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River Spots in Gifu Area

  • Itadori River
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    Gifu Pref. Sekishi Itadori
    A clear river running south to north almost through the exact center of the former village of Itadori a 40 minute drive from the Mino Interchange on the Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway. The quality of the river’s waters is high and it is a popular destination for rafting and fishing. The area around the river is also dotted with campgrounds, and the river sees many visitors, particularly during the camping season in summer. The river’s waters are highly transparent, and a boat or raft on the river looks as if it is floating in thin air. The seasonal scenery and interplay of water and green foliage here attracts many tourists both from within the prefecture and throughout Japan.
  • Nagaragawa River
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Prefecture
    A river which flows through the center of Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture and which has been selected as one of the 100 most renowned waterways in the country. The river has been featured in songs by Goro Noguchi and Hiroshi Itsuki and also appeared in a novel by Yasunari Kawabata. A walking path is maintained which leads upriver from the NagarabashiBridge, and during the cormorant fishing season, visitors can watch the action up close from here while Gifu Castle, lit up with large floodlights, looms in the background. Some 400 Yoshino cherries grow on the left bank of the river, and when the trees are in full bloom in early April, crowding the shoreline, the area bustles with visitors come to see the blossoms.
  • Mazegawa Riv.
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Gero-shi Maze
  • Waragawa Riv.
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Gujo-shi Wara
  • Itarumehora
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Pref. Gifushi Dachibokubora
  • Nagaragawachuryuiki
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Pref. Minoshi , Seki, Gifu
  • Shinsakai Riv.
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Kakamigahara-shi Nakamonzencho
  • Waragawashiryuonitanigawa
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Prefecture Gujo Kazuyoshi cho Tabira Higashino Yokono
  • Seiryu Mazegawa
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Gero-shi Maze Area

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.

Gifu Photo Album

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