Gifu Travel Guide

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Gifu Things to Do

  • SEKI-CITY , The City of Cutlery

    Seki is famous for Samurai Swords and Knives,etc.The Hamone Festival in October ( Sat . & Sun.) turns Seki into the Knife/Sword capital of Japan.In addition to merchants selling knives, cutlery,etc. there are demonstrations of ancient sword forging.There are only three demonstration per day ( 10:30 , 1:30 , & 2:30 ).You have to grab a seat at least...

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  • Chinese Garden

    The garden is located in the northern Gifu park and made in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of friendship town affiliation of Gifu City and Hangzhou.But now, it is look like an abandon park.

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  • Gifu castle

    I only have 3 h here, so just have a look the castle.This castle is placed on top of Mt. Kinka (Kinkazan). Actually not so beautiful castle, but the view of city is good from here. The castle is famous because of Oda Nobunaga (usually the name appear in the samurai story), who lived here before.There is a big clock infront of castle... antique !!

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  • Cormorant fishing

    On these boats you can have you're dinner.They also do exhibitions in "fishing with a bird".During the night the boats have a fire on the back. Great view.

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  • Gifu-Castle

    The castle of Nobunaga's dream.On each level you ‘ll find something worth watching. It’s a nice historical trip through the castle all the way to the tower.The tower, there's no better place to have a view over Gifu city, the Nagara river and the far away mountains. The view is spectacular in all four directions. Night views are only possible in...

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  • Great view from here!

    Climb up the small hill at the back of the main road and you can have this spectacular view of the small town.

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Gifu Hotels

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  • Juhachiro

    10 Minatomachi, Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, 500-8009, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Daiwa Roynet Hotel Gifu

    8-5 Kandamachi, Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, 500-8833, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Gifu Grand Hotel

    648 Nagara, Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, 5028567, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Gifu Restaurants

  • Only Those Who Know Can Go

    Rustico 2 is an ultra-modern bakery and cafe. It's extremely popular however, only those who know about it can come. There is no signboard by the road, on the building, or anywhere to indicate that the place even exists and the building itself is removed just enough away from the road that if you were just driving by, you'd never notice it. The...

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  • Better than Krispycreme

    Mister Donut is a popular Japanese fast food doughnut chain that you can find at most shopping malls. The one I took the photo at was at the Jusco Shopping center just outside of the city of Gifu. The doughnuts are quite tasty, but a little pricey by American standards (most doughnuts usually cost a little more than 1000 Yen for ten...

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  • 'Rakuichi-rakuza', Gifu...

    'Rakuichi-rakuza', Gifu Cityand'Ricetta', Gifu CityBoth have great, great, great atmosphere.Ricetta's food is yum, yum! From Rakuichi-rakuza:- daikon salad- karei no karage- beer!- lemon chuhai From Ricetta:Pizza MargheritaGarlic and Tomato SpaghettiCaeser Salad

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Gifu Transportation

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    by Rabbityama Written Jan 17, 2015

    Gifu City is located along the Tokaido Main Line, so even by regular trains, it can be reached from Nagoya in just 20 minutes, from Kyoto in about 1.5 hours, and Osaka from about 2 hours.

    Those traveling by Shinkansen can easily reach Gifu by traveling to Nagoya and transferring to the local line.

    The terminus of the Takayama Line is also in Gifu. If you are in Toyama, Takayama, Gero, etc. you can take a Limited Express Train south to reach Gifu. There are also local trains, but trains along the Takayama Line are not very frequent, so be aware of train times.

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Gifu Off The Beaten Path

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    by woef Written Nov 17, 2004

    If you want to visit Gifu Castle there are two possibilities to get there. One is by Ropeway (600 Yen).After you have to take steps to the castle. It’s a 8 minute walk. The other, off the beaten path, way is to completely climb the mountain. This will take about an hour. The road is not as good as the picture. The picture is from the last 8 minute walk.

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Gifu Favorites

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  • Hida Takayama is a very...

    Hida Takayama is a very beautiful place. There are old rows of houses of Japan like Kyoto. It is cool in summer and is cold in winter. The cherry blossoms already fallen in Tokyo had not full bloomed yet there! 'Cherry blossoms' and 'the verdure of a willow' are the spring color of Japan.

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  • And from Takayama, take a tour...

    And from Takayama, take a tour bus to wonderful Shirakawa-go, a fairy-tale town listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.More pictures in the travelogue.

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  • luciano's General Tip

    Every important city in Japan has its own hanabi on a designated summer day, and it usually attracts crowds of people.

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