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“Must come if you are around Gifu”

Gifu Castle / Inabayama Castle
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Kimono Local Tour in a small castle town, Gifu
Ranked #2 of 125 things to do in Gifu
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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.

Thank Tonkarn08
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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 Gifu city.
WiFi: there is free wifi in Gifu Castle (so, tourists can live stream their experience).

There are two ways to get to the castle: hike or take a ropeway. After getting uphill, you'll be able to look around before you get to the castle itself (will need to walk a bit).

There's also a restaurant on the hill (close to the castle) with an open-air terrace that offers dinners for those who love having dinner with a view. The restaurant opens at around 6 pm. You can watch amazing sunsets if staying there until the sun goes down. But should keep in mind that the restaurant is open during summertime only and closes at the end of August.

Thank Anna I
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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 cable car runs every ten minutes and is SRO so lots can get aboard. Small children may be frightened by the view so best to keep them to the middle of the car otherwise try to get toward the back as you go up or the front as you go down to catch the view.
At the cable car stop there is a "Squirrel Village" where for a fee you can walk through a wire enclosure and for another fee you can feed them while wearing gloves. I don't think they are responsible should you get bitten however, be sure to check.
There is an observation deck atop the restaurant at this level and a good size souvenir shop and ice cream- of course- for sale. The steps leading from this point to the castle are somewhat steep and can be uneven as they are made of natural stone. Many fathers carry many children both up and down so be prepared for cardio.
People in top condition can hike up from the park at ground level which takes about an hour. Cable car tickets are around 1000 yen per person round trip.
Across from the castle itself is a large observatory building with another restaurant if you don't mind more steps up- we took a pass.
This is a great photo op; but note that the best photos of the castle will be from below it as there is not enough space to get a good level shot at the entrance.

1  Thank Prepcook
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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 we can't complain at all. Visitors need to walk up stairs and slopes from the cable station which may be difficult for the elderly.

Thank gingerbrownie
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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 down beautiful. We also wandered down the street to the 'Great Buddha' and 'Inaba Shrine'. All stunning and in walking distance. If you are staying in Nagoya this is the perfect day trip. Super relaxed and a lovely day.

1  Thank Claudia_Larsen
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