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Gifu Art, Culture, & Historical Tours

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Walking tour in Seki city

Gifu
3 hours

About one hour bus ride from Gifu station or Nagoya bus terminal brings you to Seki city area. Seki city is small but very famous for its cutlery. In this tour we visit some museums related to cutlery , a temple, a shrine and Seki terrace where you can shop high quality cutlery.

FROM$77/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Akiko W.
Akiko W.
5.00 / 5
(8 reviews)
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1 day Takayama excursion

Gifu
8 hours

We'll visit the beautiful old town, Takayama, where you can find the traditional Japanese local life. You can feel like you have time-traveled to the Edo era 400 years ago. We can enjoy the authentic old buildings and Takayama's local cuisine, Japanese wagyu BBQ, Japanese sake, rice cake stick, and more.

FROM$385/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Saki K.
Saki K.
4.98 / 5
(63 reviews)
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Walking tour in Gifu city

Gifu
3 hours

Let's enjoy walking! There are many places to visit in Gifu city area. Gifu park, Mt.Kinka , Shohoji temple, Japanese style cafe. Let's meet at Gifu station or your hotel .

FROM$77/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Akiko W.
Akiko W.
5.00 / 5
(8 reviews)
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Castle town of Lady Samurai & magnificent Ruins

Gifu
9 hours 30 min

A well‒preserved hidden castle town, Iwamura, makes you feel warped into Edo era. Strolling around old houses and shops along the tranquil street, you will reach the ruins of the castle on the hill. Photogenic townscapes reveal the quintessence of Japanese beauty with a tragic story of the chatelaine. You also visit Hiroshige Museum of Art that exhibits lots of Ukiyoe prints of Utagawa Hiroshige.

FROM$103/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Tetsuji Y.
Tetsuji Y.
4.87 / 5
(38 reviews)

Gifu Highlights Tours

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Seki City Highlights (Swords & Knives)

Gifu
3 hours

Day 1 in Takayama, Day 2 ... there are guests who would also like to explore other places from Takayama as a day trip. I'd love to help you plan & realize such an excursion. It's a 1.5 hour Highway Bus ride from Takayama. Seki is one of the top-quality cutlery producers in the world and historically blessed with its perfect surrounding for making samurai swords with a history of over 700 years.

FROM$145/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoko T.
Yoko T.
5.00 / 5
(17 reviews)
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Magome-Tsumago Nakasendo Hike One-day Private Tour

Gifu
7 hours

The Nakasen-do, or Central Mountain Road, is one of the five highways that connect between Edo (present-day Tokyo) and Kyoto. You can walk and experience the atmosphere of a way old travelers passed, Probably it is one of THE things to do in Japan. I will accompany you for exploration of beauty and nature from Japan's old times.

FROM$290/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoko T.
Yoko T.
5.00 / 5
(17 reviews)
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Takayama half day tour

Gifu
4 hours

In the Edo period, for the first 107 years Takayama was ruled by the fuedal lord Kanamori. For the latter 177 years the Tokugawa Shogunate directly ruled Takayama. Takayama flourished as a merchant town since the Tokugawa ruling. Old merchant houses remain in Sannomachi district. The latticework windows are painted black Bengara color. The Takayama morning markets are held at two places every day. one is at the open space in front of Takayama Jinya, and the other is along the Miyagawa river side. In this tour, we visit Sannomachi merchant district, Takayama morning market, Takayama Jinya.

FROM$180/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Takashi M.
Takashi M.
4.71 / 5
(17 reviews)
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Takayama one-day tour

Gifu
8 hours

In the Edo period, for the first 107 years Takayama was ruled by the fuedal lord Kanamori. For the latter 177 years the Tokugawa Shogunate directly ruled Takayama. Takayama flourished as a merchant town since the Tokugawa ruling. Old merchant houses remain in Sannomachi district. The latticework windows are painted black Bengara color. The Takayama morning markets are held at two places every day. one is at the open space in front of Takayama Jinya, and the other is along the Miyagawa river side. In this tour, we visit Sannomachi merchant district, Takayama morning market, Takayama Jinya, Kusakabe folk museum which was former rich merchant house , Takayama festival float museum and Kokubunji temple. We will visit Hidanosato village to see old thatched roof farmhouses.

