Iyashi no Sato

Name in Japanese: 西湖いやしの里根場
Address: Japan, 401-0332 Yamanashi, Minamitsuru-gun, Fujikawaguchiko, Saiko, Neba 2710 [map]
Phone: +81 555-20-4677 +81 555-20-4677
Hours: March-November: 09:00-17:00; December-February: 09:30-16:30
Admission: Adults: ¥350
Children: ¥150
Website: http://www.fujisan.ne.jp/iyashi/

A fun outdoor “museum” of reconstructed traditional Japanese house, with Mount Fuji standing impressively in the background.

Use that as your backdrop for your insta-perfect cherry blossom/autumn photos, while clad in kimono or samurai gear (¥1,000 per person).

There’s origami, pottery and craft making experiences, plus local artwork on sale. For ¥500 you can make a colorful acorn accessory.

Cheapos will be pleased to know there’s a discount coupon saving you ¥50 off the already pretty cheap entrance fee of ¥350.

Access: From JR Kawaguchiko station, there’s a bus headed for 風穴 that stops at the entrance to Iyashi no Sato.

Inasho no Sato Yamanashi Japan