Experience / Training / Vehicle Spots in Gifu Area

  • Shinhotaka Ropeway
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    4.5
    985 Reviews
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    Takayama-shi, Gifu Prefecture Okuhida Onsenkyo Shin-Hotaka
    The Shinhotaka Ropeway is an aerial lift transport system linking Shin-Hotaka Onsen Station with Nishihotakaguchi Station in the Oku-Hida Onsen (Hot Springs) District of Gifu Prefecture. The Ropeway comprises two sections: the No. 1 Ropeway and No. 2 Ropeway. By traveling on both sections in succession, visitors can reach the top of the mountain. The No. 2 Ropeway is the only aerial lift system in Japan to feature double-decker gondolas; passengers can enjoy the sensation of “strolling in the air” at an altitude of over 2,000 meters above sea-level while looking out at the magnificent scenery below. The roof observation deck at the mountain-top Nishihotakaguchi Station offers an almost 360-degree panoramic view of the mountains of Japan’s Northern Alps; this view was awarded two stars in the Michelin Green Guide to Japan.

    I love the area best to go to here when snow, ropeway has 2 place and get there on the top Too much to recommend and amazing

  • Gero Onsen Gassho-Mura
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    4.0
    358 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Geroshi Mori 2369
    Gero Onsen Gassho-Mura is an outdoor museum featuring a collection of traditional gassho-style thatched farmhouses that have been moved to the site from areas such as Shirakawa-go. There is also the Kage-e Geki Shirasagi-za shadow puppet theatre, displays about traditional folk customs, and workshops where visitors can try their hand at craft activities, etc.; at Gero Onsen Gassho-Mura, visitors can get a real feel for how people used to live in the Hida region. Visitors can also enjoy the “Gassho no Ashiyu” footbath, which uses water from the Gero Onsen hot springs (one of the top three ranked hot springs systems in Japan).

    When you get inside, you can see the familiar thatched roof. You can watch the introduction of Hezhang Village. In addition to the facilities of the slide, there are also art performances. Going...

  • Hirugano Kogen Bokka no Sato
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    4.0
    93 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Takasuchouwashimi 2756-2
    Hirugano Kogen Bokka-no-sato is a farming theme Park providing visitors with a range of hands-on activities to do with plants and animals. The huge flower field is divided into four gardens and it is strikingly colored with flowers and green throughout the seasons. The farm is home to various animals such as horses, alpacas, sheep and rabbits. Events are held from time to time each season. In the park restaurant and cafe you can enjoy fresh food from Hirugano Highland and local foods from Mino and Hida. There is also a hot-spring where you can enjoy a herbal and outdoor bath.

    Great place for family outing, kids will love this place! My daughter loves feeding animals so this is the place for her!

  • Rail Mountain Bike Gattan GO!!
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    4.5
    100 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Hidashi Kamiokachouazumo 1327-2
    Rail Mountain Bike Gattan GO!! Combines bicycles and abandoned train rails in a new activity where the bike frame is secured to form a rail bike, allowing you to experience a ride along the old Kamioka Railway. With many choices of bike available, anyone from kids to the elderly are bound to find some fun.

    ExceThe staff is really nice, the ride Is so easy. When you come during Fall foliage, breezing with leaves color change will be your spot. Come so easy with bus (For me from Takayama) Then get the...

  • Oku Hida Bear Park
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    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Okuhidaonsengouhitoegane 2535
    Oku Hida Bear Park is located in Okuhida Onsengo Hitoegane. Nearly 100 black bears and brown bears are kept here, and visitors can feed them, take photos, and see bear-themed shows. The “Forest Product Store” sells “bear oil,” “bear power drinks,” stuffed animals, and other bear-themed merchandise.
  • Enakyo Cruise (Ena Gorge Tour)
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    3.5
    26 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Enashi Oichou Okudo 2709 - 104
    Ena Gorge Cruise, which offers a choice of high-speed jet boats or traditional covered barges, takes passengers on a round trip to Shinanoji (“Three Squares”) Rock, the point at which the Tsukechi River flows into the Kiso River. Passengers can see rock formations looming over them on either side of the riverbank, including Battleship Rock, Lion Rock, Screen Rock, Three Squares Rock, and other oddly shaped rocks and stones, and watch migratory birds fly overhead. The embarkation point for these cruises is located about 10 minutes by car from the Ena Interchange on the Chuo Expressway.

