Precious Wood Spots in Gifu Area

  • Garyuzakura
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Itoshiro no Osugi
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Gujo-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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