The castle that Dosan Saito and Nobunaga Oda cleaved in 16th Century
The castle is located on the summit of Mount Kinka, and it is said that a fort was built for the first time by the Kamakura shogunate Butler Yukimasa Nikaido government in 1201. In the Sengoku era in 15th Century the castle was built by Dosan Saito, which was captured and lived by Nobunaga Oda in 1567.
Gifu Nagaragawa Ukai (Nagara River cormorant fishing)
Summer tradition of Gifu City
Ukai of Nagara is inherited as a summer tradition of Gifu, having a history of more than 1,300 years. An Usho, or cormorant fisherman, dressed in traditional costumes on a small boat will hunt Ayu (sweetfish) by manipulating the cormorant to free the fish while using his voice to make the sound “Ho-Ho”. Visitors witnessing this special experience the world of the subtle and profound.
This is counted as one of Japan’s three Buddha figures. This Buddha boasts the biggest Buddha in Japan as a lacquer Buddha.
The womb has been enshrined Medicine Buddha. Its gentle expression and majesty, such as those smiling to us is truly a healing space.
The cityscape continues from the Ukai viewing boat landing point of Nagara Bridge Minamitsume west “Minatomachi-Tamai Town, Motohama town”. Here old streets with lattice doors known as “Kawaramachi,” can still be seen. It is very near to the landing point of the Ukai viewing boat, and it is also recommended to explore this area before taking the Ukai viewing.