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Groceries Spots in Gifu Area

  • Takumiya (Yasugawa Branch)
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    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
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    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
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    4.0
    69 Reviews
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    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!

  • Tohoen
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    4.5
    14 Reviews
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    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
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
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    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.

    小さな店構えの煎餅屋さんです。機械を使わない手焼きに撤しているのかたくさんの煎餅があるわけではないですが醤油煎餅には何種類かの漬け煎餅があるので醤油煎餅好きの私には昭和の香り一杯のうれしいお店でした。

  • Japanese Sweets Artist Shinya Produced by Fukuju-an
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    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.
  • Kogetsu Honke
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
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    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.

    生どら美味しいです。秋限定の生どら(栗入り)もあり、栗きんとんもあり美味しいです。温泉街ではなく、駅近にあります。

  • Patisserie Matsuki
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
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    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.

    おせんべい、ロールケーキやチョコケーキとかの洋菓子が売っているお店で、とてもおいしく召し上がることが出来ました。特にロールケーキが美味しかったです。

  • Tanimatsu (Main Shop)
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    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kamichinomachi 53
    This shop on Hida Takayama's Bunnemonzaka Shopping Street specializes in the local Takayama sweet known as kokusen. They've maintained the handcrafted tradition of their flagship item since they opened in 1892. These sweets with a single twist are made with charcoal fire roasted sesame seeds held together with mizuame syrup, then stretched and cut into bit-sized pieces. Being handmade, they have just the right texture, with an exquisite sweetness and the fine flavor of their carefully selected ingredients. Kids like the shop's soft genkotsu sweets made with a blend of kinako soy flour and brown sugar.
  • Ganso Umajirushi Mishima Mame Hompo
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    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kamichinomachi 103
    Founded in 1868, this bean sweet shop is in the town area northwest of the Takayama Castle Ruins. Their “Mishimamame is a local favorite and is said to be the oldest bean sweet in Japan. It’s made of roasted soybeans coated with high-quality sugar and green laver, and mixed with salty ryokuto beans, making it the perfect sake snack. Their popular Nishiki-gaya featuring Japanese nutmeg is only available from late November to April. Many of their products have been featured on TV and in magazines, and Emperors have received them as gifts on many occasions.
  • Open-Air Morning Market held before Jinya
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    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Hachikenmachi 1-5
    A morning market counted as one of the three largest in Japan which is held each morning in a plaza before the Takayama Jinya former regional administrative headquarters a 10 minute walk from JR Takayama Station. The market was started in the Edo period as a mulberry market; from the mid- Meiji period, local farmers began selling their produce here, ultimately resulting in the market as it exists today. A variety of tented stalls large and small operate in the market, selling fresh, seasonal vegetables and fruits; flowers; and folk crafts. Visitors can enjoy shopping while listen to the sounds of the regional Takayama dialect as customers and sellers interact. The folk crafts sold here such as sarubobo, traditional protective amulets native to the Hida region, are all handmade and unique.
  • Hida Komachi
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    3.0
    6 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kamisannomachi 47
    This shop offers souvenirs and food takeout, and is located in Kami-sannomachi, a castle town area from old Hida Province where the old townscape remains. They sell various food products perfect for eating while walking such as steamed Hida beef buns that overflow with savoriness the more you chew, Hida beef croquette, Hida peach, and soft-serve ice cream made using milk from Hida cows. Popular souvenirs include original dressing using Hida-grown vegetables, jam made from small cranberries, raspberry and Chinese lanterns, tempura salt and lemon salt.

    飛騨牛のお寿司の近くにある、コロッケのお店です。飛騨牛のものが何でもよかったので食べ歩きしたくてこちらで購入しましたが、しっかりとお肉を感じられるコロッケで満足できます。

  • Patisserie Chez Gou
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kamiokamotomachi 4-439-1
    A takeout only patisserie notable for its stylish and cute light green exterior located in Kamiokamoto-machi, Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture. The shop’s showcases are filled with Parisian-style cakes, cookies, madeleines, and other baked sweets actively incorporating local ingredients. The Mont Blanc is particularly popular—instead of being topped with chestnut cream or strings of chestnut paste, this shop’s delicious Mont Blanc are filled with flavorful chestnut cream and topped with elegant whipped cream.

    fantastic service and delicious chocolate cake - we ordered a birthday cake in the afternoon and they managed to get it done by the morning of the next day. truly a great cake shop in takayama! also...

