Gifu Prefecture | Travel Information

Gifu prefecture, is in central Honshu (Japan’s main island). The prefecture has a population count of about 2,070,000. Gifu-shi is the captial city of the prefecture, and has a popularized a unique method of fishing, involving a well trained cormorant (Phalacrocoracidae). This method has been used since the 700’s.

Old traditional buildings and villages are plentiful. The mountains receive a lot a snow, so the majority of buildings in the highlands have steep slopped roofs so that the snow can slide off easily, preventing damage to the building.

Destinations in Gifu Prefecture


Usuzumi Zakura

Accommodation in Gifu