The small town is full of the blessing of the natural crystal water: Gujo Hachiman
Gujo Hachiman is a very small town, deep in the mountains. The traffic is brutal, it looks to be a hidden town. That is why the town keeps its natural environment and traditional lifestyle.
You will be surprised that the town is neat and orderly. Gujo Hachiman has long history of about 400 years. The crystal rivers runs all over the town, and people use it in their daily life.
Of course the water from those rivers is clean and safe. You can enjoy playing in those rivers at ease. There are no factories or fields which discharge pollution.
The people in Gujo Hachiman call their town “The town of water” with pride. They have been trying to keep the beautiful water and town. In general, the summer in Japan is very hot and humid, but It is comparatively cool in Gujo Hachiman.
Gujo Hachiman has 2 famous unique features. Firstly, the “Gujo Odori (Gujo dance)”.
Gujo Odori is the largest Bon dance event in Japan. The small town seethes with exciting people wearing Yukata. The bon dance includes 10 kinds of steps, but you can easily learn them. From beginners to experts, they dance together all night. Gujo Odori is held every July and August.
Secondly, food models. Gujo Hachiman is well known as a production center for wax food samples. These food samples look exactly like the real food and you can try to make the samples.
In addition, Gujo Hachiman has various appeals as the beautiful sakura and autumn leaves and so on. Although my most recommended season is summer, you can enjoy the town from spring to autumn.