Discover Koshu

Koshu is home to world-renown Koshu grapes considered a near-perfect complement to sushi. October is ideal for you to begin wine-tasting tours at any of the dozens of wineries in the region. Remember to save time to visit the Erinji Buddhist temple and gardens designated as a National Place of Scenic Beauty. 

Things to see and do

Tours and Activities


Getting around in Koshu

The easiest way to get around in Koshu is by car, but most major sights and attractions are accessible by a combination of trains and busses. Though, travelers will have to rely on single tickets or a prepaid card, since no special train or bus passes are provided within this area. 

For up-to-date bus schedules, we recommend syncing Google Maps with our customized map above (to do this: click the top right icon on the map to expand to full-screen and select a route between your destination and your current destination).

If you decide to rent a car, it is advised to do so from one of the bigger cities in the vicinity. You can use our car rental widget in the FAQ menu below. 


Getting to Koshu

Public transportation:

Travelers who come by train usually get off at Katsunumabudokyo Station, as it is the most central point within the area and provides an easy connection to the rest of the area.

  • Train: it takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes from Shinjuku in Tokyo to Katsunumabudokyo station. 


Car rentals:

How long to stay in Koshu

We recommend staying here for about one day. 

Hotels in Koshu

Festivals in Koshu

There are several festivals here throughout the year. Please be advised that the following list is based upon previous entries of those festivals and that the dates might have changed slightly in the following year. It is also possible that the entire festival is cancelled in the case of heavy rainfall or a natural disaster. Please check with the official organisers' website for the most up-to-date information. 
For the exact location of any of the festivals listed here, you can consult our map above by clicking on the icon in the upper most corner of the map to open the map legend. Festivals are hidden by default but can be made visible by clicking on the "Festivals" checkbox in the map legend.


Katsunuma Grape Festival

  • Date: October 5th

  • Time: 10:00 - 20:00


Katsunuma New Sake Wine Festival

  • Date: November 3rd

  • Time: 09:30 - 15:00


Takeda Jinchu Hoto Festival

  • Date: November 10th

  • Time: 11:30 - 14:30

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