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Japan Less Traveled Spots – Gifu Castle

Rejeté François

Tags gifu, japan, travel

Japan Less Traveled Spots – Gifu Castle

Back to our trip to Gifu prefecture last month, I'd like to present you a little excursion to the Gifu Castle (岐阜城) in Gifu city. In the middle of the city there is a small mountain called mount Kinka (金華山) and the castle was first built in the 16th century at the very top. At night it is illuminated and seems to float in the heavens above the city.     There is a ropeway to get to the top of the mountain although hiking seems to also be a popular activity. When we were there the trees had just...


Japan Less Traveled Spots – Tajimi Mosaic Tile Museum

François Rejeté

Tags gifu, japan, tile, travel

Japan Less Traveled Spots – Tajimi Mosaic Tile Museum

So while we were in Tajimi to visit our friend's tile accessories workshop, we also checked out the sights in town. We were most impressed by the Tajimi Mosaic Tile museum which you should definitely visit if you are in the area. The visit starts on the top fourth floor with a opened roof room with walls covered in square tile mosaics, some of them very large. It's quite an impressive sight and most people – us included – spend a long time taking pictures of every detail.     Then the floor below explains the history of tile making...