Main City: Kofu
Population: 835,000 people ranking 41/47 prefecture (2015) 
Area: 4,465 km2 
Geographical / Landscape description
The prefecture is landlocked, with mountains surrounding the central Kofu Basin. Mount Fuji is located on the southern border with Shizuoka. As of 1 April 2012, 27% of the total land area of the prefecture was designated as Natural Parks. 
Thanks to Mt. Fuji rain shadow effects, the prefecture receives only about 818 mm of rainfall a year. 
Recent history, culture
Given the local affection for Mount Fuji, which can also be found in the prefectural flag, many festivals held in Yamanashi are strongly related to the majestic volcano. For example the Fuji-Yoshida Fire Festival is celebrated at Fuji Sengen shrine on August 26th, and announces the ending of the climbing season of Mount Fuji. During this festival torches are kindled at every house-front in in Fuji-Yoshida and the city is then said to resemble a sea of fire. 
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