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🌈Relax on a ranch that spreads out at the southern foot of Mt. Yatsugatake: Makiba Park in Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture🌳🍃

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Makiba Park is a ranch that spreads across a plateau at an altitude of 1,100 to 1,700 meters on the southern foot of the Yatsugatake Mountains. If the weather is good, you can get a clear view of Mt. Fuji, the Yatsugatake Mountains, and the Southern Alps.

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Makiba Park

8240-1 Nishiide, Oizumi-cho, Hokuto-shi, Yamanashi-ken

🐑You can get up close and personal with animals such as sheep, goats, and ponies in Yamanashi's most majestic pastures.

A goat relaxing on a pasture.

The sheep are eating grass.

Very cool ponies too.

☀️ If the weather is good, Mount Fuji and the Yatsugatake Southern Alps will be clearly visible.

There is also a large parking lot.

Facility information

⏰ Makiba Park opening hours: April 20th to November 10th

Every Monday (or the following day if Monday is a public holiday) 9:00am - 5:00pm

📍:8240-1 Nishiide, Oizumi-cho, Hokuto-shi, Yamanashi-ken

10 minutes by car from Kiyosato Station.

There are also restaurants, shops and cafes on the premises.

Makiba Restaurant

A spacious restaurant with seating for approximately 120 people.

The recommended dish is "Kuragen Hoto" (a local dish from Yamanashi Prefecture). It is a flat udon noodle dish made with vegetables such as pumpkin, onion, shiitake mushroom, and potato stewed in miso (1,300 yen).

Omelette rice made with Yamanashi Prefecture cherry eggs and mountain grape sauce 1,320 yen.

Koshu Shingen Chicken Sauteed Diable Style: 1,430 yen.

The restaurant offers delicious food while offering magnificent views.

Facility information

⏰Makiba Restaurant opening hours: Open all year round

April 1st to November 30th 11:00am to 3:00pm (open every day)

December 1st to March 31st 11:00am to 3:00pm (every Tuesday)

Makiba Cafe

Makiba Cafe sells desserts, French fries, hot dogs, and other light meals, as well as drinks.

The recommended menu is the ranch cow ice cream. You can add your own toppings. 680 yen.

🧐 How about spending some time relaxing at Makiba Park, where you can feel the great outdoors in a magnificent setting and enjoy delicious food👍🏻

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It is located in the northwest of Yamanashi Prefecture, on the border with Nagano Prefecture. It is a vast area surrounded by 3,000m-class mountains such as the Yatsugatake Mountains, the Southern Alps, and Mt. Kinpu, and overlooking Mt. Fuji to the south. It is about a two-hour drive from Tokyo, about an hour from Mt. Fuji, and about an hour from Matsumoto, and is easily accessible, so many tourists visit throughout the year. It is also known as a "village of famous water," and three places have been selected as one of Japan's 100 famous water sources. This bounty of water is loved as natural water, and the area boasts one of the largest production volumes of mineral water in Japan. Sake is also produced from the pure water, and you can enjoy beautiful natural scenery and rich food.

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