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JAPAN

Japan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The area of Japan is 377,873 square kilometers, nearly equivalent to Germany and Switzerland combined or slightly smaller than California. Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands.

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JNTO TRAVEL PLANNER

Use the "JNTO TRAVEL PLANNER" for train and map information helpful in traveling around Japan.

  • By simply entering the departing and arrival station, get an overview of train transfer method, fares, and travel time.
  • By simply selecting the arrival airport and major train stations around Japan, find routes to stations nearest your destination.
  • Display a map of the arrival train station and areas surrounding sightseeing spots.

Read the "Usage Guide" and use this service for a safe and enjoyable trip in Japan.

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Attractions

Hachiman CastleGifu

Hachiman Castle (Hachiman-jo) was built around the middle of the 16th century by Lord Endo, who governed this region. Subsequently it changed hands frequently due to war. Major restorations were carried out, and the outworks and outermost outworks of the castle were prepared. The castle was ultimately demolished (as it symbolized the political power of samurai) when power changed over from the Edo shogunate to the Meiji government. The existing donjon was built in 1933, modeled on that of Ogaki Castle. The streets of Gujo-Hachiman can be seen quite clearly from the donjon.
 
Address & Access
Address: Yanagi-machi, Hachiman-cho, Gujo-shi, Gifu
Admission Fee: 300 yen
Closed: Dec. 20-Jan. 10
Directions
Nagaragawa Railway Gujo-Hachiman Station/Bus/10 min./Jyokamachi-Plaza/On foot/20 min.