Located in the center of Japan, Gifu, a city that has all the natural beauty and also historical roots. It is well-known for the UNESCO World Heritage gassho-zukuri village of Shirakawa-go in Takayama. A lot of tourists visit here during winter for the light-up event with amazing snow landscape. You can just take bus from Takayama to Shirakawago and plan another trip to Kanazawa. However, you should not miss to visit Takayama city. From morning market by the miyakawa, Takayama Jinya to Hida Kokubunji Temple, These spots bring you the true Hida. Also, if you have time, you can also visit Furui Machinami and Gujo Hachiman to get to know how it feel like to live like real traditional local lifestyle back in Edo period.
Lastly, don't forget to the famous Onsen, Gero Onsen. It is to be considered as one of Japan's three best onsen by the Confucian poet Hayashi Razan. Located between Nagoya and Takayama, Gero is only one hour away from Takayama. So a relaxing spa trip will be perfect end for your Gifu trip!