What to See & Do

Gifu Castle

岐阜城 (Gifu-jo)

Look down upon Gifu City from the keep of this castle said to be impregnable, commanding a view from the top of the mountain!

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Standing atop Mt. Kinka, Gifu Castle was the home base of one of Japan's great military commanders, Nobunaga Oda, and was said to be unassailable. The Japanese armor and swords exhibited in the castle are very impressive as well.

The castle is accessible from Gifu Park via the Mt. Kinka Ropeway. From the upper room of the keep, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the entire city and beyond. Take your time to savor every bit of the landscape that the ancient rulers used to enjoy!

Mt. Kinka, especially the area around the castle, is famous for the beauty of its autumn scenery, and the best time to visit if you want to see these colors is during the month of November.
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Gifu Castle standing atop Mt. Kinka
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Ropeway to the mountain summit
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Sweeping view of Gifu City from the castle keep
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Address / Map 18 Tenshukaku, Gifu City, Gifu  |  Map
Telephone Number 058-263-4853
Business Hours 9:30am - 4:30pm (hours extend later into the evening depending on the season)
Days Closed for Business None
Price Castle admission fee -- Adults: 200 yen, Children: 100 yen
Group discounts available for groups of 30 or more
Directions 10-minute taxi ride from Gifu Station to Gifu Park
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