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42nd Shingen-ko Festival (April 5th-7th, 2013)

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          The 42nd Shingen-ko Festival (Apr. 5-7, 2013)


Get prepared for Yamanashi’s biggest festival of the year!  


Every year, the Shingen-ko Festival celebrates the legacy of Yamanashi’s famous warlord, Takeda Shingen, with the roars of samurai and folkspeople, delicious food and materials at stands around the station and the castle park with cherry blossoms in full bloom, and a variety of stage shows and performances!

This year’s festival will be held from April 5th to 7th. The main highlight is the Koshu Battalion Deployment, which is Japan’s No.1 largest reenactment of warriors. Around 1,500 locals dress in traditional samurai costumes and commence on a march around Kofu.

This year’s deployment will be led by the famous actor Ken Matsudaira as Takeda Shingen and Kota Masago as Yamamoto Kasuke. After a deployment ceremony and sake ritual, Takeda Shingen, bathed in torchlight and surrounded by his 24 generals, leads his army along the streets of Kofu. The Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan banner, representing a philosophy Shingen adopted from Sun Tzu’s Art of War, is flown from one end of the prefecture to the other.

Do not miss out the excitement of Yamanashi’s greatest festival!

Schedule of main events and map 1

Schedule of main events and map 2

Seats for viewing Koshu Battalion Deployment Ceremony are on sale

Available seats: 260 seats

Price: 3000 yen

Where to buy:

 (Starting from Mar. 16th)

YBS T&L    

2-6-10 Kitaguchi, Kofu, Yamanashi

Tel :055-231-3355     Mon-Sat 9 :00-17 :20

Fujikyu Travel-Kofu Branch 

1F, 2-35-4 Marunouchi, Kofu, Yamanashi

Tel :055-228-1000     Mon-Sat 9 :00-18 :00

Fujikyu Travel-Fujiyoshida Branch

2F, 2-5-1 Kamiyoshida, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi

Tel :055-522-5551   Mon-Sat 9 :00-18 :00 (Closed on Saturday of the 2nd  and 4th week)

Fujikyu Travel- Tsuru Otsuki Branch (in front of JR Otsuki Station)  

1-3-17 Otsuki, Otsuki City, Yamanashi

Tel :055-422-1135   Mon-Sat 9 :00-18 :00


(Starting from Mar. 17th)


1F, 2-3-4 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Tel : 03-3241-3776   Mon-Sat 10:30-19 :30

Past pictures and video clips

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