Hidden Yamanashi Redux

A Tale of Buddhism, Warlords & Wine

Donny Kimball
16 min readNov 10, 2018

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A statue of the Buddhist monk Nichiren on Mt. Minobu in Yamanashi Prefecture

Welcome back to the second installment in my in-depth series on Yamanashi Prefecture’s hidden destinations. As explained in part one, Yamanashi is a location that holds quite an unique predicament when it comes to attracting foreign visitors. You see, the prefecture is widely well known overseas thanks to the presence of Mt. Fuji and Kawaguchiko. At the same time…

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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/