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Takayama in Gifu Prefecture = Shutterstock

Takayama in Gifu Prefecture = Shutterstock

Gifu Prefecture: Best Attractions and Things to do

Gifu prefecture is located in the west side of Aichi prefecture. Gifu prefecture is divided into Mino Aria on the south side and Hida area on the north side. There are towns such as Gifu city and Ogaki city in Mino. On the other hand, steep mountainous areas are spreading in Hida like Nagano Prefecture. Here are famous Takayama and Shirakawago. The north of Shirakawago is Toyama Prefecture. There is Gokayama known as a beautiful village with Shirakawago.

In the central part of Honshu, there is a mountainous area called "Japan Alps" with an altitude of 3000m = Shutterstock 1
Photos: Do you know "Japan Alps"?

Japan is a mountainous country. To the north of Mt. Fuji, there is a mountainous area called the "Japan Alps." Mountains with an altitude of 2,000 to 3,000 meters are lined up. Hakuba, Kamikochi, and Tateyama are all part of the Japanese Alps. There are many mountain resort areas that can ...

Outline of Gifu

Map of Gifu

Map of Gifu


Shirakawago Village

Shirakawago Villadge in winter = Shutterstock

Shirakawago Villadge in winter = Shutterstock

Shirakawago Village in winter, Gifu Prefecture = Shutterstock
Shirakawago : a traditional village with Gassho-roofed roofs, Gifu, Japan

If you want to go to a beautiful traditional village in a heavy snowfall area in Japan, add Shirakawago (Gifu Prefecture) to your itinerary. Shirakawa-go is a village registered as a World Heritage Site along with Gokayama (Toyama Prefecture) in the same area. In Shirakawa-go, you can experience how the residents ...



Takayama in Gifu Prefecture

Takayama in Gifu Prefecture

Takayama in Gifu Prefecture 1
Photos: Takayama -Beautiful traditional cityscape in the mountain area

If you go to Shirakawago Village, a world heritage site in the Hida region in Japan, stop by Takayama located nearby. Takayama is the center of the Hida region. Here you can stroll through the old streets. You will feel old Japanese life that has already been lost in Tokyo and ...



Magome and Tsumago where the image of post towns in the Edo period are left = Shutterstock 1
Photos: Magome and Tsumago -Historic post towns in Japan

If you want to travel back to Japan hundreds of years ago and walk through the historic post towns, you should go to Magome (Gifu Prefecture) and Tsumago (Nagano Prefecture) in the mountainous areas of central Honshu. Magome and Tsumago retain the atmosphere of former post towns. You can stay at ...



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