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Koshu Grapes

Kōshū (甲州市 Kōshū-shi) is in the north of the Yamanashi Prefecture, in Japan. Kōshū is famous for its viticulture and wines.


Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

From Tokyo on the JR Chuo Line, taking limited express trains from Shinjuku to Enzan st (塩山駅). Local trains at half the price and an extra hour of traveling to Katsunuma Budōkyō st. (勝沼ぶどう郷駅駅). Interchange at JR Takao for Kofu. The Chuo Line takes Suica cards.

By bus[edit]

There are highway buses depart from the terminal in Shinjuku, in holiday operated Kōshū wine liner (甲州ワインライナー) to Katsunuma area, in weekday, Chūō highway bus Kofu line buses via Kōshū (Katsunuma bus stop at near Katsunuma IC).

Get around[edit]

Map of Koshu

By bus[edit]

Katsunuma round trip bus (勝沼周遊バス) operated only High season, go around wineries. And Enzan st has a network of buses.

By bicycle[edit]

Gururin (ぐるりん) a bike-share scheme in Kōshū. One day ¥1,000, or ¥100 per 30 minutes.



Taste wine[edit]

There are over 10 wineries at Kōshū Katsunuma area. The main grape is Koshu white wine.


Peaches, cherries, strawberries and other fruits are grown in the area.






  • 1 Kaizansou (介山荘), Daibosatsutoge Enzan-Kamihagihara, +81 90 3147 5429, fax: +81 533 33 2843. ¥4,200.


There are some ryokans at Enzan hot spring.


Go next[edit]

Routes through Koshu
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Kofu  S Japanese National Route Sign 0020.svg E  OtsukiHachioji
Chichibu  N Japanese National Route Sign 0140.svg S  Kofu
Kofu  W Japanese National Route Sign 0411.svg E  OkutamaHachioji

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