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World Heritage Site Shirakawago village and Winter Illumination

World Heritage Site Shirakawago village and Winter Illumination

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.

Outline of Gifu

Gassho-zukuri houses in Gokayama Village. Gokayama has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List due to its traditional Gassho-zukuri houses, alongside nearby Shirakawa-go in Gifu Prefecture = shutterstock

Gassho-zukuri houses in Gokayama Village. Gokayama has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List due to its traditional Gassho-zukuri houses, alongside nearby Shirakawa-go in Gifu Prefecture = shutterstock

Map of Gifu

Map of Gifu

 

 

 

The Shogawa Gorge cruise in Toyama Prefecture10
Photos: Shogawa Gorge cruise -River cruise in a pure white world!

There is a beautiful river called Shogawa near Shirakawa-go and Gokayama, traditional villages registered as World Heritage sites. On this river you can enjoy a cruise called "Shogawa Gorge cruise". This cruise is great even in the fresh green and autumn leaves seasons. However, from late December to late February, you ...

 

 

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2020-05-14

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