Model Course

Nagara River ~ Gifu Park
Feel the history of Gifu along the banks of the Nagara River
Recommended courses to fully enjoy Gifu City!

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  1. Gifu Park
    1. Gifu Park
    Surrounded by the nature of Mt. Kinka, enjoy the fresh and clear air and wide variety of beautiful seasonal scenes of Gifu Park.
    Open 24 hours. Admission free
    Contact: Gifu Park administration office
    TEL. +81-58-262-3951
  2. Mt. Kinka Ropeway
    2. Mt. Kinka Ropeway
    Mt. Kinka Ropeway takes you on a four-minute ride from Gifu Park to the top of Mt. Kinka, offering wonderful views of the pristine Nagara River and the Noubi Plain.
    Operating hours: seasonally varying
    Fare / round trip: Adults 1080 yen, Children 540 yen
    Open throughout the year
    TEL. +81-58-262-6784
    Ropeway:4 min.+Walk 8 min.
  3. Gifu Castle
    3. Gifu Castle
    Crowning the top of Mt. Kinka, it is Gifu City's popular symbol. From the observation gallery, you can enjoy the same magnificent landscape loved by the legendary ODA Nobunaga.
    Opening hours: seasonally varying
    Admission fee: Adults 200 yen, Children 100 yen
    Open throughout the year
    TEL. +81-58-263-4853
    Ropeway:4 min.+Walk 10 min.
  4. Gifu City Museum of History
    4. Gifu City Museum of History
    Here you can learn the history of Gifu from ancient to modern times firsthand through unique experience-based exhibitions.
    Opening hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Admission before 4:30 p.m.)
    Admission fee: Adults 300 yen, Children 150 yen
    Closed: Mondays (If a Monday is a public holiday, then the next day), the day after public holidays, Year End and New Year holiday
    TEL. +81-58-265-0010
    Walk:5 min.
  5. Gifu Great Buddha
    5. Gifu Great Buddha
    Constructed as a giant talisman against natural disasters, this dignified image of Buddha stands 13.63 meters high, and is the biggest dry lacquer technique statue in Japan.
    Opening hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Admission fee: Adults 200 yen, Children 100 yen
    Open throughout the year
    TEL. +81-58-264-2760
    Walk:10 min.
  6. Kawara-machi area
    6. Kawara-machi area
    Encompassing the former river port towns of Minato-machi, Tamai-machi, and Motohama-cho, the Kawara-machi area features nostalgic street scenes with old-fashioned lattice-walled houses and storehouses standing side by side.
    This street attracts visitors of all ages with shops selling "Gifu Uchiwa" (flat fan) and Japanese sweets. Restaurants and galleries built from converted old houses are also popular attractions.
  7. Gifu City Cormorant Fishing Viewing Boat Office
    7. Gifu City Cormorant Fishing Viewing Boat Office
    Nagara River Cormorant Fishing succeeds the ancient fishing method from 1300 years ago.
    It runs from May 11 to October 15. The climax of cormorant fishing called So-garami takes you to an ethereal world.
    TEL. +81-58-262-0104

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