Soft mochi covered in brown sugar syrup and kinako is a typical sweet available in Yamanashi. Try and eat it without getting your face dirty with kinako.
Soft Ice Cream[ソフトクリーム]
It is very special moment to have soft-serve ice cream as you enjoy a refreshing breeze in the highlands. A rich-tasting soft-serve ice cream is a special sweet in this area.
Koshu Wine Beef[甲州ワインビーフ]
Grape pomace, the solid remains of grapes from the wine making process, is used as fodder. This produces a beef with a slight sweetness that is smooth and soft.
Torimotsu-ni is a local cuisine that involves giblets stewed with sugar and soy sauce. The stewed giblets offer a salty-sweet sauce that is addictive.
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.