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Page Number 2000143  Updated on April 1, 2023

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Gifu Castle, Gifu Castle Museum

The inside of the castle has many documents related to Oda Nobunaga on display, and you can get a great view of the city from the 4th floor.

  • Address 18 Kinkazan Tenshukaku, Gifu City
  • Tel. 058-263-4853
  • Days and times open Open every day
    • April 1 - October 16,
      March 16 - March 31
      9:30am - 5:30pm
    • October 17 - March 15
      9:30am - 4:30pm
    • *January 1
      6:30am - 4:30pm
    • *Gifu Castle Panoramic Night View
      The castle will open in the evening.
  • Entry fees
    • Adults ¥200
    • Children ¥100

Mt. Kinka Ropeway

You can get to the summit of Mt. Kinka from the ropeway station in Gifu Park in around 4 minutes.
You can also get a close look of the scenery on Mt. Kinka and enjoy the view of Gifu City beneath you.

  • Times open
    • April 1 - October 16,
      March 16 - March 31
      9:00am - 6:00pm
    • October 17 - March 15
      9:00am - 5:00pm
    • *January 1
      5am - 5pm
    • *There may be times where it is unavailable due to facility inspections/repairs, etc.
  • Roundtrip fees
    • Adults ¥1,100
    • Children ¥550

Cormorant fishing on the Nagara River

You can apply to view cormorant fishing over the phone, by fax, or online.

Cormorant Fishing Viewing Boat Office

  • Address 1-2 Minato-machi, Gifu City
  • Tel. 058-262-0104
  • Fax 058-264-2061

Cormorant fishing viewing times

  • May 11 - October 15
    Starting around 7:45pm
    (this may differ depending on the season and events)
  • Noryo ukai (second daily cormorant fishing trips) is also held after normal cormorant fishing between July and September when demand is greater.

You can confirm when it will be held with the Cormorant Fishing Viewing Boat Office.

Shared-ride boats

You can buy these tickets at the viewing boat office before boats depart on the day that you would like to go.
Smoking is prohibited on shared-ride boats

Fees

Departure times

Departure days  Adults
(tax included)
Children
(tax included)

6:15pm

Every day

¥3,500

¥1,800

6:45pm

Weekdays

¥3,200

¥1,800

6:45pm

Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays

¥3,500

¥1,800

7:15pm

Weekdays

¥3,200

¥1,800

7:15pm

Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays

¥3,500

¥1,800

Around 8:40pm (Noryo ukai)

During specific days

¥2,900

¥1,500

*Fees for children apply to elementary school students or younger (free for those younger than 3 years old).
Please bring your own food and drinks
For boats departing at 7:15pm, passengers are not permitted to bring food and alcoholic beverages aboard.

Cormorant fishing explanations provided by a cormorant fishing master

  • Location Cormorant fishing viewing boat dock
  • Time Around 5:45pm

Rental boats

1st trip

Any time between 5:30pm and 7:15pm

Fees
Number of people Number of people allowed for 2023 fiscal year Fees
(tax included)
15 people 10 people

¥35,000

20 people 20 people

¥59,500

30 people 30 people

¥89,300

40 people 40 people

¥119,000

50 people 35 people

¥112,000

2nd trip (Noryo ukai)

Will depart around 8:40pm

Noryo ukai
Number of people Number of people allowed for 2023 fiscal year Fees (tax included)
15 people 10 people

¥29,000

20 people 20 people

¥49,300

30 people 30 people

¥74,000

40 people 40 people

¥98,600

50 people 35 people

¥101,500

Luxury boats
Number of people Fees (tax included)
10 people

¥74,100

15 people

¥111,100

Omakase pack and Omakase pack deluxe

  • Dates available Weekdays during the cormorant fishing season
    (excluding designated days)
  • How to apply
    By phone
    (The omakase pack can be reserved up until the morning of the day before you wish to ride, and the omakase pack deluxe needs to be reserved a week in advance.)
  • Boarding reception
    Cormorant Fishing Viewing Boat Office
    5:30pm
  • Departure time
    6:45pm
  • Fees Please pay during your boarding date
Plan

Plan name

Adults

Children

Omakase pack
This plan is a bundle that includes the boarding fee, boxed meal, and tea.

