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Takeda Shingen is known as an especially popular military commander in Sengoku period, from the end of the 15th century to the end of the 16th century. Even nowadays he is loved by many people and Takeda Jinja enshrines him as a god. This Jinja was located in the place where the Takedas successively had lived and it is said that one will get some "luck of winning" if he or she visit here. It has many high spots such as a "Treasure hall" where a lot of treasures of the Takedas are displayed and a well whose water is said to have an effect for a long life.
- 2611 Kofuchu-machi, Kofu-shi, Yamanashi
- Contact No.
- Take a bus going to "Takeda Jinja / Sekisui-ji" from Koufu station on JR line. After 8-min ride, get off at Takeda Jinja stop and just a short walk away
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- Enter precinct freely (9:00-16:30 for Treasure hall)
Open all year round
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 60 min
- Admission fee
※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
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A god for good luck in battle
Takeda Shingen was superior not only as a commander but also as a politician. His favorite book were tactic books from China and he knew more practical methods than other commanders at that time. We can give examples of his achievements other than battles and politics like enhancing of the monetary system and design of flush toilets. This Jinja is said to give you "luck of winning" in any aspect, which also means you will be able to overcome yourself or success in your life.
"Treasure hall" displays a lot of treasures
One of the high spots in Takeda Jinja is "Treasure hall" where you can see many precious treasures handed down by the Takedas. There are a lot of gems to feel the passion of Bushi like a Katana sword designated as a important cultural property in Japan, armors, weapons, and old documents (Entrance fee: 300 yen).
Hime no Ido (Well of princess)
Hime no Ido (Well of princess) is a well whose spring water was used for the first bath when a daughter of Takeda Shingen was born. Now you can still drink the water and it is said to have an effect for living longer and for healing illness. You can buy a bottle to put water at the reception counter of this Jinja.