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Gifu Prefecture

Gifu is a large, landlocked prefecture in the center of Honshu. Takayama, a beautiful town in the mountains, and Shirakawa-go, a collection of small villages even deeper in the mountains, are Gifu’s main tourist attractions. There are also many Hot Springs (Onsen) to be found at Okuhida and Gero Onsen. Gujo Hachiman is a small, riverside town, known for its pristine waterways and its distinctive summer dance festival, Gujo Odori. Gujo is also a leading producer of food replicas in Japan.