Shopping Spots in Gifu Area

  • Toki Premium Outlets
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    4.0
    235 Reviews
    Shopping
    Gifu Pref. Tokishi Tokigaoka 1-2
    Toki Premium Outlets is the largest retail outlet mall in the Chukyo area, operated by Mitsubishi Estate, Simon. The place is home to more than 180 shops. There are also stores selling local food souvenirs, and you can shop while feasting on Nagoya’s Tenmusu (rice balls wrapped with nori and filled with deep-fried tempura shrimp) and Ise’s maruten. Buses depart regularly everyday direct to the outlet from the Meitetsu Bus Center. Toki Premium Outlets is also located close to Gero Onsen, one of the top three hot springs in Japan, so you can relax weary feet in the bath after a hard days shopping. From time to time they have special offers on at the hot spring so be sure to check it out.

    Very good place to get quality brands at cheap prices, tax free if you spend over 5000 yen, All major brands are there, addidas, gucci you name it, its there. As usual youll get good service!!

  • MALera Gifu
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gifu Pref. Motosushi Mitsuhashi 1100
    MALera Gifu is a shopping mall of approximately 200 shops, including clothes, boutique, and food shops, as well as restaurants and entertainment facilities. The large shopping center is home to popular fast fashion brands and with fun events held from time to time it’s a great place for both adults and children. Charging points for electric cars are also available in the parking lot.

    大型ショッピングモールです。なんでもあるので、家族それぞれの希望に応えられます!レストランも豊富です!が、週末のお昼はどの店もすごい行列でした

  • Takayama Souvenir Shop
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    4.0
    74 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Nishinoisshikimachi 2-180 Takayama Green Hotel
    This thoroughly entertaining shop takes the Takayama Festival as its theme. It is in Takayama Green Hotel on National Route 158 south of JR Takayama Station. Boasting more than 7,000 items, they offer the largest selection in the Hida area, and since you can taste many of their products, just browsing is fun. They also offer workshops for activities like making Hida’s famous Sarubobo talismans and preparing salted Japanese rice crackers. Apart from creating your own souvenirs, there are lots of events where kids will be sure to make memories.

    This is kind of small shopping center, located next to Takayama Green Hotel (10 min walk from JR Station), and you can find so many local products such as sweets, sake, crackers, pickles, etc. Free...

  • Gin No Mori
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    3.5
    30 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gifu Pref. Enashi Oichou 2711-2
    This forest park at the lush foot of Mt. Ena is a great place for a leisurely stroll and dining on delicious cuisine. It’s located as you reach Enakyo Gorge, about a five-minute drive from Ena Station. It’s bordered by the Agikawa River and strolling on the tree-lined boardwalk will give you a chance to view seasonal flowers. You may even catch sight of a kamoshika, or Japanese serow. The park is dotted with shops and restaurants, including Mikuriya, a cafe that offers Japanese confections made with chestnuts, and Mori-no-Shokutaku, an Italian restaurant. There is a cafe terrace as well, where you can enjoy a delicious, relaxed meal in the midst of nature.

    何気に寄ってみました。大きな駐車場に幾つかのお洒落なレストランがあり、高級な道の駅といった感じでした。

  • Hida Sashiko Company
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    4.5
    22 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kataharamachi 60
    Located about a 10-minute walk from JR Takayama Station, this long-established store manufactures and sells traditional Hida handicrafts, sashiko (quilted clothes). Housed in a machiya (traditional wooden townhouse) on a quiet street along the Miya River, it has a space that spreads like a gallery. The “bobo kurumi,” carefully made piece by piece, is a cute sarubobo (monkey doll) made using cloth that can be bought only here. There are many small accessories that use traditional patterns in a contemporary style, and besides pouches and bags, there are also luncheon mats and tissue paper cases with beautiful designs. Even the same products have their own individuality, making it fun to search for your favorite one.

    I love sashiko and the projects I share with friends. I purchased some thread and discovered the uniqueness of your products. The staff was gracious and helpful since I did not speak Japanese very...

