8 days in Gifu Prefecture Itinerary

8 days in Gifu Prefecture Itinerary

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Takayama Showa Museum and Hikaru Museum. Do your shopping at Hida Bussankan and Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market. Get out of town with these interesting Takayama side-trips: Gero (Osakacho Waterfalls & Mt. Ontake). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya, see the interesting displays at Lion Dance Ceremony Exhibition Hall (Shishi-Kaikan), sample the tasty concoctions at Watanabe Sake Brewery, and learn more about the world around you at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato).

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Singapore, Singapore to Takayama is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Takayama due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in March, expect Takayama to be colder, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Shirakawa-mura.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Hida, Gero
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Takayama Showa Museum ©
Takayama Showa Museum
Hikaru Museum ©
Hikaru Museum
Osakacho Waterfalls ©
Osakacho Waterfalls


Shirakawa-mura ©
Set amid quintessentially Japanese landscape, Shirakawa-mura consists of 16 quaint villages, including a historic village of farm houses, now designated a World Heritage Site.
On the 18th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, then contemplate the long history of Nagase house, then get to know the fascinating history of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, and finally take a stroll through Ogimachi.

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Traveling by car from Takayama to Shirakawa-mura takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ena.

Things to do in Shirakawa-mura

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Nagase house ©
Nagase house
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen


Ena ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): appreciate the views at Tsukechi Gorge, see the interesting displays at Magome Wakihonjin Museum, trek along Nakasendo Magome-juku, appreciate the extensive heritage of Masugata Waterwheel, then step into the grandiose world of Naegi Castle Ruins, and finally get curious at Nakatsugawa Mineral Museum. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Iwamura Historical Town and then make a splash at Kur Resort Yubunesawa.

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Drive from Shirakawa-mura to Ena in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Shirakawa-mura in March, Ena is a bit warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ena

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Spas

Side Trip

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Nakasendo Magome-juku ©
Nakasendo Magome-juku
Naegi Castle Ruins ©
Naegi Castle Ruins
Tsukechi Gorge ©
Tsukechi Gorge