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Gifu— 11 nights
Bordered by verdant mountains, quaint villages, and fruit orchards, the city of Gifu boasts a well-developed historic center and swift connections to Nagoya.Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gifu: Nagahama (Kurokabe Square, Chikubushima, & more), Inuyama Castle (in Inuyama) and Ichijodani Asakurashi Ruin (in Fukui). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Gifu Castle / Inabayama Castle, walk around Gifu Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Mt. Kinka Ropeway, and pause for some photo ops at Gifu Shoho-ji Temple Daibutsu (Great Buddha).
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If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Chubu Centrair International Airport, Komatsu Airport and Osaka International Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Gifu can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Gifu
Nagahama, Takashima, Seki, Inuyama, 玄宮園 - Genkyūen Garden 玄宮園