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Kōfu 甲府

Capital of the landlocked and mountainous prefecture of Yamanashi-ken, Kōfu grew into prominence as a castle town under the rule of Takeda Shingen in the Sengoku Period. A major rail hub along the inland Chūō Line, it has retained most of the old walls of its castle, Maizuru-jō, along with a pair of restored turrets.
Over the tracks at Kōfu Station
Over the tracks at Kōfu Station
Reconstructed Inari-yagura of Maizuru-jō
Reconstructed Inari-yagura of Maizuru-jō
View towards the tenshu-dai
View towards the tenshu-dai
Mt. Fuji across the morning haze over Kōfu
Mt. Fuji across the morning haze over Kōfu
Looking over Maizurujō-kōen
Looking over Maizurujō-kōen
Restored Yamanote-gomon across the tracks
Restored Yamanote-gomon across the tracks
Shaon-to Tower in the park
Shaon-to Tower in the park
Maizuru-jō's former Hon-maru
Maizuru-jō's former Hon-maru
Simple lower gate of Uchimatsukage-mon
Simple lower gate of Uchimatsukage-mon
Yuki-bashi entrance to the castle
Yuki-bashi entrance to the castle
Inari-yagura
Inari-yagura
Large Eclan shopping center at Kōfu Station
Large Eclan shopping center at Kōfu Station