Sightseeing Spot Spots in Gujo / Mino / Seki Area

  • Oyada-jinja Shrine
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Minoshi Oyada 2596
    A Shinto shrine located in the Kaededani Valley at the foot of Mt. Tennozan which was founded over 2,000 years ago. The current main shrine was built in 1672 and is notable for its extravagant carving and showy coloring similar to the Nikko Toshogu Shrine, a style which flourished in the early Edo period. The most magnificent structure in the city, this building is also designated a National Important Cultural Property. Some 3,000 Japanese mountain maples grow on the shrine’s grounds, making it one of the leading destinations for enjoying fall foliage in the prefecture. The shrine holds a Momiji Festival celebrating maples and fall foliage which lasts from early November to early December; the shrine also holds the Oyada Hinkoko Festival, a designated National Selected Intangible Folk-Cultural Property, in the spring and in the autumn.

    11/17土曜日に登山のついでに初めて大矢田神社を訪問しました。紅葉の時期だけ徴収する600円の駐車料を支払い、本殿に参拝しました。紅葉はまだ少し早いが、来訪者はそこその人数で、露店もある程度出店してました。本殿の脇から天王山に登れました。混雑を避けたい人は今のうちに観賞するのがベターです。今年は台風や猛暑影響からか紅葉になる前に落ち葉になるのが多く散見されます。

  • No-shu Sekisho Rest House
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    3.5
    9 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Sekishi Minamikasugachou 9-1
    This rest facility is located in Minami-kasuga-cho, Seki City. It is made in the image of the “Sekisho” from which it is said the city’s name originated from. The restaurant offers local cuisine and also has morning and lunch menus. In the local product shop, you can find a large number of local specialties and famous items, and fresh vegetables harvested locally are sold at the morning market. It is recommended that families try the origami or handicraft workshops in the “Takumi no Waza Taiken Kobo” (craftsmanship experiential workshop). Reservations are required and can be made using the Seki City public relations magazine “Koho Seki.”

    「濃州関所茶屋」は、関市の名前の由来となったといわれる「関所」をイメージした休憩施設です。高さ4メートルの冠木門をくぐると、朝市販売所、物産ショップがあります。日本刀アイスも販売しています。

  • Oze Cormorant Fishing
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
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    Gifu Seki-shi Oze 76-3

    ふるさと納税でお弁当付きペア鵜飼遊覧船を見つけ行きました。 岐阜在住なので幾度となく鵜飼舟は見ていたのですが、乗ってみて鵜飼の醍醐味がわかりました。 駐車場からの道案内もわかりやすく、途中、鵜匠のご自宅でしょうか、鵜の入った籠が並んだお庭が見えました。 夕方鵜飼船に乗って川面に映り込む夕日をお弁当食べながら観賞、それから上流へ漕ぎ進み当たりか暗くなり真っ暗になった所へ篝火を炊いた鵜飼船がやってく...

