2018 Battle of Sekigahara Festival Dates Released

June 29 , 2018
The Battle of Sekigahara Festival takes place on the old battlegrounds of the largest and most decisive battle of medieval Japan. Watch exciting battle reenactments, musket-wielding samurai, and parades of soldiers, or wander through the countless number of festival stalls.

Why not take this opportunity and explore the area in a bit more depth as there are many remnants of the old Nakasendo Highway post station still preserved to this day and a number of nature trails that can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages.

【Dates】October 20 and 21, 2018 (Sat and Sun)
2018 Battle of Sekigahara Festival Dates Released

2018 Gifu Castle Panoramic Night Viewing

June 27 , 2018
See a dazzling panoramic night view of Gifu City from the Gifu Castle observation deck during this special nighttime event.

【Dates】
①July 14 ~ August 31 (every day)
②September 1 ~ October 16 (weekends and national holidays only)
③December 22 ~ 24 (every day)

【Times】
①Gifu Castle: ~10:00 pm
②Gifu Castle: ~9:30 pm
③Gifu Castle: ~8:30 pm

【Cost】
※Gifu Castle: ¥200 (Children [age 4-15]: ¥100)
※Kinka Ropeway Roundtrip Fare: ¥900 (Children [age 4-11]: ¥450)

【Directions】
JR Gifu or Meitetsu Gifu Station >>> Gifu Bus >>> “Gifu Koen/Rekishi Hakubutsukan-Mae” bus stop >>> 5-min walk

【Notes】
※Entry to Gifu Castle is permited until 15 min before closing
※Kinka Ropeway cable car will run until 30 min after Gifu Castle closes
※Discounted cable car fare begins at 6:00 pm
2018 Gifu Castle Panoramic Night Viewing

JR Central to Introduce Free Wi-Fi to Ltd. Exp. Hida Trains Starting This Summer

June 21 , 2018
Beginning this summer you can enjoy your ride to and from Takayama in style with free Wi-Fi. JR Central has stated that starting this summer they will begin to introduce free Wi-Fi services for their Limited Express “Wide View” Hida train cars. Installation will begin in the summer and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

In addition to free Wi-Fi in the trains, JR Central also plans to install devices to allow for free Wi-Fi in the following Takayama Line stations:
*JR Gero Station
*JR Takayama Station
*JR Hida-Furukawa
JR Central to Introduce Free Wi-Fi to Ltd. Exp. Hida Trains Starting This Summer

Summer 2018 Tourism and Event Newsletter

June 4 , 2018
Get up-to-date information about events and places to go during the summer with our seasonal Tourism and Event Newsletter!

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Summer 2018 Tourism and Event Newsletter