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Gifu Shouhouji Daibutsu (Great Buddha), Gifu

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Where to stay in Gifu

Numerous accommodation options line the streets of Gifu, especially around its main train station. Three-star mid-range hotels prevail in the city center, offering basic amenities such as breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and cozy, clean rooms, while a number of budget inns and guesthouses round out the selection. Excellent transportation makes staying in Gifu a good choice for trips to nearby Nagoya.
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  • This is a really a magically experience. If you find yourself in Gifu, please make your way here. It's a paper-mache buddha! It's beautiful and it's interesting to see the entire collection of clay mo...  more »
  • This indoor, 13.7m great Buddha statue was completed in 1832 after 38 years of construction. It is one of the top 3 great Buddha statues in Japan, alongside the ones in Nara and Kamakura. Can't help f...  more »
  • Drop in for a visit. It costs 200yen (about $2) to enter. The big Buddha is truly a sight to see. Sit down and take it all in. The staff can also provide you with an English information sheet about th...  more »