Gifu, Japan Oct. 01 Sun 6:13PM
Gifu prefecture is located in the Chubu region of Japan. Their capital city is Gifu. Gifu is located approximately in the center of the country, and therefore has been the site of many historical moments such as battles and trade. Gifu was also once known as the center for sword-making, and that can still be apparent today in Gifu's modern-day culture. Gifu is the epitome of modern and traditional coming together, but it will never lose that old-fashioned charm that many of the towns still possess. Some of Gifu's famous regions include Shirakawa-go and Takayama.
Where To Go
Shirakawa go is a quaint UNESCO World Heritage Site village that has gassho-zukuri houses. The housese bunched together paint a picturesque, almost fairty-tale like view. Most of the houses are private residences including the Wada House, but the Wada House is still partially open for public viewing.
The Shinhotaka Ropeway is a gondola ride that takes you over mountains and gives you a view of the Alps of Northern Japan. For those who enjoy a spectacular natural landscape, this is a perfect activity to do in Gifu.
What To Eat
Hida beef is a highly-prized beef that desired due to its marbling and melt in your mouth texture. It's considered of superior quality that some even make sushi with the raw beef.
Kei-chan chicken is a dish that's best known in the Gujo District. The chicken is marinated in a sauce of miso, soy sauce, and garlic, and then fried with vegetables and onions. It sometimes is enjoyed by itself or on top of rice.