Gifu (岐阜市, Gifu-shi) is a city located in the south-central portion of Gifu Prefecture, Japan, and serves as the prefectural capital. The city has played an important role in Japan's history because of its location in the middle of the country. During the Sengoku period, various warlords, including Oda Nobunaga, used the area as a base in an attempt to unify and control Japan. Gifu continued to flourish even after Japan's unification as both an important shukuba along the Edo period Nakasendō and, later, as one of Japan's fashion centers. It has been designated a core city by the national government.
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4 based on 199 reviews
Mt.Kinka is not too high mountain good for short hike.You can also take a ropeway straight up.But you have to hike up at least 300 meters or so to the castle anyway.The view of Nagara River and the Gifu city is very good.Must go place in Gifu City.
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The castle is located at the top of Mt.Kinka with an altitude of 329m. As Sengoku warlords such as Oda Nobunaga fought in order to base this castle, the view of Nobi Plain from this castle is very wonderful! On sunny days, you'll be able to look over Nagoya. Seeing all around of the castle to long distance, and the castle is located at the top of a steep mountain, are the reason for being strategically important.
However, the exhibition inside the building simulating this castle is not very attractive. Because they are not related to this castle or not much related. In addition the paintings of Sengoku warlords drawn by modern painter are displayed. I recommend you that you do not expect the exhibits of the excavated artifacts from this castle. If you want to appreciate historical exhibits, I recommend you the Gifu City historical museum.
Ropeway is running to the middle of the mountain. If you are confident in leg strength, you can go to the castle by foot. In summer, you can use the castle at night(until 22:00). Night view of Gifu city and Nagoya city is also very beautiful.
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"Great Buddha of Gifu, Batman!" The head priest of Shōhōji, Ichū, concieved of this Great Buddha and it was completed in 1832 after 38 years of construction and long after Ichū had passed away. It was constructed with a central pillar made from a gingko tree, and then a bamboo frame was made in the shape of the statue, to which clay was added. Paper was placed over the clay and then lacquered and then goldleaf was applied. Construction took so long because each piece of paper contained a scripture written by hand by a monk. This represented a lot of man hours and recquired the collaboration of monks from across the country. Ichū even travelled about collecting written scriptures to add to the statue. Just think of all of the wisdom contained within the Great Buddha...
4 based on 136 reviews
There is really nothing much at this part. There is a insert museum, a few trees, a few small food outlets, and a rope way station to the Gifu Palace, nothing else to offer.
3.5 based on 130 reviews
A good view of the city and a nice thing to do while in Gifu,
The view is nicer if it is a sunny day of course so try to choose your day carefully and plan your arrival time if you like to take some professional photos.
4 based on 64 reviews
Tower 43 has two observation rooms. By visiting both rooms, you can enjoy views of the Mountains, the samurai castle, Mt. Fuji (weather permitting) and the Nagara River. It's especially pretty near sunset. There is not charge for entry. The tower is located next to train station.
4.5 based on 39 reviews
Although the facility is based on the library in Gifu City, it is advanced not to be able to think that the exterior and interior of the building are library! The existing library is located in the center of the facility and it is surrounded by glass walls. The surroundings of the library are multipurpose space, there are various Exhibitions, study studios, Starbucks and convenience stores. I think that not only Gifu citizens but also tourists can use the facilities interestingly.
The disadvantages are that on of them is a bit fat from Gifu station, another is that there is a possibility of disturbing concentration to study, because the children's voices echo in the open space. The facility is so large, if you want to use it quietly, you may need to find your comfortable place.
4 based on 87 reviews
This location can be reached either on foot(family favorite) or by car.
nice hike up or down the hill know as the "Drive course.. favorite fo those dare enough to challenge the curves and/or the waiting J-cops
My wife hikes here regulary, the family on weekends.. Squirel village on top.. feed thm for 10bucks a pop(to enter)
4 based on 52 reviews
Nice museum! And quite nice exposition and interactive program. Placed very nice, so you can visit 3 places at once: Gifu castle, Gifu Historical Museum and Nawa Insect Museum. Ticket price is very reasonable - 300円 only.
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Actual cormorant fishing occurs between mid May and mid October. But you can visit the museum anytime to learn more about this old-fashioned activity. They have a movie with English subtitles that explains details of the activity. They also have interactive displays designed mostly for children. You can view the unusual costume parts, photos of the praying fishermen and replicas of the boats and crews. It's a major tourist activity in Gifu.
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