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Rock Spots in Gifu Area

  • Kanayama Megaliths
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    Gifu Pref. Geroshi Kanayamachouiwase
    A term used to refer to groups of megaliths in three locations, including one Historic Site-designated Jomon period archeological site. Several of the stones are taller than a person and at first glance they appear to simply be scattered about. However, there are indentations and lines on the stones which were clearly carved by human hands and, when connected, they reveal shapes such as the Big Dipper. At the present time, the stones are believed to have been used for astronomical observation in the Jomon period, and it is conjectured that the people who lived here over 5,000 years ago used the position of the sun to measure the time of the year.
  • Meotoiwa
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    Gifu Pref. Nakatsugawashi Komambachou Momoyama in the park
  • Iwao Tate Valley
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    Gifu Gero-shi Osakacho Ochiai
  • Neotanikikkaseki
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    Gifu Pref. Motosushi Neoitasho Upper stage
  • Ena kai kasaiwa
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    Gifu Pref. Enashi Oichou Okudo
  • Iwaoritukai Gandate Park
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    Gifu Pref. Geroshi Osakachouochiai

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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