    Cheaper to buy the tickets online. Was an enjoyable 30 minutes excursion. As the boat cruises on, we saw white ripples created on the blue water as a result from our passing boat. Along the way, we...

  • Akechi Tetsudo
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    4.0
    30 Reviews
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    Gifu Ena-shi Akechicho 469-4
    A local train line running 25.1-kilometer from Ena Station on the Chuo Main Line to the end point at Akechi Station. You can take in the tranquil rural scenery from the train window as it winds its way south through the highland area of Higashi-Mino. The area along the way is full of highlights including Iwamura Castle's town, Hanashiro Onsen with its elegant kaiseki cuisine featuring agar vegetable gelatin, and Taisho Village with all the ambiance of that bygone era. The Taisho Roman-go is an express train with a dining car that lets you enjoy seasonal Ena cuisine made with local ingredients, including mushroom dishes and courses featuring agar, a Yamaoka specialty.

    恵那駅を出て間もなく棚田が見えました。それから明智駅までのかなりの区間車窓から棚田が見えます。周辺も刈り払われていて見通しが非常に良いです。日本でもこの路線だけではないでしょうか。乗車したのは3月で田植えの雰囲気もありません。これが5月とか9月とかだったら、どれだけ見事かは容易に想像できます。田植えか収穫の時期に再訪ですね。

  • Minokamo Kenkounomori Park
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    4.5
    10 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Minokamoshi Yamanouechou 7559
    This 128-hectare forest park is in Minokamo City, Gifu Prefecture. The view from the Yorokobi-no-Toride tower at the top of their famous 777 step flight of stairs is worth a look. The park has facilities like an athletics field, a barbecue area, and a putter golf course. Their water curtain fountain comes recommended in summer. There are 47,000 flowering trees of 50 varieties like mountain cherry and rhododendron. Whether it's flowers in bloom, autumn leaves, or forest bathing, there's something to enjoy in every season.

    Its essentially a park that offers a lot of activities to its visitors. They have bbq facilities, and some reallly fun indoor and outdoor games for kids to enjoy too! The walking/hiking trail might...

  • Ryukyo no Sato
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    3.5
    14 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Hachimanchoutonomachi 166
    This facility is located a short walk from Nagara Railway’s Gujo-Hachiman Station in Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture. There is a restaurant where you can eat a Hida beef rice bowl set and hoba-yaki (grilled beef on magnolia leaf) and learn how to make matcha green tea, and a souvenir shop where you can purchase specialties such as Myogata or Meiho ham, or hoba miso (miso grilled with onion on magnolia leaves). In addition, with the cooperation of Iwasaki Company, maker of food samples, you can experience making samples of things like tempura and lettuce. They also sell key chains and straps using plastic food samples.

    1階が土産店、2階がレストランになっています。郡上八幡の名物となた食品サンプルを体験できるお店もありました。周辺で飛騨牛コロッケ、五平餅、アイスなどの屋台もあります。町の中心部にあるのですぐわかると思います。

  • Nakatsugawa City Fureai Farm
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Nakatsugawashi Ochiai 1356-70
    This vast farm is in a 45-hectare space in a highland with an elevation of 650 to 900 meters in the eastern part of the city of Nakatsugawa. It is located 10 minutes by car along National Route 19 from the Nakatsugawa Interchange on the Chuo Expressway. The farm raises sheep, goats, ponies, rabbits, and other animals, and visitors can walk or feed the animals in the “Petting Zoo” area. In addition to horseback riding and a butter making experience, the farm offers snow sledding in the winter. In the visitors’ center, visitors can enjoy tender, flavorful barbecued lamb or sausage.