  • Mishima Japanese Candle Shop
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Pref. Hidashi Furukawachouichinomachi 3-12
    This Japanese candle shop is about five minutes on foot from the JR Takayama Main Line Hida Furukawa Station on Ichinomachi Street, which is sometimes used as a set for TV dramas. There are very few Japanese candle shops. Founded over 240 years ago, it’s said this is the only one that makes all their products by hand. The candles are perfect vegetable based, so they don’t give off much soot and maintain a flame well. They’re also used for the traditional event known as Santera Mairi, the Three Temple Pilgrimage. The candles make popular souvenirs, and you can see them being made at the store.

    One of less than 10 candle shops in all of Japan where traditional Japanese candles are hand made. The candles are vegan candles and are said to burn with less smoke and have a brighter light.

  • Oribe Utsuwa-Tei
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Pref. Tajimishi Shoujimachi 3-2
    You can recognize this ceramic shop on Oribe Street by its retro building that used to be a merchant's house. The shop mainly deals in Mino-yaki pottery, a tradition that dates back to the Heian period. They stock the work of many studios and artisans with an abundance of unique color schemes and patterns. They also sell pottery from the “Heuge Jyussaku Extreme Potters Group, a spin-off project based on a popular manga cartoon. The gallery on the second floor has a permanent exhibition and a break space where you can enjoy matcha green tea or Japanese sweets while gazing out at the garden.

    古風な器から現代的な器まで並べられていて楽しめると共に、庭や座敷も楽しめます。特に二階からの眺める景色は最高。

  • Miyagawa Morning Market
    Shopping
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Shimosannomachi
    "This market is held every morning on the roadside in Shimo-sanno-machi, Takayama City, along the Miya River. The market evolved out of a rice market, mulberry leaf market and flower market held in the area in the Edo period (1603-1868); by the middle part of the Meiji period (1868-1912), it had evolved into a ""Morning Market"" in which vegetables were laid out for sale. Today, a range of local specialty products-including vegetables such as Hida spring onions and waxy corn, which are traditional foods in the Hida region, as well as Mitarashi Dango rice-dumplings, which are marinated in soy sauce repeatedly before cooking, and which, unlike most Dango, are not sweet-can be found together crowded together. The Miyagawa Morning Market is ranked as one of the top three best morning markets in Japan, and has become one of Takayama City's major tourist attractions."
  • Kukkula Hirugano
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Takasuchouwashimi 5294-1
    A shopping mall adjacent to the outbound Hirugano Kogen Rest Area. Consisting of a series of Scandinavian-style buildings, here you can find restaurants, boutiques, and souvenir shops. You can eat ramen, set meals, and Hamburg steaks made with Hida beef and other local ingredients as well as crepes and pizza from mobile stands. You can also buy souvenirs such as Hirugano Highland milk, Gujo miso, frozen Takasu keichan chicken stir fry, and other local specialty products. Note that facility hours differ in the summer and winter and regular closing days differ from establishment to establishment.

    ひるがのSAからと一般道からも利用できて、比較的空いているので利用しやすい。地産メニューのあるレストランや、地産品などの土産物、スイーツ販売の店などが並んでおり、リピーター利用が多いように感じます。

  • Kawakamiya (Main Shop)
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    4.5
    48 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Nakatsugawashi Honmachi 3-1-8
    This veteran Japanese confectionery has been making sweets with a nod to the seasons in Nakatsugawa since 1864. Their confections with domestic chestnut are especially famous, and their chestnut and mashed sweet potato kurikinton sold from autumn to winter is recommended. Carefully cooked chestnuts are added to the chunky sweet potatoes along with sugar, and then squeezed through a tea cloth. This leaves its natural pale-yellow color and the rich aroma of chestnuts that people love. Year-round sellers are also popular, including their “Ureshi-no-Kuri, made with large chestnuts prepared their own special way that maintains their fragrance and flavor.

    ちょうど8月25日から新栗の栗きんとんが発売されたばかりの、9月2日に立ち寄って、栗きんとんをはじめ栗菓子を3種類かって帰った。やっぱりここのが美味しい!

  • Machinami Gallery House of Yamada Family
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gifu Mino-shi Tawaramachi 2161-1
    This gallery located in Tawara-machi, Mino City displays works using Mino washi traditional Japanese paper in a town doctor's house from the Edo period (1603-1868). In addition to displaying traditional Chigiri-e paper collage and handicrafts alternating every month, we also have traditional Japanese Chigiri-e making and Japanese paper handicraft making workshops.

