Takeda Shrine sits on the site where Takeda Shingen's mansion once stood. It was built in 1919 and, not surprisingly, Takeda Shingen is deified here at the shrine. There is a nice bridge leading to the shrine and all around the shrine is a preserved forest. The main shrine building is actually rather typical in appearance with no standout features...more
2-5-21 Yumura, Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture, 400-0073, Japan
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Kofu Castle, also known as Maizuru Castle, was ordered to be built by Hideyoshi Toyotomi and later changed hands to the Tokugawa when they took over. The castle's keep and gate were destroyed by fires and the castle itself was left in disrepair until 1877 when many of the remaining structures were torn down. Kofu Station was actually built over...more
Off the beaten path it may be. But if you're around and aren't fed up with temples, Daizenji is a tranquil place on the slope of a mountain. I visited the temple in the autumn and the trees were wonderful in their autumn colors.Up here you have a wonderful view over the grape fields and the landscape. It's easy to find your way up here using one of...more
I went here last weekend and it's a great place for anybody who enjoys wine. The wine tasting cave is most likely the main attraction where you can taste around 150 different wines produced in the region. They provide you with a tasting cup and then it's self service so you can enjoy as many and as much as you like. If you find a wine a wine that...more
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