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Style / Fashion Spots in Gifu Area

  • Sakuya Konohana
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kamisannomachi 34
    This variety shop in the Preservation Districts for Groups of Traditional Buildings of Sanmachi has a large bird cage as a landmark. The expansive shop is packed with items depicting living things like animals and birds. Ranging from accessories you might buy on a whim to fancy items for your home, time flies just looking each item over. Their frog figurines in human poses are popular. They also have a gallery and a cafe area in an old warehouse that’s great for a break with some sweets.

    The place is a little difficult to find as it is located inside a souvenir shop. The ice cream is very tasty. You get to choose 2 flavors and offer lots of options, including fresh fruits. There is a...

  • Notoya
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kamisannomachi 104
    Takayama City’s old town Sanmachi Suji will leave you feeling you’ve traveled back in time, and Notoya is a shop dedicated to the sense of smell on one of its lanes. They have an array of items like different kinds of incense and scent bags, as well as cute and decorative incense burners and holders. A stylish variety shop, their incense stands featuring the Hida-Takayama favorite Sarubobo often find their way onto social media. Lots of tourists visit this shop to purchase souvenirs.

    さんまち通りにあるお香屋さん。落ち着いた雰囲気の店内にはオリジナルのお香やカラフルなお線香、本格的な香炉まで揃っています。お店のご主人が中国系の旅行客に中国語で話しかけていました。香りに誘われて外国人観光客も多く来店していました。友人にプレゼントを購入。プレゼント包装は用意がないとのことでしたが、お店の包装紙で包装してくれ充分でした。カードは使えませんでした。

  • Tsuda Sculptures
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    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Honmachi 1-10
    Located a ten-minute walk from Takayama Station, Tsuda Sculptures specializes in fine carvings. Matsuda Ryocho, a netsuke carver who lived at the end of the Edo period and invented techniques for yew woodcarving. Tsuda Sculptures continues this tradition and has won prizes in several competitions. The shop's merchandise includes decorative items, such as sculptures of the Chinese zodiac or Takasago, No drama masks such as a mask of a female demon, tea ceremony implements, and accessories such as pendants or brooches. Traditional netsuke in every price range are also available.
  • San-Ai Handmade
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    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kamisannomachi 80
    A handmade craft shop located close to the Hirata Folk Art Museum in Kamisannomachi, Takayama City. The shop stands amidst many old-fashioned Japanese townhomes. Inside, you’ll find a vast selection of cute and unique handmade goods crafted by artisans and discovered by the shop’s staff in areas across the country. The shop’s wide assortment includes plastic earrings, wood accessories, cloth items, baby goods, ceramics, glass pieces, illustrations, and even watches and timepieces. The shop’s hours vary depending on the season, so be sure to check in advance.
  • Usagiya
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kamisannomachi 37
    This accessories shop centered on rabbit goods is located in the middle of the Hida Takayama townscape. While purchasing various products themed on rabbits, regardless of the material or purpose, the red bunny doll called Ubobo that was invented by the shop owner is a Takayama specialty that can only be bought here. Creating them with hopes for easy childbirth and to invite happiness, the shop offers netsuke (miniature carved Japanese ornament), oil blotting paper and other items besides Ubobo dolls. Their original products, such as a towel handkerchief called Usami and a collagen face wash towel, are extremely popular as souvenirs. In addition, they also hold regular storehouse exhibitions.

    I came here for a quick browse before closing and noted that rabbits were the main subject matter for this gift shop. In the end, I chose a lovely tea shirt showing rabbits surfing on the Hokusai...

