Gifu Articles

Satoyama Run in Hida Takayama

Introducing Satoyama Run, the Japanese marathon event which aims to provide tourists with a unique glimpse into traditional Japanese countryside life and culture. Set in the beautiful Hida Takayama region, the Satoyama Run is a yearly event which promotes inte

Japan's Secret Giant Buddha

After spending the morning in Inuyama, I made it to Gifu city nearby in the afternoon. I'd be sleeping the night there. But because I hadn’t yet had an appropraite meal that day I first headed off to Gifu Park, where I’d been recommended a little restaurant.Mi

Takayama Matsuri - one of Japan's best Festivals! Check it out all year long!

Takayama - Source: insidekyoto.comTakayama is a city in the Gifu prefecture, located about 4,5 hours from Tokyo and can be done for free when using the Japan Rail Pass. The city is celebrated for its traditional preserved city center and is gaining popularity

The Gifu You Never Knew Existed

Tucked inside of Japan, hiding beautiful gardens, and gorgeous flowing rivers is Gifu prefecture. Due to it's proximity to Aichi prefecture, Gifu is often over looked, which is a loss to many. The Gifu that I know out shines the beauty of the rest of Japan. On

Ukai--A Tradition in Gifu

Ukai--many foreigners have never heard of it, which makes sense because it is tucked away in the beautiful, but not well known prefecture of Gifu. It takes place on the the clear and clean Nagara river that flows down from the mountains inside of Gifu. Ukai g

Gifu for the First Time

If you’re planning your first time in Gifu, be careful: because Gifu is surrounded by mountains, depending on the season you visit it may be very hot, or very cold. Plan your activities and travel destinations accordingly, and visit these famous must-go sites!

Travel in Japan: Spotlight on Gifu Prefecture

GIFU CITY > TAKAYAMA > MINOKAMO CITYOne of the best things about moving to Japan and somehow slipping into a job that requires me to travel around the country is not just going to visit new places, but really getting to experience them as a tourist while