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Gifu City

Located in Gifu Prefecture in central Japan just north of Nagoya, Gifu City is home to natural beauties, rich cultural traditions, modern shops and restaurants and famous hot springs. The region features the famous Nagara River, known for its especially clear waters, which flow through the heart of the city. Gifu is also known for Mt. Kinka, which rises above the heart of the city crowned Gifu Castle, which dates to the 13th century. Gifu City is most famous for its 1300-year-old cormorant fishing tradition, which uses the birds to catch fish attracting thousands of tourists each year.

Gifu City is also home of the Gifu Great Buddha, which is one of the three largest Buddhist statues in Japan. Gifu is host of the Tejikara Fire Festival on the banks of the Nagara River twice per year. The city is the home of the newly opened Gifu City Tower 43, which contains many restaurants, shops, and a sky lounge in the top of the tower. The city also has one of many relaxing hot springs that are located throughout Japan.

Gifu is a city located in the couth-central portion of Gifu Prefecture, Japan, and serves as the prefectural capital. The city has played an important role in Japan's history because of its location in the middle of the country. During the Sengoku period, various warlords, including Oda Nobunaga, used the area as a base in an attempt to unify and control Japan.

Events in Gifu

Nagara River All Japan Fireworks Festival
Saturday, July 26 on the banks of the Nagara River