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Nirasaki Tourism Association
Feb. 28, 2024
NICE TO MEET EVERYONE WHO WATCHES COOL JAPAN VIDEOS! This is the Nirasaki Tourism Association. Nirasaki City in Yamanashi Prefecture is located in the northwestern part of Yamanashi Prefecture and is an area full of rich nature and deep history. In this First Post, we will introduce plenty of attractions such as sightseeing spots and event information in Nirasaki City! ◆❖◇What is Nirasaki City, Yamanashi Prefecture? ◇❖◆ Nirasaki City is a city with a population of about 28,000. With famous peaks such as Mt. Fuji, Yatsugatake, and the Southern Alps in the background, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the four seasons, and it is also known as the birthplace of the Kai Takeda Family. In addition to fruits such as grapes and peaches grown in the land rich in nature, the mellow aroma and flavorful wine are also exquisite! Nirasaki City Yamanashi Prefecture is very convenient to access from central Tokyo, and you can easily visit it on a day trip. [Access by train] Shinjuku Station - Nirasaki Station JR Chuo Main Line Limited Express Azusa Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes Matsumoto Station - Nirasaki Station JR Chuo Main Line Limited Express Azusa Approx. 1 hour 10 minutes [Access by car] Chofu IC - Nirasaki IC Chuo Expressway about 1 hour 30 minutes Nagoya IC - Nirasaki IC Chuo Automobile Approx. 2 hours 45 minutes ◆ ❖ ◇ 6 recommended sightseeing spots of "Nirasaki", a town with a view of Mt. Fuji ◇ ❖ ◆ 【Mt. Amari】 The Mt. Amari in Minami-Alps UNESCO Eco Park has been selected as one of the Yamanashi Hundred Famous Mountains. The parking lot is about a 30-minute walk to the summit, so you can easily enjoy climbing and hiking. The view from the top is spectacular, and if the conditions are right, you can see Mt. Fuji floating in a sea of clouds. Don't miss the Astragalus azaleas, which bloom around the beginning of June! 【Crocodile Mound Sakura】 The 330-year-old Ipponzakura tree that blooms on the alligator mound was designated as a natural monument of Nirasaki City in the first year of Heisei. In the background of the towering cherry blossom trees, you can overlook Mt. Fuji and Yatsugatake, and it is also popular as a photo spot. When the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, they are lit up and you can enjoy a fantastic atmosphere. 【Takeda Hachimangu】 Takeda Hachimangu Shrine was founded in 822 AD and is associated with the Kai Takeda Family. The Main Shrine was rebuilt by Lord Takeda Shingen and is also an important cultural property of Japan. 【Nirasaki Omura Memorial Park】 At Omura Memorial Park, you can experience art at the Nirasaki Omura Museum of Art, where paintings and ceramics collected by Dr. Satoshi Omura, who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, are exhibited, enjoy cooking at the soba restaurant, refresh your mind and body at the hot spring for a day trip, and deepen your learning and interaction with people at the Hakuyuki Dormitory. Please spend a meaningful time with the scenic scenery that changes its expression with the seasons. 【Ruins of Shinpu Castle】 The ruins of Ruins of Shinpu Castle were built by Prince Takeda Katsuyori in 1581 on the plateau of Shichiri Rock. The Ruins of the Castle was set on fire by the Oda and Tokugawa forces 68 days after its construction, but it is a castle ruin that conveys the culmination of the Takeda family to this day. From the Ruins of the Castle, you can see a spectacular view of Mt. Fuji and Yatsugatake, and around the beginning of April, the whole area blooms like a pink carpet, and Shinpu Momogengo is a superb view! 【Kayagatake】 The final resting place of Hisaya Fukada, the author of "Japan's 100 Famous Mountains". From the summit of the mountain, which is about 1704 meters above sea level, you can overlook a 360-degree panorama of Mt. Fuji and Yatsugatake. Because the mountain looks very similar to Yatsugatake, it is nicknamed "fake eight". ◆❖◇Events and festivals in Nirasaki City◇❖◆ 【Fukada Festival】 In addition to being active in the literary world such as numerous mountain books, novels, and travelogues such as "Japan's 100 Famous Mountains", this event will be held at Kayagatake, the final place of the mountaineer "Hisaya Fukada", who left a great mark on the Japanese mountain world. At the Fukada Festival, a memorial ceremony and a commemorative mountain climb are held every year to commemorate his legacy. 【Summer Illumination in Nirasaki】 The Ministry of Education's anthem "Tanabata-sama" begins with "Sasa-no-ha, Sarasara, Kiba-ni, sway...". The poet who wrote the Tanabata in a nursery rhyme is "Hanayo Gondo" from Nirasaki City. In Nirasaki City, as the birthplace of Hanayo Gondo, illuminations and Tanabata decorations inspired by Tanabata are held every summer. 【Memorial service for fallen Takeda warriors, Fireworks display in Narasaki, Takeda no Sato】 Approximately 6,600 fireworks, including star mines, will be launched in the night sky of the main venue, Kamanashigawa River Park. Many food stalls are also lined up at the venue to liven up the festivals. 【Illumination in Nirasaki】 Approximately 60,000 bulbs of light, including a 7-meter-high tree, heart-shaped objects, and illuminations with the motif of cherry blossoms on an alligator mound in full bloom, vividly color the Nirasaki Station Square. ◆❖◇Other recommended information in Nirasaki City◇❖◆ Furusato Nozei in Nirasaki City offers fruity wine made from 100% Nirasaki grapes, Koshu whiskey recommended for highballs, and fruits such as fresh peaches and grapes as thank-you gifts. Taste the gourmet food of Nirasaki. Nirasaki City is full of rich nature, deep history, delicious specialty products, and heartwarming events. Come and take a trip to make new discoveries and memories in Nirasaki City! We look forward to seeing you there. COOL JAPAN VIDEOS will continue to provide recommended information on Nirasaki City, Yamanashi Prefecture, so please follow us!
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