  • Shobesanchi no Tomaju
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    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kamininomachi 6
    This juice shop is located in the Kaminino Town, Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture diagonally across from Hirata Folk Art Museum. The directly operated shop of Terada Farm, a tomato farm in Hida Takayama, it processes tomatoes grown with few pesticides and great care into juice. They have three kinds of juice: Momotaro, to enjoy a tomato-like flavor; Fruitica, which is like fruit; and Piccola Rouge, rich and sweet. In addition to offering sets to compare drinks in the shop, you can also order any of the menu items for takeout or as a souvenir. You can even send gifts directly from the shop.
  • Furukawaya Jinya Tofu (Honmachi Shop)
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    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Honmachi 1-32
    This veteran tofu shop handcrafts their product the old-fashioned way, cherishing the Hida Takayama style that's been handed down through the generations. Their hallmark product is a local specialty known as “agezuke. Made of hand-fried special tofu skin and completed with their own secret sauce, it's even been featured on television. The lightly fried outside is crispy, with a soft center. They sell other traditional food from the Hida region too, like flavorful komotofu with its spongy texture.
  • Fukuji Onsen Morning Market
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    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.
  • Yubayu Shoten
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    Gifu Pref. Gifushi Honmachi 4-36
    Yubayu Shoten is a shop specializing in yuba (tofu skin), located about a six-minute walk from Kinkabashi Bridge in the city of Gifu. Founded in 1867, it is a venerable shop that manufactures and sells fresh yuba and dried yuba. Its yuba is made from subsoil water from the Nagaragawa River and from 100% carefully selected, domestically produced soybeans. It is known for its texture and body and is used by many restaurants all over Japan. The shop sells the highest grade of yuba, Kumiage Yuba, as well as Sashimi Yuba, and many customers swear by its thickly rich flavor and the way it goes down. All products are well worth trying.
  • MINOV
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Sekishi Toushinchou 7-2-2
    This takeout shop in the Fraicheur factory is a 10-minute walk from Nagaragawa Tetsudo's Etsumi-Nansen Line. They sell an innovative line of sweets combining time-honored Japanese ingredients like white rice, brown rice, and koji (malted rice) with ingredients found in Western confections like butter, wheat, cheese, and cream. Great souvenirs include their Seki Pudding made with pasteurized Seki milk and fertilized local eggs, as well as Hamomin Cakes made to resemble Seki City's mascot. Their Minov Roll Cakes, Rice Baumkuchen, and Crispy Cream Puffs are all popular.

    米粉のケーキがいくつかあり、ボリュームもあり美味しいです。 (グルテンフリーではないそう) 関プリンもオススメです!

  • HIda-Takayama boulangerie panove
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    5.0
    5 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Okamotomachi 2-140-4
    This bakery a 10-minute walk from JR Takayama station is thoroughly dedicated to its dough making and aims for its bread to always taste freshly baked. Their Retro Baguette is their flagship item. Extended fermentation accentuates the wheat's rich flavor, and the baguettes are crispy on the outside, moist and chewy inside. They have daily bread specials too, and their hard bread prepared with natural yeast on Fridays and Saturdays comes recommended. They hold bread making classes, and sometimes operate a stand at events, too.

    A very kind local lady drove us here because we were looking for a bakery. One of the ladies spoke English and helped us. There was an orange tart which was really delicious along with other...

  • Iwaki
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    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kamisannomachi 111-2
    Located right next to the red Naka Bridge that spans the Miya River, this is the only warabi-mochi (bracken starch cakes covered in sweet soybean powder) store in Takayama. “Iwaki no Sawarabi,” their signature menu item, is warabi-mochi that characteristically melts in your mouth and was creature through a unique manufacturing method, and it is recommended that you eat is at room temperature without refrigeration. In addition, they are popular as souvenirs since they last for three days, and can even be sent by mail to other places from the shop. They also sell winter-only products such as “Sakura Fubuki” and “Hida Apples” using seasonal fruit. Please keep in mind that the store closes when they sell out of products.

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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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