Gifu Prefecture, nestled in the heart of Japan, is a treasure trove of natural beauty and historical significance. Known for its towering mountains, pristine rivers, and lush forests, Gifu offers a range of outdoor activities for nature enthusiasts, including hiking, skiing, and hot spring bathing. The prefecture is also home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Shirakawa-go, a picturesque village featuring traditional thatched-roof farmhouses. Gifu’s rich cultural heritage is further showcased in the city of Takayama, where well-preserved Edo-era streets and architecture transport visitors back in time. Experience the authentic charm of Japan in Gifu Prefecture.
- Take the Tokaido Shinkansen from Tokyo, Osaka, or Nagoya to Nagoya Station, then transfer to the JR Tokaido Main Line to reach Gifu Station. (Approximately 1h 40m from Tokyo, 1h 20m from Osaka, and 20m from Nagoya)
By Limited Express Train
- From Nagoya Station, take the JR Takayama Main Line’s Limited Express Hida to reach Gifu Station. (Approximately 30m)
By Local Train
- From Nagoya Station, take the JR Tokaido Main Line to Gifu Station. (Approximately 40m)
- Highway buses from Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya provide service to Gifu Prefecture. Bus routes and schedules vary depending on the destination within Gifu.