Michi-no-Eki ‘NARUSAWA’

Michi-no-Eki Narusawa

Located in the Northern piedmont of Mt. Fuji, this Michi-no-Eki is one of the ‘MUST’ places you should visit while you are visiting this area.  As one of the most popular Michi-no-Eki in Yamanashi, you will find many Japanese visiting on sightseeing buses, cars and motorcycles taking rests, looking for local farmers fresh crops and taking pictures of wonderful view of Mt. Fuji from here.  One of the best view ‘Michi-no-Eki’ in Japan!

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During the opening hours, you can find fresh vegetables, flowers, plants and local Japanese take-out stalls selling OyakiW, a Japanese dumpling made from buckwheat dough stuffed with cooked seasonal vegetables which should assuage your hunger.

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'Oyaki' stall

‘Oyaki’ stall

Inside the building, there are shops, restaurant, coffee shop and an information booth where you can shop, eat, drink and get the information of the area. Pity to say that there are only a few information in languages apart from Japanese but since there are tourists coming from abroad to this area for Mt. Fiji and beautiful nature, you can still find some leaflets and people who could help you in English.

Stepping inside the shopping area, you can find many things local which should be new to you. Because many living in this area are farmers, you can find fresh crops of the season neatly set on the shelf which is fun to look at.  If you are camping or lodging in this area and you need to cook your meals, we are sure you can find many fresh vegetables in good price here!  There are also local MisoW and TofuW as well as local venison sausages for your good protein nutrition!

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It would be fun to go and visit the ‘Narusawa Mt. Fuji Museum (NARUSAWA FUJISAN HAKUBUTSUKAN)‘ close, on the premise.  Here you can learn the history and process of Mt. Fuji.  Again, you cannot find enough descriptions apart from Japanese but as the museum is set up visually using many models and no admission fee is required, we are sure you can figure out what the explanations are and worth going inside to have a look!

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You can also find ‘lava tree mold’ in the site which is something that you can find only where there were volcanic explosion in the old deep forest with huge old trees.  The ‘lava tree mold’ here is only to look at but you can visit a long cave made out from this ‘lava tree mold’ near this area, also enshrined for the mystique of the cave itself, ‘Funatsu Tainai Shrine (FUNATSU TAINAI JINJA)’.

Pot plants and BonsaiW of the district are also available here.  It would be difficult for you to take back the plants of Japan to your country but just taking a look of the plants and Bonsai will sure give you some ideas to your gardening.

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There are also spa facilities, ‘Fuji Scenery Spa, Yurari (FUJI CHOBO-NO-YU ‘YURARI’)‘ and accomodation, ‘Fuji Green Vacation Village (FUJI MIRORI-NO-KYUKAMURA)‘ nearby which are the places to give you refreshing moments sinking yourself in open-air baths and spending your time in a nice Mt. Fuji view room.  There are reasonable accommodation plans at ‘Fuji Green Vacation Village’ with spa admission together starting from 8,900 Yen.

Spring water tap is set in the site which is a natural spring water from Mt. Fuji, containing vanadium which you ought to take it with you in your bottle for drinking.

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Recommendations throughout the year :

  • Natural spring water tap provided, pumped up from the 300m below Mt. Fuji. Free of chrage.
  • Narusawa Mt. Fuji Museum within the site, admission free.
  • Spa facitily, ‘Fuji Scenery Spa, Yurari (FUJI CHOBO-NO YU, YURARI)‘ adjacent the Michi-no-Eki, with 16 types of different baths including the open-air baths from where you can have a great view of Mt. Fuji.  They also have steam bath under the sands and cave bath.
  • Vegetables and Fruits of the zone, Sake, Japanese wines, Japanese pickles, handmade sweets made by grannies nearby, venison sausages and more.

Recommendations Summer ~ Autumn :

  • Boiled corns of the district are very recommended.  You can taste the sweetest corns that you have never experienced.
  • Soft-serve ice cream in cones made with Fuji Zakura (Prunus incisaW).

Photo by Σ64 Fuji Zakura (Prunus incisa)

Photo by Σ64
Fuji Zakura (Prunus incisa)


 
 

Michi-no-Eki ‘Narusawa’
(MICHI-NO-EKI ‘NARUSAWA’)

  • Information :

    Address : 8532-63 Narusawa-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi Pref.
    Tel (Information) : 0555-85-3900
    Tel ((Shop) : 0555-85-3366
    Website (Japanese) : http://www.vill.narusawa.yamanashi.jp/forms/info/info.aspx?info_id=7302
    Website (English) : http://www.yamanashi-kankou.jp/foreign/english/specialty/p7_7064.html
    E-mail : Not Avaliable
    Opening Hours (Information) : 09:00~17:00
    Opening Hours (Shop) : 09:00~18:00
    ( Except during Golden Week holidays and Summer : 08:00~20:00)
    Opening Hours (Restaurant) : 09:00~17:30
    ( Except during Golden Week holidays and Summer : 08:00~19:30)
    Closed : Open 365 days
    Car Park : 277 spaces (including 17 oversized vehicle spaces, 6 barrier-free spaces and 15 two wheels' spaces)
    Toilet : Available 24 hours
  • Facilities :

    ParkingToiletHandicapped AccessPublic TelephoneShopRestaurantSitting AreaInformation

 
 
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Narusawa Mt. Fuji Museum
(NARUSAWA FUJISAN HAKUUTSUKAN)


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