Kōfu, Yamanashi

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Special city
Shingen Takeda Festival in April
Shingen Takeda Festival in April
Location of Kōfu in Yamanashi
Location of Kōfu in Yamanashi
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefecture Yamanashi
 • Mayor Masanobu Miyajima (since February 2003)
 • 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
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 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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