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Gifu Province

Gifu Province is located in the central part of Japan and is a popular tourist destination. The province is known for its castles, temples, and shrines, as well as its natural beauty. Gifu is also home to several national parks, making it a great place to enjoy the outdoors.

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Discover the Enchanting Beauty of Gifu Province


Gifu Province stands as a testament to Japan‘s rich history and natural allure. Nestled in the heart of the country, this province offers a serene blend of panoramic landscapes, historical landmarks, and bustling towns. With its proximity to places like Nagano, Toyama, and Shiga, Gifu is the perfect gateway to a broader Japanese adventure.

A Journey Through Time

Begin your journey in the historical heart of Gifu. The pristine streets of Hida Takayama often dubbed the “Little Kyoto,” offer a trip back in time. Stroll through charming lanes, lined with traditional wooden houses, craft shops, and sake breweries. Meanwhile, Gujo Hachiman showcases a unique dance festival and clear waterways, drawing visitors from all over.

Natural Wonders

Gifu Province doesn’t shy away from natural attractions either. At Shirakawa-go, be amazed by the iconic Gassho-zukuri houses, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The region’s Okuhida Onsen Villages are a haven for relaxation seekers, boasting hot springs surrounded by the snow-capped mountains.

Highlight Attractions

During your stay, ensure you check off these top attractions:

  • Shirakawa-go: Traditional Gassho-zukuri houses and seasonal beauty.
  • Gifu Castle: A vantage point offering breathtaking views.
  • Hida Takayama: A historic town reminiscent of ancient Japan.
  • Okuhida Onsen Villages: Luxurious hot springs amidst nature.
  • Gujo Hachiman: Crystal-clear waterways and cultural festivities.
  • Nagaragawa River: Experience traditional cormorant fishing.
  • Gifu Park: A blend of history and nature.
  • Magome and Tsumago: Historic post towns of the Nakasendo.
  • Dynaland: Winter wonderland for ski enthusiasts.
  • Mino: Celebrate traditional Washi paper-making.

Immerse in Local Experiences

Further, delve into unique experiences like witnessing cormorant fishing on the Nagaragawa River or skiing at Dynaland. Also, don’t miss the opportunity to explore the Nakasendo’s post towns, Magome and Tsumago, capturing the essence of ancient highways.

Plan Your Adventure

With easy connections to nearby provinces and a plethora of attractions, Gifu Province seamlessly integrates traditional Japan with modern delights. Whether you’re a history buff, nature lover, or just seeking a serene getaway, Gifu has something special in store.

Suggestions for Your Visit

While the attractions are plenty, consider immersing yourself in local workshops, like Washi paper-making in Mino, or partake in seasonal festivals that truly capture the spirit of Gifu.

Ready for Gifu?

Ready to embark on an unforgettable journey? Dive deep into the heart of Japan and create lasting memories in Gifu Province. Let’s make your travel dreams come true!

Remember, Gifu isn’t just a destination; it’s an experience. So, pack your bags and get ready to be enchanted by the diverse offerings of this Japanese gem.

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