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Gifu Castle岐阜城

Historical Monument

Gifu Castle was formerly called Inabayama Castle and was the feudal castle of Saito Dosan during the Warring States period of Japanese history. In 1567, Oda Nobunaga captured Mino (in the Siege of Inabayama Castle), and the castle and town were renamed as “Gifu”. This is the time that Nobunaga published “Tenkafubu” (All the world by force of arms) with the aim of unifying the whole country. The present castle was reconstructed in 1956. There is an archives (an exhibition room) in the castle, and the top of the tower is a viewing platform. From the viewing platform you can see an unbroken view of the magnificent landscape such as the Nagara River which is famous for cormorant fishing, the Nobi Plains and the Japanese Alps mountain range. In 2011, it was designated as a National Historic Site from the viewpoint of it being Gifu castle ruins.


Gifu, Gifu Prefecture Kinka castle tower 18

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Only on New Year's Day6:30-16:30

Review of Gifu Castle / Inabayama Castle

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Reviewed:2018/11/24 Breathtaking view from Gifu Castle
We need to take the ropeway from Gifu park up to the Kinkazan and then walked uphill for 300 m. to Gifu Castle. The castle is not large, but still is 4 storeys high. At first I didn’t expect much...
Reviewed:2018/11/07 Grand View of Gifu, enjoyable cable car ride.
The small park at its base is quiet and pleasant for contemplation, especially when the hydrangeas are in bloom. The views from the cable car and castle are expansive, the walk invigorating. The...
Reviewed:2018/05/03 This Takes One's Breath Away❤
I am really deeply in love with Japan, specially Gifu-been there thrice. The place is a picture of utopia, a place of perfection, a cornucopia of everything beautiful and delightful.... clean...

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Gifu, Gifu Prefecture Kinka castle tower 18 [map]



Only on New Year's Day6:30-16:30
open everyday
Admission fee
1 Over 6 200 yen
4 to 16 years old 100 yen
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          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.

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          Tucked away in the very center of Japan, Gifu prefecture houses mountains, old towns, and one of Japan’s greatest hot springs, Gero Onsen. A tour of the prefecture’s traditional architecture will take you from the mountain-enveloped wooden streets of Takayama to the mountain village of Shirakawago, where visitors can explore 250-year-old thatched roofed houses known as gassho-zukuri.

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