Reasons to Choose Japan

Life in Japan by Specific Areas



Gifu prefecture is located in the center of Honshu. The remnants of the good old days of Japan, including the world heritage site Shirakawa-go, are preserved; and, many people come from overseas for sightseeing.

gifu *This map does not include topographical features and island areas and does not cover the entire area of Japan.

Famous places / spots recommended by locals


Shirakawa-go World Heritage Site, Historic Village

Gassho-zukuri (one of the Japanese architectural styles) is a collection of the wisdom of our ancestors to withstand the harsh climate. It is also possible to stay at a private lodging. If you talk directly with the villagers and ask about life in Shirakawa-go, you may discover something new.

Shinhotaka Ropeway

Shinhotaka Ropeway

The only two-story ropeway in Japan. You can enjoy an aerial walk at an altitude of 2200m, and you can overlook the Northern Alps at the top of the mountain!

Foods recommended by locals

  • Hida beef

    Hida beef

    Hida brand beef raised in abundant nature. There are various ways to eat it, and it is one of the tastes that you definitely want to taste!

  • Gohei-mochi


    It is a local snack that has been popular among the ordinary households in this area for a long time. It is made by sticking mochi on a skewer, applying sauce such as miso or soy sauce, and burning it over charcoal.

Climate (temperature / precipitation)

Temperature (°C)

Temperature (°C) (Source: Japan Metrogical Agency)

Precipitation (mm)

Precipitation (mm) (Source: Japan Metrogical Agency)

In Gifu prefecture, there is a large difference in altitude from the plain at 0 meters above sea level to the Hida Mountains which is over 3000 m. Therefore, the average temperature in Gifu city is 15.8 °C, and in Takayama city that located in the northern part, the average temperature is 11 °C. The temperature is different depending on the area.

Cost of living

Rent is based on the research by the national rental management system business assosiation, and others are based on the statistical data by Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication.

  • Rent


    43,057 yen

  • Electricity


    3,985 yen

  • Water


    1,820 yen

  • Ramen
    (Eating out)

    Ramen(Eating out)

    563 yen

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