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Takayama

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Hirayu

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Ogimachi

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Gifu

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Nakatsugawa

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Ogaki

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Kakamigahara

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Mino

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Takayama

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  • YAKAI IN STORAGE

    Takayama Things to Do

    You can observe and take pictures of the Yakai before the parade(s).Close to half of them are stored in the Festival Floats Exhibit Hall and the remaining in their own personal Garage tucked away on side streets.Note: There are Twelve ' Yakai ' total.

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  • Best Western Hotel Takayama

    Takayama Hotels

    Great hotel, lovely room, beautiful mountain spring water, comfy bed. Dinner in the hotel restaurant...

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  • THE PUPPET SHOW

    Takayama Things to Do

    The Karakuri Performance takes place at the Otabisho which is in and around Takayama Jinya.Two performances a day lasting about 20 minutes.Huge crowds show up so you have to stake out a place at least an hour before the performance to get close enough to see anything.

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Hirayu

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  • Nouhi bus

    Hirayu Transportation

    Nouhi bus has a line of from Takayama Station to Hirayu, Kitahotaka. You can get a ticket of 5000 yen in two days period with a free spa fare and the Kitahotaka aerial cableway fare and some discounts. This ticket is very good, I think. In addition, this buses are very good for us in the changeable winter season, because they have winter equipment....

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  • comfortable view from the restaurant

    Hirayu Restaurants

    Every time when I visited at Hirayu no mori, I went there, and drank the local beer watching the surrounding beautiful winter view, where there are the old growth forests. This restaurant has floor heating system using the spa. the local beer which is called Hodaka beer.

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  • Very hot outside spa

    Hirayu Off The Beaten Path

    Every time when I visited there on February, I saw no persons in Hirayu minzokukan museum, where is located from the bus terminal in several minutes. Hirayu minzokukan has a outside spa which is very hot. But, if you are not afraid of the hottest temperature, the spa is very good. The museum is not free, but the spa may be cheap, several...

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Ogimachi

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  • Shiroyama viewpoint

    Ogimachi Things to Do

    The Shiroyama Viewpoint is north of the village center and offers nice views of Ogimachi and its farmhouses. The viewpoint can be accessed via a walking trail (closed in winter) in about 15 to 20 minutes from the village center or by a shuttle bus, which stops outside the Gassho-zukuri Minkaen open air museum.

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  • Gasso-zukuri farmhouses

    Ogimachi Things to Do

    Ogimachi village is home to several dozen well preserved gassho-zukuri farmhouses, some of which are more than 250 years old. The farmhouses are quite amazing structures, designed to withstand the harsh winters while providing a place to work and live, and are best seen either covered in snow or surrounded by green fields. Many of the farmhouses...

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  • Photographer's Haven

    Ogimachi Things to Do

    Slightly out of the way and away from the madding crowds stand these 3 photogenic houses. Photographers pitch their tripods for the perfect lighting and shot. In the settlement stands many of these interesting photo spots so follow the guidemap given out free at the tourist information counter for good spots. Any avid photographer's dream place.

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Gifu

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  • SEKI-CITY , The City of Cutlery

    Gifu Things to Do

    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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  • Juhachiro

    Gifu Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Chinese Garden

    Gifu Things to Do

    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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Nakatsugawa

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  • Bus from Nakatsugawa Station to Magome

    Nakatsugawa Transportation

    From Nakatsugawa Station of JR, there are 14 buses every day to Magome. 540 yen (as of 2006)In a bus, you can buy a "Magome Setto Ken", which is a discount ticket for a round trip and Toson Kinenkan admission.

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  • on top of a glorious mountain

    Nakatsugawa Off The Beaten Path

    im sorry i cant give you specific details on the exact road to use, but if you want a sublime view, ask for directions to Nakatsugawa University(there is only one)) keep on following the bending main road up the mountain past the university, the road is quite narrow, and takes about 15-20 mins, once on top of the mountain you will find a...

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  • boat trip

    Nakatsugawa Things to Do

    catch the boat from near the Ena Grand Hotel, its just down the zig zag hill, the boats leave every hour on the weekend, the trip is about 30 mins, from memory about 1,000 yen(ten dollers) its a great way to appreciate the untouched waterways , rock ledges, scenery..really liked it. a must do activity..

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Ogaki

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Mino

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  • Hana mikoshi festival and more....

    Mino Local Customs

    There are a few festival or events in the mino area during April.....1.-Mino city has a very unique festival call HANA MIKOSHI or flowery portable shrine where pink ornaments made of "mino washi paper" parade the historical section..The second saturday in April, 30 portable shrines walk the street shouting "oisa, Oisa"..2.-Also the HINKOKO or...

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  • Old charming lighthouse

    Mino Off The Beaten Path

    Kozuchi Kawaminato Lighthouse is standing off the city border on the bank of Nagaragawa river. It was built by Nagachika Kawamori, a feudal lord of the region, to transport Japanese paper (washi), silk and other goods. It a relatively small but its shape is uniquely charming.Address: 1489-3, Minato-machi, Mino City

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  • Washi making

    Mino Things to Do

    Mino Washi Museum (Japanese paper Museum) is a place you should never miss when you visit Mino. Its a great fun and learning experience to participate in a short paper production course. Your teacher will assist you in all processes and produce your own Washi paper masterpiece. It requires many many years to become a real expert but you can produce...

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