Gujo Hachiman Castle’s story begins towards the end of the Warring States period when, in 1559, Endo Morikazu established it as his stronghold.
In 1871, with the abolition of feudal domains and establishment of prefectures in Japan, Ogaki Castle was demolished the following year, leaving only its stone walls standing. Presently, all the stone walls of the castle are designated as important historical properties of the prefecture, and the castle keep is designated a municipal treasure.
From the castle keep, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the castle town and the mountains of Okumino all at once.
- Tradition & History
Ichino Taira 65-9, Yanagi-cho, Hachiman-cho, Gujo City, Gifu 501-4214
|Access||＊From Gujo Hachiman Station (Nagaragawa Railway): Board the Mame Bus’ Red Route and disembark at the Joka-machi Plaza bus stop. 20-30 minute walk to the castle ＊From Meitetsu Gifu and JR Gifu Stations: take a Gifu Bus on the Highway Hachiman Line towards Gujo Hachiman and get off at the "Gujo Hachiman Jokamachi Plaza" stop (70-80 min; 1,550 yen). Walk 20-30 min to the castle|
Mar – May, Sep – Oct: 9 am – 5 pm
|Days Closed for Business||
Dec. 20 – Jan. 10
Adults: 320 yen