Gifu Castle / Inabayama Castle, Gifu

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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. To visit Gifu Castle / Inabayama Castle and get the most from your holiday in Gifu, create itinerary details personal to you using our Gifu trip itinerary app .
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  • Like climbed up to walk at Summit, but without hesitation, went on the aerial tramway. Descended from the walk takes about 10 minutes. Beautiful view of the town from the Gifu castle itself is small, many exhibits and do not have. Aerial tramway has a discount with JAF card, so you have!
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  • In the interest of time I realized donjon at the last minute evening. But there was great. The contrast of the sunset, the mountain and the river. Come and enjoy the evening?
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  • Castle view from the bottom, to the top of the mountain is beautiful. Headed by ropeway. Gifu castle exhibits no less spectacular, 360-degree spread from the castle town is very nice. The wind very clean because it was a hot day. Walk the trail about 10 minutes after the ropeway bus and the inside also the steep stairs. Elderly was so very little.
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  • Gifu Castle is a nice reward for making your way up the castle. The inside has been turned into a bit of a museum, so it's not very traditional anymore, but it shows an interesting part of history in the area.
  • Beautiful keep with various interesting objects on display. Nice view of surrounding areas. Would recommend taking the ropeway up and leisurely walk down the mountain.
  • 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!!
  • A castle with good view of Gifu. Interesting display inside the castle. Must go location at gifu
  • Must do when you are in Gifu. Stunning.

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Numerous accommodation options line the streets of Gifu, especially around its main train station. Three-star mid-range hotels prevail in the city center, offering basic amenities such as breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and cozy, clean rooms, while a number of budget inns and guesthouses round out the selection. Excellent transportation makes staying in Gifu a good choice for trips to nearby Nagoya.
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