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Location of Kōfu in Yamanashi
Location of Kōfu in Yamanashi
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefecture Yamanashi
 • Total 212.41 km2 (82.01 sq mi)
 (May 1, 2011)
 • Total 197,540
 • Density 929.99/km2 (2,408.7/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Tree Quercus
- Flower Dianthus
- Bird Common Kingfisher
Website City of Kōfu

Kōfu is the capital city of Yamanashi Prefecture in Japan. It has been recognized as a special city since 2000.

Kōfu's name means "capital of Kai Province".

During the Sengoku period, it was the stronghold of Takeda Shingen.

Special places

  • Kai-Zenkō temple
  • Maizuru Castle Park
  • Takeda Shrine
  • Yumura Spa
  • Yamanashi Science Museum

People from Kōfu


A J-League football team, Ventforet Kofu is based in Kōfu. Their home ground is the Kose Sports Stadium.

Sister cities

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