¥5,500

¥3,500

Omakase pack deluxe
With this plan, you can enjoy a luxurious boxed meal and relax on an exclusive boat.

¥8,000

¥5,000

Child-rearing household support campaign

  • Show your Gifukko card
    ¥300 discount for adults
    (2 people/card)
  • Elementary school students and younger
    Children in this age group can receive free original goods

Cormorant Fishing on the Nagara River Museum (Nagaragawa Ukai Museum)

You can learn more about cormorant fishing on the Nagara River in Gifu City and its traditional way of fishing that has been practiced for over 1300 years.

  • Address 51-2 Nagara, Gifu City
  • Tel. 058-210-1555

Days and times open

May 1 - October 15

9:00am - 7:00pm

(you can enter until 6:30pm)

October 16 - April 30

9:00am - 5:00pm

(you can enter until 4:30pm)

Days closed

May 1 - October 15

Open every day

October 16 - April 30

  • Tuesdays
    (the next weekday if a public holiday)
  • The New Year's period

Viewing fees

  • Adults ¥500
  • Children ¥250
  • Young children (younger than 4 years old) Free

Gifu City Science Museum

This is the only comprehensive science museum within Gifu Prefecture. It has a planetarium and interactive exhibits that both children and adults can enjoy.

  • Address 3456-41 Honjo, Gifu City
  • Tel. 058-272-1333
  • Times open
    9:30am - 5:30pm
    (you can enter until 5:00pm)
  • Days closed
    • Mondays (the next weekday if a public holiday)
    • Days after public holidays
    • The New Year's period
  • Fees
    • Admission Fee
      • High school students and older ¥310
      • 3 year olds - junior high school students ¥100
    • Planetarium (admission fee included)
      • High school students and older ¥620
      • 3 year olds - junior high school students ¥200

*Junior high school students and younger that live in Gifu City can enter for free

Gifu City Museum of History

You can learn about Gifu City's history and culture here.

  • Address 2-18-1 Omiya-cho, Gifu City
  • Tel. 058-265-0010
  • Times open
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    (you can enter until 4:30pm)
  • Days closed
    • Mondays (the next day if a public holiday)
    • Days after public holidays
    • The New Year's period (Dec. 28 - Jan. 3)
    • Temporary closings
  • Viewing fees (for the main exhibits)
    • High school students and older ¥310
    • Elementary and junior high school students ¥150

Hara Sankei Memorial Room (part of the Museum of History in a separate building)

The Memorial Room introduces the life and achievements of HARA Sankei, a native of what is present day Yanaizu-cho in Gifu City.

  • Address 1-15 Shimosaba Nishi, Yanaizu-cho, Gifu City
    Moegi no Sato, 2F
  • Tel. 058-270-1080
  • Times open 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Days closed
    • Mondays (the next day if a public holiday)
    • Days after public holidays
    • The New Year's period (Dec. 28 - Jan. 3)
  • Viewing fees Free

Kato Eizo & Toichi Memorial Art Museum (Annex of the Museum of History)

This museum showcases the artistic works of Eizo and Toichi Kato, two painter brothers that were born in Mitono-cho, Gifu City.

  • Address 1-46 Omiya-cho, Gifu City
  • Tel. 058-264-6410
  • Times open
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    (you can enter until 4:30pm)
  • Days closed
    • Mondays (the next day if a public holiday)
    • Days after public holidays
    • The New Year's period (Dec. 28 - Jan. 3)
    • Temporary closings
  • Viewing fees
    • High school students and older ¥310
    • Elementary and junior high school students ¥150

Dream Theater Gifu

This facility holds events and age-approriate seminars that both children and adults can enjoy based around the themes of socializing, playing, and creating.

