42 days in Gifu Prefecture Itinerary

42 days in Gifu Prefecture Itinerary

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42 days in Gifu Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly + Drive:  20​h 15​min
1
Gifu
— 10 nights
Bus:  2​h
2
Takayama
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gero
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Nakatsugawa
— 10 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h
End: Muscat

10
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gifu: Ibigawa-cho (Mount Kanmuri Trail, Tokuyama Dam, & more), Seismic Faults Observation Museum & Experience Hall (in Motosu) and Gifu Retro Museum (in Yamagata). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Gifu Castle / Inabayama Castle, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kinka, take in panoramic vistas at Gifu City Tower 43 Observation Room, and make a trip to Mori no Kakehashi.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Gifu day trip app .

Muscat, Oman to Gifu is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. In November, Gifu is cooler than Muscat - with highs of 16°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Gifu

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Ogaki, Sekigahara-cho, Ibigawa-cho, Kani, Kitagata-cho
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Mt. Kinka ©
Mt. Kinka
Gifu Castle / Inabayama Castle ©
Gifu Castle / Inabayama Castle
Gifu Park ©
Gifu Park

10
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.
Explore Takayama's surroundings by going to Hida (Shirakabe Dozogai, White-Walled Storehouse City and Seto, & more) and Shirakawa-mura (The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Myozenji Temple, & more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Takayama Jinya, get to know the fascinating history of Higashiyama Walking Course, explore the world behind art at Hida Takayama Museum of Art, and hunt for treasures at Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Takayama travel tool .

Getting from Gifu to Takayama by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in Takayama, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Gero.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hida, Shirakawa-mura
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9
nights
Gero

Gero ©
Gero is a city in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gero: Gujo (Kukkula Hirugano, Takasu Snow Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Gero Onsen Gasshomura, stroll through Hidagawa Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Oguro Rivwe Fishing Spot, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senshoji Temple.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Gero holiday planning tool .

Drive from Takayama to Gero in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nakatsugawa.

Things to do in Gero

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Gujo
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Takasu Snow Park ©
Takasu Snow Park
Osakacho Waterfalls ©
Osakacho Waterfalls
Gujo Hachiman Castle ©
Gujo Hachiman Castle

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nights
Nakatsugawa

Nakatsugawa ©
Nakatsugawa is a city located in the Tōnō region of Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Get out of town with these interesting Nakatsugawa side-trips: Ena (Origawa Dam, Japan Taisho Village, & more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 26th (Wed) at Kur Resort Yubunesawa. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Magome-juku, appreciate the views at Tsukechi Gorge, examine the collection at Stone Museum, and explore and take pictures at Nakatsugawa City Fureai Farm.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nakatsugawa journey planning tool .

You can drive from Gero to Nakatsugawa in 1.5 hours. In December in Nakatsugawa, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nakatsugawa

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Ena
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Nakasendo Magome Walking Trail ©
Nakasendo Magome Walking Trail
Tsukechi Gorge ©
Tsukechi Gorge
Naegi Castle Ruins ©
Naegi Castle Ruins