    無料で入れます。季節柄、和紙で作った紅葉やすすきの大きなアート作品が展示されていました。作品に触れる事は禁止されていますが、間近で見て写真を撮ることが出来ます。 他にもいくつかお花の作品がありました。どれも美しく、和紙の素晴らしさを実感しました。

  • Enakawa Kamiya Enakyo Store
    Shopping
    Gifu Ena-shi Oicho 2632-105
    "This is a Japanese and Western sweets store that makes and sells kurikinton (pureed sweet chestnuts), a fall time treat that has long been loved by all kinds of cultured people such as travelers, waka poets and haiku poets visiting the Nakasendo post town. They use a brand chestnut ""Choicest Ena Chestnuts"" grown by local contract farmers, and have been making sweets that adapt to the trends and needs of the age. To make their most popular sweet ""Kurikinton,"" a prided masterpiece, carefully selected chestnuts are steamed with a little bit of sugar, and are then squeezed out carefully one by one. It is a local confectionery with a fun simple texture that will warm you from the inside. ""Four Season Kurikinton"" that reflect the colors of the four seasons, and ""Yamamatayama,"" a grilled manju (steamed cake) with chunky azuki bean paste inside are also popular."
  • Watanabe Indigo Dyehouse
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Gujo-shi Hachimancho Shimadani 737
    "A long-established store that has done traditional Japanese indigo dyeing since its founding in 1580. To this day they make noren shop curtains, wrapping cloths, pouches, carp streamers, and more using traditional all-natural indigo dyeing techniques. The 14th owner, Hishiya Yasuhei, is a Living National Treasure and his skills have been designated an Important Intangible Cultural Asset by Gifu Prefecture. Incorporating contemporary elements with traditional techniques, Gujo dyeing has become known throughout Japan and abroad. The 15th owner has inherited the store and the tradition. Their ""Japan Blue,"" which fades from dark blue as it ages, has gained fans worldwide."

    郡上八幡伝統の郡上染を見ることができます。 藍染がメインですが、朱や山吹色の鮮やかさもとても見栄えのする染め物です。 鯉のぼりの色使いが独特でとてもきれいでした。 お店というより工房に商品がある昔ながらの町やで、入口すぐに藍の入った「かめ」があり雰囲気があります。 接客をして下さったご主人の手に藍が染みついていて、現代で職人を見ました。

  • Oasis Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gifu Pref. Kakamigaharashi Kawashimakasadamachi 1564-1
    This complex-style park has a lot going on. It consists of the nationally managed Kokuei Kisosansen Park, the World Fresh Water Aquarium (run by Gifu Prefecture), the Public Works Research Institute's Aqua Restoration Research Center, and the Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway's Kawashima Parking Area and Highway Oasis. In addition to research laboratories and observation areas, there is the World Freshwater Aquarium's Aqua Toto Gifu and a recreational complex with Oasis Park where you can experience various things related to riparian environments.
  • Inaka Kougei Kan
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Hida-shi Kawaicho Tsunogawa 709
    "This craft museum is where you can experience the traditional craft of ""Yukizarashi Sanchu Japanese paper"" in Kawai-cho, Hida City. You can enjoy experiences including papermaking and vegetable dyeing. Sanchu Japanese paper is made by exposing and bleaching ""kozo,"" the raw ingredient for Japanese paper, with snow for a characteristically light and natural color. Called ""Kozo no Yukizarashi,"" it is a traditional technique that has been handed down for close to 800 years in the area. Although it has been handed down as a farmer's winter work, the number of producers has decreased dramatically in recent years. In addition, it is possible to observe the work process by the craftsmen and the actual making of Japanese paper."

    柏木さんというおばあちゃんが毎日山中和紙の作業を行っています。3階には飛騨の古い生活用具が展示されています。 入館料は無料ですよ。

  • Gero Onsen Ideyu Morning Market
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    2.0
    2 Reviews
    Shopping
    Gifu Pref. Geroshi Mori 2626
    This morning market is held at the entrance of Gero Onsen Gassho Village in downtown Gero Onsen. In addition to locally harvested vegetables and specialty products like tomato juice, blueberry jam, buna shimeji mushrooms, local sake, and pickled red turnip, you can also buy locally produced miso and konnyaku gelatin. Vegetables are on sale from Friday to Monday. They also sell a variety of Japanese items like chirimen silk scrunchies and pouches, antiques, and Gero specialty items you won't find at ordinary souvenir shops.

