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Take a bus from JR or Meitetsu Gifu Station bound for Gifu Park, the Nagarabashi Bridge/Takatomi area, or the City Loop Line counterclockwise route; get off at the Nagarabashi Bridge bus stop; and walk five minutes. A long, narrow townscape consisting of rows of old-fashioned Japanese homes which extends west from the cormorant fishing spectator boat boarding area at the south end of the Nagara Bridge. Here you’ll find shops selling colorful Gifu uchiwa hand fans, a local traditional handicraft; as well as ayugashi sweetfish-shaped cakes, in addition to restaurants, boutiques, and stylish cafes operating out of remodeled old townhomes and storehouses standing eave to leave. The area is also designated a part of Gifu Prefecture’s “Brand New Treasure” tourism promotion initiative. Be sure to explore the area before going to watch cormorant fishing.

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place Gifu Pref. Gifushi Minatomachi · Tamai Town/Motohama Town neighborhood



Gifu Pref. Gifushi Minatomachi · Tamai Town/Motohama Town neighborhood [map]

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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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