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Yamanashi

Juicy Peaches

A bountiful harvest of grapes

"Bright Red gem" cherries

Yamanashi is a quick 120 minutes from Haneda Airport and just 45 minutes from Mt. Fuji. The region produces fruit all year round, and is boasts Japan's largest peach and grape harvests. There have been orchards in Yamanashi for around 1,000 years, and today the area is known for secondary industries such as wine and processed foods. The lush local environment is a major attraction, and the Nishizawa Valley brings many visitors to the city each year. Moreover, given the eye-popping views of Mt. Fuji from orchard-lined roads, it's little wonder Yamanashi has become a popular cycling course in recent years.