21 days in Gifu Prefecture Itinerary

21 days in Gifu Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Gifu Prefecture trip planner

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Route & dates

1
Toki
— 1 day
2
Nakatsugawa
— 3 nights
3
Takayama
— 4 nights
4
Gujo
— 4 nights
5
Ibigawa-cho
— 3 nights
6
Gifu
— 4 nights

1
day
Toki

Toki ©
Toki is a city located in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): revel in the low prices at Toki Premium Outlets, get lost in a book at Nakasendo Mitake Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Gankoji Temple, and finally examine the collection at Shoka Takeya (Takeya Museum).

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Toki day trip planning tool.

Seattle, USA to Toki is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Seattle to Toki, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Toki when traveling from Seattle in April, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Nakatsugawa.

Things to do in Toki

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mitake-cho
Highlights from your plan
Toki Premium Outlets ©
Toki Premium Outlets
Gankoji Temple ©
Gankoji Temple

3
nights
Nakatsugawa

Nakatsugawa ©
Nakatsugawa is a city located in the Tōnō region of Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Popular historic sites such as Nakasendo Magome-juku and Iwamura Castle Ruins are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Naegi Castle Ruins and Nakatsugawa City Children's Science Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nakatsugawa: Ena (Petroglyph at Mt. Kasagiyama, Manshoji Temple, &more). And it doesn't end there: get your game on at Enakyo Wonderland, admire the engineering at Agigawa Dam, steep yourself in history at Ochiai Honjin, and get to know the fascinating history of Nakatsugawajuku.

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You can drive from Toki to Nakatsugawa in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Nakatsugawa are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Nakatsugawa

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trip

Ena
Highlights from your plan
Nakasendo Magome-juku ©
Nakasendo Magome-juku
Naegi Castle Ruins ©
Naegi Castle Ruins
Iwamura Castle Ruins ©
Iwamura Castle Ruins

4
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.
Head to Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market and Takayama Usagiyafor plenty of shopping. Visiting Abo Pass and Hirayu Fall will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Takayama: Shirakawa-mura (The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Wada House, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya, get engrossed in the history at Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan), admire the masterpieces at Furui Machinami Museum Kiyoshi Yamashita Gengaten, and make a trip to Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato).

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Takayama tour itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Nakatsugawa to Takayama by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Nakatsugawa in April, Takayama is little chillier at night with lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gujo.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
Highlights from your plan
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

4
nights
Gujo

Gujo ©
Step back into a traditional way of life with a visit to Gujo, a little Japanese city rich in culture.
Get some cultural insight at Gujo Hachiman Castle and Koko no mori Museum Yudokan. Take a break from the city and head to Takasu Snow Park and Meiho Ski Resort. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gujo: Gero (Gero Onsen Gassho Village, Gero Onsen Funsenchi, &more). There's more to do: hit the slopes at Dynaland.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Gujo travel route app.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Gujo takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Takayama in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Gujo, with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ibigawa-cho.

Things to do in Gujo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Gero
Highlights from your plan
Takasu Snow Park ©
Takasu Snow Park
Gujo Hachiman Castle ©
Gujo Hachiman Castle
Meiho Ski Resort ©
Meiho Ski Resort

3
nights
Ibigawa-cho

Ibigawa-cho ©
Take a break from the city and head to Chojanosato Camping Ground and Mount Kanmuri Trail.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ibigawa-cho journey planner.

You can drive from Gujo to Ibigawa-cho in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Ibigawa-cho are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gifu.

Things to do in Ibigawa-cho

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tokuyama Dam ©
Tokuyama Dam
Chojanosato Camping Ground ©
Chojanosato Camping Ground
Sazareishi Park ©
Sazareishi Park

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 Enkyoji Temple will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Kyu Miyagawake and Kitagata Jinya Site. Venture out of the city with trips to Ono-cho (No Tombs, Ono Museum of History and Folklore, &more), Monet’s Pond (in Seki) and Ogaki (Oshimazutsumi Cycling Road & Miki Park). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kinka, take in panoramic vistas at Gifu City Tower 43 Observation Room, examine the collection at Ginan Museum of History and Folklore, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at World Fresh Water Aquarium Aquatotto Gifu.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gifu trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Ibigawa-cho to Gifu takes an hour. In May in Gifu, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gifu

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ono-cho, Kitagata-cho, Ginan-cho, Ogaki, Monet’s Pond
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Kinka ©
Mt. Kinka
Enkyoji Temple ©
Enkyoji Temple
Gifu Castle / Inabayama Castle ©
Gifu Castle / Inabayama Castle