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Shopping Spots in Gifu Area

  • Toki Premium Outlets
    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.
  • MALera Gifu
    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.
  • Ozeki & Co., Ltd.
    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)
    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.
  • Miyagawa Morning Market
    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."
  • Train Bleu
    69 Reviews
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Nishinoisshikimachi 1-73-5
    The Train Bleu bakery, which attaches great importance to ensuring that ordinary bread is made as delicious as possible every day, is very popular with local residents. On weekends and public holidays, Train Bleu can get so crowded that it has to issue numbered tickets to customers. Besides basic, everyday breads, Train Bleu also sells first-class Viennoiserie (pastries); one especially popular product features seasonal fruit with cream on a delicate croissant base. The bakery closes when it is sold out for the day, so it’s best to get there early. Train Bleu is located around 20-minute drive from the Takayama Interchange of the Chubu Jukan Expressway.

    SO GOOD! We waited outside for 15 minutes to get in but worth the wait! So flaky and delicious. Everything is about 300 yen or more. Make sure to get the strawberry tart with fresh cream!

  • Ebisuya
    Gifu Pref. Onogunshirakawamura Ogimachi 89-2
    This souvenir shop in the famous World Heritage site of Shirakawa-go occupies a rustic wooden building that blends well with the landscape. It’s often featured in travel programs as is located right as you reach Shirakawa-go. They sell an array of special Shirakawa Village products, including regional sake varieties like cloudy nigorizake and premium ginjoshu as well as a variety of food products like pickled red turnips to accompany it.
  • Tohoen
    14 Reviews
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Asahimachi 2
    This Japanese confectionery is a nine-minute walk from JR Takayama Station. Their popular Neko Manju are delicious and fun to look at. They offer five varieties modeled on the alley cats that gather in the lane behind the shop: tiger, Russian blue, black, white, and tortoise-shell patterned. The dough and bean paste vary with the cat, so it's fun to try them and compare. They also have what's said to be the ultimate Takayama autumn confection, kuri yose, made with chestnuts. Naturally sweet, they don't get heavy however many you eat. If you like sweets, you may find yourself eating the whole thing before you know it.

    Great tasting and looking japanese cakes and ice cream! Really friendly place and we recommend a visit.

  • Senbeidou
    5 Reviews
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kamisannomachi 85
    This rice cracker shop is located in the Sanmachi Preservation Districts for Groups of Traditional Buildings. With a dedication to fine ingredients, they select domestic rice every year, and have special rice cracker soy sauce made for them by a long-standing soy sauce maker. They toast the rice crackers over binchotan charcoal, and you can eat them as is fresh from the shop. They even have a huge face-sized rice cracker. Since it comes with a piece of nori seaweed to hold it with, your hands stay clean, and it’s perfect for eating while walking around. They also sell a variety of other items like nurekari mochi and hoba senbei, so you can pick your favorite depending on the thickness and flavor. They’re also recommended for souvenirs.


  • Ji-Ba Kobo
    Gifu Pref. Onogunshirakawamura Ijima 6
    A souvenir shop located in Shirakawa-go which makes and sells local folk crafts. The shop’s name is derived both from a word meaning “local area” (“jiba”) and from words meaning “old man” and “old woman” (“jiji” and “baba”), and accordingly the shop creates items according to traditional methods and by harnessing the knowhow cultivated by senior citizens born and raised in Shirakawa-go. The shop specializes in kusaki-zome plant extract dyed fabric items and wara-zaiku straw work goods, as well as cloth zori sandals, scarfs, and other products. All of the shop’s products make great souvenirs and bear that special warmth only handmade items have. The shop also offers short handicraft classes with an advance reservation. The shop is closed on Mondays.
  • Japanese Sweets Artist Shinya Produced by Fukuju-an
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kamisannomachi 29
    A Japanese confectionary shop located in Kamisannomachi, an area with much old architecture remaining, a 15 minute walks from JR Takayama Station. The shop offers Japanese-style sweets delicately blending Japanese and Western influences with a particular focus on daifuku rice cakes made with Hida-Takayama fruit. The shop’s fruit daifuku are true gems and are made with different mixtures of shiroan white bean jam to best suit the fruit used. The strawberry daifuku, in particular, are a best seller, and are characterized by their soft, chewy mochi rice cake, fresh strawberries, and creamy shiroan blend. Because the shop only uses fresh, seasonal fruit, all of its fruit daifuku are seasonal items.
  • Uemon Yokocho
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Shimoichinomachi 19
    Located a 10-minute walk from JR Takayama Station in a refurbished old sake brewery, this is where you can eat Hida beef rice boxes and delicious handmade chiffon cakes in their “Sabo Koto,” a guest room that uses a Japanese house’s tatami mat room parlor as is. In addition, there is a shop where you can eat Hida beef man (steamed bun with meat) using 100% Hida beef, gohei-mochi (grilled rice cake skewered and basted in sweet walnut miso), and Hida beef croquettes. It has many different souvenirs with shops such as a directly operated shop by Hida Takayama Ranch, a store selling sweets made from beans, selling pickles, chopsticks and lacquered bento lunch boxes made by Hida Shunkei.
  • Mishima Japanese Candle Shop
    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.
  • Kogetsu Honke
    2 Reviews
    Gifu Pref. Geroshi Kouden 1145-4
    This Japanese and Western sweet shop is in Koden, Gero City, Gifu Prefecture. Their Japanese sweet called “namadora with a filling of fresh cream and tsubuan bean paste sandwiched between pancakes made from local red eggs and milk is a local favorite. They also sell limited time items filled with the flavors of the season. Their “Wa-MORI-mori Parfait with fresh cream and fruit on kudzu mochi starch cake and sponge cake is popular too. It’s easy to hold on to and great for walking about the hot spring district.


