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Event
==Q==
I want to know information of events held in Kofu.

==A==
There are many events held in Kofu city and Yamanashi prefecture.
Please check the website below. You can find the event which is held lately and the flowers you can enjoy.

==Links==
  ・Event info in Kofu
  ・Flowers and fruits in Kofu
  ・Event info in Yamanashi

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==Q==
When is the Shingenko festival held?

==A==
Shingenko festival is normally held on the first Friday, Satruday and Sunday beforer the 12nd of April, the anniversary of Shingen's death.
Please visit the website of Shingenko festival.

==Links==
  ・Shingenko festival

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==Q==
Can I participate the parade"Koshu gundan shutsujin" in Shingenko festival?

==A==
You can apply for "Honjintai" tour and "Sanjofujin" tour. You can find the information of this tour on Shingenko festival official website from January.
If there are many applicants, it will be lottery. It costs around ¥15000~.

==Links==
  ・Shingenko festival
  ・TEL :Yamanashi Tourism Organization 0552312722

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==Q==
Are there a seat which I can reserve?

==A==
There are many events held in Kofu city and Yamanashi prefecture.
Please check the website below. You can find the event which is held lately and the flowers you can enjoy.

==Links==
  ・Shingenko festival
  ・TEL :Yamanashi Tourism Organization 0552312722
 
Experience
==Q==
It is the first time to visit Kofu. What kind of things can we do in Kofu?

==A==
Kofu city is close to Tokyo and it takes just 1h30min from Shinjuku station by train or highwaybus. You can enjoy colorful nature, fruits, and history in Kofu. The main sightseeing spots are Shosenkyo gorege, fresh peach in summer, grapes in autumn, and strawberry in winter and spring. You can also see Takeda Shingen's historical spots.
Yumura Onsen( hotsprings) is also famous onsen spot and you can enjoy special nightscape with Mt.Fuji.
Please feel free to ask us!

==Links==
  ・The Travel Guide of Kofu
  ・TEL :Kofu tourist organization 055-226-6550

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==Q==
Where can I enjoy fruits picking?

==A==
You can enjoy fresh fruits picking in Kofu like;
Strawberry picking: January to May
Grapes picking: middle of July to November
※depending on the climate

You can also buy fresh and reasoable fruits and vegitables.
And in surrounding area of Kofu, you can enjoy other fruits picking like peach and cherry.

==Links==
  ・Strawberry picking in Kofu
  ・Grape picking in Kofu
  ・Other fruits picking in Yamanashi

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==Q==
Please tell me how I can enjoy at night?

==A==
There are many restaurants, café and bar near Kofu station.
Chochin Yokocho(lantern alley) and narrow alley has many shops loved by locals for a long time. Besides, you can enjoy many new stylish and calm shops as well. There are many shops you can drink Japanese wine, sake, beer made in Yamanashi.
Even if you cannot speak Japanese, some restaurants prepare multilingual pointing sheet to communicate with you. Please check the website.

Night view is also one of the spot you can enjoy at night. And there are some events yu can enjoy till night.
Please feel free to ask us! 

==Links==
  ・Restaurants in Kofu
  ・Kofu city Omotenashi shops

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==Q==
Are there any spots the kids can enjoy?

==A==
There are some facility for kids;
Yamanashi prefectual art museum
Zoo ( Kofu Yuki Park Zoo)
Yamanashi prefectual museum of Archaeology
And you can enjoy fruits picking in some seasons.
There are some events for kids. Please feel free to ask us!

==Links==
  ・Yamanashi prefectual art museum
  ・Zoo ( Kofu Yuki Park Zoo)
  ・Yamanashi prefectual museum of Archaeology
  ・Strawberry picking in Kofu
  ・Grape picking in Kofu

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==Q==
Please tell me the spots where we can enjoy in rainy day.

==A==
There are several indoor facilities.
[10 min walk from Kofu station]
Fujimura memorial hall, yamanashi jewerly museum, The museum of modern Yamanashi historical figures, Yamanashi chuo bank money museum, Sadoya winery,
[other]
Shingen Museum, Yamanashi prefectual science center, Yamanashi prefectual art museum, Yamanashi prefectual museum of Archaeology, Kageenomori museum

If you want to know more, please feel free to ask us!

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==Q==
Are there any spots we can enjoy in the morning? Are there some souvenir shop opens early morning?

==A==
Maizuru castle park is one of the spot you can enjoy in the morning. It takes just 3 min from Kofu station and you can see Mt. Fuji and Minami Alps from the top of the castle.
The souvenir shop next to the Kofu station ticket gate opens from 8:00 a.m.

