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Gifu-Hashima Station 

[Ogaki Castle]

The castle that served as Ishida Mitsunari's base in the Battle of Sekigahara

Originally built in 1535, Ogaki Castle was temporarily occupied by commander Ishida Mitsunari, who made it his base in the decisive Battle of Sekigahara. The castle tower as it stands now is a reconstruction, but it is said to have been a huge fortress with more than 10 turrets. Inside the castle, models and informational material on the Battle of Sekigahara are on display. You can even touch the bows and matchlock guns to feel their weight and size for yourself.
Address Kuruwa-machi 2-52, Ogaki City, Gifu
Phone +81-584-74-7875 (English and Chinese available)
Opening hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Last admission is 30 minutes before the closing time)
Holidays December 29th to January 3rd
* Some unscheduled holidays.
Admission fee Adults 100 yen
High school age and under Free
Access Take the Meihan Kintetsu Bus bound for Ogaki Ekimae from "Gifu-Hashima Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 30 minutes, alight at "Ogaki Ekimae", and walk for approx. 7 minutes.
URL Ogaki Tourism Association
http://www.ogakikanko.jp/spot/ogakijyo/

updated on Sep 30, 2018

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