Mayor: Shigemitsu Hosoe
Gifu was established in July 1889 and is an important political, economic and cultural city in central portion of Japan. It is the capital of Gifu Prefecture, as well as one of the country's a famous tourist attraction in Japan. The character “Jing (井)” is the emblem of the city.
Date of establishment of sister-city relations with Hangzhou: February 21, 1979