==Links==
  ・CELEO KOFU

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==Q==
What kind of flower can I see now?

==A==
You can enjoy seeing flowers in any seasons in Kofu.
Please check the website below.

==Links==
  ・Flowers and fruits in Kofu
  ・Flower spot in Yamanashi
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==Q==
Are there any spots where I can see for free?

==A==
There are many free sightseeing spots;
Shosenkyo valley, Fujimura memorial hall, yamanashi jewelry museum, The Museum of Modern Yamanashi Historical Figures, Yamanashi chuo bank money museum, and so on.
Shrines and temples are normally free to enter ( some place needs to be paid to enter)

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==Q==
Are there any spots I can have unique experience in Kofu?

==A==
Winary tour, Jewelry making, Houtou making, Zazen, are available in any seasons.
In autumn, you can enjoy grapes picking, and in winter and spring, you can enjoy strawberry picking.

==Links==
  ・Winery in Kofu
  ・Juwelry making
  ・Houtou making
  ・Strawberry picking in Kofu
  ・Grape picking in Kofu

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==Q==
Where can I see Mt. Fuji and Minami Alps?

==A==
Kofu city is surrounded by many high mountains. So from Kofu station, you can see the top of Mt.Fuji and there are some place you can see beautiful senary with Mt.Fuji.
[Near Kofu station]
Maizuru Castle park
Kofu city office 10th floor (open hours only)
CELEO 6th floor (opens 10:00-15:30)
[With car]
Atagoyama
Takeda no mori forest Miharashi dai
Wada-toge Pass (Miharashi-hiroba plaza)
Shosenkyo Yasaburo dake
if you want to know more, please feel free to ask us!

==Links==
  ・Maizuru castle
  ・Wada-toge pass
  ・Shosenkyo Yasaburo-dake

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==Q==
Where can I go to feel nature?

==A==
Shosenkyo, Takeda no mori, Atagoyama is good cource to walk around to see the nature.
If you want to start from kofu station, Atagoyama is best.
If you can use car or bus, taxi, Shosenkyo and Takeda no mori is best.

==Links==
  ・Sample Itineraries

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==Q==
Where can I see Winery tour? Are there any winery tour in English?

==A==
There are 4 winery in Kofu;
SADOYA ( winery tour ¥1000, reservation required)
Chateau Sakaori ( winary tour free)
Kofu Wine port ( winery tour free, reservation required)
Shingen Winery (winery tour free, reservation required)

There is no english tour now, but you can take private guide tour produced by Yamanashi. If you are interested in this tour, please ask Yamanashi Tourism Organization.

==Links==
  ・Winary in Kofu
  ・TEL :Yamanashi tourist organization 0552312722
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==Q==
When can I climb Mt. Fuji?

==A==
Climbing Mt. Fuji is genenrally allowed for two months from July 1st when you climb from Yamanashi area.
You need to check the precautions below.

==Links==
  ・Climbing Mt. Fuji

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==Q==
Where can I make juwelry by myself?

==A==
Yamanashi jewelry museum
Crystal museum
To LABO
LUCKY OPEN FACTORY

is the spot you can enjoy making juwelry.

==Links==
  ・Yamanashi Juwelry museum
  ・Cyristal museum
  ・TO LABO
  ・LUCKY OPEN FACTORY
Guide tour
==Q==
How can I apply for a tourist guide?

==A==
In Kofu city, there are three tourist guide;
・Kofu city tourist guide(FREE)
・Shosenkyo gorge tourist guide (Charge)
・Kofu castle tourist guide (FREE)
You need to apply "Kofu city tourist guide" and "Shosenkyo gorge tourist guide" in advance. Kofu castle tourist guides are normally in Kofu castle wearing red vest ( You can apply in advance).

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==Q==
Are there any tour which I can apply after I arrive at Kofu?

==A==
There are no travel tour you can apply after you arrive at Kofu. But there are some facilities which have tour like winery tour, jewelry making, fruits picking. You need to apply to each facility.

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==Q==
Are there any tour bus?

==A==
There is no sightseeing bus in Kofu.
You can get to sightseeing spot by city bus. Please feel free to ask Bus center.

==Links==
  ・Yamanashi Kotsu bus
  ・TEL :Yamanashi Bus center 055-223-0821

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==Q==
Are there any tour I can go around sightseeing spots in Kofu by taxi?

==A==
We have taxi sightseeing tour from Kofu station or other station in Yamanashi prefecture, produced by taxi company.
Please check the website of taxi company.

