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Interesting historical site - not much castle left however

The castle site is primarily reconstructed walls and stone fortifications as there is nothing left... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
Melbourne, Australia
Good place to walk on a free weekend

It's proximity to many of the local hotels and train station make it an easy walk. Worth seeing if... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
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1 Marunouchi, Kofu 400-0031, Yamanashi Prefecture
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Reviewed 24 October 2012

My husband and I were staying in Kofu for 3 nights for a wedding nearby Kofu. It was recommended by my son and daughter-in-law who had been to the castle on their last visit to Japan that we check out Kofu Castle located in Maizuru...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2014

You can go there on foot from the station in around five minutes. A castle tower and the stone walls in those days are left but I am sorry that those is not on castle tower. There is signs here and there and they can...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Today, I am visiting Yamanashi prefecture. There is Maizuru castle in front of Kofu station, cherry blossoms are just in full bloom. Cherry blossoms are flowers representing spring of Japan, bloom only about 10days, and the short period of beauty attract Japanese people’s hearts. Every...More

Thank 870uchidat
Reviewed 23 March 2018

There is no entrance fee, so no personal cost to see this attraction. Walls are preserved well, but castle is gone. From top bastion all mountains around as well as city can be seen.

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

I stayed around Kofu station. It was walking distance. I took a walk in the morning. It was very nice that there was no one there in the morning. You could see the great view of Kofu area.

Thank n111er
Reviewed 22 September 2017

The castle site is primarily reconstructed walls and stone fortifications as there is nothing left of the original structures. Some reproduced buildings are interesting and the gardens very well kept and enjoyable. The main benefit however was the spectacular views, including Fuji-san on a clear...More

Thank ndjordan1
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Kofu Castle is a short five minute walk from Kofu Station. Once there, the walk is uphill but easily negotiable. The castle is mostly remnants with only a few structures, including a small tower. The lookout at the top of the hill is a good...More

Thank OzawaW
Reviewed 28 February 2017

It's proximity to many of the local hotels and train station make it an easy walk. Worth seeing if you are in the area but I wouldn't make a special trip just to see it. An hour further on the the Chuo line has Mastumoto...More

Thank aound_the_world_123
Reviewed 11 January 2017

I have visited the castle ruins each of the four times I have been in Kofu. Each time I have done something different - the most memorable with my lovely and lively grandson. The lawns below the walls were where my son chose for us...More

Thank Renewalsh
Reviewed 23 December 2016

I forget how I ended up in Kofu with time to kill, but I did. And with limited English around I went here, neat gardens and good reconstruction staying true to original methods. Good use of time if you have a few hours to kill...More

Thank Endless_Wanders_520
Reviewed 25 November 2016

When you see a beautiful castle tower rising over a town in Japan is it almost invariably a concrete copy. The buildings of almost every castle in Japan have been destroyed over the years by dereliction, natural disaster, or war. Kofu is no exception and...More

Thank KMH06
Reviewed 1 November 2016

At the important location to Edo here once was the gorgeous black castle built by Asano clan, a vassal daimyo of Hideyoshi. By new excavations locals changed their image of the castle and the Prefecture has restored some gates and stone walls for tourists.

Thank riviere51
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