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Gujo-Hachiman Castle 郡上八幡城


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Gujo-Hachiman Castle is on a small mountain named Mt. Hachiman, and takes about 15 minutes to climb up. It's a fairly easy climb. The castle has a commanding view of the city.

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Jion-zenji Temple 慈恩禅寺


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Another major autumn attraction in Gujo-Hachiman is Jion-zenji Temple's Tessoen Garden (荎草園). Jion-zenji is a Rinzai Zen Buddhist temple (Myoshinji School). Admission is ¥500. Walking distance from Gujo-Hachiman Castle.

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Along the Yoshida River 吉田川周辺


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One of the largest rivers in Gujo-Hachiman is scenic and full of nearby tourist sights. The area is mainly the southern part of town (Minami-machi).

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Along the Kodara River 小駄良川周辺


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The smaller river in town is also scenic with a historic spring, traditional townscapes, and temples. This neighborhood is in the Kitamachi or northern part of Gujo-Hachiman. It's part of the castle town at the foot of the castle mountain. The Kitamachi area of Gujo-Hachiman is also a National Important Traditional Townscape Preservation District (重要伝統的建造物群保存地区).

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Gujo-Hachiman Hakurankan Museum 郡上八幡博覧館


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Local museum exhibiting Gujo-Hachiman's culture and history. Gujo Odori dance demonstrations held every day.

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