Kofu is located some 65 miles (105 kilometers) from Tokyo, the capital of Japan, and about 60 miles (97 kilometers) from Yokohama.
Vacationing in just one place, no matter how popular, will only ever provide you with a narrow window into the wider personality of a region. So allow time to enjoy Yamanashi 's other sights and attractions. Yamanakako and Uenohara are just two of the many other places worth visiting while you're in Yamanashi.
Approximately 60 miles (97 kilometers) to the east of Kofu is Kamakura, an important regional center and the home of Enoshima Aquarium, Yuigahama and Tokeiji. Inamuragasaki, Kenchoji and Kanagawa Prefectural Ofuna Botanical Garden are some of the other interesting sights that should be on every visitor's schedule.
Please residents in Yamanashi, by employing some day-to-day Japanese phrases and expressions. "Isshoni odorimasenka?" ("Would you like to dance with me?") is a handy phrase to remember. "Benjo wa doko desu ka?" translates to "Where's the toilet?"
Birthday of Emperor Akihito is held on the 23rd of December, so if you're lucky enough to be in Kofu then, set aside your sightseeing and join in the local festivities with proud locals.
When you have to finish up and say "Sayōnara", you'll have heaps of special memories to last a lifetime.