|Area (rank)||4,465. The Regions of Japan are not official administrative units but have been traditionally used as the regional division of Japan in a number of contexts The four main Islands of Japan are Hokkaidō Honshū Kyūshū Shikoku or Honshu is the largest Island of Japan. The nation's main island, it is south of Hokkaidō across the Tsugaru Strait, north of A governor is a governing official usually the executive (at least nominally to different degrees also politically and administratively of a non-sovereign level of government is the governor of Yamanashi Prefecture in Japan, first elected in 2007 Rank 37 km² (32nd)|
|- % water||1. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 3%|
|Population (October 1, 2005)|
|- Population||884,531 (41st)|
|- Density||198 /km²|
|- Flower||Fujizakura (Sakura)|
|- Tree||Kaede (Japanese Maple)|
|- Bird||Uguisu (Bush Warbler)|
Symbol of Yamanashi Prefecture
Yamanashi Prefecture (山梨県 Yamanashi-ken?) is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region of the island of Honshū. The prefectures of Japan are the country's 47 sub-national Jurisdictions one "metropolis" (都 to) Tokyo; one " circuit For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. or Honshu is the largest Island of Japan. The nation's main island, it is south of Hokkaidō across the Tsugaru Strait, north of The capital is the city of Kōfu.
People have been living in the Yamanashi area for about 30,000 years. As in most other Japanese regions, prehistoric society in Yamanashi progressed though the hunting, fishing and gathering stage of the Jōmon period, then the rice-producing stage of the Yayoi period and subsequent village and regional formation. The is the time in Japanese prehistory from about 14000 BC to 400 BC. The is an era in the history of Japan from about 500 BC to 300 AD. The Maruyama and Choshizuka Kofun (earthen burial mounds) located on Sone Hill of Nakamichi Town (currently in southern Kōfu) are believed to have been built from the end of the 4th century. are megalithic Tombs or tumuli in Japan, constructed between early 3rd century and early 7th century. From these remains it can be assumed that the people of Sone Hill had great influence.
Among the many Kaigenji generations, those of the Takeda, Ogasawara, and Nanbu families were particularly prosperous. The was a famous clan of Daimyō (feudal lords in Japan's late Heian Period to Sengoku period. During the Sengoku period of the 16th century, Takeda Shingen attained the status of daimyō and built Tsuzuji Mansion and the Yōgai Castle in Kōfu. ( December 1, 1521 &ndash May 13, 1573) of Shinano and Kai Provinces was a preeminent Daimyo or feudal lord The ( were powerful territorial lords who ruled most of Japan from their vast hereditary land holdings From this base, he attempted to unify and control Japan.
After Takeda’s death in 1582, Kai-no-Kuni came under the control of the Oda and Toyotomi Clans before being subsumed into the Tokugawa shogunate during the Edo period. The was a family of Japanese Daimyo who were to become an important political force in the unification of Japan in the mid-16th century The Tokugawa shogunate, also known as the, and the, was a feudal regime of Japan established by Tokugawa Ieyasu and ruled by the Shoguns of The, also referred to as the Tokugawa period (徳川時代 Tokugawa-jidai) is a division of Japanese history running from 1603 to 1868 Beneath the Edo shogunate, the Kofu Clan (based in Kuninaka, or Central and Western Yamanashi) and the Yamura Clan (based in Gunnai, or Eastern Yamanashi) were formed, but in 1724 the area came under the direct control of the Shogunate. With the development of the Koshu Kaidō (highway) and Fuji River transport, goods, materials and culture flowed into the region. National Route 20 is a national highway connecting Tokyo and Nagano Prefecture in Japan. The flows from Yamanashi Prefecture to Shizuoka Prefecture in Japan.
By the mid-19th century, the contradictions of military government and clan system caused stability to erode and resistance to erupt across Japan, paving the way for the Meiji Restoration of 1868. The, also known as the Meiji Ishin, Revolution, or Renewal, was a chain of events that led to enormous changes in Japan 's political and social structure
After the Meiji government entered Kōfu Castle in 1868, the domain of the Kaifu government became Kai Prefecture, later renamed Yamanashi Prefecture on November 20, 1872 (November 20 is now celebrated as Prefectural Citizen’s Day in Yamanashi). The Government of Meiji period Japan from 1868-1911 was an evolution of institutions and structures from the feudal order of the Tokugawa bakufu towards Events 284 - Diocletian was chosen as Roman Emperor. 762 - Bögü Khan of the Uyghurs, Year 1872 ( MDCCCLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year Events 284 - Diocletian was chosen as Roman Emperor. 762 - Bögü Khan of the Uyghurs,
In the early part of the Meiji period (1868–1911), industrial promotion policies furthered textile and wine making industries. The, or Meiji era, denotes the 45-year reign of the Meiji Emperor, running in the Gregorian calendar, from 23 October 1868 to 30 July A textile is a flexible material comprised of a network of natural or artificial Fibres often referred to as thread or Yarn. Winemaking, or vinification, is the production of Wine, starting with selection of the Grapes and ending with bottling the finished wine In the late Meiji period, the Chūō Railway Line opened, also helping to develop local industry and culture. The, commonly called the Chūō Line, is one of the trunk lines of JR in Japan.