    のどかな牧場でヤギのお出迎えに始まりウサギの触れ合いや散歩ができます。トラクターの幌馬車に乗って園内を周遊できます。引馬での乗馬体験がおすすめです。

  • Maze-kaore Kenko Farm
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    4.5
    5 Reviews
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    Gifu Gero-shi Mazegawa
    "A farm located at the northern end of ""Maze, Gero City, a Village of Greenery and Clear Streams."" It was recognized as an official ""Beautiful Village"" in 2007 by the Association of The Most Beautiful Villages in Japan. They are committed to growing safe, delicious, pesticide-free blueberries and wasabi using organic fertilizer. Located in a cool region at an altitude of 688 meters, the large day and night temperature difference leads to a balance of sweet and sour flavors. You can eat the fruit on the spot where it was picked, but it may taste even better chilled and eaten beside the adjacent stream."

    Went to gero and made a slight detour to this farm. Blueberries are planted with love from the old couple. Theres an entrance fee of 1,000 Yen per adult and they will give u a basket to pluck the...

  • Romantei (Japan Taisho Village)
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    3.0
    9 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Enashi Akechichou 456
    This retro-modern complex is part of the Japan Taisho Village theme park which reproduces the ambiance of a Taisho Period town. It's five minutes on foot from Akechi Railway's Akechi Station. Their first-floor cafe'scafes thick and rich “Nameraka Pudding is popular. Kawakami Eatery on the second floor serves dishes like fried chicken chunks on rice, a local favorite. They use lots of local ingredients in their value priced lunches and dinners. They also have a variety of “experience programs, like ones where you can try on a traditional yagasuri hakama or do the Dojosukui loach catching dance.

    光秀ゆかりの地でしたので、「光秀ランチ」(1000円)を食べてきました。2種類のコロッケ・つけ出し・だし巻き・お新香・サラダ・デザート・ご飯・味噌汁。種類豊富でいろんな味を楽しめました。

  • Mt. Kinka Ropeway
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    Gifu Pref. Gifushi Senjoujikishita 257
    The Mt. Kinka Ropeway is an aerial lift system in Gifu City that runs from the bottom of Mt. Kinka to the summit; the journey takes about four minutes. During the journey, passengers can view the natural beauty of Mt. Kinka (the slopes of which are covered with old-growth forest) and the Nagara River, as well as the streets of Gifu City. At the summit, there is the Mt. Kinka Squirrel Village, shops, and a restaurant with a scenic view (the restaurant’s beer garden is open in the summer months). A return ticket for the Mt. Kinka Ropeway costs 1,080 yen for adults, 540 yen for children.
  • Machinami Gallery House of Yamada Family
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
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    Gifu Mino-shi Tawaramachi 2161-1
    This gallery located in Tawara-machi, Mino City displays works using Mino washi traditional Japanese paper in a town doctor's house from the Edo period (1603-1868). In addition to displaying traditional Chigiri-e paper collage and handicrafts alternating every month, we also have traditional Japanese Chigiri-e making and Japanese paper handicraft making workshops.

    無料で入れます。季節柄、和紙で作った紅葉やすすきの大きなアート作品が展示されていました。作品に触れる事は禁止されていますが、間近で見て写真を撮ることが出来ます。 他にもいくつかお花の作品がありました。どれも美しく、和紙の素晴らしさを実感しました。

  • Mukashi-banashi no Sato
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
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    Gifu Takayama-shi Okuhida Onsenkyo Fukuchi Onsen 110
    This area replicates traditional rural Japan replete with antique Japanese houses. It's about an hour drive from the Takayama Interchange on the Chubu Jukan Expressway. The central communal hot spring bath Isurugi no Yu has a traditional hearth and serves refreshments like goheimochi rice cakes, ice cream, and mousse. It has men's and women's indoor and outdoor bathing facilities and is known for its old-school Japanese ambiance. They also host Okuhida Onsenkyo's oldest morning market. The adjacent Fukuji Fossil Museum has displays of fossils excavated from Fukuchi Onsen that show the area was once at the bottom of the sea.

