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In addition to wineries, historical sites and hot springs, Kofu is also home to a variety of museums. Being the largest city and capital of Yamanashi Prefecture, Kofu has museums on not just the city itself but on the heritage of the prefecture at large. A selection of the museums that are of particular interest are listed below:

Yamanashi Prefectural Museum

Hours: 9:00 to 17:00 (entry until 16:30)
Closed: Tuesdays (or following day if Tuesday is a national holiday), the day after national holidays, and New Year holidays
Admission: 520 yen
Typical visit duration: 45-90 minutes
Access: 10 minute taxi ride from Isawaonsen Station or 30 minute bus ride from Kofu Station

Yamanashi Prefectural Art Museum

Hours: 9:00 to 17:00 (entry until 16:30)
Closed: Mondays (or following day if Monday is a national holiday), the day after national holidays and New Year holidays
Admission: 520 yen
Typical visit duration: 30-60 minutes
Access: 15 minute taxi/bus ride from Kofu Station

Yamanashi Jewelry Museum

Hours: 10:00 to 17:30 (entry until 17:00)
Closed: Tuesdays (or following day if Tuesday is a national holiday), New Year
Admission: Free
Typical visit duration: 15 minutes
Access: 10 minute walk from Kofu Station

Museum of Shadowgraph

Hours: 9:00 to 17:00
Closed: No closing days
Admission: 900 yen
Typical visit duration: 30-60 minutes
Access: 5 minute walk south of the Shosenkyo Ropeway (more details)

Getting there and around

Kofu's museums are spread out around Kofu and surroundings.

How to get to and around Kofu