Agricultural production in farm towns was small and from the 1910’s through the 20’s there was much tenant strife. In 1926, the Minobu Railway Line opened, putting an end to Fuji River transportation.
The capital city, Kōfu, suffered heavy bombing during World War II. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including In 1945, as part of governmental occupation reforms, agricultural land reforms increased the number of individual farms and introduced fruit farming to the region. Industry and commerce grew at rapid speed during the following periods, and the 1982 opening of the Chūō Expressway lead to a growth of third-sector industries that continues to this day. The (lit Central Expressway is a national expressway in Japan.
Yamanashi Prefecture is bordered by Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Shizuoka, and Nagano. officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and located on the eastern side of the main island Honshū. WikipediaWikiProject Japanese prefectures for guidelines --> is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Honshū. WikipediaWikiProject Japanese prefectures for guidelines--> is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region on Honshū Island WikipediaWikiProject Japanese prefectures for guidelines --> is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region of the island of Honshū The prefecture is landlocked, with mountains surrounding the central Kōfu Basin. Mount Fuji is located on the southern border with Shizuoka. is the highest Mountain in Japan at.An Active volcano that last erupted in 1707–08 it straddles the boundary of Shizuoka and Mt. Fuji provides rain shadow effects, and as a result, the prefecture receives only about 818 mm of rainfall a year. For the Australian television series see Rain Shadow (TV series.
Towns and villages in each district:
Yamanashi has a sizable industrial base in and around Kōfu city, with the jewelry and robotics industries being particularly prominent. is a city located in Yamanashi, Japan. The city was founded on February 20, 2006 from the merger of the towns of Tamaho is a city located in Yamanashi, Japan. The city was founded on October 12, 2004 from the merger of six towns and villages from is a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, in the center of the Japanese main island of Honshū. is a city located in Yamanashi, Japan. Description The city of Hokuto was founded by the merging of all the towns within the Kitakoma District is a city located in Yamanashi, Japan. As of June 30, 2005 the city has an estimated population of 74241 with a Population density is a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on November 1, 2005, when the city of Enzan merged with is a city located in Yamanashi, Japan. As of 2003 the city has an estimated Population of 71071 and a density of 269 is a city located in Yamanashi, Japan. As of 2003, the city has an estimated Population of 32644 and the density of 227 is a city located in Yamanashi, Japan. It was founded on August 8, 1954. Disambiguation For the Mexican motor vehicle brand see Tsuru (car is a city located in Yamanashi, Japan. is a city in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. As of November 1, 2005 the city has a population of 28530 is a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. In spite of the name it is not the capital of the prefecture which is Kofu. The was most recently used as an administrative unit in Japan between 1878 and 1921 and is roughly equivalent to the County of the United States, ranking at the level below Kitatsuru (北都留郡 Kitatsuru-gun is a district located in Yamanashi, Japan. is a village located in Kitatsuru District, Yamanashi, Japan. is a village located in Kitatsuru District, Yamanashi, Japan. Minamikoma (南巨摩郡 -gun is a district located in Yamanashi, Japan. is a town located in Minamikoma District, Yamanashi, Japan. As of 2003, the town has an estimated Population of 1592 and a is a town located in Minamikoma District, Yamanashi, Japan. As of 2003, the town has an estimated Population of 4402 and a is a town located in Minamikoma District, Yamanashi, Japan. As of 2003, the town has an estimated Population of 13083 and a is a town located in Minamikoma District, Yamanashi, Japan. As of 2003, the town had an estimated Population of 7672 and a is a town located in Minamikoma District, Yamanashi, Japan. As of 2003, the town has an estimated Population of 10475 and a Minamitsuru (南都留郡 -gun is a district located in Yamanashi, Japan. is a village located in Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi, Japan. is a town located in Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi, Japan. As of 2003, the town has an estimated Population of 23097 and is a village located in Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi, Japan. is a town located in Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi, Japan. As of 2003, the town has an estimated Population of 4866 and a is a village located in Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi, Japan. is a village located in Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi, Japan. Nakakoma (中巨摩郡 -gun is a district located in Yamanashi, Japan. is a town located in Nakakoma District, Yamanashi, Japan. Geography It is located on the southwestern side of Kofu the prefectural Nishiyatsushiro (西八代郡 -gun is a district located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. is a town located in Nishiyatsushiro District, Yamanashi, Japan. Here is a list of mergers that took place during the 2000s in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. Jewellery (also spelled jewelry, see spelling differences) is a personal Ornament, such as a necklace ring or bracelet made from Gemstones See also Robot Robotics is the science and technology of Robots and their design manufacture and application The surrounding area is host to a number of farms and vineyards. Yamanashi is one of the major fruit producing regions in Japan, being the top domestic producer of grapes, peaches, plums, as well as wine. For the Tokyo University supercomputer see Gravity Pipe. GRAPE, or GRA phics P rogramming E nvironment is The peach ( Prunus persica) is a species of Prunus native to China that bears an edible juicy fruit also called a peach A plum or gage is a stone fruit Tree in the genus Prunus, subgenus Prunus. Wine is an Alcoholic beverage made from the fermentation of Grape juice In addition, roughly 40% of the mineral water bottled in Japan comes from Yamanashi, mainly from around the Southern Alps, Mt. Fuji, and Mitsutōge areas. In many places mineral water is often colloquially used to mean Carbonated water (which is usually carbonated mineral water as opposed to tap water The is a series of Mountain ranges in Japan that bisect the main island of Honshū. is the highest Mountain in Japan at.An Active volcano that last erupted in 1707–08 it straddles the boundary of Shizuoka and
Yamanashi Prefecture has a sizable minority of Brazilians, approximately 15,000 people. The prefecture also contains a number of Nigerians and Indians.
The sports teams listed below are based in Yamanashi. Tsuru University (都留文科大学 Tsuru Bunka Daigaku, lit The is a university with campuses in Kofu and Tamaho, Japan. It was founded in 1949 by a merger between Yamanashi University and Yamanashi Medical University Yamanashi Gakuin University (山梨学院大学 Yamanashi gakuin daigaku) abbreviated to YGU, is a University in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan
Yamanashi is a popular destination for tourism. are a Japanese Football (soccer club from Kofu. They compete in the J Mount Fuji, the Fuji Five Lakes region, the city of Kōfu, the nearby wineries, the fine temple Erin-ji, and the popular Kuonji Temple are a few of the most popular places to visit. is the highest Mountain in Japan at.An Active volcano that last erupted in 1707–08 it straddles the boundary of Shizuoka and Fuji Five Lakes (富士五湖 fujigoko is the name of the area located at the base of Mount Fuji in the Yamanashi prefecture of Japan A winery is a building or property that produces Wine, or a business involved in the production of wine such as a wine company. Kuonji (久遠寺 is the major temple in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan The Fuji-Q Highland amusement park, with its newest roller coaster Eejanaika (roller coaster), is also popular. Fuji-Q Highland (富士急ハイランド is an Amusement park in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan. is a steel 4th Dimension Roller coaster at Fuji-Q Highland in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan.
Eco-Tourism is another major attraction. The natural topography of the region makes Yamanashi a hiker's paradise. The tallest mountain in Japan, Mt. Fuji, and the second tallest mountain in Japan, Mount Kita, are both located within Yamanashi. is the second tallest Mountain in Japan, after Mount Fuji, and is known as "the Leader of the Southern Alps" Although not as tall, Mount Minobu offers stunning views if one joins the Buddhist pilgrims up to the summit of the mountain. Parts of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park, and Minami Alps National Park are located in Yamanashi. is a national park in Yamanashi Prefecture, Shizuoka Prefecture, Kanagawa Prefecture, and Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. is a national park in Japan at the intersection of Saitama, Yamanashi, Nagano and Tokyo Prefectures. is a National park in the Chūbu region, Honshū, Japan. See also List of national parks of Japan
Given the area's volcanic activity, natural hot springs, or onsens, are found in abundance. An is a term for Hot springs ' in the Japanese language, though the term is often used describe the bathing facilities and inns around the hot springs Some of the more famous are Isawa Onsen and Yamanami Onsen.
|Chūō | Fuefuki | Fujiyoshida | Hokuto | Kōfu (capital) | Kai | Kōshū | Minami-Alps | Nirasaki | Ōtsuki | Tsuru | Uenohara | Yamanashi|
|Kitatsuru | Minamikoma | Minamitsuru | Nakakoma | Nishiyatsushiro|