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We chose to hike up the Mountain via the supposedly gentler 7 bends trail. On our way down, we thought we tried a different route that appeared to end near the base of the rope way. There were only signs at the beginning of the...More
This elevated forest sanctuary is well within the urban perimeter of Gifu City. During the fall season, this awash-in-autumn-colors mountain will be beguiling. It is likewise so when draped in white during winter time. At other times, the green foliage will nonetheless be a refreshing...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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
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.
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.