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The Battle of Sekigahara

The Battle of Sekigahara in modern day Gifu Prefecture, fought between East and West Japan on October 21, 1600, was history’s bloodiest and most decisive samurai field battle.

Gifu Castle, Park and Ropeway

Gifu castle and Ropeway provides a marvelous view of Gifu City and the Naragarawa River from the top of Mt. Kinka. It was from this perch that Nobunaga tried to unify all of Japan.


Magome-juku, in modern day Nakatsugawa City, was the 43rd station on the Nakasendo, a post road that connected Edo (Tokyo) to Kyoto through the center of Honshu.