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Park / Green Space Spots in Gifu Area

  • Kamagatani Sports Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gifu Pref. Ibigunikedachou Yamahora 367-1
    Kamagatani Sports Park is situated on the slopes of the Kamaga-tani Valley. In the center of the park there is a roofed rest area and a pond; the park is also equipped with wooden play equipment for children, with the 55 meter-long jumbo roller slide being especially popular with kids. There is also a large lawn area on which visitors can enjoy playing disc golf, etc., and a 780 meter-long jogging track circuit. There are cherry trees growing in the park, so in the cherry blossom season visitors can bring a groundsheet and sit on the lawn to admire the cherry blossom.
  • Kanbora Hotarunosato Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gifu Pref. Minoshi Kambora
    Kanbora Hotarunosato Park is located on Prefectural Route 291 in Kanbora, Mino City. It is known as a famous place for fireflies, and firefly protection activities by local residents include cleaning and cultivating their food. You can observe dancing fireflies peaking at around eight o’clock in the evening from middle to late June.
  • Roadside Station Nihon Showa Mura
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    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gifu Pref. Minokamoshi Yamanouechou 2292-1
    Nihon Showa Mura is a Michi-no-eki (roadside station) located in Yamanoue Town, Minokamo City. Attractions include the “Nihon Showa Mura” (“Japan Showa Village”) which recreates a rural village and satoyama (community-managed forest) landscape as it would have appeared in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the “Showa Sento - Satoyama no Yu” (“Showa-era Public Baths - Satoyama Baths”), which are Showa era style baths, and the “Onsai-kan” hall and “Aozora Market,” which sell fresh vegetables grown by local farmers and other local specialty products. Nihon Showa Mura can be accessed directly from the Tokai-Kanjo Expressway, making it a great place to stop off at while you are driving, to experience the atmosphere of Showa-era Japan.

    昨春に行き2回目、今回は夏休み明けの平日なので、ひっそりとしていました。 入り口にある産地市場で新鮮野菜や果物を買うのが一番の目的。今回は山の上の梨が旬で美味しい梨が買えました。 園内は見学施設や有料で体験できるものもあります。昨年にはなかった遊具も増えました。自然豊かで広大な敷地を散策するだけでも楽しいです。毎回見学するのは、無料の昭和パビリオン、懐かしい昭和の校舎内に見覚えがある古い町並み、店...

  • Tarakyo Forest Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gifu Pref. Ogakishi Kamishiduchoushimotara 871-1
    This two-and-a-half-kilometer gorge in Kamiishizu-cho, Ogaki City, Gifu Prefecture is one of the 33 top places to view the autumn colors in the Hida and Mino regions. During that season, trees such as Japanese zelkova and konara oak take on striking colors, and it's sometimes called “Ichinose Arashiyama. A suspension bridge and boardwalk let you view the autumn colors reflected in the river more closely. When the fresh green of spring appears, the azaleas, yamabuki roses, and wisteria all come into bloom, and in summer you can swim in the river.
  • Nagara Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gifu Pref. Gifushi Nagara Shiroyuki 1466 - 10
    This park in Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture is located between Nagara Bridge and Ukai Ohashi Bridge. It features a space equipped with athletic playground equipment including an “antlion pit,” as well as and an area where you can play miniature golf. Flower beds planted with seasonal flowers have been installed at the flower terrace and along the paths through the park, creating beautiful sights to enjoy. The food corner offers light fare such as blended coffee and soft-serve ice cream. The park also hosts many events including Tai Chi classes, plant and flower classes, and Sequoia Forest concerts.
  • Shikokuyama Kaori-no-Mori Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gifu Pref. Yamagatashi Oga 726-1
    This scent-themed park is about 30 minutes by car from the Seki-Hiromi Interchange. There are lots of herbs like lavender and chamomile as well as fragrant trees, making a seasonal feast for the nose and eyes. Their Scent Hall (Kaori Kaikan) has workshops in making potpourri and herbal soap, and they hold “aroma yoga classes too. Their Herblend offers herb tea and local burgers. There’s playground equipment and a dome as well.
  • Bairin Park
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    4.0
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    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gifu Pref. Gifushi Bairinminamimachi 1-1
    This municipal park is in Gifu City. It's a well-known plum blossom spot with 50 varieties of plum trees including 700 white-blossomed plum trees and 600 red-blossomed plum trees. The best time to see them in bloom is from February to March. It has a large park area and a lawn where children can play. A D51 locomotive was donated to the park in 1974 for viewing and children's education. The Gifu Bairin Plum Festival is held annually on the first weekend in March, with a variety of plum related events.

