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  • Souvenir Shop Yamakawa
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    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.
  • Momotaro Seika
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    Gifu Kakamigahara-shi Unumakakamigaharacho 7-68-2
    "The Momotaro Candy company manufactures and sells candy of all different assortments. They are known for being the creators of the original salt candy that has a perfect balance of sweet and salty. The founders were said to be inspired by salt youkan, and have been selling salt candy from as early as 1975. The name ""Momotaro Candy"" derives from the birthplace of founder Issei Yoshida, due to the folktale of Momotaro taking place in Aichiken Inuyama City. To this day, the wishes of parents for their children to grow healthily is incorporated into the Momotaro Candy Company."
  • Pocket Café
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    3.0
    2 Reviews
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    Gifu Kakamigahara-shi Kawashima Kaseda Machi 1564-1 Oasis Park Nai
    A cafe at the Oasis Park leisure complex with its greenery and water-themed attractions. Conveniently located with direct access from the expressway, it features the World Fresh Water Aquarium Aquatotto Gifu as well as the 70-meter-high Oasis Ferris Wheel. They sell a variety of crepes in the area near the Ferris wheel. Besides sweet ones with whipped cream and lots of fruit, they also have savory crepes like a filling Kakamigahara kimchi crepe. You can eat these on the Ferris wheel.

    冷房の効いた観覧車から降りた途端暑かったので、 降りてすぐのところにある屋台?で 鬼嫁が濃厚牛乳ソフトを注文。 自分は牛乳が苦手なので食べませんでしたが 鬼嫁と娘は美味しいと言って食べていました。

  • Enakawa Kamiya Enakyo Store
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    4.0
    52 Reviews
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    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."

    大きなモンブラン 栗一筋を食べに行きました 平日の夕方にも関わらず 賑わっていました モンブランの中は メレンゲ? 見た目よりはあっさりとしていました 個人的には 小布施堂のモンブラン朱雀の方が好きですね

  • Saika Nanakusa
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    Gifu Takayama-shi Kamininomachi 64
    "This is the sister store of the long-established Japanese confectionery store Tohoen and was founded in 1901. It continues to make Tohoen's unique Japanese confectionery based on traditional manufacturing methods and adding new ideas. The ""Lucky Cat Buns"" are bursting with originality and are one of this third-generation shop's most popular items. They are made in the likeness of the stray cats living in the alley next to the store, and there are five different varieties of doughs and fillings to reflect each individual cat. Each one is made by hand, and their slightly different expressions, shapes and patterns are interesting. The lovingly crafted cat buns are given out with the hope that their recipient will someday be happily married."
  • Kinkikan
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
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    Gifu Takayama-shi Kawaharamachi 30-2
    "This long-established shop has continued to make bento lunch boxes at Takayama Station since the Takayama Line was opened. The portable lunches are sold with the hope that visitors' travels in Hida can be all the more elegant and enjoyable. One popular menu item is the ""Hida Roast Beef Sushi"", which offers the twin flavors of Hida beef shigureni and roast beef. This wonderful item is the restaurant's pride and joy, and they have offered it up at famous department store lunch box conventions at the national level. The store sells a variety of unique lunch boxes including the ""Lucky Sarubobo Lunch Box"", which puts the famous good luck charm, sarubobo, into a bento box, and the ""Shirakawa-go Edible Gassho-zukuri"", where the rice is made to look like snow on a gassho-zukuri style roof. Besides the main store in Kawaharamachi, you can also purchase them inside Takayama Station."

    今年1月飛騨牛の握り寿司を食べました。とてもおいしかったです。岐阜県のグルメと言ったら飛騨牛だと思います。

  • Otowaya Main Store
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    Gifu Takayama-shi Uramachi 22
    "This long-established sweets shop was established with the name ""Hida Dagashi,"" and has been loved since long age in Hida. It uses bounty from the land and sea such as roasted soy beans, dried chestnuts, walnuts and rice as ingredients, and manufactures and sells traditional handmade Japanese sweets for children. The half-baked confectionery called ""Hida no Kataribe"" made using kinako (soy bean flour) and kosen (roasted barley flour) is the shop's signature item. It is a wonderful treat that comes in a refined box and has the aesthetic sentiment of Hida Takayama, and has won the Japan Confectionery Award at the All Japan Sweets Exhibition."
  • Yamaai no Ie
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
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    Gifu Ono-gun Shirakawamura Ogimachi 702
    "This souvenir shop is located a seven-minute walk from the Shirakawago general information center ""Deai no Yakata"" opposite the Myozenji Museum. It sells local sake using Hida's famous water, folk crafts and specialty products. There are stalls selling quick and tasty treats, with ""Cremia"" being one of the most popular products, having a crunchy Langue-de-chat cookie base with rich and creamy soft serve ice-cream on top. Visitors can also enjoy the carefully prepared ""Hida Beef Buns,"" which bring out the juicy savory flavor of Hida beef with miso accents. Gassho (large thatched roof) style straps made of beads are also popular souvenirs."

    こちらはテイクアウトのお店です。牛串もありますが、甘酒も珈琲も250円とコスパ最高です。白川郷に甘酒は合いますよね。ここで甘酒を買って飲み歩きして、雪景色の中、体が温まりました。

  • Shichifuku
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    5.0
    4 Reviews
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    Gifu Nakatsugawa-shi Nakatsugawa 3022-18
    "It wasn't a chestnut farmer who started making chestnut confectionery, it was a chestnut confectioner who started the farm to grow and study chestnuts. They continue to make ""Kurikinton,"" a traditional confectionery from Nakatsugawa that uses only sugar and no preservatives or flavoring. Shichifuku's ""Nakatsugawa Sweet Chestnut Paste"" boasts chestnut grains of impressive quality. There are three to four fresh chestnuts used for one serving of Sweet Chestnut Paste, and it has a distinct prominent taste that comes from the condensed deliciousness of the chestnuts. They are sold for a limited time from September to around February of the following year. The ""Butter Dorayaki"" which uses coarse red bean paste from Hokkaido Tokachi red beans and slightly salty whipped buttercream is also popular."

