Half-Day Private Guided Historical and Cultural Tour of Gifu

On this tour, you can learn and enjoy the history, culture, and everything that around Nagara River in Gifu!

The town was grown with many traditional activites such as Minowashi paper craft, manufacturing skills, and fishing culture.
Especially, the method of fishing in the river “Ukai” has been a traditional performing art of Japan since 1300 years, and it tells you how to fish by cormonants. You will also visit a museum where you can learn about such cormorants.

Also, you can not miss the old samurai battle at Gifu Castle and the superb view of the Nagara River area overlooking Mount Kinka!
If you have a chance to visit Gifu city, this is the one you should try!!
* Duration: 5 to 6 hours
* Starts: Gifu, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




On this tour, you can learn and enjoy the history, culture, and everything that around Nagara River in Gifu!

The town was grown with many traditional activites such as Minowashi paper craft, manufacturing skills, and fishing culture.
Especially, the method of fishing in the river “Ukai” has been a traditional performing art of Japan since 1300 years, and it tells you how to fish by cormonants. You will also visit a museum where you can learn about such cormorants.

Also, you can not miss the old samurai battle at Gifu Castle and the superb view of the Nagara River area overlooking Mount Kinka!
If you have a chance to visit Gifu city, this is the one you should try!!

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Gifu Shoho-ji Temple Daibutsu (Great Buddha), 8 Daibutsucho, Gifu 500-8018 Gifu Prefecture

One of the three major Buddha statues in Japan, with a distinctive expression that is both gentle and dignified. Its height is 13.7m and you will be overwhelmed! The point is that it is made with Mino Japanese paper, a traditional craft of Gifu.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Mt. Kinka Ropeway, 257 Senjojikishita, Gifu 500-8004 Gifu Prefecture

A ropeway that allows you to rush to the top of Mt. Kinka! From the top of the mountain, you can see the Nagara River and Gifu city! If the weather on the day is clear enough, you can see the city of Nagoya. You can see how stunned Gifu Castle was.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Gifu Castle / Inabayama Castle, 18 Tenshukaku, Kinkazan, Gifu 500-0000 Gifu Prefecture

It is one of the highest castles in Japan at an altitude of 329 meters. It is recommended to view from outside such as the magnificent castle tower, but you may also want to see inside! The tools used by samurai at that time are on display, and you can learn about the old war in Japan.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Nagaragawa Onsen, Gifu 500-8000 Gifu Prefecture

Nagara River Hot Spring Footbath: Nagara River used to be a place where people and cargo come and go, and there was a resting place for people traveling by boat here. Even today, there are hot springs that can heal the tiredness of modern travelers and are a place to relax. Soak your feet in a bath reminiscent of Gifu’s famous cormorant boat, and heal yourself around the river and the greenery of the mountains.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Nagaragawa Ukai Museum, 51-2 Nagara, Gifu 502-0071 Gifu Prefecture

Learn about the traditional Japanese culture and cormorant fishing that the Nagara River has nurtured through videos and exhibits! Even if you can’t see the real cormorants, you can also watch live images and actual cormorants.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: cafe&gallery川原町屋, 28 Tamaichō, Gifu, 500-8008, Japan

Kawara Machiya: A renovated paper wholesale store. At the entrance, miscellaneous goods using Japanese paper are lined up. When you walk down the corridor, you will find a stylish café where retro and modern mixed warehouses! Let’s spend a relaxing time!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Yanagase-souko, Yayoicho 10, Gifu 500-8831 Gifu Prefecture

Yanagase Warehouse: This is a building like a Labyrinth where many artists are currently living. There are more than 150 unique shops, such as shops dealing with nostalgic Japanese vintages and fortune-telling.

Duration: 40 minutes