9 days in Gifu Itinerary

9 days in Gifu Itinerary

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Gifu Castle / Inabayama Castle and Mt. Garyu Gyoukiji Temple. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Inaba Shrine and Mt. Kinkazan Squirrel Village. Change things up with these side-trips from Gifu: Nagahama (Kinomotojuku, Doganji Kannondo, & more), Inuyama Castle (in Inuyama) and Hikone (Ruins of Sawayamajo Castle & Tenneiji). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Dodogamine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kogane Shrine, enjoy the sand and surf at Tanoura Beach, and get to know the fascinating history of Stone Pavement In Ochiai.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Gifu tour itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airports are Chubu Centrair International Airport, Komatsu Airport and Osaka International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gifu

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Nagahama, Hikone, Tsuruga, Inuyama Castle, Mino History Museum Former Imai Family Residence
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Dodogamine ©
Jiunzan Kogen Temple ©
Jiunzan Kogen Temple
Yokokuraji Temple ©
Yokokuraji Temple