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Gifu

The northern part of Gifu, the Hida district region, is a mountainous area with many mountains as high as 3000 m. The average temperature is low with heavy snowfall. Mino region in the south is known as the riverside region where the three Kiso rivers run through Nobi Plain. Temperature is high during summer in Tajimi City area due to westerly winds.

Gifu Prefecture - Known for ceramic art and ceramic industry
”Mino-yaki” is a style of earthenware pottery which developed under the protection of feudal lords and masters of tea ceremony. There are many kilns in the Toki and Tajimi areas where various ceramic products, such as tableware and tiles are produced. The area is also very active in nurturing new talent.
World Heritage Site, Shirakawa-go’s ”Gassho-zukuri”
village nestled in the sacred Mount Hakusan
In 1995, the majestic village of ”gassho-zukuri” houses was designated as World Heritage ”Village of Gassho-zukuri Houses of Shirakawago and Gokayama” by UNESCO. The pride of Japan, the collection of buildings is an example of everyday life and nature blending perfectly with each other.
”Gifu Great Buddha (Daibutsu) at Shohoji” - The largest ”basket buddha” in Japan.
Largest dry lacquered buddha in Japan, known also as ”basket buddha.” The framework was made from wood, then shaped using bamboo and clay. Buddhist sutras written on ”Mino washi paper” was applied all over the statue, and the surface finished with layers of lacquer.

Other place of visit

CULTURE

Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu
The museum houses numerous ceramic art and practical ceramic tableware, with emphasis on modern age pieces from 19th century onwards.
4-2-5, Higashi-machi, Tajimi-city, Gifu (located in Ceramic Park MINO)
http://www.cpm-gifu.jp/wp/?page_id=389
Yoro Park, Site of Reversible Destiny
An experiential facility within Yoro Park. You can challenge your perception and common sense at this facility designed by modern artist Shusaku Arakawa and poet Madeline Gins.
1298-2 Takabayashi, Yoro-cho, Yoro-gun, Gifu Prefecture (located in Yoro Park)
http://www.yoro-park.com/
Village of ”Gassho-zukuri” houses of Shirakawago
”Village of Gassho-zukuri Houses of Shirakawago and Gokayama” is designated a World Heritage by UNESCO. Some of these ”Gassho-zukuri” houses are open for tours and others used as Japanese style inns.
Ogi-machi, Shirakawa-mura, Ono District, Gifu
http://www.shirakawa-go.gr.jp/top/

SAKE

Gyokusendo Shuzo Co., Ltd.
”Minogiku”- mellow ”sake” made from clear soft water
800-3 Takada, Yoro-cho, Yoro-gun, Gifu Prefecture
http://www.minogiku.co.jp/
Shiraki Tsunesuke Co. Ltd.
”Daruma Masamune”- matured ”sake” carries the appeal of ”ko-shu.”
61 Kadoyakado, Gifu-shi, Gifu Prefecture
https://www.daruma-masamune.co.jp/ct/english/
Michizakura Brewery Co., Ltd.
The blessings of nature are poured into each bottle of ”sake” in the form of clear water from the Tsukechi River which flows through the primeval forest.
25 Tase, Nakatsugawa-shi, Gifu Prefecture
http://michizakura.jp/
Nakashima Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.
Produces trademark sake of ”Mizuho-no-kuni” - ”Shiroku” and ”Kozaemon”
7181-1 Toki-cho, Mizunami-shi, Gifu
http://www.kozaemon.jp/english/

SHRINES & TEMPLES

”Gifu Great Buddha (Daibutsu) at Shohoji”
Gifu Great Buddha is also known as ”basket Buddha”, the largest dry lacquered Buddha made from bamboo, ”washi-paper” and lacquer.
8 Daibutsu-cho, Gifu-shi, Gifu Prefecture

FOOD

Ichinomachi Café
”Melonpan” - Only ten buns baked a day. High praise from Nakata!
1-12 Ichinomachi, Furukawa-cho, Hida-shi, Gifu Prefecture
Shigeyoshi
A restaurant where you can savor freshwater eel, a special dish prepared by a skilled chef
1-3-29 Sanno-dori, Seki-shi, Gifu Prefecture
satoshi.F
French restaurant that uses local produce of Gifu.
5-1 Yahachi-cho, Gifu-shi, Gifu Prefecture
Bokuseisha
Dairy cows are grown in Okuhida’s rich environment. They produce and sell flavorful milk and dairy products.
17-8 Masushima-cho, Furukawa-cho, Hida-shi, Gifu Prefecture
http://www.bokuseisya.com/
Kusakabe Miso Co., Ltd.
Miso and soy sauce produced using traditional methods in the Hida-Takayama climate.
90 Kamiichinomachi, Takayama-shi, Gifu Prefecture
http://www.kusakabe-miso.co.jp/
Hida Beef Curry House
Savor the tender Hida beef with curry.
1-21 Honmachi, Takayama-shi, Gifu Prefecture
https://www.tengu.jp/curry.html

JAPANESE STYLE INN

Gero Onsen Hanarenoyado, Tsukinoakari
Guests can relax at this Japanese style inn where all guest rooms are individual cottages.
758-15 Yunoshima, Gero City, Gifu Prefecture
http://tsuki.gero-spa.co.jp/en/
Takimotokan Yukinosato
Enjoy the beautiful view at this Japanese style inn in Yoro Onsen
61 Kadoyakado, Gifu-shi, Gifu Prefecture
http://www.yukinosato.co.jp/lg_en/
Gifu Miyako Hotel
Enjoy your stay at this elegant hotel overlooking the Nagara River.
2695-2 Nagara Fukumitsu, Gifu City, Gifu
https://www.miyakohotels.ne.jp/gifu/english/index.html/
Shogetsu
You can enjoy pottery at this Japanese style inn in Gero Onsen.
1113 Koden, Gero City, Gifu Prefecture
http://www.shougetsu.jp/
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