    朝市という名前だったので野菜などの並ぶ場所を想像していたのですが、木彫りや染物、土産物だけの市でした。謎のアーミーグッズのお店もありました。店舗数も10店程度、バスも泊まっていて観光客は多いようですが特に訪れるべき場所とは感じませんでした。

  • Sumii Tomijiro Shoten
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Pref. Gifushi Minatomachi 46
    Located approximately a one-minute walk from the Nagara-bashi bus stop, this souvenir shop is on a side street off of Nagarabashi-dori Street. They specialize in both folding and non-folding fans, and make both by hand. There are special Gifu fans and other items for tourists coming to see cormorant fishing. Their mizu-uchiwa (fan of bamboo and very thin Japanese paper) are made with natural varnish applied to paper made from the fibers taken from the bark of a clove-like bush, and it is characterized by its cool, see-through appearance. There are also items designed with goldfish and cormorant fishing images. It does not close from May 11 to October 15, the cormorant fishing season. In addition, its operating hours are different during and after the season.

    岐阜の名産品であるうちわの製造をしています。特に水うちわは和紙を使い、絵柄は鵜飼いや金魚といった涼しげなもので、外国からも買いに来る人がいます。

  • Ozeki & Co., Ltd.
    Shopping
    Gifu Pref. Gifushi Ogumachou 1-18
    Ozeki & Co., Ltd. is a long-established (founded in 1891) manufacturer of paper lanterns, with its head office in Oguma District, Gifu City. Paper lantern manufacturing is one of Gifu City’s traditional crafts; besides supplying Bon-chochin lanterns to department stores etc. throughout Japan, Ozeki & Co., Ltd. also exports “AKARI” designer lighting brand products (which were developed in collaboration with the U.S. born sculptor Isamu Noguchi) to Europe and North America. AKARI products have won international acclaim for their superior artistic qualities. In addition, Ozeki & Co., Ltd. produce innovative products that break with convention, such as paper lanterns made from traditional Japanese “Washi” paper, and “Letter Lanterns” that can be folded up and sent in the form of a letter, etc.
  • Takumiya (Yasugawa Branch)
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    4.0
    77 Reviews
    Shopping
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Shimoninomachi 2
    Takumiya is a combination premium butcher's shop and restaurant located in the Yasugawa shopping district in Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture. The butcher's shop on the first floor sells superior Hida beef, while the restaurant on the second floor serves Yakiniku (grilled beef) and steak, also made from high-quality Hida beef. Hida Beef Mabushi is another popular menu option here; this is a three-course meal that involves first eating the beef plain, then with a herbal sauce, and finally with a special stock.

    I can’t say that the food is terrible, because firstly, the food looks rather appetizing in the pictures. But mainly, it is because my family and I never had the chance to get a taste. Why? Because...

  • Japanese Sake Brewery TENRYOU
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Shopping
    Gifu Gero-shi Hagiwaracho Hagiwara 1289-1
    A 15-minute drive from Gero Station on the JR Takayama Main Line. This long standing brewery makes sake and shochu with choice rice, water, and people. The brewery's Tenryo sake is lovingly crafted by the chief brewer using Hidahomare, a local specialty rice ideal for sake making; and underground spring water from the Hida Mountains. Instilled with the spirt of brewery founder Hinoya Sahei, this sake is the embodiment of Hida. The brewery's novel products like the sparkling sweet sake Sumasuma are also popular. Visitors can tour the brewery year round for free, and also enjoy sake tasting (advance reservation required).

    蔵開きがコロナで中止となり、新酒を求めて訪問しました。店頭で生酒を販売しており、酒粕をプレゼントしていました。店内にある天領の木箱のお酒は山田錦を使った自信作でかなりの値段でした。私は強炭酸酒が変わったお酒と買いました。

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Tucked away in the very center of Japan, Gifu prefecture houses mountains, old towns, and one of Japan's greatest hot springs, Gero Onsen. A tour of the prefecture's traditional architecture will take you from the mountain-enveloped wooden streets of Takayama to the mountain village of Shirakawago, where visitors can explore 250-year-old thatched roofed houses known as gassho-zukuri.

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