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Gifu

Trip Planner Asia  /  Japan  /  Chubu  /  Gifu Prefecture  /  Gifu
(3.1/5 based on 1,400+ reviews for top 30 attractions)
Things to do: sightseeing, historic sites, nature
Bordered by verdant mountains, quaint villages, and fruit orchards, the city of Gifu boasts a well-developed historic center and swift connections to Nagoya. Attractions in Gifu are plentiful, ranging from old castles, temples, and shrines, to its numerous museums, noted for their quality. Overlooked by the towering Mount Kinka, a local landmark, the cultural city also offers hiking trails for nature lovers. Things to do in Gifu include sampling its sweetfish dishes, shopping for traditional paper umbrellas, and--if you're in town from May to October--witnessing the famous cormorant fishing on the Nagara river. When using our Japan travel itinerary planner, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
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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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