Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is located about 65 miles (105 kilometers) east of Yamanashi, while Yokohama is 60 miles (97 kilometers) to the east.
Savvy travelers often use Yamanashi as a springboard for further explorations. This sought-after tourism region has been endowed with a wealth of interesting attractions. Why not head out to the Minami Alps National Park and Chichibu Tamakai National Park in Kofu, less than 1 mile (1. 6 kilometers) distance away. If you feel like more, travel to Hofu for the Ohirayama Ropeway and Takagawa Shinyamaguchi Country Club. Hofu is less than 1 mile (1. 6 kilometers) from Yamanashi.
Kamakura, is another interesting spot to discover. It is 60 miles (97 kilometers) from Yamanashi and offers a wide range of things to see and do, for example Hasedera (Hase Kannon), Jomyoji and Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine. Enoshima Shrine, Kenchoji and Hokokuji are also good to visit.
Before you disappear on your adventures in Japan, do what the savvy travelers do and take the time to learn a variety of key lines in Japanese. "Isshoni odorimasenka?" is the Japanese way to say "Would you like to dance with me?" And also "Benjo wa doko desu ka?", which translates as "Where's the toilet?"
When the time comes to leave Yamanashi, say goodbye the way they do in Japanese, with a hearty "Sayōnara."