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Kikyo Shingen Souvenir Shop & Yu-Hime Café

記念品 お土産 桔梗信玄・カフェ由布姫

Become a samurai of the Warring States period
After touring the nearby Takeda shrine and the newly open Shingen museum, visitors can come experience what it feels like to be a 16th century Japanese warrior by trying on an authentic samurai helmet ("kabuto") and taking a photo to commemorate their Kofu trip in style!

The nearby Yu-Hime café and Kikyo Shingen souvenir shop sell Yamanashi prefecture's most famous sweet: "Shingen mochi" –rice cakes coated in roasted soybean flour and drizzled in brown sugar syrup–, as well as a more indulgent variation: Shingen soft serve ice cream.
Address 〒400-0015 山梨県甲府市大手3-1-14
Phone 055-225-3628
Opening Times9:00 - 17:00
ClosuresTuesdays
PricesPutting on the samurai helmet is free
TransportA 30-minute walk from the north exit of Kofu station, or a 10-minute bus ride on bus#10/11/12 from the north exit of Kofu station to Takeda Shrine 武田神社 (8 minutes, ¥190).