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Gifu Castle / Inabayama Castle

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18 Tenshukaku, Kinkazan, Gifu, Gifu Prefecture
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All reviews great view cable car observation deck little bit day trip entrance fee rope way castle oda hill nagoya base climb weapons yen ropeway trail
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We need to take the ropeway from Gifu park up to the Kinkazan and then walked uphill for 300 m. to Gifu Castle. The castle is not large, but still is 4 storeys high. At first I didn’t expect much, but when I walked up...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sornsakols
Reviewed 7 November 2018

The small park at its base is quiet and pleasant for contemplation, especially when the hydrangeas are in bloom. The views from the cable car and castle are expansive, the walk invigorating. The squirrel park was unfortunately closed.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank shown88
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

I am really deeply in love with Japan, specially Gifu-been there thrice. The place is a picture of utopia, a place of perfection, a cornucopia of everything beautiful and delightful.... clean, peaceful, safe, flourishing and above all, welcoming. I have been to different spots that...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Luz B
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Be prepared to spend alot of money because all sections of the Gifu Castle visit are sold separately. The ropeway lift to the top is 1080 JPY per person (Alternatively, there is a 60 minute hiking trail, but not for the faint of heart). Entrance...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank takethe
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

It might not be the biggest castle in Japan but it is located on the top of the hill which it looks so much stunning. The roof top of the castle can view the town of Gifu. However the castle would probably the only tourist...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Casey_An
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

The view from the top is stunning. There is a cable car to the top. The price is around 1,080 JPY for round trip. The entrance fee to the castle is 200 JPY. This is a must come tourist attraction in Gifu.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Tonkarn08
Reviewed 27 January 2018

The Gifu castle is relatively small, and as most of the castles in Japan is a museum inside, i.e., there's an exhibition of old goods, clothes, arming and weapons inside. Getting to the top, you'll be able to enjoy a great view of the entire...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Anna I
Reviewed 1 January 2018

If you have been to a castle in Japan before you can skip the interior of this one; go instead for the amazing panoramic views of the valley below. Also to get a work out getting up the small mountain to the castle itself. A...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Prepcook
Reviewed 18 November 2017

The view from Gifu Castle is formidable. One can imagine the vision of Oda Nobunaga from the top. However, the exhibits inside the Gifu Castle are not as attractive as you may find in other Japanese castles. However, the fare is just 200 yen, so...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank gingerbrownie
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We took the cable car up the hill and the Meditation Trail back down which was beautiful. Because the castle is high on the hill & surrounded by trees it is hard to actually see the castle, but the view is incredible and the walk...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Response from travelswithcrystal | Reviewed this property |
I think I paid around 1000 Yen for an adult round trip ticket on the cable car October 2016.