Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Japan  /  Chubu  /  Gifu Prefecture  /  Gifu  /  Historic Sites  /  Gifu Castle / Inabayama Castle

Gifu Castle / Inabayama Castle, Gifu

(3.8/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
Take in the views and explore 800 years of history at Gifu Castle / Inabayama Castle, a hilltop fortress that acts as a symbol of the city. First constructed in 1201 CE, the castle became a center of economic and military activity over the centuries, with its prime position atop the hill making it an important base for numerous clans during regional conflicts. Learn about the history of the castle and its centrality to regional history at the museum, and spend some time looking down at the city below, with the river flowing through it and the mountains acting as an impressive backdrop. A visit to Gifu Castle / Inabayama Castle represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Gifu travel itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
Create a full Gifu itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Gifu

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Gifu by other users

21 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Gifu BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Japan BY A USER FROM INDONESIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Gifu BY A USER FROM JAPAN April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Japan BY A USER FROM JAPAN May, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 4 days in Gifu Prefecture BY A USER FROM CANADA June, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Gifu BY A USER FROM CANADA June, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Gifu & Takayama BY A USER FROM JAPAN January, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Gifu, Tokyo & Islamabad BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN December, culture, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Ropeway to climb, up the steep stairs from there. Top of the mountain because views are nice, but the castle itself exhibits only in 欠kemashita interesting.
    View original
  • Thought its appearance from the bottom looking up at the ropeway so lightly, but was down from more than distance there was (his parents had not brought), great view! During training the legs and I walked from the bottom and climb.
    View original
  • Wherever you ride, takes about 20 minutes by bus from the train station, bus stop and people know right away. Tell stop, rest assured, we can catch up. Let us aim to the cable car and get off the bus at the top of the mountain looks small because, in the Park. And then get off at the summit station, a short walk away. We recommend walking a little bit because of sneakers walking shoes. Admission is 200 yen very cheap there.
    View original
Google
  • Its a pretty cool castle and the hike is really fun. It would be better if only the castle was all original but sadly it isn't. It's a great view of the city also. The weirdest thing about the whole place is they have a 5 star bathroom at the top!!
  • What a great place to visit with a wonderful view.
  • Beautiful views and excellent castle. There is a hiking trail or ropeway to the castle.
  • A glimpse of ancient so call Lord's abode in Japan. Interesting.
  • amazing place the view from this castle is beautiful