The Castle on top of Mt. Kinka where Oda Nobunaga planned to rule the nation.
Castle, observation deck
The Symbol of Gifu towers on top of Mt. Kinka 329m above sea level. During the age of provincial wars, Saito Dosan resided. When Oda Nobunaga became the lord, it became the homebase of his ambition to rule the nation.
The current castle was restored in 1956. Inside, the information exhibition on Nobunaga and Gifu Castle is exhibited. The observation deck at the top floor gives a panoramic view over the city. During a limited time, Gifu Castle Panoramic Night View is held at night (refer to the official website for dates).
There is a hiking trail to the top of Mt. Kinka, but try the Mt. Kinka Ropeway which takes just 4 minutes from the foot of the mountain to the top, where you can visit Gifu Mt. Kinka Squirrel Village and Gifu Castle Museum besides the Castle itself.
The Symbol of Gifu that towers on top of Mt. Kinka.
Saito Dosan and Oda Nobunaga resided here.
Inside the castle, there is an information exhibition and the observation deck is at the top floor.
During a limited time, it is open at night and is a popular spot to enjoy the night scene.
Has convenient ropeway access.
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- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 18 Kinkazan Tenshyukaku, Gifu City, Gifu
- Open every day
9:30am-5:30pm（October 17th-March 15th: 9:30am-4:30pm, January 1st: 6:30am-4:30pm）
*There is a period the castle is opened at night
*Hours may change due to different causes
Adult (ages 16 and older) 200 yen, Children (ages 4-15) 100 yen
*Mt. Kinka Ropeway round trip: Adult (middle schooler and older) 1,100 yen, Children (age 4-elementary children) 550 yen
- From JR Tokaido Main Line / Takayama Main Line, Gifu Station / Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line / Kagamihara Line, Meitetsu Gifu Station, ride Gifu Bus, N Line (bound for Nagarabashi) / City Loop counter-clockwise for 15 min. Get off at Gifu-Koen / Rekishi-hakubutsukan Mae and walk 3 min to Gifu Park’s Mt. Kinka Ropeway, Sanroku Station. For Gifu Castle, ride Mt. Kinka Ropeway for 4 min, get off at the top (Sancho Station) and walk 8 min.
- Credit Cards
- Accepted (VISA, MasterCard)
- Official Website
- Official Website (Japanese)