Sightseeing Spot Spots in Gifu Area

  • Kiso Sansen National Government Park Kiso Sansen Park Center
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    Gifu Pref. Kaidushi Kaiduchouaburajima 255-3
    This park rich with nature is located in Kaizu City, Gifu Prefecture. There are flower beds to enjoy seasonal flowers from spring to autumn that add color to the grassy plaza. It has a 65-meter tall observation tower and the “Hall of Water and Horticulture” that introduces the climate and history of the area centered on the Kiso Sansen, or three rivers of Kiso (Kiso River, Nagara River and Ibi River) and their basin. In addition, there is an outdoor center complete with audio equipment that is used for various events such as live performances. The wheelchair rentals and many slopes make it accessible to visitors of all kinds. In the winter, the illumination displays light up the entire park with beautiful colors.

    The view from the tower is really beautiful, you get to see a lot of rice fields and nature. Furthermore is a nice place to take a walk and relax. I only visited the Kiso Sansen Park Center for...

  • Oyada-jinja Shrine
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    Gifu Pref. Minoshi Oyada 2596
    A Shinto shrine located in the Kaededani Valley at the foot of Mt. Tennozan which was founded over 2,000 years ago. The current main shrine was built in 1672 and is notable for its extravagant carving and showy coloring similar to the Nikko Toshogu Shrine, a style which flourished in the early Edo period. The most magnificent structure in the city, this building is also designated a National Important Cultural Property. Some 3,000 Japanese mountain maples grow on the shrine’s grounds, making it one of the leading destinations for enjoying fall foliage in the prefecture. The shrine holds a Momiji Festival celebrating maples and fall foliage which lasts from early November to early December; the shrine also holds the Oyada Hinkoko Festival, a designated National Selected Intangible Folk-Cultural Property, in the spring and in the autumn.

    11/17土曜日に登山のついでに初めて大矢田神社を訪問しました。紅葉の時期だけ徴収する600円の駐車料を支払い、本殿に参拝しました。紅葉はまだ少し早いが、来訪者はそこその人数で、露店もある程度出店してました。本殿の脇から天王山に登れました。混雑を避けたい人は今のうちに観賞するのがベターです。今年は台風や猛暑影響からか紅葉になる前に落ち葉になるのが多く散見されます。

  • No-shu Sekisho Rest House
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    Gifu Pref. Sekishi Minamikasugachou 9-1
    This rest facility is located in Minami-kasuga-cho, Seki City. It is made in the image of the “Sekisho” from which it is said the city’s name originated from. The restaurant offers local cuisine and also has morning and lunch menus. In the local product shop, you can find a large number of local specialties and famous items, and fresh vegetables harvested locally are sold at the morning market. It is recommended that families try the origami or handicraft workshops in the “Takumi no Waza Taiken Kobo” (craftsmanship experiential workshop). Reservations are required and can be made using the Seki City public relations magazine “Koho Seki.”

    「濃州関所茶屋」は、関市の名前の由来となったといわれる「関所」をイメージした休憩施設です。高さ4メートルの冠木門をくぐると、朝市販売所、物産ショップがあります。日本刀アイスも販売しています。

  • Oze Cormorant Fishing
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    4 Reviews
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    Gifu Seki-shi Oze 76-3

    ふるさと納税でお弁当付きペア鵜飼遊覧船を見つけ行きました。 岐阜在住なので幾度となく鵜飼舟は見ていたのですが、乗ってみて鵜飼の醍醐味がわかりました。 駐車場からの道案内もわかりやすく、途中、鵜匠のご自宅でしょうか、鵜の入った籠が並んだお庭が見えました。 夕方鵜飼船に乗って川面に映り込む夕日をお弁当食べながら観賞、それから上流へ漕ぎ進み当たりか暗くなり真っ暗になった所へ篝火を炊いた鵜飼船がやってく...

