Gifu Festivals

Takayama Spring Festival

Apr 01, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Located in Gifu Prefecture, and surrounded by some of Japan’s richest natural areas just below the famous Northern Alps, Takayama is somewhat isolated and distant.  This isolation allowed the city...[ Click to read more ]

Getting Hot Under the Collar at Tejikara Fire Festival

Mar 22, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

I sometimes worry about the Japanese and their propensity for dangerous festivals. With logs hurtling down hills, submergence in icy water and the violence inherent in the naked festival, it seems...[ Click to read more ]