==Links==
  ・http://taxi-yamanashi.org/sub_page5.html
 
Shopping
==Q==
Please tell me the shops which sells many souvenirs.

==A==
There are many souvenir shops around Kofu station and sightseeing facilities.
Around Kofu station: shop next to Kofu station ticket gate, Koshu Yume Koji
Other: Kai terrace(near Kaizenkoji temple), Kabutoya(Near Takeda jinja)
Meals
==Q==
Are there any restaurants where I can enjoy even if I cannot speak Japaese?

==A==
Yes there are! In Kofu city there are many shops called "Kofu city Omotenashi shop" which welcome you even if you cannot speak Japanese. These shops have "multilingual pointing sheet" and you can communicate with the shop staff with it when you want to order.

==Links==
  ・Kofu city Omotenashi shop

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==Q==
I want to eat Kofu-style food. What kind food can I eat?

==A==
Houtou (thick noodle with miso taste soup and seasonal vesitable)
Ozara (thick cold noodle with soy sause taste soup with seasonal vegitable)
Kofu Torimotsu ni ( Chicken giblets boiled with soy sause and sugar)
Basashi (Horse raw meat)
These are one of Kofu-style food.
Besides, Kofu city is birthplace of Japan Wine and you can try many kinds of Yamanashi wine as well. You can enjoy tasty sake made in Yamanshi. Please enjoy food and drink in Kofu.

==Links==
  ・Kofu style food

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==Q==
Are there some place I can eat only vegetable?

==A==
There are some restaurants you can enjoy vegetable meal.
Please check the website.

==Links==
  ・Fluunt Kofu

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==Q==
Are there any shops open after 9:00 p.m.?

==A==
Yes there are. Near Kofu station, there are many restaurants and bar you can enjoy after 9:00 p.m.
Please check the website below.

==Links==
  ・Gourmet info in Kofu
  ・NOMUCA

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==Q==
Are there any sports bar in Kofu?

==A==
Yes there are some sports bar in Kofu.
Some restaurants have TV inside and you can see sports program like Olympic while eating.

==Links==
  ・Sports bar
Hotels
==Q==
Can you book the accommodation?

==A==
I cannot make a reservation on behalf of you.
You can book the accommodation online. Please check it.

==Links==
  ・Hotels in Kofu

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==Q==
How can I book the accommodation of Mt. Fuji moutain hut?

==A==
The way to book Mt.Fuji moutain hut depends on each moutain hut.
Please chack the website.

==Links==
  ・The guide of Mt. Fuji

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==Q==
Are there any hotel or accommodation which costs cheaper when I stay several nights?

==A==
It depends on the facility and time, so please ask each facility.

==Links==
  ・Kofu Hotel Ryokan Cooperative association
  ・Yumura Onsen ryokan Cooperative association
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==Q==
Are there any accommodation with hotsprings?

==A==
In Kofu city, there are two hotspring area, "Kofu Onsen" and "Yumura Onsen".
The hotels contains Kofu Onsen is
・Konaya Hotel
・Danrokan
The hotels contains Yumura Onsen is 
・Tokiwa Hotel
・Kofu Kinenbi Hotel
・Yanagiya
・Rakusuien
・Rakusuien
・Yumura hotel B&B
・Hotel Yoshino
・Koboyu
・Tomiya
・Shimaya
・Miwada

==Links==
  ・Yumura Onsen
Bus
==Q==
I want to know how to get on a bus in Kofu.

==A==
Please get on from the center door or the rear door of the bus. If you pay in cash, please pick numbered ticket when you get on the bus. If you pay IC card, please hold your card over the card reader.
Please check the website.

==Links==
  ・Yamanashi Kotsu

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==Q==
I want to know how to check the bus fare.

==A==
It will be displayed in units of 10 yen on the fare table. Please check the same number of the numbered ticket.
Please check the website for details.

==Links==
Yamanashi Kotsu

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==Q==
In there a discount for disabled people?

==A==
Yes there is. Please check the website for details.

==Links==
  ・Yamanashi Kotsu
Train
==Q==
From Kofu station, where can I go to?

==A==
Kofu station has Chuo line( Tokyo⇔Kofu⇔Nagano) and Minobu line(Kofu⇔Shizuoka). You can move not only within the prefecture but also outside the prefecture like Tokyo, Nagano and Shizuoka without transfer.
You can use IC card on the Chuo line, but not on the Minobu line.
Taxi
==Q==
Is it easy to catck taxi near Kofu station?