  • Address 6 Meitoku-cho, Gifu City
  • Tel. 058-262-2811
  • Days and times open
    • Tuesday - Saturday 9:00am - 9:00pm
    • Sunday, Public holidays 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Days closed
    • Mondays (the next day if a public holiday)
    • Days after public holidays
    • The New Year's period
  • Usage fees
    Children's floors (4-5F)
    • High school students and older ¥520
    • Elementary and junior high school students ¥200
    • Young children (accompanied by a guardian) Free

*Elementary and junior high school students that live in Gifu City do not have to pay usage fees

Yanagase R Terrace

This facility is located in the Yanagase shopping district and was created to promote city improvement through renovations.
It has break areas, nursing rooms, and diaper changing areas.

  • Address 1-20 Hinode-machi, Gifu City (Royal Theater Building, 2F)
  • Tel. 058-201-4010
  • Times open
    10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Days closed
    • Thursdays
    • The New Year's period
  • Facilties/services
    • Break areas (including nursing rooms and diaper changing areas)
    • Mobile workspaces
    • Seminars and workshops about city improvement renovations
    • Provides store and event information
    • Consultation window for event-related questions, subsidy for those buying/building new homes in the city center, etc.

Gifu Civic Auditorium

This Civic Auditorium is a cultural facility featuring a large hall (max. capacity of 1501 people) suitable for performing arts and gatherings, exhibition galleries, conference rooms, practice studios, etc. 

  • Address 2-6 Mieji-cho, Gifu City
  • Tel. 058-262-8111

Gifu City Culture Center

The Culture Center is a cultural facility with halls that can be used for hosting various exhibitions, lectures, presentations, concerts, etc. and also has exhibition rooms, conference rooms, arts and crafts rooms, Japanese-style rooms, and soundproofed music facilities.
These can be used by individuals, clubs, etc.

  • Address 5-7-2 Kogane-machi, Gifu City
  • Tel. 058-262-6200

Nagaragawa Convention Center

The Convention Center hosts national and international academic conferences, contests, symposiums, workshops, festivals, etc.

  • Address 2695-2 Nagara Fukumitsu, Gifu City
  • Tel. 058-296-1200

Gifu City Cultural and Industrial Exchange Center (Juroku Plaza)

The Exchange Center can be used for meetings, lectures, concerts, as a learning space, etc.
The exhibition gallery on the 1st floor can also be used.

  • Address 1-10-11 Hashimoto-cho, Gifu City
    next to JR Gifu Station
  • Tel. 058-262-0150

Gifu Pharmaceutical University Botanical Garden

Many different medicinal herbs being grown are displayed here. The garden also does breeding research and serves as a place for outdoor education.

  • Address 935 Tsubakibora Aza Higashi Tsujigauchi, Gifu City
    (East of Gifu Livestock Breeding Center Park)
  • Tel. 058-237-3931
    (Gifu Pharmaceutical University, Mitahora Campus)
  • Days open to the public (*public viewings currently unavailable)
    Volunteer guides help with tours.
    • Months April, May, June, July, September, October
    • Days Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays
      (excluding public holidays)
      (volunteer guides are unavailable on Mondays)

Roadstation Yanaizu

In addition to the information and sales facilities, you can also enjoy the view of the Sakai River.

  • Address 7696-1 Sennejiro, Yanaizu-cho, Gifu City
  • Tel. 058-388-8719

Nakasendo Kanojuku Community Development Exchange Center

The center introduces the history of Kanojuku, other areas along the Nakasendo Highway, exhibits Japanese umbrellas, etc. The center also offers meeting rooms for rent and serves as a place to rest.

  • Address 1-16-1, Kano Hon-machi, Gifu City
  • Tel. 058-214-2341
  • Times open
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    (Restrooms:7:00am - 5:00pm)
  • Days closed
    • Mondays (the next day if a public holiday)
    • The New Year's period (Dec. 29 - Jan. 3)
  • Main facilities
    • Lobby
    • Meeting rooms (Reservation and rental fee reqiuired)
    • Nursing room
    • Parking lot (5 spaces for general use, 1 space for heartful use)
    • Share Cycle Port