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The Reenactment of the Battle of Sekigahara

Before the establishment of the Tokugawa Shogunate(江戸幕府), a six-hour battle took place on October 21, 1600. This was called the ‘Battle of Sekigahara'(関ヶ原の戦い), a savage conflict which changed the course of Japanese history forever. A simulation of this war can be seen in the quiet farming village of Sekigahara. The momentous event is recreated in…

Explore These 5 Spots in the Historical Gifu City All in One Day!

Gifu Prefecture is a famous destination because of the village of Shirakawa-go. But did you know that Gifu has a lot more to offer other than this World Heritage Site? Gifu City, the prefecture capital, can show you more of Japan’s historical and interesting places. The good thing about these spots is that it will…

4 Must-Visit Spots in the Less Traveled yet Historic City of Gifu

While both picturesque and historic, Gifu, located next to Aichi Prefecture, tends to be engulfed by its more famous cousin. Nagoya City in Aichi is usually the tourist destination of choice for many. Yet Gifu City, a small attractive town only 30 minutes from Nagoya by train, holds some wonderful sights and is ideal for…

Check Out the Forest of the Seven Lucky Gods in Gifu!

The Seven Lucky Gods of Japan represent good fortune when it comes to Japanese folklore and mythology. Most of them came from India and China and are often seen in many carvings from ancient trees and other representations all throughout the country. You can also see them carved in rows of rice storehouses in Hida…

Enjoy the Beautiful Scenery and Warlord Era Museum at Gifu Castle

If you know anything about Japanese history then you have probably heard the name of Oda Nobunaga, one of the country’s most famous warlords. Gifu castle, located atop Mount Kinka was at the centre of his campaign for power in Japan. If you find yourself staying in Gifu city it’s definitely worth your time to…

Expect the Unexpected at the Extraordinary World of Yoro Park

Yoro is a town located in Gifu Prefecture of Japan. It is a mountainous area filled with local legends and exciting places to visit. One of these places is the Yoro Park which is often described as an “experience park” for showing visitors unexpected things in different places. tofugu.com/ This is probably the most popular…

Gifu’s Squirrel Park: Experience the Cute Side of Mount Kinka

Japan is famous for it’s many animal attractions, such as it’s many dog and cat cafes around the country, however one animal spot that’s not so well known is the Squirrel village in Gifu! /guide.travel.co.jp/ It’s pretty easy to find as it’s just outside the entrance to the upper station of Mount Kinka’s ropeway, or…

Learn to Make Your Own Knife from a Japanese Swordsmith

The Japanese sword or “katana” is one of the most iconic images of Japan around the world and the masters who make these weapons in the traditional way are becoming increasingly rare. In Gifu, however, you can spend the day with a government certified master swordsmith and even try your hand at the forge as…

Visit the Enchanting World Heritage Shirakawa-Village this Winter!

The prefecture of Gifu in central Honshu offers a lot of enchanting places that one must include in his or her itinerary when planning to visit Japan. One of the must-visit places in Gifu is the village of Shirakawa. meteoweb.eu/ Declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Shirakawa-go is indeed beautiful in all seasons.…
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