Kōfu

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Kōfu
甲府市
Special city
View from SakaorimiyaKai-Zenko-ji, Kakueno in autumnMoats of Kofu Castle, Takeda Shingen festivalNight view of Kofu, Kofu motsu-ni stewKose 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
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Yamanashi Prefecture
Government
 • -Mayor Yūichi Higuchi (since February 2015)
Area
 • Total 212.47 km2 (82.04 sq mi)
Population (November 2015)
 • Total 193,127
 • Density 909/km2 (2,350/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-ken400-8585
Website www.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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