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Takayama: The Little Kyoto of Gifu

For my 9 months here in japan, I can’t count how many times I have visited Takayama. Takayama is located in the Gifu area and it has drawn many local tourists. Now Takayama’s goal is to have more foreign tourists and I tell you, it’s worth a visit. Takayama is a six-hour trip by bus…

The Intriguing Sarubobo Dolls of Gifu and Their Meanings

Have you ever seen these dolls during your travels in Japan? I’m sure that you have come across these faceless dolls at some point. These are sarubobo dolls. Sarubobo dolls are faceless human like figures that are mainly red but come in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes. Where can you find them? jp.fotolia.com/…