Discover Gujo Hachiman

Gujo Hachiman is a quaint town of historic buildings and narrow lanes set in a mountain valley where three rivers converge.  Wander round the traditional temples, or climb up to the castle for views over the town.  Between July and September you can catch the famous Gujo Odori dance festival.

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Getting around in Gujo Hachiman

The easiest way around Gujo Hachiman is on foot, since the major sights and attractions are within walking distance from each other. Though, some sights are located a bit further ahead, where a car or bus might be necessary. 

Travelers can also opt to buy the Mame Loop Bus Day Pass to get around: 

  • Mame Loop Bus Day Pas

    • Coverage: most tourist attractions in the area

    • Duration: 1 day

    • Price: 200 Yen

    • Where to buy: Gujo-Hachiman Jokamachi Plazu Bus Terminal

How to get to Gujo Hachiman

Public transportation: 
Travelers who come by train should get off at Guji-Hachiman station.

 

Nearest airport: 

The nearest and most convenient airport is Chubu Centrair International Airport in Nagoya. 

  • by car: approximately 2 hours

  • by public transport: approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes

 

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How long to stay in Gujo Hachiman

We recommend staying in Gujo Hachiman for about one day. 
 

Hotels near Gujo Hachiman

Flights to Gujo Hachiman

The nearest and most convenient airport is Chubu Centrair International Airport in Nagoya. 

  • by car: approximately 2 hours

  • by public transport: approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes

Seasonal information

Hiking:

The hiking season in this area typically runs from Spring until Autumn.

Festivals in Gujo Hachiman

There is one famous festival in this area. Please be advised that the following info is based upon previous entries of the festival and that the dates might have changed for the following year. It is also possible that the entire festival is cancelled in the case of heavy rainfall or a natural disaster. Please check with the official organisers' website for the most up-to-date information. 
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For the exact location of the festival, you can consult our map above by clicking on the icon in the upper most corner of the map to open the map legend. Festivals are hidden by default but can be made visible by clicking on the "Festivals" checkbox in the map legend.

 

  • Gujo Odori Dance Festival

    • Date: mid-July until the first weekend of September

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