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Gifu Castle / Inabayama Castle

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Address: 18 Tenshukaku, Kinkazan, Gifu, Gifu Prefecture
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+81 58-263-4853
09:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:30

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Good castle which can feel the history

Gifu castle is a beautiful castle to see from below and also it offers great view of the city and Nagara River.you can surely feel as you are the ruler of this area.BUilding of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
Tokyo, Japan
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely hike up the hill to Aida Nobunaga's charming castle's. You'll enjoy great views of Gifu from the summit.

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Gifu castle is a beautiful castle to see from below and also it offers great view of the city and Nagara River.you can surely feel as you are the ruler of this area.BUilding of the castle itself is normal and probably below expectation of foreign tourists.But you should know most of the castles in Japan were once totally destroyed and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

The trip to the almost top of the mountain in the cable was both breathtaking and exciting. The castle was disappointing but the view was worth the trip.

Thank Honestfoodiereview
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

It looked awesome from the flats, but it is not actually big or even exactly like the original castle (it was rebuilt a few times, and it is currently a 4 story building with a lookout balcony on the top level). It serves as a small museum. Not altogether impressive but perhaps worth the token entrance fee since you have... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

There are three tracks you can take going up, two walking and the other being a ropeway. The walking routes both had great views of Gifu beneath you! The tracks were marked out well and there were nice breezes that kept you cool. The paths however were quite awkwardly rocky...would definitely recommend some good supporting shoes. Once reaching the top... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

This Castle was nearby to where I lived in Gifu and I spent quite a bit of time here and in the park below. It was really pretty all year round and the colours of the flowers/trees changed with each season and made it a really different experience each visit.

Thank JT_Lucy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

I arrived at the base of Kinkazan too early to use the ropeway up to the top of the mountain, so I hiked up. Much of the trail is steep rocks and boulders, but the scenery is beautiful and worth the tough climb (and it felt like a climb more than a hike). It took me 45 minutes at a... More 

Thank ART196
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Gifu-jo is a small, but perfectly formed castle on top of Kinka-san (Mount Kinka). I got here by taking a bus from JR Gufu station to Gifu-koen (garden. Y210) and then taking the cable car (ropeway Y1050 return) up. At the top, there is a further 300m up hill (steps) to go. It is a bit of a trek, but... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

It's a small and rebuilt castle but it has superb views of the towns beneath it, so you'll appreciate why Oda wanted to take this castle. Information centre next to the castle was very small, admission is already included in the castle entrance fee so it doesn't hurt to pay a visit. Plus, you need to go there to collect... More 

Thank akaneantares
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

It's not crowded at all as it's not in the city like Nagoya castle. But I like the quiet and peaceful atmosphere. You can take a train from Nagoya to Gifu station then took a bus to go to the park. Then take the cable car to the top and walk to the castle, it was a walk around 20... More 

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