Nagaragawa onsen Juhachiro Sightseeing spots around Gifu Founded more than
160 years ago.

Surrounding sightseeing

Abundant Nature and Preserved Traditions. Welcome to “Gifu Tour”.
We will introduce sightseeing spots that represent Gifu.

Mt. Kinka Ropeway

7 minutes on foot

The ropeway connects Gifu Park and the summit of Mt. Kinka in about 4 minutes. You can see the natural beauty of Mt. Kinka covered with forests and the Nagara River below, as well as the cityscape of Gifu City.

Mt. Kinka

7 minutes on foot to the ropeway platform

Mt. Kinka, formerly known as Mt. Inaba, has an altitude of 329m and is located in the center of Gifu City. Gifu Castle towers over the summit, and it often appeared on the front stage of history during the Sengoku period. Recently, it is very popular as a spot where even beginners can easily climb in an hour. You can choose a course that matches your level from a total of 10 mountain trails.

Gifu Park

5 minutes on foot

It spreads out at the foot of Mt. Kinka, which rises in the center of Gifu City.
It is a beautiful park located in the place where Dosan Saito and Nobunaga Oda, who were the lords of Gifu Castle during the Sengoku period, used to live. There is also a three-storied pagoda temple that is said to have been built by Gyokudo Kawai.

Gifu Castle

Gifu Castle, which towers over the summit of Mt. Kinka, is known as an impregnable castle, as the saying goes, “He who controls Mino controls the world.” It is also famous as the residence of Dosan Saito and Nobunaga Oda. If you are confident in your physical strength, it will take 1 hour to climb the mountain. Of course you can ride on the ropeway.

Squirrel village

Since Mt. Kinka is rich in acorns, many squirrels live there. ‘Squirrel Village’ was opened as a place where these wild squirrels interact with children. It is a popular spot where you can also experience feeding. It is located in front of the terminal station of the ropeway.

Gifu History Museum

8 minutes on foot

This is a museum in Gifu Park that introduces the history and culture of Gifu City. Incorporating a sensory and hands-on exhibition method, you can feel the history firsthand. Special exhibitions are held several times a year, and many valuable cultural assets are introduced.

Nawa Insect Museum

6 minutes on foot

Located in Gifu Park, it is one of Japan’s leading insect museums, with approximately 12,000 species and more than 300,000 specimens. Various insect specimens from all over the world are on display, including the Gifu butterfly, which is said to be the goddess of spring.

The old streets of Kawara-machi

The street in front of Juhachiro

The streets of Minato-machi, Tamai-cho, and Motohama-cho, which continue west from the cormorant spectators’ boat office at the south end of Nagara Bridge, are commonly known as Kawara-machi, and old streets with lattice doors still remain. Every day at 17:00, a Kawara-machi walking tour is held to introduce the charms of Kawara-machi. Please gather at the lobby at 16:55.

Kawara-machi Square

2 minutes on foot

You can spend a relaxing time on the lawn square, and there is also gazebos and toilets, making it an ideal place to take a rest during your walk.

Nagara River

1 minutes on foot

Although the river flows through the city center, its water quality is beautiful and is loved by many people. During the summer, the river is bustling with people who enjoy playing in the water, and at night, the fantastic scenery of Ukai, with bonfires reflected on the surface of the water, spreads out before you.

Nagara River Ukai Museum

12 minutes on foot

The value of “Ukai on the Nagara River”, a traditional culture that represents Gifu City, is introduced and disseminated in an easy-to-understand manner not only during the on-season but also during the off-season.

Gifu Great Buddha (temple 'Shouhouji')

9 minutes on foot

This Daibutsu, which is counted as one of the three great Buddhas of Japan, is the largest dry lacquer Buddha in Japan. The gentle expression and majesty of the statue, as if it were smiling at us, and the quiet interior of the Great Buddha Hall are truly a healing space.

Temple 'Soufukuji'

14 minutes on foot

It is a temple with a long history where Joki Kaisen used to served as the cheif priest. This temple is well known as a family temple of Oda family. Valuable materials are displayed in the hall, and in the well-manicured garden, you can see the autumn leaves of Enkianthus perulatus.

Temple 'Jouzaiji'

9 minutes on foot

It is the family temple of the Saito family, and it is the temple that Dosan Saito and his father Shinzaemon Nagai used as a base to control Mino Province for two generations.

Gifu Mokuyu-kan

26 minutes on foot

There are more than 100 types of wooden toys and 9 types of large wooden playground equipment made in Gifu Prefecture, and it is a facility where everyone from babies to adults can interact with trees. There is also a gallery that introduces the prefecture’s forests, local culture, and wooden products, as well as a woodworking room where you can experience a variety of wood education programs. Due to measures against the new coronavirus, we have set admission restrictions such as advance reservation system. For details, please check the official website.

Family Park

21 minutes by car

It’s a peaceful family amusement park surrounded by mountains. The vast park has two areas, the “Kids Zone” and the “Sports & Recreation Zone”, and is a popular park for children. Starting with go-karts, cycle monorails, boats, and other rides, there are plenty of attractions and free large-scale playground equipment that you can enjoy physically.

Oasis Park

25 minutes by car

Located in Kakamigahara City, this is a large outdoor leisure facility filled with water and greenery. With a water garden that reproduces the natural environment of the Kiso River, an experience hall, a fisheries research institute, large playground equipment, and a cafe/restaurant, it is a park that everyone from small children to adults can enjoy together.

World Freshwater Fish Aquarium 'Aqua Toto Gifu'

25 minutes by car

The world’s largest freshwater fish aquarium, with themes from the Kiso Three Rivers to the world’s great rivers.
You can see 22,000 waterside creatures and plants of about 250 species, including reptiles and amphibians, mainly fish, in the museum, which precisely reproduces the living environment of living things. The world’s largest freshwater fish Mekong giant catfish and capybaras are also on display, making it an aquarium that can be enjoyed by both children and adults.