Groceries Spots in Gifu Area

  • 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."
  • Guruman Vital Tarui Main Shop
    34 Reviews
    Gifu Pref. Fuwaguntaruichou Miyashiro 441
    This is a bakery & pastry shop adjoining a bread factory and workshop, and a farm all together on an expansive area along National Route 21. At this shop, over 150 types of varieties of handmade breads are made here, in which only domestic ingredients are used. Not only can customers buy bread to take home, but one of the attractions is that one can enjoy the bread there at the eat-in space or at outdoor cafe tables. In addition to the everyday popular breads, many new breads and pastry creations by the pastry chef are for sale along with cheeses and wines. At the adjoining cafe, Bellwood, breads and pizzas are the main items offered.

    Um local muito aconchegante, bom pra curtir uma boa comida e um ambiente muito bom, com um cardápio variado , com área pra quem tem pet.

  • Fukuji Onsen Morning Market
    16 Reviews
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Okuhidaonsengoufukudi 110
    A morning market which operates inside the Mukashibanashi no Sato tourism destination in the Okuhida Onsen hot spring district situated along National Route 158 traveling from the Matsumoto Interchange on the Nagano Expressway. Here you’ll find an array of local specialty products and seasonal foods harvested at the foot of the Hida Mountains (Northern Alps). An array of local flavors is sold in the market throughout the year, including fresh-picked vegetables in summer and wild mushrooms and fruit in fall. Visitors can also enjoy hunting for and select amongst an abundant selection of local dishes such as hoba miso (miso and Welsh onions grilled on a magnolia leaf, a local breakfast standard); as well as Hida sansho Japanese pepper and tomato juice, local specialty products. The market’s shop’s carry all manner of products, including many folk crafts and unique Okuhida souvenirs.

    Souvenir shop. There are many kinds of local goods and foods. We bought two cushions woven from corn stems. Shop staffs are friendly.

  • Chez Shibata Tajimi Branch
    17 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Tajimishi Taiheichou 5-10-3
    The main branch of a café and Western confectionary shop which also has locations overseas situated a five minute drive from the Tajimi Interchange. The owner, who worked in Paris, aims to create new sweets based on classic French confections while respecting the traditions of the past. The shop’s display case is filled with row upon row of different confections, and the selection is so abundant you’ll have difficulty choosing. Particularly recommended is the shop’s specialty “Visitandine,” a small cake made with almonds and browned butter which has even been praised by Parisian confectionary chefs. The shop also offers many seasonal items such as gateau chocolate and shaved ice. The shop’s Nishio matcha and yuzu cake, limited to just three customers a day, is also a must-taste.

    ずっと行きたくてやっと行けました。 夕方に行ったのでケーキの種類は限られていましたが、どれも美味しそうなものばかり… お皿も高級感があり、優雅なティータイムを過ごせました! 帰り際に友人への新築祝いで洋菓子を購入。ケーキの種類も増えていたので、遅くに行っても食べれると思います。席数は多くないです。

  • Kawakamiya (Main Shop)
    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.


  • Takumiya (Yasugawa Branch)
    79 Reviews
    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.

    This is where to go to try the famous Hida beef. We ordered two dishes from the set menu - steak slices and boiled beef on rice. Absolutely sublime. The beef was beautifully seasoned and melted in...

  • Japanese Sake Brewery TENRYOU
    3 Reviews
    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).

    We were there before their renovation. The Manager speaks English and gave us a box full of tokens to try their free flow sake. Check the availability for their next brewery tour after renovation.

  • Midoriya-Rouho
    20 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Kamo-gun Yaotsu Cho Yaotsu 4096-1
    "A long standing Japanese confectionary shop located a three-minute walk from the Yaotsu Town Hall. The shop continues to make confections according to secret recipes never taken off the premises and handed down parent to child. The shop's specialty kuri kinton is a popular and simple gem with a mildly sweet sugar taste and rich chestnut flavor. Because they are made with fresh picked chestnuts, they are a seasonal item only offered from late August through early April. The shop also carries an abundant variety of products offered year round, like ""Kuritamadare"" kuri kinton wrapped in gyuhi, and ""Kurimu Daifuku"" candied chopped chestnut kuri kinton mixed with fresh cream."


  • Suya Main Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Nakatsugawa-shi Shinmachi 2-40
    A long-standing Japanese confectionary shop facing the Nakasendo Road 4.3 kilometers from the Nakatsugawa interchange on the Chuo Expressway. Nakatsugawa is believed to be the birthplace of kuri kinton mashed sweet potatoes and candied chestnuts and each year in September Japanese confectionary shop across the city sell kuri kinton, the flavor of which differs from shop to shop. Suya's kuri kinton is made with choice chestnuts and sugar and has an unaffected, simple flavor. The shop's kuri kinton is only available when in season, but customers can purchase the similarly flavored kuri kinton yokan jelly throughout the year. From late November to August, the shop also sells buckwheat flour confections like soba man buns.
  • Dodan Ikkyu Naegi Shop
    12 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Nakatsugawa-shi
    "Head towards Gero Onsen from the Nakatsugawa Interchange on the Chuo Expressway, take a left at the Aoki traffic light, cross the Shiroyama Bridge, and drive a further two kilometers. This Japanese confectionary shop is on the right side of the road heading towards the Naegi traffic light. The shop's signature kuri kinton mashed sweet potatoes and candied chestnuts, made with chestnuts grown in Miyazaki Prefecture, have a delicate chestnut aroma. Other popular products include ""Kahoguri"" - chestnut paste mixed with butter cream and wrapped in a cocoa flavored choux pastry dough; and the ""Dodan no Sato"" Western-style dorayaki pancake sandwich filled with a white azuki bean filling."


