"Kawara-machi" area

"Kawara-machi" area
Kawara-machi map

The street that goes from the boarding area of the Cormorant Fishing Viewing Boat in the south side of Nagara Bridge is commonly known as "Kawara-machi" ("Riverside Town"). It maintains old-fashioned appearance with its lattice-walled houses

In Kawara-machi can be found shops for the making and selling of traditional craftwork "Gifu Uchiwa" (flat fans), and also traditional Japanese confectioners selling the famous Gifu "Ayu-gashi" (Ayu-shaped sweets). The appearance of the shops gives the area a fondly nostalgic atmosphere.

In addition to these traditional attractions, there are also new fashionable restaurants and cafes built in old townhouses that are becoming a popular attraction in recent years. The area is perfectly suited for a walk before Ukai watching as it is very close to the boarding area of the Cormorant Fishing Viewing Boat.



Take one of the following buses at JR Gifu Station or Meitetsu Gifu Station to "Nagara Bridge". (takes 15 min, 220 yen/one way.)

  • Gifu Bus "N80 Bound for Takatomi"
  • Other Gifu Bus numbered "N32" to "N86" bound for Gifu Park /Takatomi direction
  • "City Loop-line" Counterclockwise direction

Get off and walk 5 minutes.

Parking Gifu Park Parking Lot
Address Minato-machi, Tamai-cho, and Motohama-cho, Gifu City
Gifu Convention and Visitors Bureau