  • Ao
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    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kamichinomachi 85
    This store in Hida Takayama sells a variety of Japanese goods, cloth items, tableware, and more, all with a “blue theme and a concept of “living in harmony. Other items include a wide range of ceramics for daily use, lacquerware, clothing, and accessories. Their sabot, European shoes with leather uppers firmly stitched to wooden soles, feels sturdy on the feet and is their most popular item. Over time they get a nice, worn look. Their Hana-fukin tea towels made by bleaching cotton mosquito netting and dying it in gentle seasonal floral colors are also popular.
  • Furari
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    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kamisannomachi 82
    This old cloth craft and antique shop is located near JR Takayama Station within the old townscape of Hida Takayama. When you enter the shop with a charming exterior, you will find many accessories and kofu (traditional Japanese textile fabrics side by side. They carry cute miscellaneous goods that remake kofu and kimono from the Edo period (1603-1868) to the early Showa period (1926-1989). The handmade dolls with rabbit motifs are very charming as well. Besides accessories and kofu fabric scraps sold at affordable prices as souvenirs, you can also enjoy the beauty of kofu that can be seen after many years even in artworks using Edo chirimen (crepe silk).
  • Kochi
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    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Nishinoisshikimachi 3-813-7
    A craft shop located a 20 minute walk from JR Takayama Station operated by the Takayama City-based “Kochi” husband and wife woodcraft team. The shop sells wood interior decorations crafted by the owners as well as stationary and other small items, in addition to ceramics and glass pieces handcrafted by young artists. The shop’s simple interior, accented with warm woods, is stocked with items to make daily life a little more fun, such as crescent moon-shaped single flower vases made of walnut and white ash, and small wooden Christmas trees which make use of the natural wood grain to enhance their appearance.
  • Pie Tick Park
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Style / Fashion
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kamininomachi 17
    This variety shop is ten minutes on foot from Takayama Station on the JR Takayama Main Line and a short stroll from Hida-Takayama's Historic District, its main attraction. They sell a variety of handmade goods, with a focus on cute bird merchandise made with natural materials like pine cones, acorns, leaves, tree bark, and skin made from mushroom. The lively shop has reams of cute little bird and bug items, as well as small pieces of object art made with glass, mirror mosaic, and metal fittings. You can also combine various items from the shop and create your own piece of object art.

    独自性のある、かつリーズブルな人形等が並ぶお店。高山にはここと、もう一店、姉妹店があるとのこと。この会社で人形や飾りのデザインを企画し、中国やベトナムで生産しているらしい。ブリキや陶器でできたユニークな人形などが並ぶ。値段は非常にリーズナブル。いわばダイソーの3倍の値段で、10倍の価値があるという感じ。ちなみにテレビのトーク番組のセットにも置かれているとのこと。

  • Yamada-Shunkei
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    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Oushinmachi 1-111
    This craft store on the front approach to Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine is approximately a 15-minute walk from JR Takayama Station. They sell original Hida-style lacquer ware, a traditional Hida-Takayama craft. Items range from tableware like bowls and bento lunch boxes to clocks and photo stands. They also have accessories like earrings, and they’re committed to producing items that, along with being great souvenirs, are useful day-to-day. This shop is popular with travelers from abroad of all ages, and comes recommended for sending gifts, too.
  • Kashiwamokko Takayama Showroom
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    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kamiokamotomachi 1-260
    This showroom is located in Kamiokamoto-machi, Takayama City. The directly-managed shop of a long-established furniture maker that boasts an over 70-year history, its marker is a large red chair. Original furniture making the best use of materials in the spacious interior are on display, and there are many different interior design items such as clocks and lighting fixtures. With a cafe space near the entrance, you can enjoy a relaxing tea or sweets while resting in Hida furniture chairs.
  • Kimono Nakada
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    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Honmachi 2-78
    A ten-minute walk from JR Takayama Station, Kimono Nakada was founded in 1876 and is located in an old-style neighborhood. In addition to selling kimono, traditional accessories, and miscellaneous items in Japanese style, it also rents kimono. Even customers who just drop in can choose kimono and obi (sashes) on the spot and have shop employees dress them. Kimono go well with the traditional-style ambience of Hida-Takayama. The shop will even store your luggage while you stroll around town unencumbered. Fireworks displays and summer festivals are held nearby, and it is fun to attend them wearing a yukata (an informal cotton kimono).
  • Gujo Mokuri
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    Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Hachimanchouhashimotochou 908-1-1
    This Gujo store sells its own brand of geta, Japanese wooden clogs. Known as “Odori-geta, they're used in Gujo-Hachiman's famous local dance, the Gujo-odori. The store is particular about making them with quality hinoki cypress from the mountains around Gujo. Their clogs are cut whole from single pieces of wood, so they won't break even if you dance the night away on stone pavement. The shop also has a selection of colorful thongs for customizing them as you like, available in a variety of materials ranging from silkscreen prints to antique cloth.
  • Alaska Bungu
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    Gifu Pref. Gifushi Kandamachi 6-16-2
    A boutique standing along Nagarabashi-dori Avenue. The shop sells select, high quality stationary and lifestyle goods from around the world and also makes and sells original products. The shop frequently gets new stock, so visitors can enjoy an once-in-a-lifetime encounter every time they come. Everything the shop sells is a choice, carefully selected item. The shop also holds events during even-numbered months and particularly sells items for illustrators. Some of the shop’s products can be found no place else. Many of the shop’s selections are just a little unconventional and make great presents. The shop is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
  • Ishiyama Gofukuten
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    Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Hachimanchoushimadani 828
    This kimono shop is located in Gujo Hachiman, famous for the Gujo Odori dance festival. Based on the concept of creating a new sense in everyday life by re-proposing a piece of dignified inherited Japanese culture that had been lost, they coordinate each and every customer’s encounter with the best kimono that suits them. They also offer rentals in addition to selling them. Most young Japanese people can’t put on kimonos by themselves. But it is free to be dressed the rental yukata by a kitsukeshi (person who helps another person get dressed), and they can be rented until the end of the dancing on the day of the Gujo Odori festival. During the Tetsuya Odori (late night dancing held for four nights during the Gujo Odori festival) period, and their rental hours are extended until midnight.
  • Seki Hamono Museum
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Sekishi Oze 950-1
    Blade making a traditional industry in Seki City, and this complex is all about them. They sell Cutler Sanshu scissors, kitchen knives designed with Japanese swordmaking technology, and more. There is a knife museum on the premises, displays of Japanese swords and about the history of sword making in Japan, and a Japanese sword training area. They hold numerous workshops, and with advance booking, you can try training with Japanese swords, watch an Iaido (sword drawing) demonstration, try putting scissors together, or get your photo taken dressed in a kimono.

