9 days in Gifu Prefecture Itinerary

9 days in Gifu Prefecture Itinerary

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Route & dates

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, then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Osakacho Waterfalls.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Gero trip maker.

Bangkok, Thailand to Gero is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Japan Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in July; daily highs in Gero reach 33°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nakatsugawa.

Things to do in Gero

Nature Parks 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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Masugata Waterwheel, then steep yourself in history at Naegi Castle Ruins, and then appreciate the views at Ena Valley.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nakatsugawa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gero to Nakatsugawa takes 1.5 hours. July in Nakatsugawa sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Nakatsugawa

Nature Historic Sites Parks

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Takayama Showa Museum and Hikaru Museum. Get some historical perspective at The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses and Takayama Jinya. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Takayama: Rail Mountain Bike Gattan Go!! (in Hida) and Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago, Myozenji Temple, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Shirakabe Dozogai, get a new perspective on nature at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Funasaka Shuzo Brewery, and examine the collection at Hida Takayama Teddy Bear Eco Village.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Takayama online vacation planner.

You can drive from Nakatsugawa to Takayama in 2.5 hours. In July in Takayama, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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