Street Spots in Gifu Area

  • Magomejuku
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Pref. Nakatsugawashi Magome 4300-1
    This is one of the old post towns on the historic Nakasendo highway in which old scenery from the Edo period still remains. The cobblestone path along the hill features various buildings including restaurants and inns that evoke the days of old, giving it a very nostalgic atmosphere. Known as the birthplace of literary master Toson Shimazaki, various facilities connected to Shimazaki remain including the Toson Memorial Museum that is built on the remains of the headquarters of the Shimazaki family.
  • Yu-no-machi Ujo Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gifu Gero-shi Mori
    A park at the upstream of the Atanodani River. It's close to Gero Onsen, one of Japan's top three hot spring towns. The park's name comes from a folk song by the poet Ujo Noguchi who visited the area in the early Showa period. The Atanodani River flows from the mountains around Gero Onsen right through downtown. The promenade along the river is great for a walk after your bath while taking in the natural surroundings. You can swim in the river in summer to add another layer of fun to your time in the hot spring town.
  • Yanaka Mizu no Komichi
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Hachimanchoushinmachi Inaricho
    An old canal located a five minute drive from the Gujo-Hachiman Interchange on the Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway. The Gujo-Hachiman area is known for having some of the cleanest water in the country and is dotted with scenic waterways. This canal area is a pocket park which serves as a symbol of the water-rich Gujo-Hachiman area. Due to the many art museums along its length, the canal area is also known as “Art Museum Street.” The area’s stone paved path with the canal’s waters flowing along its side; rows of willows; and large, elegant Japanese homes are a breath of fresh air in the middle of the city.
  • Magome Natural Shokubutsuen
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gifu Nakatsugawa-shi Magome
  • Yoshida Kawa Shinsui Walkway
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Gujo-shi Hachimancho
  • Itadori Kaido
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Seki-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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