Map of Yamanashi Prefecture.
Yamanashi Prefecture (山梨県 Yamanashi-ken) is a prefecture in the Chūbu region of Japan on the island of Honshū. The capital is the city of Kōfu.
During the Heian period, Kai Province was created in this area and it was re-named Yamanashi in the Meiji period.
The borders of Yamanashi Prefecture are formed by Tokyo Prefecture, Kanagawa Prefecture, Saitama Prefecture, Shizuoka Prefecture, and Nagano Prefecture.
The prefecture is landlocked with mountains surrounding the central Kōfu Basin.[source?]
Mount Fuji is on the southern border with Shizuoka.[source?]
Towns and Villages [change]
Towns and villages in each district:
National Parks [change]
National Parks are established in about 27% of the total land area of the prefecture.
Shrines and Temples [change]
Asama jinja is the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) in the prefecture. 
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Coordinates: 35°37′N 138°37′E / 35.617°N 138.617°E