Nagoya, Ise-Shima, and the Kii Peninsula Sights

Gifu-jo (Gifu Castle)

  • Omiya-cho Map It
  • Gifu
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Published 12/10/2015

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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 and when the mountain changes color in the fall. The current building dates from 1951; the 16th-century structure was destroyed by an 1891 earthquake. A cable-car ride up from Gifu Park (¥1,080 round-trip) gets you to the castle in 10 minutes, or you can walk the 2.3-km (1.5-mile) path to the 1,079-foot summit in about an hour. Take bus N32, N80, or N86 to Gifu Park (15 minutes, ¥210).

Sight Information


Omiya-cho, Gifu, 500-0000, Japan

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Sight Details:

  • ¥210
  • Mar. 16–May 11, daily 9–5:30; May 12–Oct. 16, daily 8:30–5:30; Oct. 17–Mar. 15, daily 9:30–4:30

Published 12/10/2015


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