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Liquor Store Spots in Gifu Area

  • Funasaka Sake Brewery
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kamisannomachi 105
    This sake brewery is located in Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture in the middle of the old towns past the red Naka Bridge. With 200 years of history, they produce a lot of Japanese sake, including junmai ginjo (pure rice premium sake) Miyamagiku, which has umami and sweetness using Hida spring water and good quality brewer’s rice. Besides the Japanese sake shop and souvenir store, you can freely enjoy sake in the adjoining sake bar. In addition, there is also Restaurant Aji no Yohei, where you can taste Hida beef and please your mouth with juicy meat while drinking high-grade sake.
  • Imafuji Shoten
    21 Reviews
    Gifu Pref. Onogunshirakawamura Ogimachi 226
    This bar is located along Shirakawa Kaido Street that goes through the world heritage site of Shirakawago. Many different kinds of sake from Hida line the interior of the shop, and you can drink and compare them at the standing bar counter. They sell snacks such as Hida beef croquettes and Hida beef skewers, and it is convenient to get things to eat while sightseeing. They also sell unfiltered sake-style soft-serve ice cream in the summer. It is less than 1% alcohol, so even those who cannot drink can try it. In addition, they have Shirakawago souvenirs including “gassho senbei” (egg rice crackers shaped like large thatched-roof houses with walnuts) and Shirakawago Sable, making it an easy-to-visit sightseeing base.


  • Okuhida-Syuzou Brewery
    Gifu Pref. Geroshi Kanayamachoukanayama 1984
    This sake brewery is ten minutes on foot from the JR Takayama Line Hida-Kanayama Station. Established in 1720, this old-fashioned brewery offers tours of their facility throughout the year. They thoroughly manage their entire operation, from the careful selection of rice, to the meticulous handling of pure Hida water, to regulating their naturally refrigerated semi-underground sake cellar. With great care given to storage and aging, they brew sake for the Hida locals and the whole nation that's smooth, refreshing, and dry. They also produce Japanese shochu and vodka.
  • Hida Jizakekura Main Shop
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kamisannomachi 48
    This local sake specialty shop is located in a corner of the old townscape of the popular sightseeing spot Hida Takayama. Using an old kominka (old house), it is lined with over 500 kinds of local sake specially selected from all 12 breweries in the Hida region. Besides the representative brands of Tenryo and Horai, there are also many premium brand-name sakes, products limited to certain breweries, and original local sake made in partnerships with breweries. They also offer local Hida beer and juice using fruit grown in Hida. In addition, there is a free tasting corner led by special staff, which is great since you can select your favorite local sake.
  • Watanabe Sake Brewery
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Pref. Hidashi Furukawachouichinomachi 7-7
    Watanabe Sake Brewery is a sake brew pub located a seven-minute walk from JR Furukawa Station in the city of Hida, Gifu Prefecture. It sells several varieties of its famous “Daiginjo no chogin shizuku gokuiden” which won the gold medal at the Monde Selection and “Junmaishu hida no tanbo” which won the silver medal at the World Wine Championship in 2009.. It also sells the wicked pleasures of Daiginjo Sake Cake and Hida beef pickled in sake dregs. In cooperation with the long-standing noodle shop Oidaya, it sells a type of ramen made with miso that has been combined with sake dregs.
  • Japanese Sake Brewery TENRYOU
    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).
  • Ueda Saketen
    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.
  • Oita Sake Brewery (Kami-sannomachi Shop)
    Gifu Takayama-shi Kamisannomachi 67
    A shop run by the Oita Sake Brewery, which makes the dry tasting Onikoroshi (Ogre Killer) sake. It's located in Kamisannocho, an Important National Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings. They sell sake and various kinds of shochu Japanese liquor delivered fresh from the brewery every day, as well as and the work of local artists. They hold seasonal sake tastings too. Their tasting counter lets you compare various brews and try sake cocktails, sake and coke, cloudy sake with soda, and more.
  • Hazama Sake Brewery Shuyukan
    Gifu Nakatsugawa-shi Honmachi 4-1-51
    "This is the gallery for the Hazama Sake Brewery, which brews pure rice sake made entirely with the ginjo-tsukuri method. It has exhibits of old brewery tools and holds tours of the sake brewery in an old atmosphere. It is said that about 80% of sake's quality comes from the water, so the finest sake has been made for a long time from the high-quality local water source. This store's signature product, ""Enayama,"" has a purely elegant taste using Enayama's underground water from the southernmost end of the Central Alps. It can be tasted in the hall decorated with modern white and black contrasts."
  • Kaba Shuzojo
    Gifu Hida-shi Furukawacho Ichinomachi 6-6
    This long-established brewery that was founded in 1704 has continued to produce unique Japanese sake using Hida's rich bounties of water. The Shiramayumi pure rice sake made with local Hida Homare rice is the signature sake of this brewery and is meant to be drunk when you feel happy or something good has happened. It has a great taste with the gentle sweetness and richness of rice that slowly emanates out as soon as you put it in your mouth. The Hidano Yancha Sake has a refreshing and crisp taste to it, and is an indispensable sake for those who live in the cold regions of Hida. Energetic, brave and reliable; reminiscent of the river running through Hida.
  • St.Cousair. AEON MALL Kakamigahara
    Gifu Kakamigahara-shi Nakakayabacho 3-8 AEON MALL Kakamigahara 1F
  • Horai Kuramoto Watanabe Brewery
    Gifu Hida-shi Furukawacho Ichinomachi 7-7 Watanabe Brewery
  • Futatugi Sake Brewing
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kamininomachi 40
  • St.Cousair Toki Premium‧Outlet
    Life / Living / Hospital
  • Liquor Mountain Ogaki 258
    Gifu Ogaki-shi Tsukizutecho 5-chome 112
  • Liquor Mountain Ogaki
    Gifu Ogaki-shi Yashimacho 10-1
  • Liquor Mountain Kano Nishi
    Gifu Gifu-shi Kikuchicho 2-chome 26-banchi
  • Liquor Mountain Toei
    Gifu Gifu-shi Toeicho 3-chome 12
  • Liquor Mountain Akanabe
    Gifu Gifu-shi Akanabeshinsho 4-144-1
  • Liquor Mountain Gifuhashima
    Gifu Hashima-shi Ogumacho Shima 2-chome 9-banchi

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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