Gifu CastleGifu City, Gifu Prefecture

Gifu Castle DATA
Other nameInabayama Castle, Kinkayama Castle, Iguchi Castle
castle construction1201
addressMt. Kinka Castle Tower 18, Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture, Mt. Kinka Summit 18
telephone number058-263-4853
Opening hours8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (changes depending on the season)
closing dayOpen all year round
Admission feeAdults 200 yen / Children (4 years old to under 16 years old) 100 yen

Oda Nobunaga expelled Saito Tatsuoki, the grandson of Saito Dōsan, and captured Inabayama Castle. Afterwards, the name of the place was changed from ``Iguchi'' to ``Gifu.'' It became Oda Nobunaga's base for unifying the country. Gifu Castle was abandoned by Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1601. He gave Nobumasa Okudaira 100,000 koku to build Kano Castle, and the castle tower, turret, mountain middle, and stone walls at the foot of Gifu Castle were moved to Kano Castle.

Access to Gifu Castle
15 minutes by bus from JR Gifu Station or Meitetsu Gifu Station. Get off at the bus stop and walk 3 minutes from inside Gifu Park, then 3 minutes on the Mt. Kinka Ropeway, and 8 minutes on foot from Mt. Kinka Ropeway Sancho Station.

HISTORYAbout Gifu Castle

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Battle of Inabayama CastleOda Nobunaga conquers Mino
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