Gifu Castle

Hike to Gifu Castle

Gifu Castle is a 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.

Today is an interesting day as I get to explore two of Japan’s most beautiful castles in the Chubu region The first one, Gifu Castle or Gifu-jo, as it is called in Japanese, rests atop Mt Kinka, located in the city of Gifu in Gifu Prefecture The castle was initially established here as a fortress by Nikaido Yukimasa under orders from the Kamakura Shogunate in 1201 CE It was then known as Inabayama Castle The fortress was later renovated into the polished structure we see today by Saito Dosan who became master of the castle in 1539 In 1567 Oda Nobunaga invaded Mino and took control of
Gifu Great Buddha

Great Buddha of Shoho-ji

The Gifu Great Buddha is a massive Buddhist statue located in Shōhō-ji in Gifu Prefecture of Japan. Completed in 1832 CE, it is the only Daibutsu created of wood and lacquer.

After a beautiful morning at Gifu Castle we were ready to proceed to our next destination in Inuyama But before we left the area, we dropped by to see the Shōhō-ji Temple – a rarely visited Buddhist temple near Gifu Park Shōhō-ji Temple Shōhō-ji Temple lies at a 5-minute walk from Gifu Park If you are already here to see the Gifu Castle, you might as well spend a few minutes exploring the unique Golden Buddha at this temple made out of dry lacquer Shoho-ji Temple The temple building looks very innocuous from the outside, for a


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