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Another samurai warrior statue next to Kofu JR station

Although a large and somewhat imposing statue, that's all it is. There are many similar memorials... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2017
ndjordan1
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Melbourne, Australia
was surprised to see it when I left the station

big statue directly in front of the station, cant miss it worth a good picture and there are many... read more

Reviewed March 23, 2017
David S
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22 Sep 2017
“Another samurai warrior statue next to Kofu JR station”
2 Aug 2017
“The Great Takeda Shingen”
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1 Marunouchi, Kofu 400-0000, Yamanashi Prefecture
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Reviewed September 22, 2017

Although a large and somewhat imposing statue, that's all it is. There are many similar memorials to all sorts of feudal warlords and this was pretty much just one like all the rest.

Thank ndjordan1
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

Takeda Shingen is my favorite warlord of the feudal times of Japan. This man was a brilliant strategist. He could have been the one to start the process of uniting Japan, instead of Oda Nobunaga. But, his ambition was cut short from getting syphilis from...More

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Reviewed March 23, 2017

big statue directly in front of the station, cant miss it worth a good picture and there are many shops and things in that area as well so plenty of options. plus cab stations, etc.

Thank David S
Reviewed January 10, 2017

The Takeda Shingen statue is a prominent landmark in Kofu as it stands alongside the train station, taxi rank and bus terminus. Thus, most who pass through Kofu see this memorial. Recently, a smart car park has been added to the rear of the statue..

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Reviewed November 21, 2016

But that is all it is...OK it isn't really little, it is fairly substantial, and has the same characterful rather than formal nature which is most notable in the statute of Saigo Takamori in Ueno Park, but it isn't a destination as such. But given...More

Thank KMH06
Reviewed August 4, 2016

First of all, this is a duplicate listing. How is the same statue the #2 thing to do in Kofu, but his other listing ("Statue of Takeda Shingen") the #27 thing to do in Kofu. Anyway, for a duplicate listing, here is a duplicate review:...More

Thank Isa W
Reviewed August 4, 2016

If you're taking the train or the bus, you may as well check him out. He stands right next to the bus stop to go to Shosenkyo Gorge. He lived in Kofu Castle (Maizuru Castle) at one point. While you're there, hop on the Tully's...More

Thank Isa W
Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

There's not much to say. Takeda Shingen statue sitting next to Kōfu station South exit. Worth to take a look if you happen to be near the Station, it takes only a minute to visit it.

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