Every 15 minutes
About 4 minutes
Ropeway hours vary by season
9:30～16:30（Last entry 15 minutes prior to closing time）
9:30～16:30（Last Entry: 16:15）
●Restaurant with a View
10:00～16:30（Last Order: 15:30）
Facility hours vary by season.
(age 12 or junior high school students, and over)
1100 yen / round trip
(age 4 to 11)
550 yen / round trip
(over 30 persons)
Adults- 10 percent off
how to enjoy
Ways to Enjoy Mount Kinka Ropeway
enjoy1 About Mount Kinka Ropeway in Gifu
A Ropeway Connecting Gifu Park to the Summit of Mount Kinka
The summit offers sweeping views of Mount Kinka, covered in natural forests,
Nagara River in its natural splendor,
and the townscape of Gifu.
Interact with squirrels
You’ll Want to Visit Each Season
A meal with a view
The ultimate night view in summer
enjoy2 Squirrel Village
Squirrel Village in front of Kinkasan Summit Station is renowned as the first squirrel village built in Japan in 1965. Taiwanese squirrels do not hibernate, letting you feed them all year round.
All kinds of souvenirs from Gifu on sale
Exclusive merchandise and castle goods that you’ll only find here
soft-served ice cream that you can eat on the go are served
here as well.
Local souvenirs from Gifu Prefecture
Tea from Gifu HOUJICHA
Castle Stamp of Gifu Castle
enjoy4 Gifu Castle
The restored Gifu Castle and a museum housing historical materials.
Once known as "Inabayama Castle," this residence of the Warring States Period warlord Saito Dosan was later conquered by Oda Nobunaga, who renamed the area "Gifu.” The current Gifu Castle was restored in 1956.
Restaurants & Cafes A Meal With a View: Enjoy Mount Kinka
Restaurant with a View
Terrace Court 329
"La Pont de Ciel
Restaurant with a View"
A restaurant with an observatory deck offering sweeping views of Mount Kinka in the city of Gifu, Gifu Prefecture.
Here, enjoy the Nobunaga Dote Rice Bowl (simmered pork offal and beef sinew), past winner of the Local B-Class Dining Festival in Gifu, as well as the Hida Beef Yakiniku Rice Bowl, available in limited quantities, and local Gifu cuisine kei-chan (pan-fried chicken with vegetables, as you take in the views.
restaurant2 Cafe / Terrace Court 329
A cafe at Gifu Mount Kinka Ropeway Summit Station. The “329” in the cafe’s name is the altitude of Mount Kinka!
Enjoy Nagara River Cider, drinks, soft-served ice cream, and other light dining options on the terrace.
restaurant3 Nobunaga Terrace
A restaurant with an observatory deck offering sweeping views of Mount Kinka in the city of Gifu, Gifu Prefecture. Here, enjoy the Nobunaga Dote Rice Bowl (simmered pork offal and beef sinew), past winner of the Local B-Class Dining Festival in Gifu, as well as the Hida Beef Yakiniku Rice Bowl, available in limited quantities, and local Gifu cuisine kei-chan (pan-fried chicken with vegetables, as you take in the views.
FAQFrequently Asked Questions Here are some of the questions we often receive!
- QDoes the ropeway have regular closing days?
No; however, there are inspection days where the ropeway stops once or twice a year to ensure safety.
- QHow long is the ropeway ride?
About 4 minutes each way.
- QHow do I get to the Squirrel Village?
Squirrel Village is right in front of Summit Station on the ropeway. Visit by taking
the ropeway or climbing the mountain.