JR Central Expecting to Have the Railway Between Hida-Kanayama and Gero Restored in Mid-August

July 23 , 2018
JR Central has announced that they are expecting to re-open the railways from Hida-Kanayama Station to Gero Station in mid-August.
Along with the re-opening of these tracks they are also planning to partially restart Limited Exp. Wide View Hida services (most likely between Takayama and Nagoya).

For JR Pass holders it is still possible to travel to places like Takayama and Gero by using the temporary shuttle buses provided by JR Central at no additional cost (please see the timetable for times and more info). Please note that currently all Limited Express “Wide View” Hida services are suspended so only “Local” services are available.

The railway from Sakakami Station to Inotani Station is expected to take several months to restore.
JR Central Expecting to Have the Railway Between Hida-Kanayama and Gero Restored in Mid-August

Gifu Nagara River Summer Firework Performances

July 4 , 2018
Enjoy the largest summer firework performances that Gifu has to offer, each attracting hundreds of thousands of spectators with their extravagant star mines (a firework launching technique where hundreds to thousands of fireworks are launched in a short time).
The event area for both events will become extremely crowded so make sure and give yourself plenty of time for traveling to and from the venue

※62 Chunichi Shimbun Nagara River All-Japan Fireworks Display
【Date】 Saturday, July 28th
【Time】Afternoon Show: 12:00pm~ Night Show: 7:20pm ~ 8:35pm
【Jpn Web】http://www.chunichi.co.jp/chuhana/nagaragawa/

※73 National Fireworks Display (Gifu Shimbun)
【Date】 Saturday, August 4th
【Time】7:30pm ~ 8:40pm
【Jpn Web】https://www.gifu-np.co.jp/jigyo/hanabi/

【Location for both displays】On the southern banks of the Nagara River inbetween the Kinka and Nagara Bridges in Gifu City
【Directions】Special temporary shuttle buses will be running from JR Gifu and Meitetsu Gifu Stations to the event venue (210 yen, 20 min)

***In the case that the displays are postponed due to bad weather conditions, the Chunichi Shimbun display will be held on Saturday August 25th, and the Gifu Shimbun on Saturday August 18th
Gifu Nagara River Summer Firework Performances