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Overview of Gifu

“Snowy mountainous paradise.”

The mountainous prefecture of Gifu is located in the center of Japan. It is home to the quaint little towns of Takayama and Shirakawa-go located near the Japanese Alps. Traditional architecture in these towns combine beauty with durability to withstand the heavy snow the prefecture can get during the winter. Popular attractions include Gifu Castle and Park and the Gifu Daibutsu, a 13.6m tall image of Buddha housed in Shohoji Temple.

You can read more about Gifu, its local attractions and must-see places as well as some navigational guides in Japan National Tourism Organization's Web Site.

Climate in Gifu

Annual temperature is roughly between 4°C (39°F) and 28°C (83°F). July expects the highest precipitation (about 270mm) while January is the snowiest month (about 10cm). July to September are the hottest months (about 27°C or 81°F), and January, February and December are the coldest months (about 4°C or 39°F).

You can get more climate information with the following charts created by processing the weather observation data for the past 10 years. Please note that this is not a weather forecast. For more information about the data please read this page.

You can use the clock icon in each chart to select the week or day to display the data for.

Weather Summary

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Hourly Temperature

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Hourly Wind Speed

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Hourly Sunshine Duration

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Top 10 Fine Weather Days of Aug

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Monthly Weather

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Monthly Precipitation and Temperature

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Monthly Wind Speed

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Recommended Clothing

The following clothes are recommended for visiting Gifu in the 2nd week of Aug.