FROM$250/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Takashi M.
Takashi M.
4.71 / 5
(17 reviews)

Gifu Day Trip Tours

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Discover Authentic Japan in Tsumago & Magome, Nakasendo

Gifu
9 hours

You hike an old highway Nakasendo walking through two posttowns. Strolling around the most famous traditional post towns, Magome & Tsumago, takes you back to nostalgic Japan. The moment you enter these towns along Nakasendo highway, you will feel as if you are in a time warp back in the Edo period, where local people spend their daily lives as well as welcoming tourists, preserving buildings and the landscape.

FROM$116/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Tetsuji Y.
Tetsuji Y.
4.87 / 5
(38 reviews)
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Best Choice for one-day Takayama tour

Gifu
7 hours 30 min

Takayama is a small city in a mountainous area. The tour includes some healing spots in addition to popular highlights like Miyagawa Morning Market, Higashiyama Walking, Old Town and Hida-Furukawa. I'm sure you’ll be able to see why Takayama mesmerizes tourists so much through this tour.

FROM$116/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Tetsuji Y.
Tetsuji Y.
4.87 / 5
(38 reviews)
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Bushido tour of 4 highlights

Gifu
8 hours 30 min

Don't you want to know how the Samurai spirit ‘Bushido’ was raised and kept in those days in Japan? You will find some hints by joining this tour. In this tour, there are four highlights relating to Bushido; Castle, Tea-ceremony, Swordsmith and Japanese paper ‘Washi’. I am sure you realize that these cultural elements contributed to create a unique Japanese refined value of life, Bushido.

FROM$103/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Tetsuji Y.
Tetsuji Y.
4.87 / 5
(38 reviews)
Local classic train-ride and silk-screen printing in Gujocover image

Local classic train-ride and silk-screen printing in Gujo

Gifu
8 hours

Gujo is an old castle town, where holds bon-dancing every summer. You also enjoy dancing together! Local classic train takes you to such a nostalgic town. You also enjoy the beautiful scenery of clean river and mountains from the window during the train-ride. In the town, you enjoy the castle on top of the hill, clean canal with some colored carps and silk-screen printing. Please come to Gujo-Hachiman in Gifu!!

FROM$193/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yuriko S.
Yuriko S.
4.94 / 5
(49 reviews)

Gifu Unique Experience Tours

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Cormorant fishing viewing on the Nagaragawa River

Gifu
9 hours

Gifu Castle standing on the Mt.Kinka provides visitors with nice panoramic views day and night. You also enjoy watching a traditional unique event Cormorant Fishing on the Nagara River while eating dinner in a viewing boat. Sir Charlie Chaplin visited Gifu twice to enjoy this unique traditional event. Besides, a photogenic street Kawara-machi and the Great Buddha statue in Shoboji-temple move you so much.

FROM$109/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Tetsuji Y.
Tetsuji Y.
4.87 / 5
(38 reviews)
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Handmade paper Mino-Washi and traditional swords of SEKI

Gifu
9 hours 30 min

You will enjoy two distinctive fields of Japanese culture by visiting two small towns in one day trip. The one is Mino which is famous for Japanese hand-made paper Washi. Another one is Seki famous for Japanese-swordsmith. Strolling around two towns, you will learn some of secrets of cool Japan.

FROM$109/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Tetsuji Y.
Tetsuji Y.
4.87 / 5
(38 reviews)
UNESCO World Heritage site Gokayama & Shirakawago tourcover image

UNESCO World Heritage site Gokayama & Shirakawago tour

Gifu
8 hours

We visit Gokayama Suganuma and Shirakawago. We use a highway bus from Kanazawa, and arrive at Gakayama. We visit folk museum ( gun powder museum ), and stroll the village. We board on a local bus, and arrive at Shirakawago. We have a lunch ,and vist observation point ,and gassho farm house.

