Gifu Prefecture

Korankei Gorge Fall Colors

Koyo, or Fall Colors in Nagoya

Oct 21, 2019 By Ray Proper

The Japanese are very conscious of the seasons changing around them, often celebrating little, or not so little, milestones between each to mark the transitions between their much-touted "4 distinct...[ Click to read more ]

Sekigahara: The Battle That Created Japan

Jul 17, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

In 1600, Japan faced a turning point in its history. After more than a decade of comparative peace, the feudal era had been reinvigorated, and two sides of the country...[ Click to read more ]

Gero’s Ryujin Fire Festival in Gifu

Jul 15, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

While sitting in your air-conditioned room, sheltering from the humidity outside, perhaps the last thing that you would be thinking of doing is sinking into a nice hot bath. It...[ Click to read more ]

Do You Know Nags? Nagoya’s Hidden Gems – Part 3

Feb 27, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Whether you have been here for a few weeks or know the city like the back of your hand, Nagoya is a city that is full of surprises. New restaurants...[ Click to read more ]

Day trips from Nagoya – Tajimi, Gifu

Dec 26, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Just over the border from Aichi into Gifu Prefecture is the town of Tajimi, an area renowned for its ceramic manufacture, great natural beauty and peaceful streets. Being just 40...[ Click to read more ]

Skiing in Nagoya: Day and Weekend Trips!

Dec 24, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

There’s nothing more exhilarating than standing on the top of a slope, the pure white snow stretching out below you, or that moment when you lean forward and the wind...[ Click to read more ]

Seki Cutlery Festival in Gifu

Sep 26, 2018 By Ray Proper

Seki is a small city in the center of Japan, located in the northern Mino region of Gifu Prefecture.  Seki is famous for the production of blades;  first samurai swords...[ Click to read more ]

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Gujo Hachiman Bon Dancing Festival in Gifu

Jul 11, 2018 By First Admin

For four magical nights each August, at Gujo Hachiman in Gifu, dancers revelers line the streets until dawn breaks over the surrounding mountains in celebration of Obon. Across most of Japan,...[ Click to read more ]

Gifu Castle Panorama Night View

Jun 15, 2018 By Ray Proper

If you are looking for a cool place to spend a hot summer night I have just the spot; Gifu! Gifu City is a mere 20 minute train ride from Nagoya, but...[ Click to read more ]

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Ukai Cormorant Fishing in Gifu and Aichi

Apr 22, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Whether your fish comes from the supermarket or you are a master fisherman who has trawled the seven seas, it is unlikely that you have ever witnessed anything quite like...[ Click to read more ]