About This City:
Located at the base of Mount Fuji, Fujiyoshida is known for high quality textiles and has been the center of commerce and high technology in southern Yamanashi Prefecture for centuries. Fujiyoshida is home to many attractions both historic and contemporary. From Arakurayama Sengen Park, home to the iconic Chureito Pagoda, Fuji-Q Highland, a popular destination for amusement park fanatics from around the world, and Kaneyama Onsen, a premier hot spring resort, to endless hiking and outdoor recreation areas, the city and surrounding Fuji Five Lakes area has something to offer for people of all ages and interests. Visit the Fujiyoshida City International Affairs Desk for even more information on this beautiful city.
Fujiyoshida Committee Chair Statement
Colorado Springs and Fujiyoshida share more than simple geographic similarities. As two cities situated at the base of glorious iconic mountain peaks, Fujiyoshida and Colorado Springs have had numerous opportunities for cultural, economic, and educational exchanges in its more than fifty-year relationship. The relationship between our two cities furthered strengthened in a show of mutual support in the midst of individual natural disasters experienced by Fujiyoshida during the earthquake and tsunami of 2011, and most recently the Waldo Canyon fire of Colorado Springs in 2010. Our two cities greatly look forward to continuing this beautiful friendship that has blossomed through shared tragedy and triumph.