Yamanashi Prefecture (山梨県) is on Japan’s main island, Honshū. The capital city is Kofu and it is centrally located in the area referred to as “the Basin.” While it may be dreadfully hot there in the summer, you can find some relief in the surrounding mountains and their small towns and cities. Yamanashi is bordered by Nagano, Shizuoka, Saitama, and Kanagawa Prefectures allowing convenient access to winter sports, the ocean, as well as Tokyo. We also have one of the most famous sites in Japan—Mt. Fuji.