==A==
Taxis are always in front of the Kofu station.
If you want to catch the taxi and you cannot find it, you can call taxi company to pick up.
Please check the website for details.

==Links==
  ・Taxi in Kofu

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==Q==
I want to know the taxi fare.

==A==
It normally costs 740 yen for the first 1.8km. After that it costs higher depending on the time and mileage.
Please check the website for details.

==Links==
  ・Taxi in Yamanashi
Car
==Q==
Are there any parking lot in Kofu?

==A==
There are many parking lot near Kofu station available for 24 hours.
And each sightseeng spots have own parking lot.

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==Q==
Is there somewhere I can rent a car?

==A==
Toyota Rent a car・Nissan Rent a car・Nippon Rent a car・Eki Rent a car・Orix Rent a car is close to Kofu station. If you haven't book yet, some shops can  rent the car. Please ask them.
You need some documents when you apply, so please check in advance.

==Links==
  ・Toyota Rent a car
  ・Nissan Rent a car
  ・Orix Rent a car
  ・For the first-time users
Other access
==Q==
Are there any discount when I use some transportation with IC card?

==A==
Yes. When you use Pasmo and Suica on Yamanashi Kotsu bus, you can get "Basutoku" special ticket. Please check the website for details.

==Links==
  ・http://yamanashikotsu.co.jp/highway_bus/

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==Q==
I want to know how to get to Airport from Kofu city.

==A==
There is highway bus between Kofu and Haneda, Kofu and Narita.
And you can go to Narita or Haneda airport from Kofu station by transfer.

==Links==
  ・Yamanashi Kotsu

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==Q==
How can I go to Mt. Fuji and Kawaguchiko area?

==A==
From Kofu, you can go to Kawaguchiko by Fujikyuko bus for 1h20min. And you can use train from Kofu station when you change the line from Chuo line to Fujikyuko line at Otsuki station.

==Links==
        
Fujikyukobus
  ・https://bus.fujikyu.co.jp/rosen/detail/id/8/#d_h01

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==Q==
Is there any item that comes with a transportation ticket?

==A==
There is the discont set item of bus ticket and 1-day Pass of Fujikyu highland. Please check the website for details.

==Links==
  ・Fujikyuko bus

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==Q==
What kind of transportaiton do you recommend to ride in Kofu?

==A==
Bus or Electric Rental Cycle would be better to go around Kofu sightseeing spots.
Rental bicycles are available in 4 hotels( Hotel New Station, Suehiro, Hotel Danrokan, Konaya Hotel)  for 1000yen par a day.
Please check the website for details.

==Links==
  ・Yamanashi Kotsu bus
  ・Rental bicycle

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==Q==
Where can I get the Rental cicycle?

==A==
Rental bicycles are available in 4 hotels( Hotel New Station, Suehiro, Hotel Danrokan, Konaya Hotel)  for 1000yen par a day.
Please check the website for details.

==Links==
  ・Rental bicycle

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==Q==
I want to know how to get to Shosenkyo gorge.

==A==
From south exit of Kofu station, you can get on the bus at No.4 stop. Please check the website for details.

==Links==
        
yamanashikotsu
  ・http://yamanashikotsu.co.jp/wp/wp-content/themes/yamako/pdf/timetable/100023-4-2.pdf

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==Q==
I want to know how to get to Takeda shrine.

==A==
From north exit of Kofu station, you can get on the bus at No.2 stop. Please check the website for details.

==Links==
  ・Yamanashi Kotsu
Access
==Q==
Are there any other way to go to sightseeing spot, if I cannot get on the bus because of the congestion?

==A==
Taxis, trains, and Rental bicycles are available to get to some sightseeing spots.

==Links==
  ・Rental bicycle
  ・Taxi in Kofu
Station・Facility
==Q==
Where is tourist information center in Kofu?

==A==
It's in the south exit of Kofu station.

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==Q==
I want to get tour guide book. Where can I get it?

==A==
You can get Kofu tour guide book in Kofu city tourist information center at the south exit of Kofu station and Kofu city office.
And you can see online as well.

==Links==
  ・Kofu Travel Guidebook
  ・50 things you can do in Kofu
  ・Rurubu Kofu

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==Q==
Are there any drugstore near Kofu station?

==A==
The nearest drugstore is at the 3rd floor of CELEO Kofu(Kofu Station Building).
If you want to know more, please ask us.

==Links==
  ・Yamanashi medical net

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==Q==
I want to know where I can use ATM and money changer.

==A==
There is ATM in Kofu station concourse area and 1st floor of Kofu station building.

