Let’s March in an Armor Suit with the Samurai Army!

Have you ever dreamed of marching in an authentic armor suit with the Samurai army?

Immerse yourself with the locals and participate in the 45th Shingen-ko festival- Takeda samurai parade!

Want to know more? Read on for more information!

Well, it is no longer an unachievable dream as H.I.S is having a special promotion for the 45th Shingen-ko Festival – Takeda Samurai Parade with a super reasonable price!

Let’s find out what the Takeda Samurai Parade is about…

Samurai on the horseback

Takeda Samurai Parade is the biggest Japanese traditional festival held in Kofu, Yamanashi prefecture. To be specific, it is the largest gathering of Samurais in the world. This was recognized by Guinness World Records on April 7, 2012.

The main highlight of the event is the Koshu Battalion Deployment in honor of the famous Shingen Takeda (one of the most popular heroes of the Warring States Period).

Dress up in samurai costume

The reenactment of the entire process consists of 1,500 locals from all around the prefecture dressed in traditional armor, going out to and returning from battle in the form of parades from the plaza in front of Kofu Station.

over 1500 local attend the parade every year
Koshu battalion deployment parade
participant of the event


Takeda Samurai Parade

Date         :     April 9, 2016 (Saturday)

Time        :     4:30 p.m. Deployment Ceremony

                         5:00 p.m. Deployment March (The Marching of Samurais)

                         6:40 p.m Return Ceremony

Location:       Around Kofu Station & Maizuru Castle Park ( Yamanashi Prefecture)

Picture Image from Yamanashi-Kankou


  1.  Shingen-Ko Festival takes places from April 8, 2016 (Fri) ~ April 10, 2016 (Sun)
  2. For detailed schedule, please refer to Event Schedule

This April, we would like to invite you to join us for this traditional grand celebration and walk among the Samurai brothers in a full Samurai Armor suit. It will only cost you:

JPY 9,800 with LUNCH INCLUDED! (HALAL not available) 

(normal price: JPY 12,500 ~ JPY 30,000)

Meeting point  : Kofu station (甲府駅改札口)

Time                    : 10.00

* if you don’t know how to get there, please contact us at H.I.S Tokyo Tourist Information Centers  or email us at tic-tokyo@his-world.com

HOW to make reservation?


1 ) Visit any of the H.I.S Tokyo Tourist Information Centers  all around Tokyo OR

2) Direct online reservation at  hisgo Japan

Link : http://www.hisgo.com/j1/Contents/OptionalTour/DetailOptionalTour.aspx?TourCd=TYO0516

Learn more about this festival, please visit the homepage of Yamanashi kankou.

Link : http://www.yamanashi-kankou.jp/english/



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