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A hidden gem in Gifu: Gujo Hachiman Town



27. November. 2018

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The designation of “Important Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings,” introduced in the 1970s, sounds anodyne, the language of bureaucracy, but it represented a step forward in how Japan—a country that’s suffered waves of destruction and buried much of its heritage under concrete—treats its historic properties. Gujo Hachiman Town is one of the beneficiaries of that designation, and today, the old castle town still stands, an oasis out of time, a hidden gem in Gifu Prefecture.

A hidden gem in Gifu: Gujo Hachiman Town

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