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The best of Kofu in two days
Make the most of your two days in Kofu by visiting the city’s historical and cultural attractions! This itinerary includes locations connected with the famous warrior Shingen Takeda who ruled over Kofu and the city’s museum known as the “Museum of Jean-François Millet”. Enjoy savouring local specialties including the famous Hoto Noodles and a selection of excellent local wine, and complete your day with a relaxing hot spring bath at historic Yumura Onsenkyo!
START
Kofu Station
↓Approx. 1 min on foot
1

【DAY 1】Takeda Shingen Statue

A statue of the legendary warrior who once ruled over Yamanashi
  • 【DAY 1】Takeda Shingen Statue
  • 【DAY 1】Takeda Shingen Statue
  • 【DAY 1】Takeda Shingen Statue
  • 【DAY 1】Takeda Shingen Statue
  • 【DAY 1】Takeda Shingen Statue
The statue of Shingen Takeda is a well-known symbol of Kofu city and a popular location for photographs.
Approx. 10 min on foot
2

【DAY 1】Hoto Noodles Restaurants

Traditional dish of Kofu
  • 【DAY 1】Hoto Noodles Restaurants
  • 【DAY 1】Hoto Noodles Restaurants
Hoto Noodles are a traditional dish of Kofu consisting of simmering thick, flat noodles cooked together with in-season vegetables in miso soup. Hoto Noodles with fluffy and sweet Kabocha squash are a favourite local staple! Legend has it that the famous warrior Shingen Takeda who ruled over Kofu enjoyed Hoto Noodles as a meal between battles.
Approx. 10 min by car or Approx. 35 min on foot or Approx. 8 min by bus
3

【DAY 1】Takeda Shrine

Shrine of the famous warrior Shingen Takeda, former ruler of Kofu
  • 【DAY 1】Takeda Shrine
  • 【DAY 1】Takeda Shrine
  • 【DAY 1】Takeda Shrine
  • 【DAY 1】Takeda Shrine
  • 【DAY 1】Takeda Shrine
  • 【DAY 1】Takeda Shrine
  • 【DAY 1】Takeda Shrine
  • 【DAY 1】Takeda Shrine
  • 【DAY 1】Takeda Shrine
  • 【DAY 1】Takeda Shrine
Takeda Shrine is a major national historic site built on the castle ruins of the Takeda clan who reigned over Kofu in medieval Japan.
The former castle’s moats and stone walls can still be seen in their original form. A number of locations within the shrine’s precincts are thought by locals to bring good fortune including the princess well and the old pine tree.
The Hobutsuden treasure house exhibits arms and armour of the Takeda clan and is a must see!
A new museum introducing the history of the Takeda clan will open to the public in April 2019.
Approx. 1 min on foot
4

【DAY 1】Takeda clan History museum

Discover the history of the Takeda clan who once ruled over Yamanashi at this newly opened museum!
  • 【DAY 1】Takeda clan History museum
  • 【DAY 1】Takeda clan History museum
  • 【DAY 1】Takeda clan History museum
  • 【DAY 1】Takeda clan History museum
  • 【DAY 1】Takeda clan History museum
  • 【DAY 1】Takeda clan History museum
  • 【DAY 1】Takeda clan History museum
  • 【DAY 1】Takeda clan History museum
The Shingen Museum is a new history museum which opened its doors to the public in April 2019.
Approx. 35 min on foot
5

【DAY 1】Sadoya Winery

The most historic winery in Kofu city
  • 【DAY 1】Sadoya Winery
  • 【DAY 1】Sadoya Winery
  • 【DAY 1】Sadoya Winery
  • 【DAY 1】Sadoya Winery
  • 【DAY 1】Sadoya Winery
  • 【DAY 1】Sadoya Winery
  • 【DAY 1】Sadoya Winery
  • 【DAY 1】Sadoya Winery
  • 【DAY 1】Sadoya Winery
With a history stretching back one hundred years, Sadoya Winery offers tours and tasting experiences along with French cuisine at the on-site restaurant.
Approx. 5 min on foot to Kofu Station
↓Approx. 15 min by bus
6

