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. 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.
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  • August 12, 2017
    View from the tower is really good. During the day and at night, we went twice. Little more was when I left castle ruins thought to. Is prohibited is the use of a tripod when shooting night in the Castle, so caution is required there. When using the tripod and shoot at night to shoot at the Observatory.
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  • August 10, 2017
    You will walk trail about 20 minutes from the ropeway station. Admission is 200 yen. It was rebuilt in the castle was built with concrete. And go to the top and view of Gifu, is feeling good.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Sometimes the climb. He often climb from Gate Park parking, restrooms, convenient. Light is okay in training shoes, etc. One way 30-good fresh feeling in about 40 minutes and I just tired.
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  • March 12, 2017
    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.
  • March 7, 2017
    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.
  • July 1, 2016
    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!!
  • January 4, 2017
    A castle with good view of Gifu. Interesting display inside the castle. Must go location at gifu
  • June 2, 2017
    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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