Take the Chuo Line to the village of grapes!

Take the JR Chuo Line - Limited Express Azusa or Kaiji
From Fussa Station to Katsunuma Budo-kyo Station / about 1 hour

Katsunuma Budo-Kyo Station


The station is located on a hill, so when you get out of the station, the Kofu Basin spreads out gently, giving you a refreshing feeling. The view of the vineyards from the train platform also makes you feel excited that you are in the land of grapes!
Data:Katsunuma Budo-Kyo Station
Address/ Hishiyama, Katsunuma-cho, Koshu, Yamanashi 409-1302
Short walks
To go & see

Zinroku Zakura Park


The park is located on a hill in front of the station, and in April, you can enjoy a magnificent tunnel of cherry blossoms and a view of the Kofu Basin and the Southern Alps. There is an old locomotive in the park. You can feel the history of the grape and wine industry from this train.
Data:Zinroku Zakura Park
Address/ 3052 Hishiyama, Katsunuma-cho, Koshu, Yamanashi 409-1302
From the station to Maruki Winery
8 min. by taxi / 4km
To go & see

Maruki Winery


It is the oldest winery in existence, and the first in Japan to have gone to France for training. The winery is committed to reducing pesticides and no-till cultivation in order to maximize the potential of the ingredients. In the vineyards, you may meet the sheep that are raised to eat the weeds! They also offer winery tours with tastings and marriage tours with snacks.
Data:Maruki Winery
Address/ 2488 Shimoiwasaki, Katsunuma-cho, Koshu, Yamanashi 409-1313
TEL/ 0553-44-1005
From Maruki Winery to Katsunuma Winery
13 min. walks / 1.1km
To go & see

Katsunuma Winery


Since its establishment in 1937, Katsunuma Brewery has been making efforts to promote the wine industry in Katsunuma. When you enter the 140-year-old Japanese house, you will find a tasting counter and a terrace, where you can enjoy the wine at your leisure. In addition to tasting tours, tastings with meals at the directly managed restaurant are also available.
Data:Katsunuma – Winery
Address/ 371 Shimoiwasaki, Katsunuma-cho, Koshu, Yamanashi 409-1313
TEL/ 0553-44-0069
From Katsunuma Winery to Chateau Mercian
12 min. walks / 1km
To go & see

Chateau Mercian


There is a brewery, a vineyard, a wine gallery where you can enjoy tastings without reservation, and a wine museum with free admission. At the wine museum, you can learn about the history of Katsunuma wine and the winemaking process! There are many benches on the premises, so you can take a break after enjoying the tasting.
Data:Chateau Mercian
Address/ 1425-1 Shimoiwasaki, Katsunuma-cho, Koshu, Yamanashi 409-1313
TEL/ 0553-44-1011
From Chateau Mercian to Miyakoen
Next to each other
To go & see



Miyakoen is a vineyard and wine brewery founded by Kotaro Miyazaki. It is a restored building from the Edo and Meiji periods, and serves as a museum where visitors can learn about the roots of authentic Japanese winemaking. There are also wine labels from those days and valuable video.
Address/ 1741 Shimoiwasaki, Katsunuma-cho, Koshu, Yamanashi 409-1313
From Miyakoen to the hotel
23min. walks / 1.7km

Suzuki-en B&B


This is a guest house with a blend of Japanese and Western style breakfast served in a renovated old house from the Meiji era. Enjoy a relaxing breakfast in a classical room with a wood-burning stove. For dinner, you can go to a nearby restaurant for the Yamanashi specialty, "Hoto!" At the inn, you can purchase Yamanashi wine, and relax in your room with a glass of wine.
Data:Suzuki-en B&B
Address/ 3284 Katsunuma, Katsunuma-cho, Koshu, Yamanashi 409-1316
TEL/ 0553-39-8522

Hoto Udon


Hoto is a local dish made mainly in Yamanashi Prefecture. It is a simple dish made by simmering pumpkins, mushrooms, seasonal potatoes and vegetables in a rich miso-based soup with flour noodles. It is very nutritious and warming.


We'll have plenty of wine and wine knowledge on day two...

Departure from hotel.

Morning walk
From the hotel to Tunnel Wine Cave
30 min. walks / 1.9km
To go & see

Tunnel Wine Cave


The Tunnel Wine Cave was built in the Meiji era as a tunnel for the JR East Central Line, and is now used as a wine cellar. The temperature and humidity in the tunnel are stable throughout the year, making it ideal for long-term wine aging. The total number of bottles stored is a million!
Data:Tunnel Wine Cave
Address/ 3602-1 Fukazawa, Katsunuma, Koshu, Yamanashi 409-1311
TEL/ 0553-20-4610
Return to the hotel for breakfast.
Check out of the hotel.

