New Year Holiday in Oshino Hakkai
On New Year Holiday in Japan, I started a new day in Oshino Hakkai - Mountain Fuji World Heritage Site Asset. Oshino Hakkai is known as a touristy set of eight ponds in Oshino. Since the water quality, water volume, safety of the water (for drinking), and visual appeal were highly rated, the Environment Agency (current Ministry of the Environment) included it in its National Top 100 Spring Waters in 1985. It was also nationally recognized as a natural monument. Additionally, Oshino Hakkai and the surrounding area feature a beautiful landscape that includes Mt. Fuji, making it a popular place for photography enthusiasts.
I visited Oshino Hakkai on New Year Holiday, so all of people (both Japanese and foreign visitors) came here and enjoyed their holiday.
The water flowing from Mount Fuji is crystal clear. The ponds look like glass.
You are in the right place to taste traditional Japan food!
Hannoki Bayashi Shiryokan - an open museum, surrounds Oshino Hakkai's largest pond and costs 300 yen. It contains a traditional thatched roof farmhouse that can be viewed inside and displays various farming tools, household items, samurai armor and weapons.
For more information:
Address: 239-3 Shibokusa, Oshino-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi
Hours: 24 Hours
Phone: 0555-84-4221 (Oshino Hakkai Tourism Center)