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Mt. Kinka

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Address: Gifu, Gifu Prefecture

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Short, but steep

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Haverhill, Massachusetts
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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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192 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 the top was closed or just a little dangerous, but when I got about 90%... More 

Thank Terrygrim3
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 on the trail to visit the Gifu Castle, which you can look at the armours... More 

Thank Peter C
Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 in Gifu City.

Thank GAIDA2014
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 not cheap (about 600 yen one way or 1000 both ways) and does not offer... More 

Thank Happy2bHome_11
Gifu, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
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2 of 5 bubbles 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
Almunecar, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

Mt. Kinka its a beautifull site to wacht all Gifu, you can climb or use the ropeway for 1080 yens. The trip take like one to two minutes. On the top of the mt kinka you will find gifu castle.

Thank Anjes P
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

If you want to get away from the city, Mt. Kinkan is easy! You can get here easily by train and bus. It's not a long hike up, and there's a ropeway as well if you just want to get up faster. There's a lot do do around this area as well, from the insect museum to the squirrel park,... More 

Thank Lisa B
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 very disappointing.

1 Thank Mustafa K

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