Gifu Prefecture

Step Back in Time at Gifu Seiryu-Satoyama Park

May 30, 2023 By Bert Wishart

While most people besotted with Japanese history tend to focus on the periods of samurai and geisha, there is more to Japan than dudes quoting haiku and swinging katana blades....[ Click to read more ]

Paintballing at Kakamigahara

Feb 28, 2023 By Bert Wishart

If you're looking for an adrenaline-fueled activity to get the blood pumping, you might find that paintballing is the sport for you. From amateur enthusiasts to professional players, paintballing provides...[ Click to read more ]

Skiing in Nagoya: Day and Weekend Trips!

Dec 24, 2022 By Bert Wishart

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 ]

Winter Illumination in Nagoya 2022

Nov 23, 2022 By Ray Proper

Christmas Day in Japan is just another working day, for the most part. The most exciting facet of the Christmas and holiday season in Japan is that all traces of...[ Click to read more ]

Yoro No Taki – Yoro Falls in Gifu

Oct 24, 2022 By Ray Proper

Yoro no Taki (Yoro Falls) is a great spot to get outside near Nagoya. Any time of the year is fine, but visiting the area in spring and fall is...[ Click to read more ]

Korankei Gorge Fall Colors

Koyo, or Fall Colors in Nagoya

Oct 14, 2022 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 ]

Let’s go to Shirakawa-go in Gifu!

May 30, 2022 By Bert Wishart

Japanese often talk about the majesty of their four seasons (conveniently forgetting the fifth, the rainy season). Still, if you live in a city like Nagoya, you could be forgiven...[ Click to read more ]

Kiso Three Rivers Park in Ichinomiya City

May 30, 2022 By Ray Proper

Kiso Three Rivers Park in Ichinomiya was an old favorite of mine when I lived in Konan City. I am not sure if the whole complex counts as being part...[ Click to read more ]

River Deep, Mountain High – Kayak and Rafting Tours in Gifu

Apr 28, 2022 By Bert Wishart

If you ask pretty much anyone from Gifu, "What is your home prefecture like?" then there is a strong possibility that they will bring up the cleanliness of the water....[ Click to read more ]

Gorging on Gifu Grub

Nov 30, 2021 By Bert Wishart

Aichi Prefecture - and Nagoya in particular - has some of the best of Japanese cuisine. From its miso katsu to its tebasaki to its Taiwan ramen, very few areas...[ Click to read more ]