FROM$238/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Takashi M.
Takashi M.
4.71 / 5
(17 reviews)
Let's enjoy City of Water and making handmade "masu" !cover image

Let's enjoy City of Water and making handmade "masu" !

Gifu
4 hours 30 min

Have you ever been to Ogaki, in Gifu? Ogaki is a beautiful city which has a castle and a canal. The city is called "City of Water" thanks to its beautiful springs and a canal. It also has unique local products, and one of them is "masu", or a square wooden cup. People use it for measuring rice and drinking "sake", Japanese tasty alcohol. It is made of pieces of Japanese cypress. It smells good and eco-friendly product. Let's enjoy beautiful water city and making SDG's product together!!

FROM$64/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yuriko S.
Yuriko S.
4.94 / 5
(49 reviews)

Day Trips from Gifu

Gifu Tour Reviews

Paul B.

Paul B.

5 / 5
Jul 14, 2024

Takayama Full-day Private Tour (6 hours)

Gifu
6 hours

Yoko was a wonderful guide for us in Takayama!

We spent a very nice 6 hours with Yoko in Takayama. She was very knowledgeable about the city and region, the history, and special events that take place there. We don't speak Japanese, so it was very nice to have someone fluent in English as our guide. Yoko is very kind, easy to talk to, and she was great with our two kids, aged 7 and 10. Despite having almost constant rain during our tour, Yoko found many interesting things for us to see and do. She also knew some excellent places for local foods and treats, and we all had an amazing lunch together. I really feel like Yoko would be able to cater a tour experience to your exact tastes and wishes. I highly recommend Yoko to be your tour guide!

Paul B.

I appreciate your kind words. Spending six hours with the charming and lively family made me happy too. I’m glad that you could all enjoy Japanese cuisine and culture. Best wishes.

Had a amazing time with Yoko, She knows a lot about takayama

we have spend 2 days with Yoko in takayama aera. She knows those places so good . we had a really good time with her.

Jianan Z.

I am glad that I could help you enjoy your time in Takayama and Shirakawa-go. It was energizing for me to hear about your experiences traveling around the world. Thank you. Have a great remainder of your stay in Japan. Yoko

Visit to Shirakawa-go

We had a wonderful day with Tetsui who guided us through Shirakawa-go, the site of traditional gassho-zukuri houses. Tetsui was a terrific guide, providing a wealth of information on the traditional houses, but also any number of other topics related to Japanese culture along the way. He made helpful suggestions and adjustments to respond to our interests. Tetsui also handled the logistics extremely well, taking away any worry about our day. He even made bus reservations for us in advance to help us with a somewhat complicated day for us, as we were not familiar with the reservation process. We traveled with him from Takayama to Shirakawa, then we continued on to Kanazawa while he returned to Takayama. I thoroughly enjoyed his company and highly recommend Tetsui as a guide for a tour in Japan!

Lois F.

Thank you so much for your high praise. I am very happy to hear that you are satisfied with my job. I hope next opportunity could bring you back to Japan and give me a chance to help you traveling again. Please give my best regards to James.

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Private Tours in Gifu

Travel like a real local. With our lineup of varied tours we want to help you customize and realize your ideal tour in Gifu. Our guides can arrange for you to visit areas specific to your interests, so there will be no filler in the itinerary! Browse all the tours we offer in Gifu, and find the perfect one for you. The tours come in a variety of categories and lengths, so chances are you will be able to find the tour for you. Looking for something you couldn’t find in our lineup? Go ahead and send a message to one of the guides, they will create your tour for you! Teaming up with a local guide and getting their help in planning the itinerary is the smart way to travel, so let them sort everything out for you.