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Gifu-Hashima Station 

[Gifu Castle]

A mountain castle that Nobunaga used as a foothold to unite the whole nation

As an impregnable castle, people used to say that "the one who commands Mino would reign the whole country". This castle is famous for its history of once being owned by Dozan Saito during the Sengoku period and, later occupied by Nobunaga Oda. The current castle with a three-tiered, four-story structure was reconstructed with reinforced concrete in July, 1956. In spring, summer and autumn, the castle is open at night for limited periods for enjoying the "panorama night view" of downtown Gifu.
Address 18 Tenshukaku, Kinkazan, Gifu-shi, Gifu
Phone +81-58-263-4853 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (From March 16th to May 11th)
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (From May 12th to October 16th)
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (From October 17th to March 15th)
* 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on New Year's Day
(On New Year's Day, the ropeway to the mountaintop starts operating at 5:00 a.m. and the first sunrise of the year can be enjoyed)
Holidays Open everyday
Admission fee Gifu Castle Adults 200 yen, children (age 4-16) 100 yen
Fare(Round trip of Mt. Kinka Ropeway) Adults (age 12, junior high school students and over) 1,080 yen,
children (age 4-11) 540 yen
Access From "Gifu-Hashima Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen, walk for approx. 2 minutes to Meitetsu "Shin-Hashima Station". Take the Meitetsu Hashima Line / Takehana Line for approx. 30 minutes, alight at "Meitetsu Gifu Station". Take the Gifu Bus (counterclockwise of city loop) for approx. 15 minutes, alight at "Gifu Koen / Rekishi Hakubutsukan-mae". Approx 3-minute walk from the bus stop to "Mount Kinka Ropeway Sanroku Station" in Gifu park. Then take the Mount Kinka Ropeway for approx. 3 minutes to "Mount Kinka Ropeway Sancho Station" and walk for approx. 8 minutes.
URL http://www.city.gifu.lg.jp/3537.htm

updated on Dec 25, 2014

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