Kiyosato, Yamanashi

Kiyosato (清里, Kiyosato) is a locality in the city of Hokuto, Yamanashi, Japan. At over 1,200m in elevation with views South to Mount Fuji, it is a popular highland resort area and location for second homes.[1] After the opening of the Koumi Line in 1933, Kiyosato rose to prominence as a resort center and as the home of Camp Seisen Ryo, an Anglican youth mission center prior to the Second World War, rededicated in 1946 as the Kiyosato Educational Experiment Project (KEEP).


The Main Street of Kiyosato.
The Main Street of Kiyosato.
Country Japan
Prefecture Yamanashi


The KEEP Farm, Kiyosato Yamanashi Prefecture

The KEEP farm with its focus on dairy farming, initially served as a local community and agricultural development center.[2] Herds of Jersey cows are still a feature of the area, but KEEP is now better known as a year-round resort and conference center and as the home of the Paul Rusch Memorial Museum and the Japan, American Football Hall of Fame.

The original farm property is the focus of the popular Yatsugatake County Fair and Paul Rusch Festival held each October.[3]


It is serviced by Kiyosato Station on the Koumi Line.

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  1. ^ "Kiyosato清里". Japan National Tourism Organization. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  2. ^ Ishiguro, Kana (December 8, 2002). "There's cows in them there hills". Japan Times. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Paul Rusch Festival - Yatsugatake County Fair". Yamanashi Close Up. Yamanashi Prefectural Government. Retrieved 13 September 2014.

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