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.

Gifu Kawaramachi Street

Gifu City, Oda Nobunaga's town

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.

Osu Shopping District

Osu Shopping District and other places to visit in Nagoya

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.

Masumida Shrine and Honmachi Street

Visit historic Masumida Shrine and Honmachi Shopping street

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.

Takeuchi Shuzo in Ogaki

Enjoy a relaxed walk around Ogaki, a historic city of water.

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, a town by the Lake Biwa famous for its castle, old street, and glass works

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.


Arimatsu: The historical townscape of Tokaido along with the Arimatsu Shibori traditional crafts

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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