  • Teraogahara Senbonzakura Park
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    Gifu Pref. Sekishi Mugegawachoutaniguchi Terao
    A park situated along a Prefectural Route connecting to the Terao Pass a 20 minute drive from the Mino Interchange. The park is a renowned destination for viewing cherry blossoms in spring. The park got its start when local residents planted some 300 cherry trees in prayer for peace shortly after the end of WWII in 1951. Today, around 1,000 cherry trees grow along a two kilometer stretch of the Prefectural Route. The best time to view the blossoms is from early through mid-April. During the cherry blossom season, the trees are also lit up at night, providing visitors with a different landscape from that which can be enjoyed during the daytime. In addition, paper lanterns are hung from the trees and stalls and a tea house open up during this time, delighting the many tourists who come here to see the flowers.
  • Shinsakaigawa Riverbank
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    Gifu Pref. Kakamigaharashi Nakamonzenchou Around
    This embankment runs along the Shinsakaigawa River in Kakamigahara City. It's well-known for its cherry blossoms and has been chosen as one of the top 100 cherry blossom viewing sites in Japan. About 1,200 Yoshino cherry trees run along both banks, forming the amazing sight of a blossoming tunnel over the river. The locally born and bred kabuki actor Hyakujuro Ichikawa donated them when the Sakaigawa River Drainage Canal was completed, and they're still known as the Hyakujuro Cherry Trees. Their annual cherry blossom festival in early April with its food stalls along the bank and various events at the nearby park is always crowded with visitors.
  • Anpachihyaku Baien
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    Gifu Pref. Ampachigunampachichou Sotozenkou 3208
    "AnpachiHyakuBaien is a park located about a 15-minute drive from the Gifu-Hashima Interchange on the Meishin Expressway. The 3.9-hectare park contains more than 1200 plum trees of 100 different varieties, the largest number of varieties anywhere in Japan. It is open from late January to late March, so that visitors can see the early blooming winter red plum and the late-blooming Kaiun and Rinshi plums over a long period of time. From mid February to mid March, a sort of ""plum festival"" is held, with food booths featuring udon noodles, rice dumplings in a sweet teriyaki sauce, and bean jam desserts. Visitors can also buy fresh vegetables in Anpachi Town, processed agricultural products, and specialty items and view an exhibition of miniature bonsai plum trees."
  • Garyuzakura
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    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Ichinomiyamachi 275-1 In Wolong Park
    A famous lonesome cherry tree located in Takayama City. Records show this tree was growing here 1,100 years ago. The tree’s name means “Reclining Dragon Cherry” and alludes to the tree’s low hung branches which again take root in the ground, giving it the appearance of a dragon lying down. The surrounding area was once the grounds of the Daito-ji Temple but was turned into Garyu Park in 1989. A cherry blossom festival is held here each year in mid-April. In 1973, the tree was designated a National Natural Monument.
  • Aikawa Mizube Park
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    Gifu Fuwa-gun Taruicho
    "This park located in Tarui Town, Fuwa County is on both sides of the Aikawa River. From late March through about early May, over 300 koinobori (carp streamers) can be seen ""swimming"" in the sky above the river. In addition, about 200 Yoshino cherry trees are in bloom from around late March through early April, so you can enjoy the unique sight of intermingling cherry blossoms and koinobori."

    3月下旬から5月上旬まで数百匹の鯉のぼりの一斉遊泳が行われることで有名な観光スポットです。桜の時季だとお花見も一緒に出来て数時間楽しめます。トイレは簡易トイレになるので注意。

