Tsuru City and Mt. Fuji (from Mt. Takagawa)
Tsuru is situated in the eastern part of Yamanashi Prefecture, a mere 90 minutes from Shinjuku Station, and Mt. Fuji, a renowned World Heritage site, is just 30 minutes away by Fujikyuko Line that runs through the city. As a thriving castle town since the 17th century (Edo period), and with a wealth of temples and shrines in the city center, Tsuru is an ideal place for strolling to learn history there. Other attractions include the Hassaku Festival in summer, which features a recreation of an old-style parade of the daimyo (feudal lords of the Edo period) and floats decorated with sketches by artists such as world-renowned Katsushika Hokusai, who is best known for his "Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji".