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Yamanashi Prefecture, Walking Through Lake Yamanaka’s Autumn Leaves

Writer : Chigusa

I took a walk around Yamanashi Prefecture’s Lake Yamanaka since the season has changed to the lovely autumn.
Lucky for me, the weather was clear and I was able to see Mt. Fuji.

Photos Taken: November 5th, 2017 (Sunday) 2pm~4pm
Weather: Sunny

Mt. Fuji, Seen from the Shore of Lake Yamanaka
Mt. Fuji, Seen from the Shore of Lake Yamanaka

Yuyake no Nagisa Koyo Matsuri

Entrance to Venue for “Yuyake no Nagisa Koyo Matsuri”
Entrance to Venue for “Yuyake no Nagisa Koyo Matsuri”

I visited “Yuyake no Nagisa Koyo Matsuri,” an autumn festival held every year.
I visited during the day this time, but apparently at night a 600-meter corridor of autumn leaves is illuminated.
There are promenades and rest benches along the path, so it’s an easy walk.

OPEN

Lake Yamanaka “Yuyake no Nagisa Koyo Matsuri”

Location
Lake Yamanaka; Asahigaokakohan Ryokuchi Park
Illumination Period
October 27th-November 12th, 2017
Illumination Hours
16:30-21:00
Information Desk at Venue Entrance
Information Desk at Venue Entrance

There are food stalls set up around the information desk, so you can enjoy foods like udon and yakitori there.

I visited on a Sunday, so there were a lot of sightseers.
Everyone was focused on taking their own pictures!

Having a picnic while looking at the autumn leaves seems like fun.

Boat Pier
Boat Pier

There were even swans in the lake.
The swan-shaped excursion boat looked like fun too.

Lake Yamanaka’s Swan Lake (Japanese)

Taking a Break at a Restaurant!

I took a break at “Chianti CoMo,” an Italian restaurant along the shore of Lake Yamanaka!

Exterior of Restaurant
Exterior of Restaurant
Blackboard with Recommended Dishes
Blackboard with Recommended Dishes
Inside the Restaurant
Inside the Restaurant

The restaurant has an open kitchen, so you can see inside.
Their pasta and pizza look delicious, but this time I ordered sweets.

Sweets Menu
Sweets Menu
Sweets
Sweets

Tiramisu (500 yen), Ice Cream (420 yen), Panna Cotta (500 yen)
The tiramisu, which is the most popular, was just slightly sweet and oh-so-delicious!

Basic information on Chianti CoMo

OPEN
Address
213-7 Yamanaka, Yamanakakomura, Minamitsurugun, Yamanashi[MAP]
WEB
URL(Japanese)

The walkways are well-maintained and easy to walk along.
You can enjoy your walk as you take in the nature all around you!