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Kofu Castle, Kofu

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Take a leisurely stroll around the 16th-century remains of Kofu Castle, once a formidable castle, now a park, commonly used by locals for relaxing and walking. Following the original castle's abandonment in 1877, the government dismantled the historic site bit by bit until 1930. Today a plethora of plaques around the park give you an idea of what the castle once looked like by explaining where old castle features such as walls and doors stood. You can still find some of the original walls and steps, particularly around the outskirts of the site, however mostly flat green grassy patches and newly built footpaths remain. Plan your visit to Kofu Castle and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Kofu itinerary maker.
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  • It's proximity to many of the local hotels and train station make it an easy walk. Worth seeing if you are in the area but I wouldn't make a special trip just to see it. An hour further on the the Chu...  more »
  • Can be overlooking the city of Kofu castle ruins, weather permitting. The mountain range of the Southern Alps, Mt. Fuji beautiful Kofu basin that turns out better.
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  • It was after visiting the Takeda shrine visits. People and not only to use the metered parking around the very splendid castles of quite small with winter now, so? (laughs)
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