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Gifu— 3 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.You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gifu: Nagahama (Chikubushima & Kurokabe Square), Inuyama Castle (in Inuyama) and Hikone (玄宮園 - Genkyūen Garden 玄宮園 & Ii Naomasa Statue). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Gifu Castle / Inabayama Castle, take a memorable drive along Metasequoia Namiki, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gifu Shoho-ji Temple Daibutsu (Great Buddha), and explore the activities along Lake Biwa.
For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gifu trip planning tool .
If you are flying in from Thailand, the closest major airports are Chubu Centrair International Airport, Komatsu Airport and Osaka International Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Gifu can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Gifu
Hikone, Nagahama, Inuyama Castle, Ichijodani Asakurashi Ruin, Lake Biwa
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