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Gifu Castle / Inabayama Castle

18 Tenshukaku, Kinkazan, Gifu, Gifu Prefecture
+81 58-263-4853
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Panoramic view of Gifu

The view from Gifu Castle is formidable. One can imagine the vision of Oda Nobunaga from the top... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hong Kong, China
Nice wander through the gardens.

We took the cable car up the hill and the Meditation Trail back down which was beautiful. Because... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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18 Tenshukaku, Kinkazan, Gifu, Gifu Prefecture
+81 58-263-4853
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view from Gifu Castle is formidable. One can imagine the vision of Oda Nobunaga from the top. However, the exhibits inside the Gifu Castle are not as attractive as you may find in other Japanese castles. However, the fare is just 200 yen, so...More

Thank gingerbrownie
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We took the cable car up the hill and the Meditation Trail back down which was beautiful. Because the castle is high on the hill & surrounded by trees it is hard to actually see the castle, but the view is incredible and the walk...More

1  Thank Claudia_Larsen
Reviewed 5 September 2017

標高329mの金華山の頂上に位置する城。名だたる戦国武将がこの城を拠点にしようと戦いを繰り広げた通り、この城からの眺めはとても素晴らしく、肥沃な濃尾平野を一望できる。晴れ渡る日には名古屋の方まで見渡すことができ、また山自体が急峻で攻略しにくいことから、戦略上重要な城であることが伺える。戦国時代を語る上で欠かせない歴史構造物であるものの、展示品は関連性が無い、もしくは薄い物が多く、さらには現代作家が描いた戦国武将の絵画が展示されていることが多いため、発掘された遺物等の展示の期待は避けた方がいい。歴史の展示物を鑑賞するならば、麓の歴史博物館をお勧めする。 途中までロープウェイで行くことが出来るが、勿論麓から徒歩で行くことも出来る。天候が安定して脚力に自信があれば、挑戦してみるのもいいかもしれない。また夏季は夜間でも登城出来る(22:00まで)。岐阜城からの夜の岐阜市内や名古屋を眺めるのも、いい思い出となるだろう。 The castle is located at the top of Mt.Kinka with an altitude of 329m. As Sengoku warlords such as Oda Nobunaga fought in order to base this castle, the view of Nobi Plain from this castle is very wonderful! On sunny days, you'll...More

1  Thank Cyber0515
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Take a rope way to the half way of castle and then you have to walk little bit. Nice view from the Castle. There is also one museum inside of the castle. Go there when the weather is clear because then you can see far...More

Thank SanTiili
Reviewed 29 June 2017

As it was raining, we could hardly see the whole exterior of the castle and certainly no view at all. (I think even on a clear day, one also cannot get a good view of the whole castle as it was built at the top...More

Thank VickyYL
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

I really enjoy visiting the castles of Japan. I enjoyed my trip up to Gifujo also, but not really because of the castle itself. Inside they have a fantastic, although small, display of arms, armor and items found from the original. The view at the...More

1  Thank ElleKitty13
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Must see if you visit Gifu, historical and amazing oldest highest Castle in Japan, catch the cable car up and back, amazing fir all

Thank Eagle E
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We were visiting friends who lived in Gifu yet had never been to the Gifu Castle. To get to the castle we came to a buy park and lined up for a very vertical tram ride to the top of the hill and then walked...More

Thank margaret t
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Historically significant castle punched high on a hill. Great view of the surrounding area. Fernicular services the castle and great view.

Thank Yesheyozhik
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This castle is located at the top of the mountain and you can go either by hiking for 1hr or by cable car for 2 min. This castle played a important role in Japanese history and written in many history books during the samurai war...More

Thank Hiro H
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13 May 2017|
Response from Crystal P | Reviewed this property |
I think I paid around 1000 Yen for an adult round trip ticket on the cable car October 2016.