Kōfu

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Kōfu

甲府市
View from Sakaorimiya Kai-Zenko-ji, Kakueno in autumn Moats of Kofu Castle, Takeda Shingen festival Night view of Kofu, Kofu motsu-ni stew Kose Sports Stadium
View from Sakaorimiya
Kai-Zenko-ji, Kakueno in autumn
Moats of Kofu Castle, Takeda Shingen festival
Night view of Kofu, Kofu motsu-ni stew
Kose Sports Stadium
Flag of Kōfu
Flag
Official seal of Kōfu
Seal
Location of Kōfu in Yamanashi Prefecture
Location of Kōfu in Yamanashi Prefecture
Kōfu is located in Japan
Kōfu
Kōfu
Location of Kōfu in Yamanashi Prefecture
Coordinates: 35°39′43.7″N 138°34′5.6″E / 35.662139°N 138.568222°E / 35.662139; 138.568222Coordinates: 35°39′43.7″N 138°34′5.6″E / 35.662139°N 138.568222°E / 35.662139; 138.568222
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Tōkai)
PrefectureYamanashi Prefecture
Government
 • -MayorYūichi Higuchi (since February 2015)
Area
 • Total212.47 km2 (82.04 sq mi)
Population
 (November 2015)
 • Total193,127
 • Density909/km2 (2,350/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeQuercus
- FlowerDianthus
- BirdCommon kingfisher
Phone number  055-237-1161
Address2-17-1 Aioi, Kofu-shi, Yamanashi-ken400-8585
Websitewww.city.kofu.yamanashi.jp

Kōfu (甲府市, Kōfu-shi) is the capital city of Yamanashi Prefecture in Japan.

It has been recognized as a special city since 2000.[1]

History[change | change source]

Kōfu
Kōfu City town and Mt. Fuji from Chiyodako-lake, January 2010

Kōfu's name means "capital of Kai Province". During the Sengoku period, it was the stronghold of Takeda Shingen.


Special places[change | change source]

People from Kōfu[change | change source]

Sports[change | change source]

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

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Media related to Kofu, Yamanashi at Wikimedia Commons