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Gifu Park, Gifu
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Gifu Park is a public park located at the base of Mount Kinka in the city of Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Inside the park, there are many attractions, including Gifu Castle, Mount Kinka, the Mt. Kinka Ropeway, the Gifu City Museum of History, the Eizō & Tōichi Katō Memorial Art Museum, and the Nawa Insect Museum. In 2006, it was selected as one of Japan's Top 100 Public Historical Parks.HistoryThe area that makes up Gifu Park has a long and important role in the history of Gifu City. Though Mount Kinka was strategically important for military purposes, living in the castle atop the mountain would have made daily life very difficult. As such, many important rulers built their main residences at the base of the mountain in modern-day Gifu Park.One of those residences used to belong to Oda Nobunaga. It was called Senjō-jiki (千畳敷), which literally means "one-thousand tatami mats." The residence was so large that it covered approximately two-thirds of the present day park. Much was known about the residence because the Portuguese Jesuit Missionary Luis Frois wrote about it extensively in his journals during his time visiting with Nobunaga, even going so far as to say that Gifu was "as bustling as Babylon." However, until excavation began in 1984, it was unknown whether or not this was actually Nobunaga's Senjō-jiki.
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  • The little teahouse in the Park Bistro and miso sauce rice dumplings and oden are sold. Also offering Matcha tea and enjoy an authentic green tea with the Japanese-style confection. Surprised at the cheapness of the parking lot.
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  • This park is very cozy and there are historic castle with excellent view,theme park of squirrel ,and also museum.More over there are restaurants and souvenir shops too.You can enjoy whole day here. 
  • Literally almost 100 folks of all ages flock here to play Pokemon Go! My usual power walking route...since Pokemon I've taken a different route.. Must visit location on the foot of Mt.Kinka..the cable...  more »
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  • Very relaxing place love the colors specially during autum.
  • Good park below Mt Kinka, you can relax here. We visited while hiking to Mt Kinka, its small mountain but good for short hiking ( hardly takes n hour) and then after coming back, gifu park is good place to relax.
  • We went to this beautiful park with family. There is a insects museum inside and a cable car to castle on top of mountain. Some people wears samurai custom walking around.
  • Is the Mt. Kinka ropeway station Park. From the morning and cleaning work is done, will he keep the Park clean. Nobunaga publicly famous places around efficiently in use, in storage and bicycle hire on the West side.
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  • Located in the Green and peaceful. Not too crowded and you can loose. It is ideal for strolls and diversion. Kinka ropeway and the Gifu City Museum of history and can be enjoyed with the family.
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