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Historical and cultural delights at the city’s popular museum and Onsen
Take your time admiring the 70 artworks of Jean-François Millet before relaxing in a hot spring bath at historic Yumura Onsenkyo!
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Kofu Station
↓Approx. 15 min by car
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Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art

The museum known for its large collection of the artworks of Jean-François Millet
  • Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art
  • Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art
  • Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art
  • Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art
  • Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art
  • Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art
  • Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art
  • Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art
  • Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art
Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art is known as the “Museum of Jean-François Millet”, housing a collection of 70 works of Millet along with works of prominent Japanese artists, a collection of 10,000 artworks in all.
The museum is located in Geijutsu-no-Mori Park where visitors can enjoy strolling around sculptures by famous artists including Auguste Rodin with a magnificent view of Mount Fuji. The Rose Garden and Peony Garden in the park also fascinate visitors with their seasonal beauty.
Approx. 15 min by car
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Yumura Onsenkyo Hot Spring Resort

A relaxing soak in the footsteps of Lord Shingen and famous Japanese artists
  • Yumura Onsenkyo Hot Spring Resort
  • Yumura Onsenkyo Hot Spring Resort
  • Yumura Onsenkyo Hot Spring Resort
  • Yumura Onsenkyo Hot Spring Resort
  • Yumura Onsenkyo Hot Spring Resort
  • Yumura Onsenkyo Hot Spring Resort
  • Yumura Onsenkyo Hot Spring Resort
  • Yumura Onsenkyo Hot Spring Resort
  • Yumura Onsenkyo Hot Spring Resort
  • Yumura Onsenkyo Hot Spring Resort
Natural hot springs have bee loved by Japanese people since ancient times, for being not only relaxing and refreshing but also benefiting health and beauty.
Here in Kofu, the long and distinguished history of the Yumura Onsenkyo hot springs dates back 1,200 years; the legend says the area was discovered by Kukai (also known as Kobo-Daishi), the Japanese monk who established the Shingon sect of Buddhism, when he struck the ground with his walking stick, causing a hot spring to gush out.

This well-known resort is known to have been frequently visited by prestigious 16th century Japan warlord Takeda Shingen, famous ukiyo-e printmaker Hokusai, and a number of acclaimed Japanese writers –among which Dazai Osamu– who would often come on a retreat to focus on their writing. The premises are home to a variety of hot spring inns where visitors can enjoy Yamanashi's incredible natural surroundings from the comfort of open air baths and gardens.

Don't want to stay the night? The resort welcomes day visitors looking for a short soak as well. Be sure to ask for a "Yumura-Tegata" pass to enjoy the hot spring baths of Yumura Onsenkyo to the fullest, for a discounted price!
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