Hidden Yamanashi

Nature, Local Food & Ancient Pilgrimages

Donny Kimball
10 min readAug 10, 2018

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A statue of a Fujiko climber about to ascend Mt. Fuji at Yamanashi Prefecture’s Kitaguchi-Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine

Ah Yamanashi — known internationally for its wildly popular Mt. Fuji climb and…well, not much else. This is a real shame. You see, this landlocked prefecture is host to breathtaking natural wonders as well as a rich historical pedigree. In addition to being the former domain of the legendary Warring States period (1467–1603) warlord Takeda Shingen, Yamanashi is…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/