Gifu is centrally located in Japan. The natural beauty of the city simply enthralled me. Apart from the beautiful nature, the city is known to have contributed to the history of Japan, too. It has been privy to many battles in the past. As a matter of fact, it is the history and natural beauty that has made it so popular among tourists. There are several attractions that I came across which can be an interesting visit. Take a quick look at some of them.
Spend a Night at Shirakawa Village
On top of my list was Shirakawa village. This has been declared as the World Heritage Site. Here, you will find unique triangle shaped houses which had been designed to keep up with heavy snowfall in the region. Some of these have been reserved for tourists. It is a combination of rural and traditional living style. Staying in the cottage was a unique experience.
Take a Boat Ride to Watch Cormorant Fishing
Cormorant or Ukai is a conventional fishing method of Japan that piqued my interest. An event is held surrounding this fishing method where fishing masters gather for catching ayu in the river. Watching men catch fish by lighting flames was an impressive thing to watch.
Enjoy Hida Beef
Japan is famous for the quality of beef that it offers. Hida beef, one of the top quality beef is to be found in this city. It is tender and juicy. There are different restaurants serving delectable dishes of Hida beef. Trust me; each and every dish is just delicious. The only downside is that you might have to pay a heavy price to have the beef. However, it is worth spending money to have something like this. The taste is surely going to linger for a lifetime.