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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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  • August 6, 2017
    In the Park located next to the capital. From Kofu station. To take a stroll in the Park was in good condition, good view from the ruins of a castle, so it is recommended. The stone walls and gate was restored only ruins are left, but good location. If you would like volunteer guide who will explain thoroughly. 100 is one of the Castle.
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  • August 4, 2017
    Go to Yamanashi Prefecture for many years, but now know that, after I stopped. In the garden and is in good condition and is easy to walk. So have the ruins of the Castle and enjoy the atmosphere of the time, but unfortunately there are no buildings. History like us (there is like a separate observation deck) is, was satisfied with the visit.
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  • July 31, 2017
    From Kofu station there are within a 10-minute walk. Climbing the gentle slope and stairs, go to the Castle. Honmaru Kofu city beautiful overlook. It is a pleasant morning walk.
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  • March 11, 2017
    Great view of Kofu
  • June 24, 2017
    Castle of many tourists, pretty close to kōfu station in the city is known as a people in a little date spot, cherry blossom viewing spot. You can also see the night view of Kofu is open in the middle of the night and go up to the top, in base a couple are everywhere. There are groups that blossom in the spring, but vodka Manor. During Shingen Festival thriving place. Exactly Takeda Shingen is buried here does not, go to Takeda shrine. Where Toyotomi Hideyoshi in Yukari is here and is built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Takeda's downfall after and would rather either in the historic nonetheless. Big stone wall. Hashiba hidekatsu, Katō mitsuyasu, Asano Nagamasa (Yukinaga son) something is a relevant place. Car park, parking is impossible. Is the space can play gently with children.
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  • April 2, 2017
    Before a business trip to Kofu came in. Because the castle is seen from station? Takeda family, "people's Castle stone people. "Because it was a? I stopped by. Takeda family died when was the Castle built by the Tokugawa family after. To restore a little at a time is a real recovery. Ishigaki is it remain unspoiled. Feel the realism of the whole stone wall. Steep stone steps, so people with weak leg brought carers better. Cherry blossoms are in full bloom today ↑ could rain down was
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  • June 24, 2017
    Toyotomi's (Takeda family after the fall)-built as a base for governance in the Tokugawa period. The castle's stone wall was protected by earthworks required for 水堀. 拝meru Mt. Fuji from the ruins of other improvements in the excavation has been restored, Gates traces remain intact.
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  • March 12, 2017
    From the JR side (North side) isn't large stone walls and the top views from the South side, but do not know the goodness and the gravestone is impressive. In the Castle area is well maintained and the redevelopment is still cluttered with Showa larder Kofu station near to the atmosphere, cold air. Plum Book 20 in the North around the South's cherry blossom. Worth a stopover if you have time, stop it.
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Where to stay in Kofu

Kofu boasts easy access to downtown Tokyo by train, so naturally most of its accommodation options cluster around the main station. You can choose from a number of two- and three-star hotels, or basic inns and guesthouse chains, most offering amenities such as breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and air-conditioning. Most lodgings put you in a central location, with quick access to the city sights from your room. Alternatively, explore the number of onsens (traditional hot spring resorts) located around the city.
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