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Gifu Prefecture

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Shirakawa-go

Gifu 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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Attractions
 1  Shirakawa-go
Mountainous region, known for its farmhouses.
User rating: 93/100 (293 votes)
Visited by: 598 users
 2  Takayama
Preserves one of Japan's nicest old towns.
User rating: 87/100 (572 votes)
Visited by: 1134 users
 3  Okuhida
Hot springs in the mountains above Takayama.
User rating: 84/100 (56 votes)
Visited by: 164 users
 4  Gujo-Hachiman
Small town in rural Japan with castle.
User rating: 80/100 (62 votes)
Visited by: 173 users
 5  Furukawa
Small town 15 minutes north of Takayama.
User rating: 76/100 (42 votes)
Visited by: 114 users
 6  Gero Onsen
Famous hot spring resort south of Takayama.
User rating: 78/100 (121 votes)
Visited by: 293 users

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