Gifu Castle / Inabayama Castle

Gifu Castle / Inabayama Castle

Gifu Castle / Inabayama Castle
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Karen M
Kirkwall, UK1,135 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
As castles go it's not the biggest or most authentic - having been rebuild. But, the view from the castle top level across the Gifu area is great & uninterrupted. You can access vies the rope way (cable car) to walk !! (Very strenuous option. From the rope way it's a 7 minute up hill to the castle, passing various points relating to the history of the castle. Inside the castle there is 3 levels with a few exhibits the history. At the top level you can walk around outside to look at the view around Gifu.
There are other elements on the walk - a Squirrel area, observation area, restaurant & fast food stall.
Written 19 February 2024
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy667 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
The peculiarity of this Japanese castle is that it’s located at the top of a rock. Plus, when you climb it and reach the pinnacle, you feel like a king because you can admire such a whirlwind landscape!
Written 5 July 2021
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jmk
san diego229 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
You don't get to enjoy old wood floor or tatami room inside of this castle because it has been rebuilt to very modern interior but surrounding area of this castle is very nice. We went to Inuyama castle in Aichi prefecture first and took a train (30-40min ride) to Gifu prefecture for this castle. Inuyama castle is one of oldest castle in Japan and you get to enjoy sqeeky floor and tatami room. This castle is more for scenary and the view and we enjoyed both. We took a cable car up and since the weather was nice we decided to hike down and it was the worst thing we have done. We love to hike so we thought it will be just thousand stairs and hill back to the entrance but we were wrong. There were no trails or regular ground to walk not even stairs you have to walk on slippery uneven rocks for 40 min and one wrong step can cause serious injury. We couldn't give up because if we did we had to clime up on uneven rocks. Since you have to worry about every steps you make we couldn't enjoy scenery or nature it was waste of time. Anyway I would recommend to take cable car even it coast money it's not worth the stress. If you are in Gifu prefecture I would recommend this castle but I would not spend a couple of hours train ride to see this type of castle since there is nothing to see inside.
Written 12 January 2020
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Lexter
Manila, Philippines43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This castle is reachable by taking a bus from Gifu Station. It would take around 15 minutes to reach the base of the mountain. There are 2 choices from there, either you hike or take a cable car. There is a discount if you buy the round trip ticket. From the cable car stop on top, you'll be needing to walk towards the castle. Again this castle is a reconstruction. The material used is modern already. Compared to other castles, you will not be required to take off your footwear. The stairs leading towards the top floor is very modern, thus it is not steep unlike the original ones. There is not much to do inside but the view on top is magnificent!
Written 7 January 2020
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RokaVeni
55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The castle itself isn't anything mind blowing, it's very similar to all the other castles you get to see around Japan. What makes Gifu castle special is the view.

The entire experience of hiking up the mount Kinka and then seeing the landscape from the top of the castle was one of the highlights of the my trip to Nagoya and its surroundings.
Written 4 November 2019
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ROB DON
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
WOW, the views were amazing from the top of this castle. We walked all the way up which was tiring but totally worth it. Yes wear comfortable shoes!! But our 3 year old did it by himself and we encountered many people in their 70's doing the hike also. Yes it is a rebuild, thanks to the WWII bombs, but still worth seeing. Walk up and rope way down.
Written 9 August 2019
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tomato_7070
Aberdeen, UK256 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
We took the 10-minutes bus from the JR Gifu station to the nearby area of the Gifu Castle. The Gifu castle looked very tiny and far from us when we looked from the downtown area. Then we had to take the specific cable car to arrive the castle. That’s a great experience of the cable car ride! We had to walk around 10-15 minutes from the cable car stop to the castle, that’s not difficult and we could see many elderly over there as well. The 360 spectacular view of Gifu city was amazing, though it’s not as big and famous as the one in Osaka, that’s still worth to go!
Written 14 July 2019
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Pål E
Hoganas, Sweden21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Business
Rebuilt castle after drawings from the original one. Intense history at the site! Easy access through ropeway but possible to hike up too
Written 23 May 2019
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JBirkinson
Cape Town Central, South Africa6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
Gifu or Inabayama Castle was an unplanned stop on my travel itinerary. I'm glad I decided to visit Gifu city and its mountaintop castle

The castle sits atop Mount Kinkazan and takes about 15 min to get to via bus from the JR station. You can use either the cable car or hiking trails to reach the top. There is a bit more hiking to do once you reach the summit, but it isn't too serious.

The castle itself peaks out among the trees of the summit and the building has an impressive color scheme. The castle's interior holds a museum that gives you the background about its history and place in Sengoku-era Japan.

The views from the top rival those of any other castle in Japan. You are rewarded with a full 360-degree view of the surrounding city and region as far as Nagoya to the south. Be sure to visit the separate museum next to the castle as it is included in the admission price.
Written 2 May 2019
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Herr Garman
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
Went by car with 2 kids. Gifu city all of a sudden blocked most roads around castle due to marathon taking place. No way to access parking wasted a lot of petrol trying to navigate the place. Had to spend most of the day waiting out. Disappointing to say the least.
Parking attendants are most rude and unhelpful.
Castle itself is nothing special, and the squirrel village located next to it for some unapparent reason is of dubious animal friendliness.
Don't recommend.
Written 29 April 2019
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