is surrounded by Mt. Fuji and the Tanzawa Mountains. Access from central Tokyo is about 1 hour by limited express on the JR Chuo Line, and less than 2 hours by Conventional train. By car, it takes about 60 minutes from Shinjuku to Otsuki Interchange on the Chuo Expressway. Also, it takes about 40 minutes from Otsuki Station to Mt. Fuji Station on the Fujikyuko Line, so it is recommended to stop by when climbing Mt. Fuji. □■□History of Otsuki City, Yamanashi Prefecture□□ In the Edo period, Important Highways such as the Koshu-kaido (now National Route 52) passed through Otsuki City, making it a prosperous trading and logistics hub. In 1954, the 3 towns and 4 villages of Otsuki Town, Saruhashi Town, Shichiho Town, Yanagawa Village, Hatsukari Village, Sasago Village, and Nigioka Village merged to form the sixth city in Yamanashi Prefecture. The following year, Tomihama Village was merged to form the current Otsuki City. □■□ Introducing 5 sightseeing spots in Otsuki City, Yamanashi Prefecture □■□ 【Kai no Saruhashi (Monkey Bridge)】 Kai no Saruhashi Bridge is one of Japan's Three Odd Bridges, along with Kintai Bridge in Iwakuni and Kiso Bridge, and is designated as a national scenic spot. The 30-meter-long bridge has a special structure that does not use any piers at all. 【Mt. Iwadono】 It is a mountain with an altitude of 634 meters that can be visited in about 20 minutes on foot from Otsuki Station. There is also a mountain trail from the entrance to the summit, and you can climb it in about 1 hour one way. In the spring season, you will be greeted by about 300 cherry trees. 【Katsuragawa Wellness Park】 Located on a hill overlooking eastern Yamanashi Prefecture, Katsuragawa Wellness Park is a spot where you can enjoy playground equipment, Dog Run, and Barbecue. It is a spot where you can enjoy nature and is popular with families. 【Maki Oiseyama】 Maki Oiseyama is known as the village of 3,000 cherry blossoms, and as one of the leading cherry blossom viewing spots in Yamanashi Prefecture, it is crowded with many tourists during the cherry blossom season. 【Yamanashi Overnight Hot Spring Yorimichi no Yu】 It is a hot spring facility that opened in 2018, and you can enjoy not only lodging but also day trips. □■□ Twelve views of Mt.□ in Otsuki City, Yamanashi Prefecture□ The "Twelve views of Mt." was established in 1992 as an excellent view of 20 mountains and 12 views of Otsuki City, where you can see the beautiful Mt. Fuji. ・List of List of 12 views 1 Mt. Mt. Ganagaburasuri and Mt. 2 Ushioku-no-Gangabarasuri, Koganezawa 3 Okura Takamaru・Hamaiba 4 Mt. Takigozan and Sasago Mt. 5 Mount Narakura 6 Ougiyama 7 Mt. Momokura 8 Mt. Iwadono and Mt. 9 Mt. Mt. Kuradake 10 Mt. Mt. Kuki, Mt. 11 Mount Mt. Takagawa 12 Mt. Seihachi □■□ festival and event □ in Otsuki City, Yamanashi Prefecture■□ The "Bonfire Citizens' Festival" is the largest event in Otsuki City held every summer, and there are many stalls where Mikoshi (portable shrine) procession, Yosakoi Soran, Awa Odori, and Folk Songs are performed on National Route 20, which has been closed to traffic. In 2023, it was held for the first time in four years due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and many tourists visited. □■□Specialty products and souvenirs of Otsuki City, Yamanashi Prefecture□■□ Speaking of Otsuki City's specialties, "Sasago Mochi" is famous. It has been loved by many people for more than 100 years. Sake and wine made in Otsuki City are also popular as Souvenirs, and the special taste using local water and raw materials makes you feel the rich nature of Otsuki City. □■□ Enjoy your trip to Otsuki City, Yamanashi Prefecture □■□ With the beautiful scenery of Mt. Fuji, rich nature, and sightseeing spots where you can feel the history, Otsuki City is full of charms that will captivate everyone who visits. We will send out recommended information so that you can visit Otsuki City, so thank you.
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  • Otsuki
  • Yamanashi Prefecture
  • History
  • Saruhashi (Otsuki City)
  • Iwadono Mountain Park
  • Katsuragawa Wellness Park
  • Twelve beautiful views of Mount Fuji
  • Hot springs
  • Mt. Fuji
  • Bonfire citizen festival
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