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“Little Edo” Kofu Summer Festival


Travel back in time to this bustling castle town of the Edo period at this summer festival!
The castle town of Kofu was once a bustling hub of scholars, artists and Kabuki actors travelling between the city and Edo (Tokyo) during the cultural flourishing of the Edo period. Kofu city became known as “Little Edo” for its vibrant atmosphere.
The “Little Edo” Kofu Summer Festival takes place in Maizurujo Park (the Kofu Castle ruins) and the surrounding areas just off the station, recreating the life of the former bustling castle town. Many people come to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere at night when the park is magically illuminated by paper lanterns and a spectacular fireworks display lights up the sky for the festival’s finale.
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