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Gifu, Gifu Prefecture
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 February 2014

Gifu City is highly underrated as a travel destination, considering it's only 30 minutes from Nagoya. For one thing, the view from the castle atop Mt. Kinka is unsurpassed of any castle in Japan. Yes, the castle is restored, but it's so high up it's...More

4  Thank DanL917
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 21 June 2015

I enjoyed the scenery of Gifu city from above and the cable car was quite fun. The tickets is too pricy and there isn't much to see after you see the scenery from above, the inside of Gifu castle has a separate fee and is...More

1  Thank Mustafa K
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

We chose to hike up the Mountain via the supposedly gentler 7 bends trail. On our way down, we thought we tried a different route that appeared to end near the base of the rope way. There were only signs at the beginning of the...More

Thank VickyYL
Reviewed 19 May 2017

This elevated forest sanctuary is well within the urban perimeter of Gifu City. During the fall season, this awash-in-autumn-colors mountain will be beguiling. It is likewise so when draped in white during winter time. At other times, the green foliage will nonetheless be a refreshing...More

1  Thank Adven-jude-rer
Reviewed 21 February 2017

No one going up to Gifu Castle will miss a ride on this. Do remember to get a Shoryudo Card (from the Tourist Information Centre) to enjoy a bit of discount for the ride.

Thank CHTeo
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Needing to shake some jet-lag, I crossed the river from Gifu Miyako Hotel, passed by the not-yet-open rope-way (cable-car) (I would not have used it anyway) and began my ascent. It was not completely clear to a gaijin that the more difficult, shorter path to...More

1  Thank Terrygrim3
Reviewed 8 January 2017

There is a park at the foot of the mountain which we took some good photos of red leaves, before taking the ropeway to the top. There are a small squirrel garden where you can feed the squirrels which are cute. You can then walk...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Mt.Kinka is not too high mountain good for short hike.You can also take a ropeway straight up.But you have to hike up at least 300 meters or so to the castle anyway.The view of Nagara River and the Gifu city is very good.Must go place...More

Thank GAIDA2014
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

A caveat -- I took the ropeway up and down, and so cannot purport to know most of the walking trail journey is like. The remaining 300m to the castle was exercise enough although I see many people making the full climb. The ropeway is...More

1  Thank Happy2bHome_11
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Nice hiking trail up the mountain next to nagara river , two trails dirt , and asphalt , mountain bike trails up the hill At the top catch a glimpse of the river and city below. Family hiking spot on the weekends

Thank Dayne_1968
Reviewed 4 February 2016

In addition to the observatory deck of the restaurant on top of Mt Kinka, Gifu Castle also offers great views of the Gifu and Kakamigahara citie. To access, there is the Kinkazan Ropeway for 1080 yen. There are hiking routes too to the top.

1  Thank Thuku
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

There is really nothing much this so called mountain has to offer. Besides a small little hut that claimed to be the Gifu palace, nothing else to see, perhaps only a high ground view of Gifu and Nagoya city.

Thank Jeremy G
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