Ogaki Castle

Gifu, Chubu

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.</p>


2-52 Kuruwa-machi, Ogaki-shi, Gifu
Admission Fee
100 yen
Tuesdays(If Tuesday is a national holiday,Wednesday)
Next days of national holidays
Dec. 29-Jan. 3
[Walk]JR Ogaki Station/On foot/10 min.

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