Gujo's sake produced from an abundance of nature
The Nagara River which runs through Gujo has its headstream in the north of the city, and is recognized worldwide as a river of clear water, nurtured by an abundance of beautiful nature and rich history along the river basin. Ayu (sweetfish) of the Nagara River System was designated as one of the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization in December 2015, a recognition covering the entire system including the way of life, aquatic environment, and fishing resources. The north of the city near the headstream is a snowy region where drifts pile up during winter. There are two sake breweries in this area. Sake brewed in a truly Japanese atmosphere, as well as unrefined doburoku sake are exclusive tastes of Japan. You can experience the special flavor created by the air, the warm personality of the brewers, and the water cradled by mother nature and filtered through mountains over a long period of time. You can enjoy a guided tour led by the famous landlady, sake tasting, as well as a special Japanese sake made using flower yeast extracted from cherry blossoms and chrysanthemums.
Mt. Haku, one of the three greatest mountains in Japan
Taicho Daishi founded a temple on Mt. Haku in the 8th century. The ancient Gujo flourished with Mt. Haku worshipers.
The headstream of the Nagara River
The Nagara River is one of the leading rivers of Japan. You can visit the monument marking the headstream of the Nagara River.
Sake breweries in this region
Seishubojo kuramoto hiranojozoGujo-shi,Gifu0575-88-2006