    入口を入って右手側に今年オープンしたばかりの、鍛練場や展示室があり、その奥に、インスタ映えしそうな結界、兜や着物があり、なんと無料で着物を着れて、写真まで撮ってくれるという。太っ腹で訪れたお客さんを喜ばせようとするおもてなし感が伝わってきます。マイはさみを作る体験や、日本刀の形をしたアイスなど、ここでしかできないことを提供するというこだわりが凄いです!!

  • Washi no Mise Shiyu
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    Gifu Pref. Minoshi Tokiwachou 2296
    This shop in Gifu Prefecture operated by Furukawa Shiko, a paper maker founded in 1835, is located a 15-minute walk from Nagaragawa Railway Minoshi Station. Located inside of a 70 year-old paper warehouse, it carries a wide range of unique and thoughtfully-designed items made with Mino washi paper. This includes Soebumi-Sen, letter sets created with a concept of conveying your feelings with the world’s shortest letter. It also includes Omoide Shuincho, a smooth-writing and quick-drying notebook for collecting shuin stamps from shrines and temples. It also includes their Mino Washi Socks, which are made with warm Mino washi yarn.
  • Tanizawa
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    Gifu Gujo-shi Hachimancho Honmachi 839
    The only store dealing in Gujo pongee fabric, a luxurious handwoven silk cloth is made with plant dyes to produce a luster and simple colors. It is woven with top-grade, carefully selected domestic spring cocoons. The more you wear it, the more lustrous it gets, and it can even be worn for three generations. Munehiro Rikizo, who was born in Hachiman-cho, revived the tradition of pongee woven by Gujo farmers for personal use. He employed an innovative technique to create today's Gujo pongee. He's been nationally certified an Important Intangible Cultural Property Technology Holder, a first for an individual dealing with pongee. The store's first floor sells kimono accessories and indigo dyed merchandise, and the second floor displays works by Munehiro Rikizo.
  • Sancho Station Shop
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    Gifu Takayama-shi Okuhida Hot spring village Shinhodaka Nishi Hotaka Exit Sta. 3F
    "A store on the 3rd floor of Nishihotakaguchi Station, accessible via the Shinhotaka Ropeway. The ropeway has a panoramic view and two stars from the Michelin Green Guide Japan. The store's many limited edition items include postcards you can send from ""Yamabiko Post,"" the Japan's highest mailbox with service year-round, sable shortbread cookies, and commemorative prints of the 2,156-meter summit. They also have wooden charms with small bells attached that can be marked with the date of your ascent. Their Unkai Mochi treats featuring red bean jam with locally grown perilla in soft, cloud-like sticky rice cakes is a perfect Shinhotaka souvenir."
  • HIDA COLLECTION Kurashi no Seisakusho
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    Gifu Takayama-shi Kamiokamotomachi 3-362
    This woodwork shop was born from a desire to make Hida furniture that would be passed down through the generations. Using old timber harvested from the forests of the Hida region, they make items like single slab tables, wooden desks, and smaller items. Their single slab tables made of top-grade wood dried with both natural and artificial processes last a lifetime and grow more beautiful the more they're used. They also offer made-to-order work crafted from mountain cherry, horse chestnut, zelkova, walnut, and other woods. Small items such as clocks, photo frames, and stools make great gifts.

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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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