By Preetha

The Great Buddha of Toganji temple, Nagoya

Off the beaten path Even though, many tourists visit Nagoya every day, the quietest place I have seen there is the Toganji temple which has a great Buddha statue peaking up through the greenery around. I think most people miss this place or it may not be included in their travel schedule. This temple is…

Day trip to the Zoo and Botanical gardens of Nagoya

Nagoya zoo and the botanical gardens are situated at Higashiyama. It is called the Hiashiyama park as a whole which consists of the zoo, botanical garden, an amusement area with a sky tower, monorails etc., and a children’s zoo. There are hundreds of species of animals and plants inside this park. The entry pass costs…

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.…