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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.…

Shirakawa-go, a Winter Wonderland in Japan

Do you know that Japan has an epic site which only gets more beautiful when winter comes? This beautiful land is located in Gifu area, Aichi province and is called Shirakawa-go. This place is famous for the traditional houses called gassho-zukuri that are very old and have a long history. That’s why it is called…