Gifu Prefecture
Explore Gifu Prefecture
Gifu Prefecture
Explore 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.

Top destinations in Gifu

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Takayama••

Preserves one of Japan's nicest old towns.
4.2 / 5
1,573
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Okuhida

Hot springs in the mountains above Takayama.
4.0 / 5
241
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Furukawa

Small town 15 minutes north of Takayama.
3.5 / 5
143
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Gero Onsen

Famous hot spring resort south of Takayama.
3.6 / 5
387