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Tourist Ranch / Farm Spots in Gifu Area

  • Oku Hida Bear Park
    82 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    These bears are being kept in horrible conditions and there are perhaps hundreds of them. We arrived at he start of the ranch to see 2 cubs caged and muzzled in a dark room. We moved on to see bears...

  • Frusic
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Okuhidaonsengoutochio 952
    A farm which grows tropical fruits in plastic greenhouses using hot spring heat located in the Tochio Onsen area in the Okuhida Onsen hot spring district. The shop sells mineral-rich dragon fruit carefully handpicked one at a time, as well as juices and jams made from the same. At night, the farm induces tropical flowers with unique fragrances to bloom, and from June to October, visitors can visit the farm’s greenhouses after dark (advance reservation required). The farm’s dragon fruit tasting plan, offered from July to November, is particularly popular. In addition, with an advance reservation, visitors can also enjoy picking acerola fruit.
  • Gifu City Chikusan Center Park
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Nagarakawa Sightseeing Agricultural Association
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Pref. Gifushi Obusamidorimachi 2-34
    The tourism farm is located across from Mt. Kinkazan and Gifu Castle along the Nagaragawa River in the city of Gifu, Gifu Prefecture. Grapes grown in sandy soil with good drainage are sweeter than others, because they do not retain water. Visitors can enjoy picking grapes with no time limit, and depending on the season, they can sample Delaware, Steuben, or Bailey A grapes. One option for grape picking includes a souvenir, an additional 600 grams of grapes.
  • Yamamoto Farm
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Pref. Nakatsugawashi Ochiai 1336-475
    This fruit orchard amidst Nakatsugawa’s lush natural environment grows produce using as little chemical fertilizer and pesticide as possible. They have grape picking from early August, chestnut gathering from early September, and from early October you can pick apples. Generally, you only need reservations for gathering chestnuts, but if you’re coming in a large group, you’ll need them for grape and apple picking too. It has a private parking lot and also caters to those in wheelchairs and with guide dogs. They sell grapes, pears, apples, and more from their farm stand, and you can purchase them by the kilogram for gifts.
  • Nakatsugawa City Fureai Farm
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Yama no Mura Dairy Farm
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.


  • Tumitumi Strawberry Farm
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Pref. Motosushi Soinakajima 974-1
    A farm located a five minute walk from Tarumi Railway Motosu Station where you can enjoy all-you-can-eat Nohime strawberries, a Gifu Prefecture branded variety of strawberry known for its large size, tender flesh, and superb balance of sweetness and tartness. The farm is open from mid-December to early June; an advance reservation is required. The farm cultivates its strawberries hydroponically on raised platforms, ensuring even those with wheelchairs and strollers can easily make their way between the plants. The farm also offers mini tomato picking of a vivid red, highly sweet variety which scores over 10 degrees on the Brix scale. In addition, the farm sells these tomatoes by volume, and many people come here just to buy some mini tomatoes to use at home.
  • Hiruga no Kogen Kiso Horse Ranch
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Gujo-shi Takasucho Hirugano 4670-3654
    A ranch about a 15-minute drive from the Hirugano Kogen Smart Interchange on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway (only accessible with electronic toll collection (ETC) cards). They care for Kiso-uma, Honshu's only Japanese native horse species, and also run a tourist ranch where you can enjoy horseback riding. Kiso-uma average about 135-centimeter-tall and are stocky with short torsos and a friendly disposition. Since they are gentle, everyone from small children to adults can ride worry-free. Their Hirugano Hoplodge pension on the grounds offers a horseback riding package where visitors can get in a lot of riding on both the day of their stay and the day after.
  • Nakatsugawa Fureai Bokujo
    8 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Nakatsugawa-shi Ochiai 1356-70

    飯田のりんご狩りの時に立ち寄りましたが、車で山の上まで行く必要があります。 入園料大人は540円にも値上げされおり、又動物とふれあうのにもお金が都度いります。 眺望や牧場的な環境は良いですが、チョコチョコお金がかかることもあり、土曜日の天気がいいにもかかわらず、人は少ない理由かもしれません。

  • Yamaki Farm
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Minokamo-shi Yamanouecho 1004-3
  • Hope Farm fureaibokujo
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Takasuchouwashimi 5390-1

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.

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