==Links==
  ・map of Kofu station

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==Q==
I want to know where I can smoke.

==A==
You can smoke in front of public toilet of south exit of Kofu station.

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==Q==
I want to know where I can change baby's diaper and breastfeed.

==A==
There is a table on which diapers can be changed in many facilities in Kofu.
[Near Kofu station]
the 3rd floor of CELEO Kofu
Yamanashi prefectual library
Kofu city office
Bousai shinkan
Okajima hyakkaten
Breastfeeding is also available in these facilities above.
You can use it while the facilities opens.

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==Q==
Are there some gourmet map of Kofu?

==A==
You can get gourmet map at Kofu city tourist information center.

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==Q==
Where can I buy Ekiben?

==A==
There is a Ekiben shop when you enter the ticket gate or in platform 2 and 3.

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==Q==
I couldn't open the coin locker.

==A==
The storage period for coin lockers of JR is 3 days. If you didn’t pick up your baggage within 3days or you lost the key, please call the office written on the coin locker.
If you put the baggage in other coin locker, please ask the office of the facilty.

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==Q==
Are there some supermarket near Kofu station?

==A==
[Supermarket]
Ogino (it takes 15min from Kofu station on foot in Asahi cho.)
Kokori 1st basement(Ion. It takes 10min from Kofu station)

[Food market]
CELEO 1st floor
Okajima 1st basement

==Links==
  ・Ogino Asahi
  ・Kokori Ion
  ・CELEO Kofu
  ・Okajima
Physical Condition
==Q==
I suddenly became sick…

==A==
There is multilingual medical website "Yamanashi Iryo net"

==Links==
  ・Yamanashi medical net
Barrier-free
==Q==
I need a wheelchair…

==A==
There is one wheelchair at Kofu city tourist information center. Please feel free to contact us.
We temporarily lend wheelchairs to people who have a physical disability certificate at Kofu city office. If you suddenly need it because of injury or any other situation, please call the number below.
Kofu city office, disability welfare division 055-237-5642

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==Q==
Are there any sightseeing spots which wheelchair accessible?

==A==
[10 min walk from Kofu station]
Fujimura memorial hall
Kofu city history park,
Yamanashi juwerly museum
 Yamanashi chuo bank money museum,
[other]
Yamanashi prefectual science center 
Yamanashi prefectual art museum
Yamanashi prefectual museum of Archaeology
Fudoki no Oka Farmer's market
Inden museum
These facilities have slope for wheelchairs

if you want to know more, please ask us!
Other trouble
==Q==
I lost something. Where should I contact with?

==A==
It depends on where you lost.

 JR:https://www.jreast.co.jp/info/lost.html
 Yamanashi Kotsu bus:http://yamanashikotsu.co.jp/index/route_bus/faq/
 Fujikyuko bus:https://bus.fujikyu.co.jp/other/qa
 Taxi:Please call each taxi company(http://www.taxi-yamanashi.org/sub_page2.html)
 Other place:Please ask Police office(https://www.pref.yamanashi.jp/police/kenkei/otoshimono/index.html)

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==Q==
I want to charge my cell phone. Is there a place where I can charge it?

==A==
There is one at Kofu city tourist information center near Kofu station. You can rent a mobile battery for a fee.
And there is café or some shops you can use an outlet.

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==Q==
Can I use free wifi in Kofu city?

==A==
We recommend you to use "KOFU SAMURAI Wi-Fi" which you can find many area in Kofu.
Please check the website for details.

==Links==
  ・KOFU SAMURAI Wi-Fi
Others
==Q==
Are there any Net café near Kofu station?

==A==
There is no Net café near Kofu station, but there are some which takes 15min from Kofu station by car.
・Net Café Sheepbox( 2-22-3, Shimoishida, Kofu city)
・Kaikatsu club Kamiahara(455-1 Kamiahara, Kofu city)

If you just want to check use Internet, there are some free tablet you can serch website at Kofu city tourist information center.

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==Q==
What kind of cloth should I wear when I stay Kofu?

==A==
Kofu city is basin surrouded by high mountains. In summer it's humid and in winter it's chilly climate. It doesn't snow much in Kofu which is basin, but it snows in Shosenkyo gorge or other higher altitude area.
Please feel free to ask us.

==Links==
  ・Weather in Kofu

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==Q==
Where can I check my baggage?

==A==
There are coin lockers in north concorce of Kofu station.
And there are some in CELEO Kofu( refrigerated locker) and in Yamanashi prefectual library.

==Links==
  ・A map of Kofu station

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