20 days in Gifu Prefecture Itinerary

20 days in Gifu Prefecture Itinerary

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20 days in Gifu Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly + Drive:  11 h
1
Nakatsugawa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Takayama
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Gujo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Ibigawa-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Gifu
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Manila, Luzon

2
nights
Nakatsugawa

Nakatsugawa ©
Nakatsugawa is a city located in the Tōnō region of Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Magome-juku and Naegi Castle Remains. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nakatsugawa: Toki (Maruhon Suribachi-kan & Toki Premium Outlets) and Ena (Iwamura Castle & Taisho Roman Kan). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 2nd (Mon) at Kur Resort Yubunesawa. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nakasendo Walking Trail and get engrossed in the history at Nakasendo History Museum.

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Manila, Philippines to Nakatsugawa is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Nakatsugawa is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Manila in June; daily highs in Nakatsugawa reach 28°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Takayama.

Things to do in Nakatsugawa

Spas Baths Theme Parks

Side Trips

Toki, Ena
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Nakasendo Magome-juku ©
Nakasendo Magome-juku
Naegi Castle Ruins ©
Naegi Castle Ruins
Iwamura Castle Ruins ©
Iwamura Castle Ruins

5
nights
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sanmachi Suji and Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato). Get some historical perspective at The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Traditional Houses in the Gassho Style and Takayama Jinya. Explore Takayama's surroundings by going to Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, Shirakawago Shiroyama Observatory Deck, & more). Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market, examine the collection at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, take in the dramatic scenery at Hirayu Fall, and explore the world behind art at Hida Takayama Museum of Art.

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Getting from Nakatsugawa to Takayama by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July in Takayama, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Gujo.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
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4
nights
Gujo

Gujo ©
Step back into a traditional way of life with a visit to Gujo, a little Japanese city rich in culture.
Take a break from the city and head to Takasu Snow Park and Meiho Ski Resort. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gujo Hachiman Castle and Gero Onsen Gasshomura. Explore Gujo's surroundings by going to Gero (Oguro Rivwe Fishing Spot & Yunomachi Gallery Sanpomichi). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Omodakaya Mingeikan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Joinji Temple, and get outside with Hirugano Highland.

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Getting from Takayama to Gujo by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Gujo, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Ibigawa-cho.

Things to do in Gujo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Gero
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Takasu Snow Park ©
Takasu Snow Park
Gero Onsen Gassho Village ©
Gero Onsen Gassho Village
Gujo Hachiman Castle ©
Gujo Hachiman Castle

3
nights
Ibigawa-cho

Ibigawa-cho ©
Visiting Mount Kanmuri Trail and Ibi Highland Ski Resort will get you outdoors.

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You can drive from Gujo to Ibigawa-cho in 2 hours. In July in Ibigawa-cho, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gifu.

Things to do in Ibigawa-cho

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Tokuyama Dam ©
Tokuyama Dam
Chojanosato Camping Ground ©
Chojanosato Camping Ground
Koi no Tsuribashi (Miyayama Bridge) ©

4
nights
Gifu

Gifu ©
Bordered by verdant mountains, quaint villages, and fruit orchards, the city of Gifu boasts a well-developed historic center and swift connections to Nagoya.
Gifu Castle / Inabayama Castle and Kitagata Jinya Site will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Mt. Kinka and Monet’s Pond. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gifu: Minokamo (12 Ecliptical Constellations Statue & Koyama Kannon) and Gifu Cutlery Hall (in Seki). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Gifu City Tower 43 Observation Room, appreciate the history behind Itagaki Taisuke Sonan Monument, admire nature's wide array of creatures at World Fresh Water Aquarium Aquatotto Gifu, and make a trip to Naragawa River Water Level Display Tower.

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You can drive from Ibigawa-cho to Gifu in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Gifu can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gifu

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kitagata-cho, Minokamo, Seki, Oguri Cap Statue, World Fresh Water Aquarium Aquatotto Gifu
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Mt. Kinka ©
Mt. Kinka
Gifu Castle / Inabayama Castle ©
Gifu Castle / Inabayama Castle
Koyama Kannon ©
Koyama Kannon