Hoto offers a flat noodle served in a pot together with lots of stewed vegetables. Visitors can eat directly from the pot.
This sake is made from rice and crystal clean spring water.
Hokuto is blessed with an abundance of clean water springs and as a result is a popular sake brewery region.
It is great to be able to taste and compare sake from so many sake breweries.
Yamanashi is the birthplace of Japan’s wine industry.
Many wineries produce unique wine blends.
Blueberries can be enjoyed from the beginning of the summer. This sweet, bite-size fruit is very cute.
Cherries are ready for harvesting from around the middle of May. They are considered a delicacy in Japan.
Strawberries are usually only available from the winter through the spring, but now a new type of strawberry is also available to enjoy during the summer.
Sanehara Cherry Trees[眞原の桜並木]
This tunnel of cherry trees spans 750m in the village of Sanehara at the foot of the Minami Alps.
●20 min. by taxi from Hinoharu Station
3567 Sanehara, Mukawa-cho, Hokuto City, Yamanashi
Shinden no Oito-zakura[大糸桜]
This giant tree is a 400-year-old weeping cherry tree. The greatly outstretched branches hang down like threads, giving the tree incredible grace and beauty.
●15 min. by taxi from Kobuchizawa Station
2767 Shoko, Kobuchisawa-cho, Hokuto City, Yamanashi
This theme park recreates the world of the popular anime film Heidi, Girl of the Alps.
●25 min. by bus or taxi from Nirasaki Station
2471 Asao, Akeno-cho, Hokuto City, Yamanashi
This spot is symbolic of the Kiyosato highlands. The fresh ice cream made from Jersey cow milk is very popular.
●40 min. on foot from Kiyosato Station
3545 Kiyosato, Takane-cho, Hokuto City, Yamanashi