Things To Do In gifu

Special Things To Do to travel in gifu Prefecture that Japanese travelers and locals recommend.



A Temple With 'Gassyo' Pose! Only One In Japan, Myozen-ji Temple Has A Steep Roof

Deep in Shirakawa-go Village, a temple of a mysterious appearance. A main temple, a priest's house and a bell tower all have 'Gassyo (steep roof looking like to put hands flat together in prayer)' structure, and that's the only one in Japan. These buildings with 'Gassyo' pose seem to pray for the village, and the scenery is beautiful beyond comparison.

Seven Days Illumination of Shirakawa-go Which People All Over the World Wait Anxiously

The tickets are sold out in a few minutes and tourists come from all over the world. It is one of the representative winter event in Japan. Living World Heritage where the villagers live is enveloped in lights.

Retro Town in Takayama

Fragrant Japanese Cedar Ball Is A Mark! Great Sake Of Hida Takayama Valued As 'Light And Powerful', And Many Sake Breweries

Many various sake breweries get together, and you can visit one by one to taste their original sake. Feeling the good flavor and deep taste of sake prepared in winter, I was very surprised the differences of these tastes! Selections of each sake brewery will make your both hands full in no time.

Time Travel to Edo period, The Preservation District of Castle Town

The Castle Town is a preservation districts for traditional architectures and remains a retro atmosphere at that time. There are some antique shops, sake storehouses and local cuisines, so the town called 'Small Kyoto' is a popular sightseeing spots in Japan.


Fantastic Illuminations Of The Village Where Snow Totoro Lives

A museum that condenses and reproduces the old village of Hida Takayama. The winter illuminations is held from the middle of January to the end of February. The illuminations light gently the snow lying on the pond and houses, waterdrops of icicles and trees shine like crystals. The scenery is breathtakingly beautiful.

Mt. Kinka

Magnificent Gradation Of Colors And Lights Made Up By A Breathtaking Beauty Of The Sunset

The sky changing its colors every moment and Nagara River meandering like a dragon. I wonder what generals in Sengoku era (the Age of Civil) thought standing here in a hill. You can see the fascinating view that lets you forget the place or time.

Onsenji Temple

Gero Hot Spring Town Seen From the 173 Stone Steps

The town atmosphere is nice of course, the Gero hot spring town blanketed in snow seen from the 173 steps high is very tasteful and nice as well.