5 days in Gifu Prefecture Itinerary

5 days in Gifu Prefecture Itinerary

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Shirakawa-mura
— 1 night
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Takayama
— 2 nights
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Nakatsugawa
— 1 night

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Shirakawa-mura

Shirakawa-mura ©
Set amid quintessentially Japanese landscape, Shirakawa-mura consists of 16 quaint villages, including a historic village of farm houses, now designated a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Tenshukakau Observatory, get engrossed in the history at Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, then steep yourself in history at Wada House, and finally steep yourself in history at Nagase house.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Shirakawa-mura trip planner.

Tumon, Guam to Shirakawa-mura is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Tumon to Shirakawa-mura is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tumon in January, things will get cooler in Shirakawa-mura: highs are around 7°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Shirakawa-mura

Historic Sites · Museums
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Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
You've now added Ciao Ontake Snow Resort to your itinerary. On the 20th (Mon), hunt for treasures at Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market, fly down the slopes at Ryokufu Resort Hida Nagareha, examine the collection at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, then get a new perspective on nature at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), and finally indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya, see the interesting displays at Hirata Folk Art Museum (Hirata Kinen-kan), then get engrossed in the history at Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan), then fly down the slopes at Ciao Ontake Snow Resort, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Higashiyama Walking Course.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Takayama day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Shirakawa-mura to Takayama takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Takayama are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Nakatsugawa.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums · Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Outdoors

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Architectural Building
Takayama Jinya
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Nakatsugawa

Nakatsugawa ©
Nakatsugawa is a city located in the Tōnō region of Gifu Prefecture, Japan. On the 22nd (Wed), trek along Nakasendo Tsumagojuku and then hike along Nakasendo Magome-juku.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nakatsugawa trip planner.

You can drive from Takayama to Nakatsugawa in 2.5 hours. January in Nakatsugawa sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nakatsugawa

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

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Hiking Trail
Nakasendo Magome-juku
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Hiking Trail
Nakasendo Tsumagojuku
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