Place famous for fall foliage or new greenery Spots in Gifu Area

  • Oyada-jinja Shrine
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    Travel / Tourism
    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.


  • Tanigumisan Kegonji Temple Road
    Travel / Tourism
    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."
  • Sosui Gorge
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Kamo-gun Yaotsucho
  • Mitake no Mori
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gifu Kani-gun Mitakecho Naka 2777-1
    A forest park located about a 20-minute drive from the Kani Mitake Interchange on the Tokai-Kanjo Expressway. Its roughly 70-hectare recreational area is surrounded by seasonal flowers and greenery. In spring, azaleas and the blossoms of mountain cherry trees color the forest a light shade of red. In summer, bamboo lilies and Japanese irises burst into bloom, and in the fall the forest seems to burn with the hues of the foliage. Winter brings a crystalline snowy landscape. You can enjoy walks there throughout the year. Another highlight is the view from the lookout that includes Mt. Kinpu, Mt. Ena, and Mt. Ibuki.
  • Sogi Park
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Toki Sogicho
    "This park is located in the southeastern part of Gifu Prefecture close to the border with Aichi Prefecture. It is known as a spot to see ""sakasa momiji"" (inverted autumn leaves), a highlight of autumn in Gifu. The park has been selected as one of the 33 best places to see Hida/Mino autumn leaves, with about 100 mesmerizing lights shining on the maple leaves and reflecting on the water surface. While ordinarily a park with a pavilion and pond, from mid-November the park becomes crowded with tourists from both inside and outside the prefecture. Please note that using tripods is prohibited between 17:00 and 19:00 during the light-up period."
  • Ibi Gorge
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Ibi-gun Ibigawacho
  • Shiroyama Observation Deck (Shirakawa-go)
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Ono-gun Shirakawamura Ogimachi
  • Seseragi Kaido
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Yoro-gun Yorocho
  • Okuhida Hot spring village no Momiji
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Takayama-shi Okuhida Hot spring village
  • Gifu Park Kinkazan Gifu Jo no Momiji
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Gifu-shi
  • Hongocho Keyaki Namiki
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Gifu-shi Hongocho
  • Sogi Park no Momiji
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Toki Sogicho
  • Hirugano Kogen no Momiji
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Gujo-shi Takasucho Hirugano
  • Enakyo no Momiji
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Ena-shi Oicho
  • Tara Valley no Momiji
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Ogaki-shi Kamiishizucho Makita Kawa
  • Miboro Dam no Momiji
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Takayama-shi Shokawa
  • Kawaura Valley no Momiji
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Seki-shi Itadori Kawaura
  • Iwaya Dam no Momiji
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Gero-shi Kanayamacho
  • Gero Onsen Gasshomura no Momiji
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Gero-shi Mori
  • Amo Toge no Momiji
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Hida-shi

Gifu 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.

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