How to travel between Kofu and Tokyo
Tokyo (Shinjuku Station) and Kofu are connected by twice-hourly limited express trains along the JR Chuo Line (90 minutes, 3890 yen one way). Alternatively, the train journey can be done by rapid and local trains with a transfer at Takao along the way (3 hours, 2310 yen one way, 1-2 connections/hour). The Japan Rail Pass and Tokyo Wide Pass are valid on all trains between Tokyo and Kofu.
By highway bus
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Kofu Station in the center of Kofu is the region's main transport hub, served by multiple train and bus lines. Some of Kofu's tourist attractions are a short walk, bus or train ride from Kofu Station, but others, such as the Katsunuma wine district are located considerable distances away, and access by public transportation is not always convenient.
Due to the distances involved in travelling between different parts of the Kofu region, it can be convenient to hire a rental car. There are multiple rental car outlets around Kofu Station. It is important to note, however, that Japan enforces a strict zero-tolerance drinking and driving policy.