From the hotel to Haramo Winery
13min. walks / 0.9km
To go & see

Haramo Winery


Haramo Wine, established in 1924, is brewed from Koshu, a representative variety within the region, as well as Chardonnay, Merlot, and Armoniole. You can taste a variety of wines in small quantities at reasonable prices, so be careful not to drink too much!
Data:Haramo Winery
Address/ 3181 Katsunuma, Koshu, Yamanashi 409-1316
TEL/ 0553-44-0121

Seasonal Fruits!


The topography of the Kofu Basin, where Katsunuma is located, has long sunshine hours and well-drained fan-shaped land, which allows for the cultivation of not only grapes but also many other delicious fruits. You can pick strawberries, cherries, peaches, Shine-Muscat, grapes in season.
From Haramo Winery to Budo no Oka
27min. walks / 1.8km (5 min. by taxi)
To go & see

Budo no Oka


The facility is located on a hilltop surrounded by vineyards, and the underground wine carvings are lined with over 180 different wines. After purchasing a metal tasting vessel, called a "tart van," you are free to sample a variety of wines! You can even buy your favorite wine as a souvenir! There are also lodging facilities, a restaurant where you can enjoy dishes that go well with the local wines, and a hot spring.
Data:Budo no Oka
Address/ 5093 Hishiyama, Katsunuma-cho, Koshu, Yamanashi 409-1302
TEL/ 0553-44-2111
From Budo no Oka to Katsunuma Budo-kyo Station
16min. walks / 1.2km

If you have time, take a trip to the next station!
Katsunuma Budogo Station is only 4 min. away from Shioyama Station.
From Enzan Station to Kanzo Yashiki
8min. walks / 0.6km
To go & see

Kanzo Yashiki


It is called the "Licorice House" because during the Edo period, the medicinal plant "Licorice" was cultivated and delivered to the Shogunate. Licorice has long been used in folk medicine for its pain relieving and detoxifying properties. Every year in the spring, the area becomes the main venue for the "Hina Decorations and Peach Blossom Festival".
Data:Kanzo Yashiki
Address/ 1651-15 Kamiozo, Enzan, Koshu, Yamanashi 404-0042
TEL/ 0553-33-5910

Fruits !


“Korokaki“ is a dried persimmon. In winter, the persimmons are hung under the eaves of the house to dry in the sun, which is a famous tradition in Koshu City. The berries are large and soft, with a luxurious taste filled with the blessings of the sun.
From Kanzo YAshiki to Enzan Sta.
8 min. walks / 0.6km
To go & see

Shingen Statue


When you visit Yamanashi, the land of Kai, you will hear the name of Shingen Takeda in many places. Yes, Shingen is a hero to the people of Yamanashi! There are a number of statues of Shingen in this area. The statue of Shingen in front of Enzan Sta. is not wearing a helmet or armor, but it is very powerful and has strong eyes.
Data:Shingen Statue
Address/ Kamiozo, Enzan, Koshu, Yamanashi 404-0042
From Enzan Station to Fussa by JR Chuo Line & Limited Express Azusa and Kaiji / 1 hour

End of tour


Tour Fee
Per Person
Peak Season(1 room for people) 25,000 JPY~
Off Season(1 room for people) 21,000 JPY~
A night accommodation with breakfast, tax

Sights Information

Houkoji Temple

This historical temple is also known as the "Temple of Flowers" where seasonal flowers such as plum blossoms, cherry blossoms, peach blossoms, peonies, flowering irises, and hydrangeas bloom all over the temple grounds. In the spring and fall, vegetarian cuisine featuring flowers blooming in the temple grounds is served.

Erinji Temple

Erinji Temple is said to be the family temple of Shingen Takeda, and it has a beautiful garden, architectural style of the Momoyama period, and a treasure house. On Saturdays and Sundays, the temple also holds Zen meditation sessions, so it's a good idea to refresh yourself by doing Zen meditation while breathing in the delicious Yamanashi air!

Katsunuma Garden Herb Garden

This is a large garden of 10,000 tsubo where you can enjoy herbs all year round with free admission. With tulips and rape blossoms in spring, roses and hydrangeas in early summer, sunflowers in summer, cosmos in autumn, and illuminations in winter, the garden offers a variety of colors throughout the year.In the greenhouse, orchids and a variety of plants are carefully cultivated.

Peach Paradise

The cities of Koshu, Yamanashi, and Fuefuki also produce a lot of peaches, so during the peach blossom season in March, the whole area turns pink. At the Marukita Peach Blossom Garden in Fuefuki City, nearly 120 varieties of peaches, which were actively bred and improved during the Edo period, bloom one after another from March to early April, offering you a wonderful spring.

Isawa Onsen

Ishiwa Onsen is one of the largest hot spring villages in Yamanashi. It is a popular tourist destination because of its traditional festivals such as the Fuefuki River Cormorant Fishery, the Kawanakajima Battle Picture Scroll, and fireworks, as well as grape and peach fruit picking. The tourist information center at Ishiwa Onsen Station has a wine server where you can try wineries in the city.