Everywhere in Japan, each local city and town has unique characteristics due to its unique history. Let's visit some towns and streets in central Japan.
There are a lot of attractive sightseeing spots in Gifu. The Gifu Castle where Oda Nobunaga declared his intention to conquer the nation with force during the Sengoku period, Ukai (cormorant fishing) with a 1,300 year-long history at the Nagaragawa river, Kawahara-cho which prospered as the river port, and the Gifu Great Buddha which is said to be one of the three big Buddhas in Japan.
This tour includes Nagoya Castle, Tokugawa-en Japanese Garden, Tokugawa Art Museum, Sakae Shopping District, Nagoya TV-Tower and Osu. You can customize this tour by adding or removing some places.
In ancient period, the envoys from the imperial court to this region had to visit the Masumida Shrine before any other shrines upon their arrival to this region. Current Ichinomiya City has developed just in front of the Masumida Shrine.
The city of Ogaki, located in Gifu Prefecture, is known for its long history related to "Okuno Hosomichi" written by Matsuo Basho and the Battle of Sekigahara. It is also famous for its rich water resources, therefore is called the "city of water, Ogaki".
Ohmi Nagahama, which lies along Lake Biwa in Shiga Prefecture is a place where many tourists visit. Kurokabe Square is one of the major spots in the area, which was a pioneer district in revitalizing the local community by appealing the old traditional townscape.
People in Arimatsu thus started the Shibori tie-dying as a side business. This gained popularity and has become the area's industry until today by creating a history.
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