Takeda Shrine (武田神社, Takeda Jinja) is a shrine in Kofu, built on the former grounds of the residence of local hero Takeda Shingen, one of the strongest feudal warlords in Japanese history. As well as features typical to a shrine, such as a main hall, prayer hall and multiple torii gates, ruined elements of the old residence can still be viewed, including some stone walls and a moat that protected the former residence.
The Takeda clan was based in Kofu for many generations and controlled today's Yamanashi Prefecture. Takeda Shingen expanded the clan's territories to include large parts of today's Nagano Prefecture and other areas. Shingen was one of the most powerful lords during the era of warring states but died just before a deciding battle with Oda Nobunaga who later defeated the Takeda and ultimately emerged as the unifier of the country.
In addition to a nice main hall and prayer hall, the shrine's verdant grounds contain a Noh stage and a network of paths that lead around the complex. There is also a treasure house in which a variety of exhibits pertaining to Takeda Shingen are exhibited, including old battle strategy diagrams, weapons, tools and items of clothing used by him.
As a result of his great achievements Takeda Shingen is fondly remembered by the people of Yamanashi, and there are various other Shingen-related sites across Kofu including a statue of him that stands prominently on the south side of Kofu Station.