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Zoo Spots in Gifu Area

  • Kinkazan Squirrel Village
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gifu Prefecture Gifu City Kanghwa Mountain peak
    The Kinkazan Squirrel Village preserves the nature around it and is blessed with a sunny, green environment. It was the first squirrel village in Japan at its founding in 1965. You can feed the squirrels by entering the cage, putting on leather gloves and giving food to the tame squirrels. Right next to Kinkazan Ropeway’s Sancho Station.
  • Squirre Nomori Hidasanyasoshizen Garden
    21 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Matsukuramachi 2351-7

    This is a little out of the way but we drove there so it isn’t a problem. (10min from our accommodations) Entrance fees were 780yen per adult. You can buy a small packet of food to feed at a 100yen...

  • Okuhida bear Bokujo
    82 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Okuhidaonsengouhitoegane 2535-309

    These bears are being kept in horrible conditions and there are perhaps hundreds of them. We arrived at he start of the ranch to see 2 cubs caged and muzzled in a dark room. We moved on to see bears...

Gifu Main Areas


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.

Gifu Photo Album

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