Market 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."
  • Open-Air Morning Market held before Jinya
    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.
  • 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.

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

  • Yunohana Ichiba
    Gifu Kani-shi
  • Kasugatokusambutuhirushi
    Gifu Pref. Ibigunibigawachou Kasugarokugou 3429
  • Aozora Ichi
    Gifu Tajimi Kasaharacho 1647-1

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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