  • Souvenir Shop Yamakawa
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Gero-shi Koden 1163-1
    Located at the western end of the Gero Ohashi Bridge, this is Gero Onsen's largest souvenir shop. You can recognize it by its 2.4-meter-tall blue eyed beckoning cat, known as James Gorohei Jr. Lots of tourists take photos with it. The shop offers a wide selection of unique Gero Onsen souvenirs. These include slow boiled onsen-tamago eggs in dashi broth, Hida beef rice balls, and boxed lunches with lots of Hida beef, and the Inochi-no-Ichi local rice brand that's been declared the tastiest in Japan. The adjacent sake shop sees a lot of visitors and features the 12 breweries of the Hida area.
  • Owariya Confectioners
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Gero-shi Yunoshima 124-1
    This shop manufactures and sells Gero Onsen's famous Tochinomi Senbei rice crackers. Made with chestnut and wheat flour produced in Gifu Prefecture, the shop has used the same recipe since its founding more than 50 years ago. The crackers are slightly hard and deliver a light aroma of chestnuts when bitten. They're the ideal Gero souvenir. Other rice crackers include a tasty lightly baked low-sugar version and their kayanomi senbei, a Western version with a blend of butter and Japanese nutmeg (kaya). They're available at various inns and souvenir shops throughout Gero City, as well as at their main factory.
  • Seikado
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Gero-shi Hagiwaracho Hagiwara 1294
    "This long-established Japanese confectionery shop was founded in 1933. It is known as the birthplace of the famous Gero Onsen confectionery ""Tochinomi Senbei."" With their simple and nostalgic flavor, these homemade ""Tochinomi Senbei"" are created one at a time, and are renowned as a souvenir from Gero as snacks to be had with tea. They have also attained the gold prize at the National Confectionery Exposition. In addition to traditional Japanese sweets, they also sell western sweets such as chiffon cakes baked with medicinal herbs from Hagiwara, and roll cakes with fresh fruit. The fall limited edition ""Apple Pie Made from Southern Dimpled Apples"" is a fast-selling popular product."
  • Yoroken
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Kakamigahara-shi Sakuragicho 1-8
    A Japanese sweet shop close to Inuyama Castle and a 10-minute walk from Meitetsu Shin-Unuma Station and JR Unuma Station. They've been hand making uiro sweet rice jelly the traditional way since their founding in 1922. The rice flour and other ingredients are all domestically produced. They offer a number of varieties of the sweet, such as a simple white uiro made with rice and sugar, a stronger flavored dark uiro made with brown sugar, an azuki bean type with a slight scent of persimmon, and a yuzu citron variety with a refreshing citrus aftertaste. The shop was originally in Nagoya, but they changed their name in 2015 and reopened at their current location.
  • Magoroku Senbei Honpo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Seki-shi Honmachi 3-6-2
    A hand-grilled Japanese wafer shop founded in 1926. Named after the great swordsmith Magoroku of Seki, Magoroku Senbei is one of Seki City's leading manufacturers of the treats. Made from eggs, flour, and sugar, they have a crisp texture with a light flavor reminiscent of sponge cake. They're highly popular and make great gifts as well as the perfect Seki souvenir. They're available in boxes ranging from eight to 58 wafers, but you can get them individually wrapped too.
  • Shibata Ame Honpo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Gifu-shi Daihocho 3-4
    "This candy shop is a 15-minute walk from Gifu Station. They have been making handmade candies with the same recipe since their founding. Their hallmark product is Nobunaga Aruheito, a famous Gifu confectionary that has received the Prime Minister's Award. It's a reproduction of aruheito, a kind of candy that was introduced from the southern islands during the Warring States Period. These candies feature more sugar than usual varieties. They come in three flavors: ""Pure Sugar"" made simply with sugar and starch and without added flavors, ""Hakka"" with a subtle flavor and addictive aftertaste, and ""Brown Sugar"" made with high grade Okinawan brown sugar that's packed with minerals."
  • Nakasho-seika
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Gujo-shi Hachimancho Shimadani 541
    A confectionery shop central Gujo Hachiman, opposite the Former Gujo Hachiman Government Building Memorial Hall, a popular sightseeing spot. Founded while the government office was still in use, the current owner brings a background in Western sweets to their products. They sell a variety of original sweets made with Gujo ingredients, including cinnamon flavored soft rice cakes and baked manju buns with crusts made with condensed cream. Their summertime Seiryu-no-Shizuku gelatin treats are like drops of a fresh, clear spring. They even look refreshing and make great gifts.
  • Ueda Saketen
    2 Reviews
    Gifu Gujo-shi Hachimancho Honmachi 846-3
    A three-minute walk from Miyagase Bridge, this is the oldest liquor store on Gujo Hachiman's waterfront area. The shop's Hida-style architecture gives a feel of its history. They offer a host of local sakes, rare hizoshu varieties, and more. Their daiginjo drip fresh sake is bottled from the droplets falling from a hanging bag is renowned nationwide. They only make 100 bottles of this precious hijzooshu sake annually. A wooden water trough in front of the store was made in Gujo 400 years ago. It's filled with spring water flowing from a limestone cave system. The slightly hard water is ideal for brewing sake, miso, and soy sauce. A machine provides empty plastic bottles so you can take some water with you.

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  • Enakawa Kamiya Enakyo Store
    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."
  • Alps-no-Panya-san
    Gifu Takayama-shi Okuhida Onsenkyo Shinhodaka Onsen
    A bakery at the Shinhotaka Ropeway with its incredible seasonal alpine scenery. Some of their fresh-baked items include plain croissants, chocolate croissants, croissants with bean jam, and maple pecan and spinach feta cheese baked goods. Many people buy highland produced milk to go with their popular crispy croissants and enjoy them while soaking in the footbath in front of the station.

Gifu 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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