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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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Castles

Gifu

Ogaki Castle

Ogaki Castle (Ogaki-jo) came to be a full-scale defensive structure when the already existing fortress was expanded around the middle of the 16th century. In 1585, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who was ruling Japan, recognized the strategic importance of the site, and had the donjon built. Besides the four-tiered, four-storied donjon, there are many turrets and castle gates, and the donjon was designated a National Treasure in 1936. It was destroyed by fire, however, in the air raids of 1945 during WWII. The existing donjon was rebuilt in 1959. It houses a museum on the first to third floors, which exhibits various information on this region and has a space for children dedicated to the theme of science. The fourth floor is an observation level.

Address
2-52 Kuruwa-machi, Ogaki-shi, Gifu

Admission Fee
100 yen

Closed
Tuesdays(If Tuesday is a national holiday,Wednesday)
Next days of national holidays
Dec. 29-Jan. 3

Directions
JR Ogaki Station/On foot/10 min.