19 Sights in Gifu, Japan (with Map and Images)

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1. Kanō Castle

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Kanō Castle KAMUI / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Kanō Castle was a hirajirō-style Japanese castle located in the city of Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. It was one of the few castles built after the Battle of Sekigahara and establishment of the Tokugawa shogunate and was used as an administrative center of Kanō Domain under the end of the Edo period, but only its ruins, including the base of the tenshu and stone walls, remain today. The ruins were designated National Historic Site in 1983.

Wikipedia: Kanō Castle (EN)

2. Mt. Kinka

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Mt. Kinka , also known as Kinkazan, is located in the heart of the city of Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, Japan, and rises to a height of 329 m (1,079 ft). Previously called Mt. Inaba , it has long served as the representative symbol of Gifu. It stands along the Nagara River, creating bountiful nature within the city. Though it is the most famous mountain in the city, Mount Dodo, to the north, is the tallest.

Wikipedia: Mount Kinka (Gifu) (EN)

3. Gifu City Tower 43

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Gifu City Tower 43 (岐阜シティ・タワー43) is a multipurpose skyscraper built in the Hashimoto-chō section in the capital city of Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Officially opened on October 13, 2007, Gifu City Tower 43 is the tallest building in Gifu Prefecture, with its 43 above-ground floors reaching to a height of 163 m (535 ft). It is located just to the north and west of JR Gifu Station.

Wikipedia: Gifu City Tower 43 (EN)

4. 岐阜公園

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Gifu Park is a public park located at the base of Mount Kinka in the city of Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Inside the park, there are many attractions, including Gifu Castle, Mount Kinka, the Mt. Kinka Ropeway, the Gifu City Museum of History, the Eizō & Tōichi Katō Memorial Art Museum, and the Nawa Insect Museum. In 2006, it was selected as one of Japan's Top 100 Public Historical Parks.

Wikipedia: Gifu Park (EN)

5. 伊奈波神社

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Inaba Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at the base of Mount Kinka in Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Originally, its name was written 稲葉神社, which is pronounced the same way. It is the main shrine that is celebrated by the city of Gifu in its annual Gifu Festival on the first Saturday of each April. Because of its size, it is a popular spot for hatsumōde and Shichi-Go-San.

Wikipedia: Inaba Shrine (EN)

6. Gifu Gokoku Shrine

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Gifu Gokoku Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at the base of Mount Kinka in Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. The shrine is dedicated to the 37,000 residents of Gifu Prefecture who have died in wars since the Meiji Restoration. Official ceremonies are also held at the neighboring Hotel Seiran, which is part of the shrine facilities.

Wikipedia: Gifu Gokoku Shrine (EN)

7. 美江寺

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Mie-ji (美江寺) is a Buddhist temple of the Tendai sect located in Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. It is also referred to as Mie-ji Kannon (美江寺観音). It is one of the Mino Thirty-three Kannon. The temple houses the Kanshitsu Kannon, which is one of Japan's nationally designated Important Cultural Properties.

Wikipedia: Mie-ji (EN)

8. 東光寺

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Tōkōji (東光寺) is a temple of the Rinzai sect Myoshinji sect located in Kokura, Yama Prefecture, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. The mountain number is Mt. Fuji. The main statue is the Holy Kannon Bodhisattva. It is the 9th temple of the Mino 33 Kannon Sacred Ground and the 64th temple of Mino Shikoku.

Wikipedia: 東光寺 (山県市) (JA)

9. 浄音寺

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Jōinji (Jōinji) is a temple of the Nishiyama Zenrinji sect of the Jodo sect located in Miwa, Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. The mountain number is Mt. Nishitani. The main statue is Amitabha Buddha. A temple related to Anrakuan Sakuden, which is called the founder of rakugo.

Wikipedia: 浄音寺 (JA)

10. 真長寺

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Shinchoji Temple (真長寺) is a temple of the Koyasan Shingon sect located in Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. The mountain number is Mt. Miwa. It is commonly known as "Sanwa Shakya". It is often called by a common name rather than an official name. The main statue is Buddha.

Wikipedia: 真長寺 (JA)

11. 琴塚古墳

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琴塚古墳 国土交通省,(Cliped by Monami) / Attribution

The Kotozuka Kofun (琴塚古墳) is akofun burial mound located in the Kotozuka neighborhood of the city of Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. The site was designated a National Historic Site of Japan in 1934. It is the third largest in Gifu Prefecture.

Wikipedia: Kotozuka Kofun (EN)

12. Gifu Castle

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Gifu Castle is a Japanese castle located in the city of Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Along with Mount Kinka and the Nagara River, it is one of the main symbols of the city. The castle is also known as Inabayama Castle . It was designated a National Historic Site in 2011.

Wikipedia: Gifu Castle (EN)

13. 智勝院

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Chishoin (智勝院) is a temple of the Soto sect whose main deity is the Sacred Kannon Bodhisattva located in Gunfu, Honsu City, Gifu Prefecture, and the mountain number is Mt. Daiji. It is the bodhi temple of the Toda Matsudaira clan, the lord of the Kano clan.

Wikipedia: 智勝院 (本巣市) (JA)

14. 霊松院

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Reishōin (Reishōin) is a temple of the Rinzai sect Myoshinji sect (under the Tōkai school Zōkain) located in Iwasaki, Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan, and the mountain number is Zuigansan. It is the 60th ticket office in Mino Shikoku.

Wikipedia: 霊松院 (岐阜市) (JA)

15. 黒野城跡公園

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Kurono Castle was a castle built in Mino Province in Japan in 1597. Though the castle spanned the Sengoku and Edo periods, it barely did so as the castle was demolished in 1610. The castle supported the Saitō, Oda and Toyotomi clans.

Wikipedia: Kurono Castle (EN)

16. Gifu City Museum of History

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The Gifu City Museum of History is a city-supported history museum located in the city of Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Located in Gifu Park at the base of Mount Kinka, it is in the heart of Gifu City's sightseeing area.

Wikipedia: Gifu City Museum of History (EN)

17. Zenrinji

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Zen Lin Temple is located on the mountainside of Jin Huashan, Gifu City, Gifu County, with eleven Guanyin Bodhisattvas as its original deity, and its mountain name is Baihuashan. Meinong New Four Countries No.7 Zhasuo.

Wikipedia: 禅林寺 (岐阜市) (JA)

18. サラマンカホール

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Salamanca Hall is a Gifu Prefectural Concert Hall located in the Gifu Prefectural Fureai Hall in Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture. It is managed and operated by the Fureai Facility, a designated administrator.

Wikipedia: サラマンカホール (JA)

19. 梅林公園

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Bairin Park is a city-supported park located in Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. In Bairin Park, there are a total of approximately 1,300 plum trees, which represent approximately 50 different varieties.

Wikipedia: Bairin Park (EN)

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