A busy day in Yamanashi

View from 98 Wines across to Mt Fuji

A day well spent in Japan's wine heartland, in the shadow of Mount Fuji.

My first visit to Japan came at the invitation of the Nagano prefectural government in central Honshu (see the map in the Oxford Companion entry on Japan), the main island of the archipelago, but I also managed to spend a day in Yamanashi, where the country’s wine industry has long been based and which is home to more than a quarter of the 300+ wineries recorded in Japan in 2018. Yamanashi is also the only wine region to get its own map in the forthcoming 8th...