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Cormorant Fishing

Although there are a few places where ukai or cormorant fishing is still done, that of the Nagara River in Gifu is by far the most famous. It has played a vital role in the city’s history and has evolved from a means to live, to a profitable industry, to a major tourist draw. It…

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Gifu Miyako Hotel

The Miyako is Gifu’s premier Western style hotel. Overlooking the scenic Nagara River, the hotel offers nearly 200 rooms and suites and is a great option for those visiting the city. There are many staff who speak reasonable English so communicating won’t cause any problems and the staff are well trained and diligent in looking…

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Nagara River Fireworks Displays

Fireworks enthusiasts in central Japan during the summer are in for a treat; the city of Gifu is host to two spectacular fireworks displays on consecutive weekends in the mid summer. On the last Saturday in July, The Chunichi Newspaper Nagara River All-Japan Fireworks Festival is held and the following weekend, on the first Saturday…

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