2024 marks the 51st anniversary of one of the world\u2019s greatest samurai parades: Shingen-ko Festival, located in K\u014dfu City. What happens? Named after one of Japan's most famous historical figures, spend the day at the Shingen-k\u014d Festival and Samurai Parade. According to the organizers, this is the largest samurai parade in the world. On Saturday, 1000 people will gather at Maizuru Castle close to K\u014dfu Station and grandly march the streets, commemorating the warlord who once ruled the Yamanashi area. The festival consists of dozens of mini-events and parades around the vicinity of K\u014dfu station, from tea ceremonies to a small craft market by local artisans. How to get there K\u014dfu can be reached from Shinjuku in Tokyo by the Chuo Line Limited Express, taking 1 hour and 45 minutes.