Character Shop / Idol Shop Spots in Gifu Area

  • Hidacchi Sarubobo Shop (Kokubunji Store)
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Aioimachi 19
    This shop is ten minutes on foot from Takayama Station on the JR Takayama Main Line. They sell lots of items including the local Gifu Prefecture handcrafted talismans known as Saru Bobo and limited edition Hidacchi merchandise (Hida-Takayama's mascot with a bright red body and slightly mischievous expression). Their very popular Omoide Course Saru Bobo making workshop lets you choose the color of its body band, add writing or drawings, and then attach it with glue before giving it a vest. There is also a full-fledged Saru Bobo making program where you piece it together by using thread, needle, and glue to attach the head, body, hood, and the rest.
  • Happy Land Martha 21
    Gifu Pref. Gifushi Masakinaka 1-2-1 Martha 213F
  • Sanrio Gifu Takashimaya
    Gifu Gifu-shi
  • Sanrio Shop Happy Land Masaki
    Gifu Pref. Gifushi Masakinaka 1-2-1 Martha 212F

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.

Gifu Photo Album

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