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Gifu Castle / Inabayama Castle, Gifu

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Castle · Tourist Spot
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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  • You don't get to enjoy old wood floor or tatami room inside of this castle because it has been rebuilt to very modern interior but surrounding area of this castle is very nice. We went to Inuyama...  more »
  • This castle is reachable by taking a bus from Gifu Station. It would take around 15 minutes to reach the base of the mountain. There are 2 choices from there, either you hike or take a cable car...  more »
  • The castle offers a very nice view on Gifu and the mountains around ! Inside the castle, there is a little museum which is very interesting. The funicular is very convenient to reach the castle and it also offers a beautiful view. The restaurant just below the castle is very nice and offers a very nice view again, it's a perfect place to have lunch after visiting the castle !
  • nice aerial view of the surrounding places. you will need to pay to go inside the castle but it is more of a exhibit floor with artifacts than the traditional layout that one would expect
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