  • Hydrangea Road
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    Gifu Pref. Sekishi Itadori
    This pass runs along the clear waters of the Itadori River that flows almost through the center of the Itadori district, and is known by this name because of the approximately 70,000 hydrangeas that are planted along the nearly 24 kilometer highway. Even selected as one of Japan’s top 100 roads, various events are held when the hydrangea are in bloom. The best time to see them is from mid-June to early July, and it bustles with many tourists from inside and outside the prefecture who visit every year at that time.
  • Myoken-jinja Shrine Cherry Blossoms
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    Gifu Gujo-shi Yamatocho Maki
    This Shinto shrine is said to have been founded in the early 13th century. Its beginnings are said to be associated with Tou Taneyuki of the Tou clan who participated meritoriously in the Jokyu War and received this territory, transferring the spirit of Myoken Bosatsu, the patron deity of the Chiba clan. Gifu Prefecture has designated the shrine's Nanoka Festival held every year on August 7th as an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property. About 100 cherry trees of various sizes are planted along the roughly 250-meter approach to the shrine. The tunnel of cherry blossoms that forms when the trees are in full bloom from early to mid-April has been selected as one of the Top 33 Spots to View Cherry Blossom in the Hida-Mino region.
  • Ogura Park
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    Gifu Mino-shi Izumicho 1571-3
    This park located in Izumi-cho, Mino City is the area of Ogurayama where the remains of Ogurayama Castle are located. In addition to an observation deck, lawn plaza, and playground equipment, it also has facilities such as a mini zoo. It is also known for being chosen as one of the Hida-Mino 33 Best Sakura Spots, where about 1,000 cherry blossom trees bloom in spring. Seasonal teahouse sales and illuminations are also held.
  • Sogisui
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    Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Hachimanchouhonmachi
    A spring also known as the Hakuunsui located in Gujo-Hachiman, an area famous for its abundance of clean water, a 10 minute drive from the Gujo-Hachiman Interchange. This famous spring was selected as number one on a list of Japan’s most renowned springs. The pure waters which well up from the source spring here have been used by local residents for daily life needs since ancient times. In 1471, renga poem master Sogi Iio exchanged poems here with To Tuneyori—lord of Gujo Domain, Mino Province and Sogi’s teacher in poetry—when the former was making his way back to Kyoto. This event led to the spring coming to be called the “Sogisui” (“Sogi Water”) and has also resulted in rich cultural activities such as the Sogisui Jinsai festival held each year on August 20.
  • Igawa Komichi
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    Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Hachimanchoushimadani
    A scenic old water canal located right next to the Former Gujo-Hachiman City Hall Memorial Building a five minute drive from the Gujo-Hachiman Interchange. Enclosed by the stone walls of old Japanese homes, trees, and shrubs, the canal has an old fashioned atmosphere harkening back to a different age. Visitors can see colorful red and white koi carp swimming in the canal and, in summer, possibly see locals cooling a watermelon in its waters. Sometimes locals also keep baskets of sweetfish used for bait in the canal, as well, and being able to taste the air of one of Japan’s bygone eras is one of the area’s biggest highlights. There are three clothes washing areas along the canal which also serve as social gathering spaces for locals.
  • Teraogahara Senbonzakura Park
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    Gifu Pref. Sekishi Mugegawachoutaniguchi Terao
    A park situated along a Prefectural Route connecting to the Terao Pass a 20 minute drive from the Mino Interchange. The park is a renowned destination for viewing cherry blossoms in spring. The park got its start when local residents planted some 300 cherry trees in prayer for peace shortly after the end of WWII in 1951. Today, around 1,000 cherry trees grow along a two kilometer stretch of the Prefectural Route. The best time to view the blossoms is from early through mid-April. During the cherry blossom season, the trees are also lit up at night, providing visitors with a different landscape from that which can be enjoyed during the daytime. In addition, paper lanterns are hung from the trees and stalls and a tea house open up during this time, delighting the many tourists who come here to see the flowers.
  • Hirugano Kogen
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    Gifu Gujo Takasucho Hirugano
  • Hana no Eki HiruganoKogen Kochia Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gifu Gujo-shi Takasucho Hirugano
  • Hirugano Kogen no Momiji
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    Gifu Gujo-shi Takasucho Hirugano
  • Kawaura Valley no Momiji
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    Gifu Seki-shi Itadori Kawaura
  • 21 Century no Mori
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    Gifu Seki-shi
  • Ayame Sawa Marsh
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    Gifu Gujo-shi Takasucho Hirugano
  • Keishoji Temple
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    Gifu Gujo-shi Minamicho Ohara 579
  • Itoshiro no Osugi
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    Gifu Gujo-shi
  • Udatunomachinosuikinkutu
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    Gifu Pref. Minoshi Izumichou 1883
  • Nagaragawa no Ukai 2
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    Gifu Seki-shi Oze
  • Fudo no Mori
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    Gifu Seki-shi Hasama

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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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