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Visit This Heartwarming Fall Festival in Gifu and See the Trees Upside Down!

Boasting an area measuring 3,500 square meters, Sogi Park is a huge park located in Toki City, Gifu Prefecture. A popular thing to do in this park is to go see the ‘upside down momiji (Maple leaves)’, and admire the beauty of the autumn leaves upside down. If you are curious to know what this…

Takayama Spring and Fall Festivals, Truly Enchanting Cultural Events

Takayama festivals are held annually in Takayama city, Japan. The Spring Takayama Festival is also known as Sanno Festival, due to its apparent relation to the Hie Shrine(also known as “Sanno Shrine”) which was originally built in 1141. The Autumn Takayama Festival, on the other hand, focuses on the Hachiman Shrine. People in Takayama region…

Ukai Matsuri – Cormorant Fishing Festival in Gifu

Gifu prefecture is famous for its ceramic ware. The popular sightseeing areas in Gifu are the Gifu castle and the Park area situated on Mount Kinka. But during the summer season, from May to the middle of October, there is a famous festival being held on Nagara river of Gifu: the cormorant fishing festival. It…