Gifu is home to some very popular tourist destinations such as Takayama and Shirakawa-go Village. Cormorant fishing is commonly used in the area. There is many historic sites, things to do, restaurants serving local cuisine, and souvenir shops.
Located in the mountainous areas of Japan, Gifu is one of the best tourist destinations with many World Heritage Sites, local restaurants, souviner shops, and other must-see attractions.
Onsen, meaning hot springs are a popular pastime in Japan. Relaxing in a hot bath that can cure aliments is rewarding altogether. Around Japan, there are great onsen resorts.
"Kimi no Na Wa. (Your Name)" directed by Makoto Shinkai is big hit in Japan and around the world. Kuchikami Sake is a key item in the movie and its themed Sake is on sale from liquor store in Hida, Gifu prefecture.
Japan may have modern cities, but preserving old towns and traditional culture is very important. All throughout Japan there are towns from the Edo period with many visitors.
Hida Takayama in Gifu Prefecture is a traditional town to see a different side of Japan. Some great activities are skiing and sake tasting. Hida Beef and Hida Ramen are famous local foods.
In Gifu, Gujo Hachiman Castle is known for being a "Castle in the Sky". People come to enjoy the once a year Gujo Odori Festival, the autumn leaves, the feeling of a town during the Edo period.
Makoto Shinkai's new film, "Kimi no Na wa. (Your Name.)" premiered in Japan August, 2016 and is popular among all ages. Famous landmarks were used throughout the movie because the audience can easily recognize the locations.
The Gifu Castle is located on the peak of Mt. Kinka in the heart of Gifu prefecture. The beautiful nature and view from the castle is totally worth climbing and will not disappoint you.
Ukai Fishing is a traditional Japanese fishing method and a spectacle with a history of more than 1,300 years that you can enjoy at the Nagara River in Gifu.
Magomejuku, located in Nakatugawa City in Gifu Prefecture is a beautiful ancient small village in the mountains that exist since the Edo period (17th century) and is a must visit true hidden gem of Japan.
What if you can enjoy both of these beautiful fireworks and the relaxing onsen at the same time? Here are the perfect list of destinations that enables you to explore such a miracle combination of the two.
Matsuzaka beef, Ohmi beef and Kobe beef are the top three brands of Wagyu beef (Japanese beef). It’s tender and melts in your mouth. Let's enjoy the amazing flavor of wagyu beefs!