In Gifu City, there was a custom called Sansha-mairi, in which people visited three shrines in Gifu City especially for New Year’s visit.
There is a folktale that if you visit three shrines in parent-child relationship on foot, the father Inaba Shrine, the mother Kogane Shrine and the son Kashimori Shrine, the parents and their children could live happily. It is said that this custom started in the Edo period.
The total walking distance is about 6 kilometers.
You can enjoy beautiful nature along the way with your family and friends as well as local gourmets through this tour.
Would you like to join us and walk together whilst listening local folktale from the local guide?
|DATE & TIME
8:00-15:00 (7 hours)
Available all year round
|In front of the statue of golden Lord Oda Nobunaga, JR Gifu Station
Before starting Sansha-meguri walk, enjoy local culture of “Morning” Breakfast set at a cozy Kissaten/cafe. “Morning” is a breakfast that comes with a variety of extras such as toast, salad and boiled egg etc if you order a drink in the morning. It’s a special culture that only exists in Gifu, Aichi and Tokai regions.
9:00am - Kogane Jinja/Shrine
10:00am - Inaba Jinja/Shrine
It used to be a shrine to prevent floods, and now many worshipers visit the shrine to pray for family safety and prosperous business.