Gifu

Gifu man arrested for entering other person’s home and hanging women’s underwear to dry

It seems to be the opposite of underwear theft, and yet it’s still very creepy.

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World’s blackest Porsche painted with Japan’s Musou Black 【Video】

Cars don’t get any blacker than this.

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Amazing castle photo ever shows why you shouldn’t skip this often-overlooked part of Japan

Breathtaking night sky shows the beauty of this landlocked prefecture.

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Wasp larvae bento: a traditional delicacy in the Japanese mountains

A local specialty best eaten with a side of courage.

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Annual survey reveals Gifu jumped 41 spots to become the prefecture with the most karaage eaters

But what caused the huge rise in the dish’s popularity in the prefecture?

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Gifu office worker arrested for his homemade tire-popping caltrops

Criminal used Spikes! Spikes were scattered all around Gifu City.

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Do Japanese ghosts have a lifespan of roughly 400 years?

Yes, I know “ghost lifespan” is an oxymoron. Let’s move on.

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Enjoy sights and traditions of Japan’s heartland in new Gifu prefecture-focused feature【Video】

The mountains are calling and I must go watch them from the comfort of my couch

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460-year-old human sacrifice victim chimes in on Love Live! controversy

Teenage girl who was ritualistically buried alive during the Middle Ages says she can relate.

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Naked man arrested for public nudity denies charges: “I was training.”

Is he a drunken master or just drunk again?

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Starbucks’ cool new Japan Geography tumblers will take you on a trip around the country

Local sites and foods of five prefectures proudly displayed on mugs, bottles.

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Convenience store in Gifu stays open for business for two months without any staff or merchandise

The curious case of the Kakamigahara Lawson has caused the company to take a second look at how they operate.

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Cat cafe train in Japan makes its inaugural run with rescue cats on board【Photos】

Fans of trains and felines enjoyed a trip with rescue cats recently, all for a good cause.

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Real-life location of Your Name’s anime-only lake discovered, still holds a beautiful surprise

Itomori may not be an actual city, but here’s where the hometown of Your Name’s female lead would be in real-life Japan.

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Beautiful anime bus will take travelers to Your Name’s countryside setting starting this month

If you’re an anime fan planning to make a pilgrimage to the real-life inspiration for Your Name’s location, your bus has arrived.

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Hit anime Your Name inspires new sake, blessed by priests in the shrine that appears in the movie

After making a splash at the box office, Makoto Shinkai’s latest anime leads to something you can pour into a sake cup.

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Japanese city offering authentic handcrafted swords in exchange for “tax” payments

The best part is you don’t even have to live there to pay the tax!

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Swarms of insects cause chaos on bridge in Japan

Incredible photos show an extraordinary number of insects wreaked havoc on drivers, closing a bridge and causing accidents on the weekend.

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Japanese marathoners attacked by swarm of hornets, 115 stung

As if a marathons weren’t grueling enough…here come the hornets!

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The real-world library inspiration for anime film “Your Name.” offers a message to eager fans

The public library in Hida City, Gifu Prefecture is thrilled by the influx of visitors lately, but the staff have posted a few rules to follow.

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