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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Juhachiro

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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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Guesthouse Kiten

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Set in Gifu, 1.2 km from Gifu Memorial Centre, Guesthouse Kiten boasts air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. There is a shared kitchen

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Hotel Sports Palko

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Hotel Sports Palko offers accommodation in Gifu. Private parking is available on site. Rooms have a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Rooms c

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JUNO (Adult Only)

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JUNO (Adult Only) is situated in Gifu, 10 km from Gifu Memorial Centre and 11 km from Gifu Castle. Free private parking is available on site. Each room at this

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Hotel Furearu Izumi

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Offering a barbecue and hot spring bath, Hotel Furearu Izumi is situated in Ōno in the Fukui Region. Fukui is 41 km away. Free private parking is available on s

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Daiwa Roynet Hotel Gifu

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A 5-minute walk from JR Gifu Train Station, Daiwa Roynet Hotel Gifu offers rooms with free wired internet access and a flat-screen TV with VOD channels. Free Wi

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