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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

If you’re coming to visit Gifu, the Miyako Hotel is a great place to stay. The rooms here are all pretty spacious by Japanese standards and have great views of either the scenic Nagara River at the front of the hotel or the city and Memorial Center sports stadium to the rear. We particularly like…

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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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