Gifu-ken Things to Do

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Gifu-ken Things to Do

  • Morning Markets

    Takayama Things to Do

    Miyagawa Morning Market is the larger of two morning markets in central Takayama. While the Jinya-mae market is almost entirely a traditional farmer's market. The Miyagawa market has farm-fresh produce, along with prepared foods, gifts, art, and more spread across 60 stalls stretching 350 meters along the beautiful river. During our visit we had...

  • Hida Folk Village

    Takayama Things to Do

    Takayama is often used as a base to visit the near-by Shirakawa-go - or bypassed completely as people only head to the World Heritage site. However, Takayama has its own historic Hida Folk Village and for Y900 you can get a return bus fare from Takayama station and entry to the village. (This compares to Y4500 for the 1/2 day isite tour and then...

  • Old Private Houses

    Takayama Things to Do

    The oldest part of Takayama consists of three main streets that run north to south parallel to the river Miyagawa. From west to east these are Sannomachi, Ninomachi and Ichinomachi. The northern section of each has the prefix “Shimo” and the southern, “Kami”. All are lined with a variety of old homes, with perhaps the greatest concentration on...

  • Takayama Jinya

    Takayama Things to Do

    Takayama Jinya was the local government house in Hida Province that reported to the central government in Edo under the Tokugawa Shogunate. The building was originally constructed in the early 1600 as a villa for a local ruler, but the central government administrator sent to Hida to rule had it rebuilt after the centralization of power in 1629. In...

  • Takayama

    It is the tourist centre of Gifu ken, but you have to visit it once in your life. It will be great if this is during the festival (14 -15 april). The festival is one the top 3 in Japan. But if you want to pay a little less for accommodation and food just visit any other time.In Takayama you can wander through old streets, visit temples, musea and...

  • Nature

    Nature in Gifu-ken is just awesome. The mountains and the many lakes.We just loved it. As we did not have good weather (most of the time it was raining), we decided to put Gifu-ken on our 'to do' list and visit again in the (near) future.

  • Tendobai lookout

    You can see all the Gassho houses of Ogimachi from the Tandobai lookout point. At least if you have better weather then we did. Our view was very little, because of the heavy rain.

  • Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

    Next to Ogimachi is the Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, an open air museum with 25 Gassho buildings. Most of the buildings are relocated to this 5.8 ha museum when the building of a big dam floaded a large area in the neighbourhood.There is little english information, but just enough to understand. The Gassho houses thanks their name to the reed roof that...

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