  • Shokawa-zakura
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    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Shoukawachounakano
    The Shokawa-zakura, designated as a Natural Monument by Gifu Prefecture, is an ancient sakura tree over 500 years old, sitting on the bank at Miboro Dam. This tree was going to be sunk during the destruction of the dam, but in a surprising turn of events, people rallied together to transfer the tree to this new location, saving its life. It continues to bloom today, and is best seen between late April and early May.
  • Yahagi Dam
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    Aichi Pref. Toyotashi Shizurasechou Higashibata 67
    This dam straddles the border between Shizurase-cho, Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture and Kushihara, Ena City, Gifu Prefecture. The parabolic concrete arch dam is positioned in the upper reaches of the Yahagi River. Visitors can tour the control room, the tunnels below the dam body, and other areas (reservation required). The dam also holds dam discharge viewing events several times per year. It is also possible to enjoy the rich natural scenery of the area surrounding the dam and Lake Okuyahagi, its dam lake, including cherry blossoms and fall foliage.
  • Gandate Canyon
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    Gifu Gero-shi Osakacho Ochiai
    A 40-minute drive from Gero Station on the JR Takayama Main Line. This picturesque canyon follows a mountain stream for 17 kilometers. Its lava (andesite) columnar joint walls and boulders were formed some 54 thousand years ago by the magma which flowed from an eruption of Mt. Ontake. The surrounding area is maintained as Gandate Park and facilities include observatories, a shop, and parking area. Mitsudaki Waterfall, located inside the park, can be reached via a 600-meter-long walkway. The canyon has been designated a Natural Monument by the prefecture and is a renowned destination for viewing fall foliage which has been selected for inclusion in a list of the 33 Selected Hida and Mino colored leaves. Visitors can enjoy a different atmosphere in spring when fresh verdure fills the area.
  • Usuzumi Park
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    Gifu Pref. Motosushi Neoitasho Upper row 995
    "An 80-minute drive from the Gifu-Hashima Interchange on the Meishin Expressway and a three-minute drive from the Motosu City Office Neo Branch Government Office. This park was built around the Usuzumi Zakura, a famous ancient cherry tree designated a National Natural Monument estimated to be more than 1,500 years old. ""Usuzumi Zakura"" translates to ""pale ink cherry tree,"" a name derived from the fact the tree appears to have been painted in pale black ink when its white blossoms fall. When the tree is in full bloom in early April, the area bustles with large numbers of visitors, and the tree is lit up at night with LED lights which do not hurt it. The tree has also been selected for inclusion in the Japan Top 100 Sakura Viewing Sites list."
  • Tanigumisan Kegonji Temple Road
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    Gifu Ibi-gun
    "A 60-minute, 35-kilometer drive from the Sekigahara, Ogaki, and Gifu-Hashima Interchanges on the Meishin Expressway. The Tanigumisan Kegonji Temple is a Tendai Buddhist temple affectionately known as ""Tanigumi-san."" The temple's principal object of worship is an 11-headed Kanzeon Bodhisattva statue. The temple is the 33th temple on the Saigoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage and, as befits a temple which represents the end of a journey spent adhering to ascetic principles, there is an underground, pitch black Five Precepts labyrinth walked by feeling one's way in the dark and a pair of bronze carp at the entrance to the main temple building which pilgrims traditionally rub prior to ending their abstention from luxuries like meat, fish, and alcohol. The one kilometer long road leading up the shrine has been planted with alternating cherry and maple trees, and in spring visitors can walk through a veritable tunnel of cherry blossoms. Also a renowned destination for fall foliage viewing, in the autumn a fall colors festival is held here as well."
  • Miyama Forest
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    Gifu Yamagata-shi Tominaga 1111
  • Nakasu River One Thousand Cherry Trees
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    Gifu Anpachi-gun Anpachi Cho Nakasu
    These cherry trees are along the Nakasu River that runs through the center of Anpachi Town which is in between the Ibi and the Nagara Rivers. A walking path runs through the nearly 1,000 cherry trees spread along both banks. They hold a cherry blossom festival yearly in early April when the trees are in bloom. The reflection of the blossoms at full bloom in the river are a sight to behold. Plum trees are also planted along the promenade. From the end of January, visitors enjoy strolling there while feeling the arrival of spring and taking in the scent of the plum blossoms.
  • Hondo Wajutei
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    Gifu Anpachi-gun Wanouchi Cho Hondo
    This row of cherry trees runs along both sides of the Hondo Wajutei polder in the Hondo area in northern Wanouchi Town. At their peak in early April, it forms a-kilometer-long cherry blossom tunnel. Rape blossoms come into bloom beneath the cherry trees at the same time, making a lovely contrast of yellow and pink. There are also about 6,000 hydrangeas of roughly 20 varieties that come into bloom in June, giving it the name Hydrangea Road. Locals love walking this path throughout the year. It's about a 20-minute drive from the Gifu Hashima Interchange.
  • Narazu-tsutsumi
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    Gifu Hashima-gun Kasamatsucho Hachimancho
    "This row of cherry trees in Kasamatsu Town has been selected as one of the Top 33 Spots to View Cherry Blossom in the Hida-Mino region. About 200 cherry trees consisting mostly of the Yoshino variety run for about a-kilometer along both sides of the Kiso Riverbank Road. (Formerly called the ""Narazu Senbonzakura Cherry Trees,"" they were planted by the town in 1970. The Kasamatsu Spring Festival is held every year in late March. The blossoms are lit up in the evening and they also hold a Night Festival and the Kasamatsu Jinya Market."
  • Cosmo Park Hashima (Shimin-no-Mori Hashima Park)
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    Gifu Hashima-shi Takehanacho Marunouchi 6-1
    This relaxing park with seasonal flowers and trees is about a 15-minute drive from Gifu Hashima Interchange. The roughly two-hectare site features about 40,000 plants and trees like camellia, cherry trees, wisteria, and sasanqua. It has one of the city's best equipped playgrounds, with swings, monkey bars, and a playscape with a roller slide, cargo net, rope swing, and lots more. Galaxy Square in the southern part of the park has a fountain with water shooting up from the ground and falling from the arches which is a popular spot with kids especially during summer vacation.
  • Furuko-no-Kobai (Red plum blossoms)
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    Gifu Gero-shi Osakacho Nagase
    A plum tree that's been designated as a natural monument by Gifu Prefecture. A rare double-blossomed red variety, it's one of the few large trees in the prefecture. Nine-meter-tall and with a trunk three meters in circumference, it's estimated to be 700 years old. It has been damaged several times over the years, and one of the branches has been repaired. The site gets packed with photographers with their tripods when it is in full bloom in mid-April and it's even more beautiful with its blossoms against snow-capped Mt. Ontake. It's just off the Osaka River's bike path, so lots of people stop by to view it while out for a ride or a hike.

Gifu Areas

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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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