Japanese Ceramics Paradise: Oribe Hills Toki

Gifu prefecture is famous for its ceramics and there are a number of famous manufacturers in and around this area. The products from here are the number one products of Japan and there are a lot of shops, museums and display centers for ceramics in this prefecture. It was on a rainy Sunday when we…

Time travel back to the past in Magome-juku

Up through a windy mountain road sits the historic town of Magome-juku. Visitors can relive a piece of the Edo period upon arrival as they are greeted with a long cobblestone road and a crystal clear view of the mountains and sky. Author’s photo Magome-juku was the 43rd out of 69 posts on the Nakasendo…

Discover Gifu prefecture in Summer!

If many of you are still unaware where Gifu is, this city is located in Chubu region in Central Japan, closed to Nagoya. With total area of 202.89 km2 and population around 412,895 this city has many interesting things to offer. Moreover, there are different things that Gifu offers in each season. There are particular…

Discover Shirakawago, Gifu prefecture

If you are in or coming to Japan maybe there are many places you want to visit. Shibuya(Tokyo), Dotonbori(Osaka), Itsukushimajinjya(Hiroshima), Kinkakuji (Kyoto) etc… I guess they are most famous sightseeing spots in Japan and people usually go there. I agree, they are worth visiting, but this time, I want to show you another place that…

Experience Japanese Culture in Depth at Takayama

Takayama The city of Takayama is located in Gifu area, Central Japan. This city is surrounded by beautiful nature of Japanese Northern Alps. Takayama or often called Hida Takayama, preserves the traditional culture of Japan (mixed Edo and Kyoto cultures). One of the most popular attractions in this city is its historical old town. Best…

One day trip to Gifu castle

Beautiful Gifu Park Gifu Castle is situated at the top of Mount Kinka. There is a beautiful park with fountains, small waterfalls, statues etc. at the base fo this mountain. The entrance of the park has a beautiful fountain decorated with plants and there is a statue in the middle. There is a statue of…

Two snowy Gifu mountains to visit during summer

Mount Norikura and Shinhotaka ropeways are the two snowy mountain areas situated near Takayama of Gifu prefecture operating during the spring and early summer seasons. Both these places have hot natural springs(Onsens) at the mountain tops. 1. Mount Norikura Author’s photo A trip to the Mount Norikura, situated at Nagano-Gifu border area after the winter,…

4 distinctive attractions of Tajimi, Gifu

Tajimi is a small city of Gifu prefecture. It is the hottest spot in Japan during summer and the ever measured highest temperature is 40.9 degree Celsius in August 2007. The Toki river flowing across the city increases Tajimi’s beauty with it’s flowing stream, always active birds and fishes along with the bushes and trees…

Ceramic festival of Tajimi, Gifu

Author’s photo Gifu prefecture and especially Tajimi is famous for its ceramics. This place is known to be producing around half the amount of ceramic wares and tiles of entire Japan. There are a lot of large and small scale ceramic producers around this area. Every year, during the second weekend days of April, there…

A Flower Paradise at Kani, Gifu

The flower park of Kani is maintained as a memorable place where the Flower fest was conducted in 1995. During the months of May-June, they will conduct a rose festival in this park every year. We could see beautiully arranged roses of various varieties and colours along both sides of the road inside the park.…