Gifu

About Gifu

An exquisite, ancient domain in the middle of Japan, Gifu Prefecture, with its bounty of mountain villages, traditional thatched farmhouses and onsen, also offers unrivaled festivals and delectable eats.

Take a step back in time with a saunter through the historic villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama. This World Heritage Site is a delightful anthology of mountainous villages made famous for their quint, thatched-roofed farmhouses, while Takayama’s old town not only sees tradition frozen in time, but its spring and autumn festivals are considered to be among Japan’s best. High in the Alps in lesser known Okuhida, are an abundance of outdoor onsen to sooth and relax, before scoffing your face with a steaming bowl of Takayama ramen or some the region’s famous Hida beef. Just watch out for the “Satori” — little supernatural monsters that run around these parts reading minds. Which is odd…

Places to visit in Gifu

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Sights in Gifu

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Ebis Cafe & Pachinko

This is a new breed of café/pachinko born in Hida Takayama. As the first establishment in Japan, it combined café, which offers a relaxing moment, and pachinko,

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Doburoku Festival Museum

Located in Shirakawa Hachiman Shrine, Doburoku Festival Museum reproduces scenes of the traditional festival by using dolls and maquettes.

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Jin Homura Museum of Art

This museum is dedicated to artist Jin Homura, an oil painter who uses the primary colors red, yellow and blue.

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Mount Yari

The 5th highest summit in Japan, this peak boasts a height of 3,180 meters. Mount Yari, or Yari-ga-take as it is called in Japan, is located in the Hida mountai

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Mount Obami

Lying on the border between the prefectures Gifu and Nagano, this summit with its height of 3,101 meters is the 10th highest mountain in Japan. Mount Obami, or

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Omamiya Sweet Shop

Situated in this traditional building travelers will find an old shop specializing in cinnamon sweets and omiyage (souvenirs). The store first opened in the Mei

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Hotels in Gifu

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Ramuneya

Just a 4-minute walk from Gero Station, Ramuneya offers accommodation with free WiFi. Free private parking is available on site. Every room at this inn is air

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Abokan

Located in the Okuhida hot-spring district and only a 2-minute walk away from the Hirayu Bus Terminal, Abokan features Japanese-style rooms with mountain views.

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Pension Biwako

Featuring free WiFi, Pension Biwako offers pet-friendly accommodation in Kaizu, 34 km from Hikone. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking

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Sweet Season (Adult Only)

Designed for adults only, Sweet Season is a love hotel located in Hashima, 27 km from Nagoya. It features air-conditioned rooms and free private parking. Every

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Tajimakan

Located in the Okuhida hot-springs area, Tajimakan offers Japanese-style accommodation. The ryokan is a 70-minute bus ride from JR Takayama Station and a 20-min

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Juhachiro

Founded in 1860, Juhachiro is located along Nagara River and boasts indoor and outdoor natural hot spring baths. The property is a 15-minute bus ride from Gifu

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