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The historical footsteps of the Takeda clan
Take a historical journey through locations connected with Shingen Takeda, the famous warrior who once ruled over Kofu!
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Kofu Station
↓Approx. 1 min on foot
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Statue of Shingen Takeda

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  • Statue of Shingen Takeda
  • Statue of Shingen Takeda
  • Statue of Shingen Takeda
  • Statue of Shingen Takeda
  • Statue of Shingen Takeda
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Approx. 35 min on foot
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Takeda Shrine

Shrine of the famous warrior Shingen Takeda, former ruler of Kofu
  • Takeda Shrine
  • Takeda Shrine
  • Takeda Shrine
  • Takeda Shrine
  • Takeda Shrine
  • Takeda Shrine
  • Takeda Shrine
  • Takeda Shrine
  • Takeda Shrine
  • 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
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Singen Museum

Discover the history of the Takeda clan who once ruled over Yamanashi at this newly opened museum!
  • Singen Museum
  • Singen Museum
  • Singen Museum
  • Singen Museum
  • Singen Museum
  • Singen Museum
  • Singen Museum
  • Singen Museum
The Shingen Museum is a new history museum which opened its doors to the public in April 2019.
Approx. 15 min on foot
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Grave of Shingen Takeda

The grave of Shingen Takeda, a legendary warrior who once ruled over Yamanashi
  • Grave of Shingen Takeda
  • Grave of Shingen Takeda
  • Grave of Shingen Takeda
The grave of Shingen Takeda is located in a quiet residential area of Kofu city. The surrounding cherry blossom trees add a peaceful serenity to the site when in bloom during spring.
Approx. 30 min on foot
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Koshu Yumekoji

A shopping complex in the heart of a traditional Japanese castle town
  • Koshu Yumekoji
  • Koshu Yumekoji
  • Koshu Yumekoji
  • Koshu Yumekoji
  • Koshu Yumekoji
  • Koshu Yumekoji
  • Koshu Yumekoji
  • Koshu Yumekoji
  • Koshu Yumekoji
  • 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. 2 min on foot
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Statue of Nobutora Takeda

A bronze statue of Nobutora Takeda, father of the legendary warrior Shingen Takeda
  • Statue of Nobutora Takeda
  • Statue of Nobutora Takeda
  • Statue of Nobutora Takeda
  • Statue of Nobutora Takeda
  • Statue of Nobutora Takeda
  • Statue of Nobutora Takeda
Nobutora Takeda, father of the legendary warrior Shingen Takeda, was the founder of the city of Kofu. The statue is located at the north exit of Kofu station and is a popular location for photographs.
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