【Stay】Yumura Onsenkyo

The hot spring loved by the renowned warrior Shingen Takeda
  • 【Stay】Yumura Onsenkyo
  • 【Stay】Yumura Onsenkyo
  • 【Stay】Yumura Onsenkyo
  • 【Stay】Yumura Onsenkyo
  • 【Stay】Yumura Onsenkyo
  • 【Stay】Yumura Onsenkyo
  • 【Stay】Yumura Onsenkyo
  • 【Stay】Yumura Onsenkyo
  • 【Stay】Yumura Onsenkyo
  • 【Stay】Yumura Onsenkyo
The history of Yumura Onsenkyo dates back 1,200 years. The Onsen is conveniently located just 15 minutes by bus from Kofu station.
The famous warrior of Japan’s civil war period Shingen Takeda and a number of acclaimed Japanese writers are among the well-known visitors to Yumura Onsenkyo.
There are a variety of hot spring inns in the Onsen town and visitors can enjoy Yamanashi’s incredible natural surroundings from their open-air baths and gardens.
Some inns welcome day visitors as well as overnight guests.
Approx. 25 min by bus or Approx. 12 min by car
7

【DAY 2】Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art

The museum known for its large collection of the artworks of Jean-François Millet
  • 【DAY 2】Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art
  • 【DAY 2】Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art
  • 【DAY 2】Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art
  • 【DAY 2】Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art
  • 【DAY 2】Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art
  • 【DAY 2】Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art
  • 【DAY 2】Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art
  • 【DAY 2】Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art
  • 【DAY 2】Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art
Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art is known as the “Museum of Jean-François Millet”, housing a collection of 70 works of Millet along with works of prominent Japanese artists, a collection of 10,000 artworks in all.
The museum is located in Geijutsu-no-Mori Park where visitors can enjoy strolling around sculptures by famous artists including Auguste Rodin with a magnificent view of Mount Fuji. The Rose Garden and Peony Garden in the park also fascinate visitors with their seasonal beauty.
Approx. 20 min by bus to Kofu Station
↓Approx. 5 min on foot
8

【DAY 2】Maizurujo Park (Kofu Castle Ruins)

Enjoy the Kofu Castle ruins in the natural surroundings of this historic park!
  • 【DAY 2】Maizurujo Park (Kofu Castle Ruins)
  • 【DAY 2】Maizurujo Park (Kofu Castle Ruins)
  • 【DAY 2】Maizurujo Park (Kofu Castle Ruins)
  • 【DAY 2】Maizurujo Park (Kofu Castle Ruins)
  • 【DAY 2】Maizurujo Park (Kofu Castle Ruins)
  • 【DAY 2】Maizurujo Park (Kofu Castle Ruins)
  • 【DAY 2】Maizurujo Park (Kofu Castle Ruins)
  • 【DAY 2】Maizurujo Park (Kofu Castle Ruins)
  • 【DAY 2】Maizurujo Park (Kofu Castle Ruins)
  • 【DAY 2】Maizurujo Park (Kofu Castle Ruins)
Kofu Castle was built in the late 16th century. A section of the former castle grounds is today open to the public as Maizurujo Park.
Visitors can see the original stone walls, reconstructed gates and the foundation stones of the castle tower, the top of which offers a panoramic view of Kofu city.
During the springtime cherry blossom season, many visitors come to the park and enjoy a stroll around the stone walls framed with 160 cherry blossom trees in bloom, which are exceptionally beautiful with views of Mount Fuji in the background.
Approx. 5 min on foot
9

【DAY 2】Koshu Yumekoji

A shopping complex in the heart of a traditional Japanese castle town
  • 【DAY 2】Koshu Yumekoji
  • 【DAY 2】Koshu Yumekoji
  • 【DAY 2】Koshu Yumekoji
  • 【DAY 2】Koshu Yumekoji
  • 【DAY 2】Koshu Yumekoji
  • 【DAY 2】Koshu Yumekoji
  • 【DAY 2】Koshu Yumekoji
  • 【DAY 2】Koshu Yumekoji
  • 【DAY 2】Koshu Yumekoji
  • 【DAY 2】Koshu Yumekoji
Koshu Yumekoji is home to a wide range of shops offering local produce including a variety of local wines and traditional crafts. The complex also has a number of restaurants and cafes where visitors can enjoy regional cuisine and sweets.
Approx. 5 min on foot
10

【DAY 2】Kofu City History Park

A central park featuring reconstructed castle gates
  • 【DAY 2】Kofu City History Park
  • 【DAY 2】Kofu City History Park
  • 【DAY 2】Kofu City History Park
  • 【DAY 2】Kofu City History Park
  • 【DAY 2】Kofu City History Park
  • 【DAY 2】Kofu City History Park
Kofu City History Park is a lovely park to stroll around in while surrounded by historical buildings with a majestic view of Mount Fuji in the background.
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