Discover Gujo Hachiman

Gujo Hachiman, a quaint town nestled in a mountain valley where three rivers converge, offers visitors a chance to explore historic buildings and narrow lanes. Wander through traditional temples, or climb up to the castle for panoramic views of the town. Between July and September, don't miss the famous Gujo Odori dance festival, which showcases the region's vibrant culture and tradition. Experience the charm and authenticity of Gujo Hachiman during your visit to Japan.

Things to see and do

Tours and Activities


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: 

To get from Nagoya to Gujo Hachiman by public transportation, travelers need to take a train and a bus. Detailed instructions are as follows:

  • Train: Take the JR Limited Express "Hida" from Nagoya Station to Mino-Ota Station. The journey takes approximately 1 hour.

  • Bus: Transfer to the Nagaragawa Railway Bus bound for Gujo Hachiman. The journey takes about 1 hour.



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


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. 
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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