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Gifu Castle / Inabayama Castle

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18 Tenshukaku, Kinkazan, Gifu, Gifu Prefecture
+81 58-263-4853
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 3 March 2012

Gifu Castle is on the top of Mt Kinka. To get there, take a bus from Gifu Station (200 yen) to Gifu Park which is at the bottom of Mt Kinka. The cable car Station is next to the park. Cable car cost (as at...More

4  Thank StanleyAuckland
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Be prepared to spend alot of money because all sections of the Gifu Castle visit are sold separately. The ropeway lift to the top is 1080 JPY per person (Alternatively, there is a 60 minute hiking trail, but not for the faint of heart). Entrance...More

2  Thank takethe
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 squirrel park was unfortunately closed.

Thank shown88
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

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, peaceful, safe, flourishing and above all, welcoming. I have been to different spots that...More

1  Thank Luz B
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Be prepared to spend alot of money because all sections of the Gifu Castle visit are sold separately. The ropeway lift to the top is 1080 JPY per person (Alternatively, there is a 60 minute hiking trail, but not for the faint of heart). Entrance...More

2  Thank takethe
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

It might not be the biggest castle in Japan but it is located on the top of the hill which it looks so much stunning. The roof top of the castle can view the town of Gifu. However the castle would probably the only tourist...More

Thank Casey_An
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

The view from the top is stunning. There is a cable car to the top. The price is around 1,080 JPY for round trip. The entrance fee to the castle is 200 JPY. This is a must come tourist attraction in Gifu.

Thank Tonkarn08
Reviewed 27 January 2018

The Gifu castle is relatively small, and as most of the castles in Japan is a museum inside, i.e., there's an exhibition of old goods, clothes, arming and weapons inside. Getting to the top, you'll be able to enjoy a great view of the entire...More

Thank Anna I
Reviewed 1 January 2018

If you have been to a castle in Japan before you can skip the interior of this one; go instead for the amazing panoramic views of the valley below. Also to get a work out getting up the small mountain to the castle itself. A...More

1  Thank Prepcook
Reviewed 18 November 2017

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

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Response from travelswithcrystal | Reviewed this property |
I think I paid around 1000 Yen for an adult round trip ticket on the cable car October 2016.