  • Takumi-Kan
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Shimosannomachi 1-22
    This tourist spot is approximately 15 minutes on foot from JR Takayama Station. Just a little to the east of Kajibashi Bridge, the three-story facility was built to fit the concept of a “city station. There are six shops including an Italian restaurant, a furniture shop, a souvenir shop, a cafe, and more, so visitors can enjoy the charm of Hida all in one place. The furniture store features tables with tops made from single cuts of wood. Other shops sell private brand items that can't be purchased elsewhere and hold workshops where you can try making them.
  • Patisserie Matsuki
    2 Reviews
    Gifu Pref. Hidashi Furukawachounanseichou 3-9
    A Western confectionary shop located a 15 minute walk from Hida-Furukawa Station. The shop uses milk from local farms, fresh Momiji eggs no more than two days old, and fruit from Hida if at all possible. The shop’s roll cakes are particularly popular, and the gateau roll, consisting of separately baked sponge cake and choux cake wrapped around whipped cream, is the most popular of all. The shop also offers fluffy standard sponge cake roll cakes, mini gateau made with seasonal fruit, and many other baked sweets and gift items. Certified as a “Delicious Tea Establishment” by the Japan Tea Association, in the shop’s café space you can enjoy a variety of teas along with a slice of cake.


  • Kobikiya
    Gifu Pref. Onogunshirakawamura Ogimachi 286
    A souvenir shop located next to the Wada House, a designated National Important Cultural Property, a three minute walk from the Shirakawa-go Bus Terminal. Inside the traditional thatched roof building, you’ll find a wide variety of products. Many of the items sold here are made with doburoku unrefined sake, a Shirakawa-go specialty product, including doburoku yokan jelly and doburoku kintsuba flour dough sweet bean cakes. The shop also carries tsukemono Japanese pickles, snacks, and sake. The shop’s small thatched roof home-shaped knickknacks and sarubobo lucky amulet dolls make perfect souvenirs. The shop’s crepe sarubobo dolls can be found no place else and come in a variety of colors, so you can choose your favorite.
  • Okuda-Mataemon-Ko Honpo
    Gifu Pref. Geroshi Mori 28
    Ten minutes on foot from JR Gero Station, this store is run by a pharmaceutical manufacturer headquartered in Gero City, Gifu Prefecture. Their Okuda Gero Abura ointment is a Gero Onsen specialty, sold to ease lower back pain, joint pain, and stiff shoulders. It was handed down through the generations to Okuda Mataemon, an orthopedic doctor in Gero Onsen. They offer black, white, and green Gero Abura, as well as a liquid version. They have a variety of other products too, like bathwater additives, and Japanese style scented papers called Nagomi Sheets. You use different ones according to your symptoms.
  • Gero Hot Spring Footbath Village Yuamiya
    Gifu Pref. Geroshi Yunoshima 801-2
    Located beside Gero Onsen Shrine on Gero's onsen street, you can snack on this shop's original sweets while soaking in a foot bath. Their Ontama Soft is a fusion of Gero Onsen slow-cooked egg and soft serve ice cream, and their warm Honwaka Pudding is heated in a hot spring. They also carry a variety of merchandise like Onsen Cosmetics made with Gero Onsen's beautifying hot spring water, products with Hida beef, traditional Hida district handicrafts and folk items, standard souvenirs like small goods made with antique cloth, and Yuamiya original merchandise.
  • Genki na Yasaikan
    Gifu Pref. Onogunshirakawamura Ogimachi 2495-3 Village Seseragi Park parking lot side
    This direct sales stop has an exterior with characteristically simple rustic gassho (large thatched roof) architecture. It is located a 50-minute bus ride from JR Takayama Station, and is situated at the entrance to the world heritage site of Shirakawago from the Hietsukyo Gassho Line. It sells mainly locally-grown vegetables and processed goods, richly preparing the flavors that represent Shirakawago throughout the year including spring mountain vegetables, summer vegetables, autumn chestnuts, and the winter specialty, “akakabura naga-zuke” (radish pickled without removing leaves). In addition, it sells interesting products filled with care such as steamed cake using local ingredients, onigiri rice balls and butterbur shoot miso.

Gifu Main Areas


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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