Kofu is a city in Japan, with around 190 thousand inhabitants. Lemi has 4 lists with places in Kofu.
One of the joys of being a parent is rediscovering all the great picture books I read as a child! In this list, I will take you to places inspired by the world's greatest kids picture books and stories! From museums dedicated to picture books, to some of the locations which inspired famous kids authors.
13 days ago
Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t cooperating with us when we went to see Mt. Fuji up close. I still can’t believe I survived the negative degree weather underdressed! It’s still a good memory shared with my friends nonetheless.
6 months ago
A popular Japanese kids book is 100万回生きたねこ (The Cat Who Lived a Million Times) about an arrogant cat who is repeatedly reincarnated. The Art Museum in Yamanashi has an exhibition dedicated to the art of author Yoko Sano. The story explains some of Buddhist philosophy in a way which appeals to kids and adults alike.
7 months ago
Stay at an onsen hotel here before or after climbing Fuji-san. Don’t be intimidated: the climb is easy enough, but the crowds are brutal if you are unlucky.
a year ago
Founded in 705 A.D., Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan is the oldest hotel in the world. The ryokan has been passed down through 52 generations over more than 1,300 years. They’ve got a good thing going: a prime location at the foot of the Japanese alps, mineral-rich onsen (温泉, hot springs), kaiseki (懐石, multi-course), and lifetimes of experience in the service industry. Their remote perch on the mountains boast some of the most breathtaking views. Take it all in while soaking in a warm bath. The low alkaline waters are known to help with fair skin and muscle pain. This time-old tradition is also believed to be an important social activity. Nothing strips barriers away quite like stripping down! Whether you favor wooden tubs or stone pools, they’ve got you covered. There are six baths to try: four open-air springs and two indoor observatories. If you’re a little body-shy, book one of the two private outdoor baths.
a year ago
On clear days, Wakakusa no Yado Maruei treats you to a full view of Mount Fuji. It’s best seen in the steamy “Fuji no Yu” open-air bath. The iconic peak rises far away but is still as lovely as a dream. Even with such a remarkable view, guests still find the ryokan’s service and kaiseki up to par. You could even say the hotel’s impeccable hospitality eclipses its ambiance. Dinner and breakfast come with the room. A wide tabletop is set up during meal times, usually drowning under plates of sumptuous Japanese food. Service is spotless, helpful, and thoughtful. They’re never too overbearing, but make a memorable enough mark.
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