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.

Highlights

  • 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

Photos

  • Entrance
  • View from Fujimi Bridge
  • From late February through early April of each year, hina dolls are put on display at “Kutsurogi-ya.”
  • Dress-up experience: 1,000 yen per person
  • Mt. Fuji and nostalgic old-time scenery
  • Springtime cherry blossoms
  • Snowy scene

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Basic Information

Name in Japanese
西湖いやしの里根場
Postal Code
401-0332
Address
2710 Saikonenba, Fujikawaguchikomachi, Minamitsurugun, Yamanashi
Telephone
0555-20-4677
Admission
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
Closed
No holidays (temporary closures may occur)
Hours
March to November: 9:00am - 5:00pm
December to February: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Access
About 50 minutes by retro-bus from the Fujikyu Line’s Kawaguchiko Station
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)

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