    Nice park during the sakura time, we get there just week before to start sakura. Theres a old train and you can jump in if you want. Good place to do picnic in a sunny day.

  • Bunsuirei Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Takasuchouhirugano
    This park at roughly 875 meters in elevation is 15 minutes by car from the Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway's Takasu Interchange in the Hirugano-Kogen Highlands. The pristine waters of Mt. Dainichi split here, on one side forming the Sho River and flowing to the Sea of Japan, and the other flowing through the Nagara River to the Pacific Ocean. In the spring, you can see flowers like dogtooth violets as well as those of Asian skunk cabbage (carefully protected here because it's the species' southernmost occurrence in Japan). During the rainy season there are wildflowers like sasa lilies, and the colors of autumn are splendid, too. Heavy snow keeps it closed in the winter.
  • Jomon Park (Mineichigoiseki Park)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gifu Pref. Geroshi Mori 1808-37
    Located approximately a 15-minute bus ride from Gero Station, the historic park for Mineichigo site was excavated between 1966 and 1970. Inside the park, there are the remains of pit-dwellings from the Jomon period (14,000-300 BC), and restored pit dwellings from the Yayoi period (300 BC-300 AD). The state of the dwellings when excavated is preserved in the archives, and many people enjoy walking through the park to learn about history and the magnificence of nature. In addition, you can also see precious excavated items from Mineichigo site in the adjoining Gero Furusato Historical Memorial Museum.
  • Utsue Shijuhattaki Falls (Utsue Shijuhattaki Falls Prefectural Nature Park)
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kokufuchoutsue
    The collective term for 13 waterfalls located in a nature park a 15 minute drive from JR Hida-Kokufu Station along Prefectural Route 479. The name of the falls is derived from a local tale known as the “Legend of Yosohachi.” A highly secluded area, visitors can enjoy the sight of the 18.8 meter tall Otaki falls and other waterfalls splashing down rocky walls amidst seasonal scenery. This scenery has been selected in a variety of lists of Japan’s most beautiful locations, including the 100 best examples of natural scenery to preserve in the 21st century, Gifu Prefecture’s 50 most beautiful water areas, and the 33 most beautiful locals to enjoy fall foliage in the Hida-Mino area. There is a campground and hot spring bathhouse nearby, and the stone paved path leading to the falls makes it easy even for families with children to enjoy the gorgeous views.
  • Japan Line Unuma Forest
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Pref. Kakamigaharashi Unuma Ishizan
    A park located a 20 minute walk from JR Unuma Station. The park encompasses Hida-Kisogawa Quasi-National Park and the Place of Scenic Beauty-designated Kisogawa River. The park’s Furosato Chobo no Oka and mountaintop observatory areas offer sweeping views of the Nobi Plain and Inuyama Castle. Also a popular destination for enjoying night views, the Furusato Chobo no Oka lookout, located close to a parking area, often bustles with people. There is a children’s library called Mori no Honya-san located in the park, making it a popular destination for families with children as well.
  • Hirugano Plateau Kochia Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Takasuchouhirugano 4670-75
    At Hirugano Kochia Park in Takasu-cho, Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture, you can take in seasonal flowers and about 10,000 burningbush spreading across the Hirugano Highlands. They also have a variety of facilities like a dog run, a zip line, a disc golf course, and a strider park.
  • Gifu Prefecture Hyakunen Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gifu Pref. Sekishi Oyana 1966
    This municipal park is operated by Gifu Prefecture. Made to feel like the border area between a village and the mountains, it's a popular public recreation spot with lots of walking and running trails through the 100-hectare site. There are many accessible facilities like jumbo playground equipment that's popular with children, their Jabu-Jabu Pool that's great for playing in the water in summertime, a barbecue court, a dog run, and more. With the Gifu Prefectural Museum and a lookout on the grounds as well, the whole park is a popular tourist spot.
  • Gifu Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gifu Pref. Gifushi Omiyachou 1 in the ground
    This municipal park is operated by Gifu City. Built around the remains of Gifu Castle, a National Historic Site, it has a Japanese garden designed with Oda Nobunaga in mind and an excavation information office at the site of his former residence. Visitors can learn about Oda Nobunaga and his role in Japanese history. Other facilities on the grounds include the Gifu City Museum of History, Kato Eizo and Toichi Memorial Art Museum, the Ryurei-shiki Kashoken Tearoom, and the Nawa Insect Museum. You can also access the ropeway that will take you to the summit of Mt. Kinkazan.
  • Gandate Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gifu Pref. Geroshi Osakachouochiai
    A public park located close to the Gandate cliff, a Gifu Prefecture-designated Natural Monument. Gandate was formed 54 thousand years ago by an eruption of Mt. Ontake, the lava from the volcano cooling and hardening to naturally form this sheer precipice. There is an observatory in the park from which visitors can view the consecutive pillar-like surface of the cliff wall up close. There’s also a walking path which extends out to Mitsudaki Waterfall, a small waterfall comprised of three falls pouring into a single basin. Go a bit further, and you can enjoy the lush scenery of the Karatani Waterfall and Akaganetoyo Fall.
  • The Hill of Humanity Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gifu Pref. Kamogunyaotsuchou Yaotsu 1071
    This memorial park is dedicated to the diplomat Chiune Sugihara who is known for issuing the “Visas of Life that saved many Jews during World War II. It was created to honor his legacy and tell future generations of his achievements. The Chiune Sugihara Memorial Hall has exhibits relating to the Holocaust, as well as a reproduction of the office where he issued transit visas to Japan against the opposition of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Music of peace flows from the “Symbol Monument, and the park also has a Japanese garden, a lawn area, and a large playground so families can enjoy themselves.
  • Kiso Sansen Park Nagara River Service Center
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    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gifu Pref. Kaidushi Kaiduchoufukue Kakuyama 1202-2
    This spot is where you can enjoy various sports and recreational activities, and is located in Kaizu City, Gifu Prefecture right near the Nagaragawa Service Center bus stop of the Kaizu City Community Bus. In the central Center House, there is a river information room that serves as a base for flood-fighting activities, meeting and training rooms that can be used for conferences, gatherings and light sports, and a training room with adjoining changing and shower rooms. At the river, there is an area where you can go canoeing and practice rowing, and the grass plaza is suitable for exercising and can even be used for ground golf.

