Saiko 'Iyashi no sato NENBA'
Traditional Japanese Scenery, Thatched Roofs and Mt. Fuji
Famous Place・Theme park
The Nenba area, once home to rows of thatched-roof buildings, is located along the shore of Lake Saiko, overlooking Mt. Fuji and Aokigahara Forest. However, there was terrible damage from the typhoon of 1966, which destroyed most of the town.
“Saiyo ‘Iyashi no Sato NENBA’” was opened in 2006 in an attempt to restore the thatched roof village, part of Japan’s traditional scenery.
Around 20 thatched-roof houses have been restored, recreating the old rural and peaceful landscape.
Each of the buildings is home to something like a restaurant, souvenir shop, hands-on experience class, and more, where you can enjoy activities while looking out over Mt. Fuji.
Area with 20 restored thatched-roof houses
View of Mt. Fuji and Japan’s beautiful traditional seasonal scenery
Experience craft-making and wearing kimonos
Prayer mats for Muslim visitors and directions are also available
Weeping cherry trees are in season from mid-April through early May
Autumn leaves are at their best typically from late October through mid-November
- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 2710 Saikonenba, Fujikawaguchikomachi, Minamitsurugun, Yamanashi
Adults (high school students and older) 350 yen, children (elementary and junior high school students) 150 yen
※Separate fees for experiences and other activities
- Parking Lot
- Available, free
- No holidays (temporary closures may occur)
March to November: 9:00am - 5:00pm
December to February: 9:30am - 4:30pm
- About 50 minutes by retro-bus from the Fujikyu Line’s Kawaguchiko Station
- Official Website
- Official Website (Japanese)