Kōfu, Yamanashi

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Kōfu
甲府
Special city
甲府市
Shingen Takeda Festival in April
Shingen Takeda Festival in April
Flag
Flag
Location of Kōfu in Yamanashi
Location of Kōfu in Yamanashi
Kōfu is located in Japan
Kōfu
 
Coordinates: 35°40′N 138°34′E / 35.667°N 138.567°E / 35.667; 138.567Coordinates: 35°40′N 138°34′E / 35.667°N 138.567°E / 35.667; 138.567
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefecture Yamanashi
Government
 • Mayor Masanobu Miyajima (since February 2003)
Area
 • Total 212.41 km2 (82.01 sq mi)
Population (May 1, 2011)
 • Total 197,540
 • Density 929.99/km2 (2,408.7/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Quercus
- Flower Dianthus
- Bird Common Kingfisher
Phone number 055-237-1161
Address 2-17-1 Aioi, Kofu-shi, Yamanashi-ken
400-8585
Website City of Kōfu

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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