    川沿いにある施設です。 河川で、ボート、カヌー体験がお安く体験できます。 中にはジム?もありました。 イベントもあり、子供は大満足です。

  • Sohara Nature Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gifu Pref. Kakamigaharashi Soharakitayamachou 1
    This Kakamigahara City park and off the beaten track plum blossom spot can be reached by taking the Northern Fureai Bus's Kawashima Line to the Sotoyama-cho bus stop. It's a ten-minute walk from there. The beautiful natural environment changes with the seasons, and it's a nice place to take a stroll while listening to bird song and the sound of the park's waterfall. A nature trail starts at Ibuki no taki Falls at the foot of Mt. Gongen and the view from the summit is excellent. The park's spring-fed streams and pond support lotus flowers and aquatic plants, and about 50 plum blossoms come into bloom in the early spring, some with red blossoms and some with white. Visit in autumn to take in the colored leaves in this season.
  • Kakamigahara City Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gifu Pref. Kakamigaharashi Nakamonzenchou 3-1-1
    This municipal park is operated by Kakamigahara City. The area was once home to Gifu University's agricultural and engineering departments, but it passed to the city and has been re-purposed as the park you see today. It's dotted with small ponds, crossed by streams, and has lots of lawn area. They have places for the kids to play too, like their Jyabu-Jyabu Pond in summer. There's also a large playscape and health-building exercise equipment in the plaza. There is a library on the premises, and it's a great place for a rest.
  • Itadori Sports Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gifu Pref. Sekishi Itadori 2340-21
    This athletic park is in Itadori, Seki City. It features large sports grounds including a grass baseball field. The sports grounds are available for rent, but since schools use the park from 8:30 to 17:00 on weekdays, students are given priority. Nearby 21 Seiki no mori Park is connected by a walkway with lots of hydrangeas planted along it, making it popular for flower viewing in season.

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Tucked away in the very center of Japan, Gifu prefecture houses mountains, old towns, and one of Japan’s greatest hot springs, Gero Onsen. A tour of the prefecture’s traditional architecture will take you from the mountain-enveloped wooden streets of Takayama to the mountain village of Shirakawago, where visitors can explore 250-year-old thatched roofed houses known as gassho-zukuri.

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