Top 10 things to do in Hokuto Area

  1. Oshino Hakkai
    151 Shibokusa, Oshino, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi 401-0511, Japan
    Oshino Hakkai is a scenic village that is known for its eight ponds, which are fed by snow melt from Mount Fuji. Visitors can enjoy walking around the ponds and taking in the beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.
  2. Fuji-Q Highland
    5-6-1 Shin-Nishihara, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi 403-0017, Japan
    Fuji-Q Highland is an amusement park that is home to some of the world's most thrilling roller coasters, including the Takabisha, which has a 121-degree drop. In addition to the rides, visitors can also enjoy games, food, and shopping.
  3. Chureito Pagoda
    1-1-1 Arakura, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi 403-0011, Japan
    Chureito Pagoda is a five-story pagoda that is located on a hill overlooking the city of Fujiyoshida. Visitors can climb the 398 steps to the pagoda and enjoy panoramic views of Mount Fuji and the surrounding area.
  4. Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum
    3077-20 Kawaguchi, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi 401-0304, Japan
    The Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum is a museum that is dedicated to mechanical musical instruments. Visitors can see a variety of instruments, including music boxes, player pianos, and pipe organs, and even hear them played live.
  5. Narusawa Ice Cave
    8533-1 Narusawa, Narusawa-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi 401-0320, Japan
    Narusawa Ice Cave is a cave that is filled with ice year-round. Visitors can walk through the cave and see the ice formations, which are illuminated with colorful lights.
  6. Kachi Kachi Ropeway
    1163-1 Azagawa, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi 401-0303, Japan
    The Kachi Kachi Ropeway is a cable car that takes visitors up Mount Tenjo, where they can enjoy panoramic views of Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi.
  7. Mizugaki Shrine
    996 Katsuyama, Hokuto, Yamanashi 408-0201, Japan
    Mizugaki Shrine is a Shinto shrine that is located in the mountains of Yamanashi. Visitors can hike through the forest to reach the shrine, which is known for its beautiful torii gate and views of the surrounding area.
  8. Kofu City History Park
    7-1-1 Kugawa, Kofu, Yamanashi 400-0046, Japan
    Kofu City History Park is a park that is dedicated to the history and culture of the Kofu region. Visitors can see traditional Japanese buildings, including a samurai house and a tea ceremony house, and learn about the history of the area.
  9. Tenshin Memorial Museum of Art, Ibaraki
    3-7-31 Sakuragawa, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0862, Japan
    While not technically in the Hokuto area, the Tenshin Memorial Museum of Art in Ibaraki is worth a visit for art lovers. The museum is dedicated to the works of Tenshin Okakura, a renowned Japanese artist and scholar.
  10. Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art
    4-8-5 Nagasaka, Kofu, Yamanashi 400-0851, Japan
    The Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art is a museum that is dedicated to the art and culture of Yamanashi. Visitors can see a variety of works, including paintings, sculptures, and ceramics, and learn about the history of the region.