Kōfu, Yamanashi facts for kids
Shingen Takeda Festival in April
Location of Kōfu in Yamanashi
|• Total||212.41 km2 (82.01 sq mi)|
|Population (May 1, 2011)|
|• Density||929.99/km2 (2,408.7/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Bird||Common Kingfisher|
|Website||City of Kōfu|
Kōfu's name means "capital of Kai Province".
During the Sengoku period, it was the stronghold of Takeda Shingen.
- Kai-Zenkō temple
- Maizuru Castle Park
- Takeda Shrine
- Yumura Spa
- Yamanashi Science Museum
People from Kōfu
- Hidetoshi Nakata, football player who last played with Bolton Wanderers in the Premier League. He retired following World Cup 2006.
- Naoko Takeuchi, Creator of Sailor Moon and other comics.
A J-League football team, Ventforet Kofu is based in Kōfu. Their home ground is the Kose Sports Stadium.
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