9 days in Gifu Prefecture Itinerary

9 days in Gifu Prefecture Itinerary

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9 days in Gifu Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly + Drive:  14 h 30 min
1
Gero
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Nakatsugawa
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Takayama
— 6 nights
Train + Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Bangkok

1
day
Gero

Gero ©
Gero is a city in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarubobo Shrine, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and then admire the sheer force of Osakacho Waterfalls.

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Bangkok, Thailand to Gero is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Bangkok to Gero, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Gero is a bit cooler than Bangkok - with highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nakatsugawa.

Things to do in Gero

Parks Nature Baths
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Osakacho Waterfalls ©
Osakacho Waterfalls
Sarubobo Shrine ©
Sarubobo Shrine

1
night
Nakatsugawa

Nakatsugawa ©
Nakatsugawa is a city located in the Tōnō region of Gifu Prefecture, Japan. On the 27th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Masugata Waterwheel, contemplate the long history of Magome-juku, then explore the historical opulence of Naegi Castle Remains, and finally appreciate the views at Ena Valley.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nakatsugawa online trip maker .

Drive from Gero to Nakatsugawa in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Nakatsugawa can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Takayama.

Things to do in Nakatsugawa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ena Valley
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Naegi Castle Ruins ©
Naegi Castle Ruins
Ena Valley ©
Ena Valley

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rail - MTB Gattan Go!! and Harada Sake Brewery. You'll explore and learn at Takayama Showa Museum and Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall. Explore Takayama's surroundings by going to Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago, Myozenji Temple, & more). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Sanmachi Suji, contemplate the long history of Kusakabe Folk Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Takayama Jinya, and sample the tasty concoctions at Funasaka Shuzo Brewery.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Takayama day trip planning app .

Drive from Nakatsugawa to Takayama in 2.5 hours. July in Takayama sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Hida
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Hikaru Museum ©
Hikaru Museum
Takayama Showa Museum ©
Takayama Showa Museum