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Nagoya, Ise-Shima, and the Kii Peninsula Sights

Gifu-jo (Gifu Castle)

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  • Gifu
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Updated 09/20/2013

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This castle, perched dramatically on top of Mt. Kinka, overlooks the city center and Nagara River. It's especially attractive when it's illuminated at night. The current building dates from 1951; the 16th-century structure was destroyed by an 1891 earthquake. A cable-car ride up from Gifu Park (¥1,050 round-trip) gets you to the castle in 10 minutes, or you can walk the 2.3-km (1.5-mile) path to the 329-meter summit in about an hour. Take any bus from bus stops 12 and

13 to Gifu Park (15 minutes, ¥200).

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Omiya-cho, Gifu, 500-0000, Japan

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Sight Details:

  • ¥200
  • Mid-Mar.–mid-Oct., daily 9–5:30; mid-Oct.–mid-Mar., daily 9:30–4:30

Updated 09/20/2013


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