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Discover the lure of Kofu, a city brimming with surprises.
Prepare to make some new friends! Around 190,000 people live in this part of Yamanashi.
Kofu isn't too far from Chuo, which is situated 7 miles to the south. Tokyo, the national capital, is to be found 65 miles to the east.
The entire family is sure to have a ball at Fuji Subaru Land Doggy Park and the Asunaro Garden. If that isn't enough to wear the little ones out, why not check out Yamanashi Fuehukigawa Fruit Park or Fujisan Farm as well?
Are your children curious about wildlife? Take them to visit the Yuki Park Zoo, where they’ll learn about what an animal enjoys eating, the types of sounds it makes and a whole lot more!
Gather your group and make your way to the Ide Sake Brewery for a beer or three. Their beer range is deliciously enticing, so be sure to free up at least a couple of hours!
Can you tell your shiraz from your cabernet sauvignon? Whether you're a wine collector or a novice who simply enjoys a good drop, you can learn about the local blends at the Chateraise Belleforet Winery and the Suntory Tominooka Winery. The Chateau Mercian Winery and the Miyakoen are two other popular stops where you can get a deeper understanding of the region's wine industry.
Kofu has some public green spaces where you will find a wide range of flowers and plants. The Yamanakako Hananomiyako Park and the Furoen Garden are the must-visits.
Slip off your shoes and feel the cool grass beneath your feet at an urban oasis like Minami Alps National Park or Chichibu Tamakai National Park. If you're after more options, find a good spot and let the day pass lazily by at Akasakadai Park or Koumi Park.
Get the most out of your visit to Kofu by getting some tips from the experts at Fuji Visitor Center. Kawaguchiko Natural Living Center and Yamanashi Prefectural Office can also provide you with a range of handy resources such as brochures and maps.
Lake Chiyoda and Lake Chidori are terrific places to slip away to if you could do with some peace and quiet. Look for a seat by the water and appreciate the gorgeous views.
You probably already know about its must-see shopping centres and museums, but don't forget that Kofu has some marvellous natural sights too. Mount Amari and Fujisansaku Park are two names to keep in mind. For those who haven't completely recharged, Suwanomori Natural Park and Nagaike Shinsui Park are a couple more worth experiencing.
Interesting exhibits are waiting to be studied at the Yamanashi Science Center and the Togawa-ke Oshi-no-ie Restored Pilgrim's Inn. They're quiet places to unwind or escape a stormy day. The Itchiku Kubota Art Museum and the Tenshinomori Angel Museum are also top options for museum enthusiasts.
The marvellous world of science never ceases to amaze us. Expand your mind with the latest in innovation and technology at the Fuji Museum and the Yamanashi Gem Museum. For even more mind-boggling exhibits, add Fujisan Radar Dome and Nakajima Farm to your schedule of discovery.
Art aficionados journey from all over to appreciate Kofu's sensational collections, and the Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art and the Museum of Shadowgraph in Syousenkyo are usually at the top of their schedules. Also ask about what displays are being held at the Nirasaki Omura Art Museum and the Yamanashi Prefectural Museum.
Take an amazing journey into yesteryear at the Fujiyoshida Museum of Local History and the Mishima Yukio Museum. Both exhibits pride themselves on making the city's rich history entertaining and appealing to visitors.
Want to gain a deeper understanding of Kofu's history? Two places you shouldn't miss are Maizuru Castle and Yamanaka Suwa Shrine. If you're not in a rush, Hannoki Forest Museum and the Oshino Hakkai should also be on your radar.
Whether you're spiritual or not, holy places like Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine and Suwanangu Shrine are sure to be among the most tranquil sights you'll come across in your travels. If you want to discover even more, keep going to the Chiko-ji Temple and the Shugen-ji Temple.
They're unlikely to be the first things you put on your must-see list, but the Mt. Kachi Kachi Ropeway and Lake Yamanaka Community Plaza Kirara are still well worth a few hours of your time. Kawaguchiko Ohashi Bridge and the Budo no Kuni Bunkakan are some other options.
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