Gifu Prefecture
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Gifu Prefecture

Gifu (򕌌, Gifu-ken) is a large, landlocked prefecture in the center of Honshu. Takayama, a beautiful town in the mountains, and Shirakawa-go, a collection of small villages even deeper in the mountains, are Gifu's main tourist attractions. The prefectural capital Gifu City is famous for cormorant fishing.

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Shirakawa-go

Mountainous region, known for its farmhouses.

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Takayama

Preserves one of Japan's nicest old towns.

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Okuhida

Hot springs in the mountains above Takayama.

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Gujo-Hachiman

Small town in rural Japan with castle.

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Furukawa

Small town 15 minutes north of Takayama.

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Gero Onsen

Famous hot spring resort south of Takayama.

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Last updated: March 19, 2015
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