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Sightseeing in Hashima City, Gifu Prefecture!

Introducing sightseeing in Hashima City, Gifu Prefecture!
This video introduces the Hashima City sightseeing video "Hashima City Sightseeing PR Video. Normal Version, 2017," produced by the "Hashima City Tourism Association."

Hashima City, in Gifu Prefecture, is an area with excellent traffic access thanks to the Tokaido Shinkansen route.
Get off at Gifu-Hashima Station, where the statues of the Japanese politicians, Mr. and Mrs. Mutsune Ono, stand in front of the station and enjoy sightseeing around the scenic Hashima city.
Enjoy this quick 3 minute clip filled with the nature, history, festivals, and gourmet food of Hashima City, Gifu Prefecture.

Tourist Attractions in Hashima City!

In Hashima City, a place overflowing with nature, you can enjoy the cherry blossoms of Hashima Park (羽島公園, Hashima koen) and Sakai river (境川, Sakaigawa) in the spring, the wisteria trellises of the Takehana Branch of the Otani sect of Shinshu (真宗大谷派竹鼻別院, Shinshu Otaniha Takehana Betsuin), and the lotuses of Oga Lotus garden (大賀ハス園, Oga hasu koen) in the early summer. In autumn, you can gaze upon the the vast sunflower field, the cosmos of Ichinoeda, and the rows of ginkgo trees.
The seasonal scenery is perfect for Instagram, so don't forget to bring your camera!
You can see Ichinoeda Cosmos Square, with one side dyed pink, at 0:43 in the video.

Hongaku Temple (本覚寺, Hongaku ji) in Hashima City, is famous for its cloud dragon ceiling painting, shown at 2:08 in the video.
We also recommend checking out Yoro Park (養老公園, Yoro koen), where the Yoro Falls are located, as well as Yoro Shrine (養老神社, Yoro jinja).

Other sightseeing spots we recommend are Chiyobo Inari Shrine (千代保稲荷神社, Chiyobo Inari jinja), the Great Buddha of Sakichi in the Takehana area, Naka Kannon Hall (中観音堂, Naka Kannon do) and the Hashima Enku Museum (羽島円空資料館, Hashima Enku Shiryokan), and the Hashima City Folk Museum.

After sightseeing, enjoy local gourmet dishes using lotus root, while sipping on sake, or relax at a hot spring inn or hotel.
The local cuisine of Hashima City is introduced at 2:13 in the video.
Lotus root rice bowls, boiled fish, miso dumplings, sake ... everything looks so delicious.

Hashima City Event Information!

Check out the historical festivals and popular events in Hashima City, Gifu Prefecture.
In Hashima City, the Hashima Spring Festival is held in the spring, and during the Golden Week there is a lively float festival called the Takehana Festival.
The Nobi Fireworks, a tradition upheld since the Meiji Period, are also something to look out for.

The Japanese drum called Hajima Taiko, introduced at 0:19, is also famous.
Let's go to events such as Japanese drum live and music festival.

Summary of Sightseeing in Hashima City, Gifu Prefecture!

Gifu Prefecture's Hashima City has many interesting sightseeing spots.
Hashima City can also be easily accessed from Kanto and Kansai by bullet train, making it a great place to visit.
In the video, you can see information about Hashima City that we couldn't include in this article, such as "Mino-Jima," a traditional cotton loom handed down since the Edo Period (1603-1868)!

If you're looking to enjoy the beautiful, natural scenery of Japan, along with famous sights, consider adding Gifu Prefecture to your itinerary and drop by Hashima City!

【Official Website】Hashima City, Gifu Prefecture City Hall Homepage
https://www.city.hashima.lg.jp/

【Official Website】 Hashima City Tourism Association | Introducing sightseeing spots and events in Hashima City, Gifu Prefecture
https://hashimakanko.jp/wp2/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/guide_en.pdf

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Sep. 18, 2020
Japan
坂崎 なお(Nao Sakazaki)
Interested in Japanese culture and traditions! I'll be introducing lovely scenery to you!
Pink, Yellow, Purple... Gifu Prefecture's Hashima City Is a Colorful Place Where You Can Enjoy the Natural Beauty of the Four Seasons. With Festivals, Gourmet Food, and Traditional Culture, Hashima City Has Plenty of Attractions for You to Enjoy!
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