Japan consists of 47 prefectures. The characteristics of each prefecture, such as the cityscape and gourmet food, vary greatly. Also, as the Japanese word "県民性" (Kenminsei, literally "the characteristics of prefectural citizens") exists, the characters of the residents differ depending on the prefecture. Knowing the characteristics of each prefecture may be useful in deciding where to go for your next trip to Japan. Here in FUN! JAPAN, we will tell you the "unknown side" of each of the 47 prefectures in the series. Introducing this time is... Yamanashi Prefecture! Although it sits next to Tokyo where you can meet the abundant nature that cannot be found in the city, but what are the unknown characteristics of Yamanashi Prefecture? Shimizu, a staff member of FUN! JAPAN who was born and raised in Yamanashi prefecture, will explain in great details for you.