    Love the water chest but dessert. One of the best! Tried the puff and most popular crystal dessert. You wont be disappointed. Staff very friendly and warm.

  • Hida Furukawa Sakura Bussan-kan
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
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    Gifu Hida-shi Furukawacho Sannomachi 2-20
    "This product center offers a wide selection of craft works, famous confections and specialty processed products from Hida. There is a lineup of special products unique to Hida-Furukawa such as ""Miso rice crackers"" that have the richness and flavor of miso, ""Yancha Namban"" that is a blend of thirteen spices, and ""Mametsukage"" that is deep-fried soy beans mixed with wheat flour and seasoned with sugar and soy sauce. Craftwork by creators who succeed locally such as plant dyeing, Tombodama (glass beads) and Chigiri-e (torn-paper picture) are a sight to behold. You can choose souvenirs for your family and workplace by stopping by during your walk in the attractive townscape of Hida-Furukawa."

    映画“君の名は“で有名になった組紐作りの体験をして来ました。 元祖は三重県伊賀ですが、映画の中で図書館や駅のシーンが有名になった飛騨古川でも組紐作りが出来ます。 組台(丸台)に色違いの4組のシルクと4組の金糸を使って組紐を作りました。 親切に教えて頂きましたので、非常に簡単に楽しく作業が出来ました。 組紐作りは時間が30...

  • Bokuseisha Furukawa Factory Store
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    Gifu Hida-shi Furukawacho Masushimacho 17-8
    "This direct sales store sells dairy products from the ranch Bokuseisha that has been in operation since 1897. It continues to make authentic dairy products that value the original sweetness of the milk. What makes the store popular is its prided cheese carefully prepared from the early morning. In addition to a mozzarella with a rich milky taste, the store sells ""Otona no Suppin Cheese (Plain cheese for adults)"" which is made from a cheese that has its moisture removed prior to kneading and ""Mozzarella Pickled in Tamari Dashi"" which is made of mozzarella pickled in Dashi Tamari Soy Sauce. Carefully selected fresh milk such as pasteurized ""Okuhida Milk"" and the sweet and silky, ""Shiro no Inochi"" milk are also indispensable, standard products."
  • Tohoen
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    4.5
    19 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.

  • 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.

    飛騨牛のコロッケをいただきました。アツアツでおいしかったです。 散策途中で小腹が空いた時にちょうどいい。

  • 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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    4.0
    7 Reviews
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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.

    お揚げを買いました。 味のついたお揚げでおいしかったです。 朝食にトースターで軽く焼いていただきました。

  • 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.
  • Japanese Tea Shop Matsuno Chaho
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    5.0
    10 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Honmachi 2-37
    This Japanese tea dealer near Kajibashi Bridge offers carefully selected fine-quality tea from Gifu Prefecture and around Japan. Their classic product is a fragrant, only mildly astringent green hojicha tea called “Hida-no-Tsuyu. With packaging made to resemble an old-style souvenir, it makes a fun gift. It's the only shop in Hida that specializes in tea ceremony utensils, with everything from simple teacups to the gear for full-fledged tea ceremonies. In addition to having a tasting area, they hold lectures on making tasty tea. It's the perfect place not only for buying tea, but also for learning about the charms of this Japanese tea.

    Quite a huge range of japanese tea to select. The owner is very friendly and she even offer us to sample their tea before we bought any.

  • Ohnoya (Sannomachi Shop)
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    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kamisannomachi 13
    This koji ferment starter shop is in Kamisannomachi, an old Hida castle town with a historic district that survives to this day. It's a 10 -minute walk from JR Takayama Station. They've been making miso and soy sauce since the Edo period with a motto of “simple and delicious. Hida's natural environment has marked large seasonal temperature changes, pure air, and clean underground water that enhance their flagship products of red miso and koji miso. Their main soy sauce varieties of four-year soy sauce, one-year soy sauce, and kibiki soy sauce draw out the flavor of their ingredients. The shop offers miso soup tastings daily.
  • Daikokuya (Kuruwamachi Shop)
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    Gifu Pref. Ogakishi Kuruwamachihigashi 2-14
    This tofu shop about a ten-minute walk south of JR Ogaki Station was founded in 1916. They use Fukuyutaka soybeans raised in Gifu Prefecture, Ogaki underground water and the shop's historic techniques to make tofu that's rich and delicious. Their most popular product, known as “Ogaki wa Mizu no Miyako Jumangoku Tofu, is good both warm and chilled. Their No. 1 Ogaki certified brand “Basho Mizu Tofu is popular too, as are their sweets like creamed tofu and pudding. They hold tofu making classes at their workshop.
  • Gujo Jimiso Daikokuya
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Hachimanchouhonmachi 837
    This special Gujo miso specialty shop with a charming sign, Gujo indigo-dyed shop curtain and red-fruited nandina balls as its landmark is located a five-minute drive from the Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway Gujo-Hachiman Interchange. Their special miso bean paste, made with a time-honored method, uses natural water that springs from underneath the shop and select Japanese soybeans. It has the sweetness and aroma unique to Japanese soybeans, and has a mellow taste even though it is thoroughly salty. Large soybean grains remain in the miso, and it is characteristically soft. You can even eat samples at the front of the store. In addition, they also offer their own original brown sauce and unpasteurized soy sauce.

    ゲキまず 信じられない。 どうやって使ってもつかいきれない。 別に感じよくもなく高いだけ。 行くことないからいいけど。

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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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