JNTO 24/365 Japan Visitor Hotline

February 22 , 2019
Travel to Gifu (and Japan) worry free with the JNTO Japan Visitor Hotline.

The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) has created the Japan Visitor Hotline call center available for foreign visitors to call in the case of an emergency (such as a natural disaster or accident) 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!
Call center agents can respond in English, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese.

Emergency Hotline Phone Number: 050-3816-2787
JNTO 24/365 Japan Visitor Hotline

2019 Cherry Blossom Forecast

February 12 , 2019
Cherry blossom season is just around the corner.
Cherry blossoms in the Gifu City area are expected to begin blossoming on March 25th with full bloom from April 1st to 9th. (The forecast for the Takayama area isn’t included on the forecast guide, but you can expect it to be sometime after the Gifu area)

***Check out our Go Gifu blog post for a list of places around Gifu City where you can get your flower-viewing on↴↴↴
2019 Cherry Blossom Forecast

Direct Bus from Takayama to Magome (Via Gero)

February 4 , 2019
Starting this April one can explore the historical post towns of Magome and Tsumago-juku with Nohi Bus services going directly from Takayama (via Gero).
This plan is perfect for those who want to see the Nakasendo post towns but are on a tight schedule. The bus will depart from Takayama in the morning (8:10) and then return later that evening (18:00).

For those motivated individuals out there you will even have enough free time to walk from Magome to Tsumago-juku and then take the bus back to Takayama.

*This bus service will only be available from April through September
*The bus will not be available to those only wanting to go from Takayama to Gero or from Magome to Tsumago-juku (or vice versa)
*Shoryudo Free Pass holders can receive a 500 yen discount off the bus fare
*Contact Nohi Bus beforehand for those with a party of 10 or more
Direct Bus from Takayama to Magome (Via Gero)