Gifu, my hometown has a lot of beautiful nature and traditional cultures, such as river boat, nostalgic street, and big Golden Buddha Statue. I'm sure you can enjoy it.
Why don't you enjoy Gifu with me?
Gifu JR Station
10:00 AM Gifu JR station ( place to meet )
10:30AM Oshinji Temple ( one of the three luckiest temples for driving out evil spirits in Japan )
11:30AM "Obeni-no-Watashi" ferry port (enjoy ferryboat ride across the river)
12:30PM "Minato-ya", coffee shop (lunch time at an old traditional Japanese house)
1:30PM Kogane Shrine ( visit a shrine in Gifu, where has a big golden shrine gate )
2:30PM Shoboji Temple ( one of the three biggest Buddha Statues in Japan )
3:00PM Kawaramachi, or nostalgic town beside the river ( enjoy shopping and watching the beautiful river and mountains with Gifu castle )
4:00PM return to Gifu JR station
Gifu JR Station
At first, you can experience a rare traditional ferryboat ride across the clean river. From the boat, you can enjoy tranquil scenery. Then, in the temple, you can see mysterious pine tree, which is like a dragon! After that, let's enjoy lunch at a traditional Japanese house. It's so nice!!
In the afternoon, let's enjoy two golden monuments, big golden shrine gate and big golden Buddha Statue. In front of the big Buddha statue, I'm sure you can feel like surrounded by the peaceful love of the big Buddha statue. At the final spot, please enjoy watching the picturesque scenery from the bridge!!
It has been my favorite place since I was a high school student. ( I went to the high school near that place. )
Anyway, I highly recommend you the tour in Gifu!! Please contact me. I'm very looking forward to introducing my beautiful Gifu to you soon!!
guide fee, transportation fee for guide, admission fee for guide (guide doesn't need to pay )
transportation fee for you(460 yen per a person for a route bus in Gifu), admission fee for you (200 yen per a person), lunch for you and guide (1000 yen to 1500 yen per a person )
I will guide you every day except for the day that my schedule is not vacant.
I'm a local guide of Gifu, Nagoya and Aichi, but I can guide you around Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kanazawa, Takayama and Shiga if you pay my transportation fee.
I also dress you kimono if you want.
The tour covers guide fee, transportation fee for guide and admission fee for guide. But it doesn't cover your transportation fee, admission fee for you and lunch for you and guide.
*transportation fee around Gifu is 460 yen in total (ferry boat is free of charge)
*admission fee of Buddha Statue Temple is 200 yen (you don't need to pay any admission fee for Oshinji Temple)
*lunch at the restaurant is about 1500 yen per a person
On Monday, ferryboat is closed. If you want to experience the tour on Monday, I will guide you another place. (rainy day is also)
If you pay my transportation fee from your hotel to Gifu JR station(about 1000 yen), I will pick you up at your hotel.
Yuriko is truly an exceptional guide for Osaka. Exceptionally knowledgeable, she is very accommodating to ensure a great day of sightseeing. Yuriko showed the best sights of the city, shared her wealth of knowledge while also taking some exceptional photographs along the way (she knows the best secret spots to do so). I enjoyed every moment with Yuriko as her personality and warmth are so rare. I truly recommend her to anyone who appreciates great quality and in-depth knowledge of history, architecture and authentic Japanese cuisine. At the end, Yuriko surprised me with a precious hand-made souvenir made by her family, which I will cherish for years to come - a truly priceless memory.
Thank you so much for kind words and excellent review!! Osaka is very big and busy city, but it has an interesting history. I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed Osaka Tour with me. In Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, we tried to lift one of three sacred stones with making a wish. I hope your wish will be fulfilled soon! I'm so glad you like my small homemade present. I will surely convey your kind words to my mother-in-law. Thank you, Oleg-san!!️
I truly enjoyed my full-day tour of Kyoto with Yuriko. She has impeccable encyclopedic knowledge of history and every sight in Kyoto, that is so rare and appreciated. She is absolutely flexible and accommodates every preference, goes the extra mile to ensure the most flawless experience - from a particular kimono styling to exquisite “hidden gem” dining along the way. I highly recommend Yuriko as one of the best guides I have ever met.
Thank you for your wonderful comments and excellent review!! You were always so gentle to me and tried to listen to me carefully. I also had a wonderful time with you both in Kyoto and Osaka. I was very impressed with your nice kimono style. What a precious time we had in Kyoto in kimono! There are lots of nice places to visit in Japan, such as Takayama and Shirakawa-go Village in Gifu (my home prefecture) Please come to Japan with your parents, again(^-^)/
It was a very good experience as Yuriko has excellent knowledge of Kyoto and historical aspects, and she has a remarkable attitude, very courteous , and professional
Thank you for giving me an excellent review and generous comments so quickly! I'm so happy to read your comments. I was impressed with your opinion about the tree survived atomic bomb in Hiroshima. Let's enjoy another two days in Hikome, Nagoya and Kanazawa️!️️(^-^)/
Yuriko-San was our guide for 2 days in Gujo Hachiman and Seki. She was so kind and knowledgeable. We learned a lot of history and got some background info on everything we saw. A couple of highlights for us was the silk screen experience at Takara Showroom in Gujo Hachiman & taking pictures holding a sword at Cutler Sanshu in Seki. We would definitely request Yuriko-San as a guide and would request her again.
Claire san & Derek san, Thank you for your excellent review and nice comments!! I'm so happy to read it. I also had wonderful two days with you in Gujo-Hachiman and Seki City. You both are very cheerful and kind(I always laughed at Derek san's funny jokes(⌒0⌒) and felt happy to see Claire san's cheerful smile.) My home Prefecture, Gifu has other beautiful places, such as Takayama and Shirakawago. Please come to Gifu again and let's enjoy Gifu together!!(^-^)/ Your guide, Yuriko