Dedicated to an enshrined 16th-century samurai, Takeda Shrine offers blessings to samurai warriors who gather here for the annual samurai parade. With some 1,000 cherry blossom trees, the shrine features a large "kagure," a Shinto theatrical dance outlet featuring occasional performances, and a carp pond where you can feed the fish. You can also spot black-crowned night herons in the garden. A small museum inside the shrine features Takeda Shingen’s weapons, armor, colorful battle standards, and other personal belongings. You can also see Kamakura-period sword, listed as a national treasure, on display at the shrine, which sits eight minutes from Kofu station by bus or taxi. Plan to visit Takeda Shrine during your Kofu vacation using our convenient Kofu sightseeing planner.
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  • Takeda-jinja is a Shinto shrine dedicated to master military strategist and feudal lord, Shingen Takeda. I did not know until this visit that Takeda-jinja is situated on the site of the former...  more »
  • Different from the shrines in Tokyo. Huge gardens and very serene. No crowds like the ones I've seen in Tokyo.  more »
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  • lots of cherry trees along day from Kofu station. its a good 30 min walk up the hill but its really nice in spring. there is a nice view from the gate downhill (a cherry tree avenue) and across the city.
  • Beautiful shrine and surrounding area. Nice to walk around and take lots of photos!
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