Gifu Castle in Gero Area

Gifu Castle Guide

Gifu Castle is a castle located in Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. It was built in 1201 by Nikaido Yukimasa, a retainer of Minamoto no Yoritomo. The castle was destroyed and rebuilt several times throughout history, with the current keep being reconstructed in 1956.

Getting There

Gifu Castle is located in the Gero area of Gifu, Gifu Prefecture. The nearest train station is Gifu Station, which is about 20 minutes away by bus. From Gifu Station, take the bus bound for "Gifu Park" and get off at "Gifu Koen Nishi-guchi" stop.

Admission Fee

The admission fee for Gifu Castle is 200 yen for adults and 100 yen for children.

Opening Hours

Gifu Castle is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm, with last admission at 4:30pm. The castle is closed on Mondays (or the following day if Monday is a national holiday) and from December 29 to January 1.

Things to See and Do

  • Explore the castle grounds and enjoy the view of the city from the top of the keep.
  • Visit the Gifu City Museum of History, which is located within the castle grounds.
  • Take a stroll in the nearby Gifu Park, which is famous for its cherry blossoms in the spring.
  • Attend one of the many events held at the castle throughout the year, such as the Gifu Castle Festival in November.