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Kofu— 1 night
Old historic castles and Shinto shrines dominate the sightseeing in Kofu, a city fringed by mountains on all sides.On the 16th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Kofu Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takeda Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zenkoji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Erin-ji Temple, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Takeda Shingen Statue, stroll around Maizuru Castle Park, then admire the verdant scenery at Shōsen-kyō, then appreciate the views at Itajiki Valley, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Yamanashi Fuehukigawa Fruit Park.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kofu day trip site .
In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Kofu
Yamanashi, Erin-ji Temple
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