Gifu Prefecture Tourism Federation

Gifu is a prefecture in central Honshu, Japan’s main island. It’s home to traditional mountain villages, including Gujo Hachiman and the skiing destination Takayama. The city of Gifu, the prefecture’s capital, is famed for cormorant fishing to catch trout, while the Nagara River Ukai Museum in town demystifies this ancient sport. Above town, the reconstructed Gifu Castle topping Mount Kika offers far-reaching views.