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Posts tagged kofu

Shosenkyo Hiking Map

昇仙峡  map board shosenkyo

昇仙峡地図

I walked up (and later down) Shosenkyo so I didn’t have the energy or desire to do additional hiking once I reached the top. However, if you go to the top of Shosenkyo via car or bus and want to hike around, these are your most common options.

甲府駅

kofu station vending machine

Kofu Station vending machine

Kofu (甲府) is the first place I lived in Japan so it’s super nostalgic to me and always will be. Today’s photo comes from 2013, the last time I was there. Hopefully I get back there again someday.

信玄公祭り 第42回 poster

Japanese doorway

@ShingenFes #信玄公祭り @kofucityoffice #山梨県 #甲府市

There are a lot of really cool festivals in Japan. However, the one that is nearest and dearest to my heart is the Shingen-Ko Matsuri (信玄公祭り), which takes place in Kofu every spring. Perhaps it’s because Kofu is the first place I lived in Japan. In any event, I was there for the 17th and 29th renditions of the festival. I was many months too late to catch the 42nd version, advertised in today’s photo. The 48th edition will happen next year.

Senga Falls, Japan

仙娥滝

Japanese vineyard

葡萄園

Yamanashi Prefecture is famous for its grapes. While waiting for a bus to take me from the Shosenkyo Bus Stop back to central Kofu, I shot this nearby vineyard. In Japan, it isn’t uncommon to see grapes wrapped on the vine. I’ve never seen this in the USA or anywhere else.

Udon restaurant

marugame udon kai kofu

Marugame Udon (Kai, Japan)

@MarugameUdonID @ponzu_marugame @Marugame_Sato @UdonMarugame

Next week we are off to Oahu. While you can find Marugame Udon shops all over Japan, you have to go to Hawaii to eat such noodles in the USA. Can’t wait!