Gifu is close to Nagara, it takes only 30 minutes from Nagoya to Gifu. There are so many golden monuments, such as big shrine gate, goddess of mercy on the roof, samurai statue in front of Gifu Station, and big Buddha Statue. I'm sure you can enjoy them!
Gifu JR Station
Meet at the station to start the Gifu tour
Visit the shrine, which has a big golden shrine gate. You can have a lot of luck for happiness and wealth from the shrine!?
Let's enjoy coffee break at a cozy coffee shop
Visit the old shrine, which deity is a wife of Kogane Shrine.
Enjoy walking along the street and watching the golden goddess of mercy on the roof.
Visit Shoboji Temple, which has one of the biggest Buddha Statues in Japan. The Buddha is also gold!!
Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant
Return the station, and let's find the golden statue of famous samurai!! Have fun!!
Gifu JR Station
Gifu has a lot of interesting places to visit. I am a Gifu native, so I will guide you around Gifu, very wonderful town! You can see some golden lucky items just by four and a half hours walking tour. First of all, just in front of JR Gifu Station, you will be very surprised at shining golden samurai statue. Then while walking, you can enjoy nostalgic local pub alley, Japanese old houses and also big golden Buddha statue on the roof. There are other two golden lucky items you can see in this walking tour, one of them is a big golden shrine gate and another one is a big Buddha Statue. The golden Buddha Statue is one of the three biggest Buddha Statues in Japan. I am sure you will not only have a wonderful time but also get a lot of luck in Gifu.
guide fee, transportation fee for guide, admission fee for guide, lunch and tea for guide
transportation fee for you, lunch and tea for you, admission fee of the shrine(200 yen)
This guided tour is walking tour. You have to walk about 4 kilometers, so comfortable shoes are needed. You don't have to pay any fees at any shrines but you need some offering money. (only some coins are enough. ) If you want 'goshuin' a kind of sheet with lucky sign, you have to pay 300 yen. In addition, 1000 yen for a book of 'goshuin'. The temple's fee is 200 yen. After lunch, we will use a bus to JR Gifu Station, it costs 210 yen. Lunch cost for you is not included in the guide fee.
We (2 adults) spent two days with Yuriko in Osaka area, visiting Kyoto, Nara and Osaka. Yuriko is a knowledgeable and friendly person and we had great time. I am only sorry for allocating only two days for the area. If it is your first time to Osaka, I suggest you allocate – 2-3 days for Kyoto, 1 day for Nara and 2 days for Osaka.
Dear Gal, Thank you for your good review and nice comment. You’re also very friendly and your mom, Hana is so kind and cheerful. As you said, Kyoto, Nara and Osaka have lot of places to visit. I hope you will come to Japan again and please enjoy your stay in Japan! Yuriko
Professional, excellent information about the area and sights. A pleasant person to work with, we had great time with Yuriko and enjoyed the experience.
Dear Sheharyar, Thank you so much for such a nice review and kind words. I also had a wonderful time with you and your wife. Arashiyama was its best season for autumn leaves viewing, wasn’t it? Though it was so crowded, it was fun for me to see both of you enjoying beautiful Arashiyama. In Nijo Castle, we had a very rare chance to see imperial style tea ceremony. It was fantastic and elegant!! During a day, the weather was nice and the driver, Mr. Uchida was great. Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful time and delicious sweet. I wish you all the best. Sincerely yours, Yuriko
Having a rough outline for what we wanted to do, Yuriko helped make our experience really great! One of our group members was not feeling well and needed to return to the hotel. Yuriko helped get a cab due to the language barrier and the rest of the group was able to continue the tour of Kyoto.
Dear Phyllis, Thank you for such a good review and warm comments. I was so happy to see you enjoying autumn beautiful view in Arashiyama and Kinkakuji Temple. And it was fun for me to chat with you during lunch time. I hope you will have another wonderful day in Tokyo today. Please give my best wishes to Michaele. Best regards, Yuriko
Yuriko was fantastic! Always on time, excellent knowledge of the history of Kyoto and so polite. It was a pleasure spending time with her. Thank you Yuriko. Greeting from Stella and Evris from Greece!
Hi!! Thank you for your good review, Stella and Evris. I also had a wonderful time with you. I could also learn a lot from you about your beautiful country, Greece. Chatting with you at a coffee shop and having chance to talk with a cute junior high school girl on the subway train were so pleasant time for us, weren't they? I am very sorry to cause you a lot of walking. I wish both of you luck and happiness. Thank you. Yuriko