Congress Report
Photo: Nara City Sightseeing Information Center, Kofuku-ji Temple
Photo taken by Tatehiko Yano
Yamanashi Prefecture

Head of Prefectural Government

Mr. Kotaro Nagasaki, Governor
Assumed governorship of Yamanashi Prefecture (first term) in February 2019

Location

Seal

yamanashi-prf-seal

Area

4,465.27km2  (as of 2017)
ranked 32nd out of 47 prefectures in size

Population

823,580 (as of October 2017)
Men: 403,104  Women:420,476

GDP

Nominal: JPY 3.2511 trillion (FY 2015)
Real: JPY 3.1604 trillion (FY 2015)

Capital

Kofu City

Geographic features

Yamanashi Prefecture is surrounded by precipitous mountains. In the northeastern portion of the prefecture are the Chichibu Mountains and in the west are the Akaishi Mountains (also known as the “Minami Alps”) with an altitude of over 3,000m. To the south is Japan's highest peak and a World Heritage Site: Mt. Fuji (3,776m), and to the north are the vast Yatsugatake and Kayagatake volcanic groups. This mountainous area is blessed with wonderful scenery including mountains, forests, lakes and valleys, and it is also home to national parks such as the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.

Main industries

Production machinery/equipment manufacturing, electronic parts, devices and electronic circuits, food production

Symbols

The prefectural tree: Maple
The prefectural flower: Fuji cherry blossom
The prefectural bird: Bush warbler
The prefectural animal: Japanese serow

Number of visitors

32,046,000 (2016)

Administrative divisions

Yamanashi Prefecture (13 cities, 8 towns, 6 villages)

Official website

http://www.pref.yamanashi.jp/



Sources:Official Website of Yamanashi Prefecture; Area Survey by Prefecture, City, Town, and Village, (Geospatial Information Authority of Japan); Annual Calculation of Economy, 2015, (Yamanashi Prefectural Government); Industrial Statistics Survey, 2017 (Preliminary Report), (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry); Yamanashi Prefecture Tourism Dynamic Study Results, 2016, (Yamanashi Prefectural Government)

(As of May, 2017)