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UNESCO World Heritage Site Shirakawa-go

Welcome to the Gifu Crossroads blog. Our goal is to introduce you to the wonders and delights of Gifu Prefecture, the geographical center and Heartland of Japan. Gifu is a land blessed with majestic mountains, clear rivers, and alluring natural landscapes.

The people of Gifu are very proud of their many local traditions, and strive to preserve them as best as possible(meaning that there is much to see and appreciate from ages past). The UNESCO World Heritage Site Shirakawa-go (pictured above), the Historic District of Hida Takayama, the ancient hot spring town of Gero, and the 1,300 year-old ceremony of cormorant fishing on the Nagara River are but some of the examples of the history and traditions that continue to live on to this day.

We hope that through this blog you will come to know Gifu a little bit better, and decide for your next trip that you want to come and visit Gifu. Please refer to the following sites that are full of Gifu-related information:

Gifu Crossroads Facebook Page

GIFU Travel Guide

Finally, we would love to see this blog become a platform in which you can become an active participant. So feel free to post comments, ask questions, etc.. Please enjoy!

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