    平日の午後に1人で伺いました。バス停から歩いて数分の場所にあります。囲炉裏を囲んで座れる雰囲気のある建物です。五平もちは200円、20分ほど囲炉裏で炙れば出来上がりです。近くの宿の草円がオーナーとのこと。

  • Gifu City Chikusan Center Park
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    Gifu Pref. Gifushi Tsubakibora 776-4
    This park is in Tsubakibora, Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture. Originally it was a breeding ground for Gifu City livestock. A variety of domesticated animals like horses, sheep, goats, donkeys, pigs, chickens, and rabbits live a carefree life on the facility's open pasture. Some of them you can feed for a fee. There is a hiking course on the mountain side of the facility for natural exploration. They also have a botanical garden with hydrangeas, lilies, roses, and other flowers that in season come into colorful bloom.
  • Yama no Mura Dairy Farm
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Hidashi Kamiokachoumorimo 1157
    This hands-on tourist farm in Kamioka-cho, Hida City, Gifu Prefecture is located on a basin that sits 1,000 meters above sea level. The farm raises Jersey cattle, which are notable for their brown hair and for producing rich milk well-suited for ice cream and butter. It also offers a number of hands-on activities such as milking and making fresh bread and butter where participants can enjoy what they make. At the farm’s restaurant, guests can enjoy rich soft-serve ice cream made with Jersey milk, barbeque, and curry made with plenty of locally-grown vegetables.

    奥飛騨温泉へ向かう途中に偶然こちらの牧場の看板を見つけて寄り道しました。看板のあった場所からはずんずん山奥へ導かれ、かなり人里離れた場所に忽然と出現。昼のピークタイムを外して辿り着いたところ、すでにしぼりたての牛乳は完売で、レストランの冷蔵庫にあった分を出してくれました。ソーセージバイキングも人気で良い香りが漂っていました。濃厚でボリュームたっぷりのいのしし汁を始め、オリジナルの献立もあります。数...

  • Shiitake Brothers
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
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    Gifu Kamo-gun Kawabecho Kashio 983-1
    This shiitake mushroom farm is dedicated to traditional cultivation using logs. They forgo more efficient mushroom bed cultivation in favor of growing on timber, which requires hard work and is sensitive to environmental influences. They rely on the gradual decomposition of hardwoods such as nara and kunugi oak, resulting in delectable, fragrant shiitake with a nice, soft texture. You can pick-your-own shiitake mushrooms there if you make reservations at least a day in advance.

    友達としいたけ狩りに行きました。しいたけの説明がはじめにあってどういうしいたけをとればいいか教えてくれます。これから成長するしいたけはまだすごく小さくてかわいかったです。BBQで焼いて食べましたがとても肉厚でおいしかったです。

  • Hida-Osaka Fureai-no-mori
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    1 Reviews
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    Gifu Gero-shi Osakacho Yuya 273-1
    The Fureai-no-mori campground is surrounded by a rich natural environment of green forests with a clear stream full of fish nearby. Lots of people visit from Japan's urban areas seeking to get in touch with nature. They offer an array of hands-on-programs geared towards kids with a theme of laughing, building, and playing with children. Some of these include glasswork, Baumkuchen cake making, and parquetry.

    体験コースもあって大自然の中で、ゆっくり楽しむことができました!近くで川遊びができたり、巌立峡で滝を見ながらのハイキングもマイナスイオン浴しながら感動の連続です。この辺りは炭酸泉の温泉があります。とても泉質が良い。地元の人も多く利用されてるのでこちらもオススメできるポイントだなぁと思いました!

  • Inaka Kougei Kan
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Gifu Hida-shi Kawaicho Tsunogawa 709
    "This craft museum is where you can experience the traditional craft of ""Yukizarashi Sanchu Japanese paper"" in Kawai-cho, Hida City. You can enjoy experiences including papermaking and vegetable dyeing. Sanchu Japanese paper is made by exposing and bleaching ""kozo,"" the raw ingredient for Japanese paper, with snow for a characteristically light and natural color. Called ""Kozo no Yukizarashi,"" it is a traditional technique that has been handed down for close to 800 years in the area. Although it has been handed down as a farmer's winter work, the number of producers has decreased dramatically in recent years. In addition, it is possible to observe the work process by the craftsmen and the actual making of Japanese paper."

    柏木さんというおばあちゃんが毎日山中和紙の作業を行っています。3階には飛騨の古い生活用具が展示されています。 入館料は無料ですよ。

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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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