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Gifu gives you the chance to take in all the charms of old city streets and mountain farming villages in destinations like Takayama, the Little Kyoto of Hida; Shirakawa-go, a World Heritage Site that boasts a record number of traditional gassho-style homes; and Gujo Hachiman, the ancient castle town of famed springs and crystal-clear waters. The area is also home to the millennia-old Gero Onsen, one of the Three Great Hot Springs of Japan.

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