Gujo Hachiman is a historic castle town set in a beautiful area of Gifu Prefecture. The main attraction of the town is its small but beautiful castle. Around the castle, the streets and laneways of Gujo are known for their aesthetic beauty and small waterways running throughout the town. Koi swim in some of the waterways creating fantastic photo opportunities with small shops, restaurants and cafes creating a pleasant atmosphere through which to stroll.
Gujo Hachiman is at its busiest each summer, as the ‘Gujo Odori’ festival runs from mid-July until the first week of September – with the main events occurring in August. Nightly activities including food stalls and music performances with four straight nights of street dances – called the ‘Tetsuya Odori’ – taking place in the middle August.
Accommodation is likely to be fully booked during the festival so make sure to book well in advance. Information regarding accommodation in and around Gujo can be found through our ‘Gujo Hachiman Area’ hotel page.
Accessible any time of day
Accessible all times of year
From Nagoya or Takayama, take the Limited Express Hida to Mina-Ota Station and transfer to the Nagaragawa Railway Line bound for Hokuno, and disembark at Gujohachiman Station