26 days in Gifu Prefecture Itinerary

26 days in Gifu Prefecture Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ibigawa-cho
— 4 nights
2
Gifu
— 5 nights
3
Takayama
— 6 nights
4
Gero
— 5 nights
5
Nakatsugawa
— 4 nights

4
nights
Ibigawa-cho

Ibigawa-cho ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nijo Kampaku Sosei no Izumi and Gunpowder Storage of Tama. Escape the urban bustle at Chojanosato Camping Ground and Mount Kanmuri Trail. Explore Ibigawa-cho's surroundings by going to Sekigahara-cho (Tadakatsu Honda Jinato, Sotokuji Temple, &more).

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ibigawa-cho route maker app.

Manila, Philippines to Ibigawa-cho is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manila to Ibigawa-cho. Traveling from Manila in July, expect nights in Ibigawa-cho to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gifu.

Things to do in Ibigawa-cho

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Sekigahara-cho
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Tokuyama Dam ©
Tokuyama Dam
Chojanosato Camping Ground ©
Chojanosato Camping Ground
Sazareishi Park ©
Sazareishi Park

5
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.
Get outdoors at Mt. Kinka and Nawashiro Cherry Blossoms. Get some historical perspective at Gifu Castle / Inabayama Castle and Enkyoji Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Kosaka Sake Shop (in Mino), Seki (Teraogaharasenbon Sakura Park & Monet’s Pond) and Solar Ark (in Anpachi-cho). There's much more to do: stop by Yanagase-souko, don't miss a visit to Gifu City Tower 43 Observation Room, contemplate the long history of Kuni No Taiko, and appreciate the history behind Itagaki Taisuke Sonan Monument.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Gifu vacation planner.

You can drive from Ibigawa-cho to Gifu in an hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Gifu

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Minokamo, Kitagata-cho, Kani, Seki, Oshimazutsumi Cycling Road
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Mt. Kinka ©
Mt. Kinka
Gifu Castle / Inabayama Castle ©
Gifu Castle / Inabayama Castle
Enkyoji Temple ©
Enkyoji Temple

6
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses and Kanda house. Shop till you drop at Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market and Harada Sake Brewery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Takayama: Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen & Shirakawa Hachiman Shrine Festival Hall) and Hida (Ryokufu Resort Hida Nagareha & Ikegahara Wetlands Area). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Sanmachi Suji, examine the collection at Sakurayama Nikkokan, get to know the fascinating history of Higashiyama Walking Course, and explore the world behind art at Hida Takayama Museum of Art.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Takayama trip maker website.

You can drive from Gifu to Takayama in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Takayama are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gero.

Things to do in Takayama

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Hida
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Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato) ©
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

5
nights
Gero

Gero ©
Gero is a city in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Get some historical perspective at Gujo Hachiman Castle and Gujohachiman Rakugeikan. Step out of the city life by going to Dynaland and Meiho Ski Resort. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gero: Gujo (Takasu Snow Park, Kokin Denju no Sato Field Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Gero Onsen Gassho Village, get engrossed in the history at Jomon Park Gero Furusato Histroy Memorial Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Oguro Rivwe Fishing Spot, and take in the natural beauty of Gero Onsen Funsenchi.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gero road trip planning website.

Getting from Takayama to Gero by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Gero can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nakatsugawa.

Things to do in Gero

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Nakatsugawa

Nakatsugawa ©
Nakatsugawa is a city located in the Tōnō region of Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Do some cultural sightseeing at Nakasendo Magome-juku and Naegi Castle Ruins. Let the collections at Nakatsugawa Naegi Toyama Shiryokan and Maruhon Suribachi-kan capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Nakatsugawa: Ena (Iwamura Castle Ruins & Taisho Roman Kan) and Toki Premium Outlets (in Toki). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 21st (Tue) at Kur Resort Yubunesawa. The adventure continues: stroll around Mt. Ena Weston Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nakatsugawajuku, and don't miss a visit to Meotoiwa.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Nakatsugawa road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Gero to Nakatsugawa takes 1.5 hours. August in Nakatsugawa sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nakatsugawa

Theme Parks Baths Spas

Side Trips

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

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