Gifu Castle offers a commanding view of Gifu City from its impressive vantage point on top of the mountain.

Standing atop Mt. Kinka, Gifu Castle was the home base of one of Japan's great military commanders, Nobunaga Oda, and was said to be unassailable. Don't miss the large selection of Japanese armor and swords exhibited inside the Gifu castle.

The Gifu castle is accessible from Gifu Park via the Mt. Kinka Ropeway. From the upper room of the keep, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the entire city and beyond. Take your time to savor every bit of the landscape that the ancient rulers used to enjoy!

Mt. Kinka, especially the area around the Gifu Castle, is famous for the beauty of its autumn scenery, and the best time to visit if you want to see these colors is during the month of November.

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Basic Information


18 Tenshukaku, Gifu City, Gifu


10-minute taxi ride from Gifu Station to Gifu Park

Business Hours

9:30am - 4:30pm (hours extend later into the evening depending on the season)

Days Closed for Business



Castle admission fee -- Adults: 200 yen, Children: 100 yen
Group discounts available for groups of 30 or more

Telephone Number 058-263-4853
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