Style / Fashion Spots in Gifu Area

  • Usagiya
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    4.0
    13 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...

  • Notoya
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    4.5
    5 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.

    店内はカラフルで綺麗なお店です。一番気に入ったのは友禅の柄のポチ袋に入った匂い袋です。品名が英語・日本語・中国語と併記しており、外国人観光客に優しいお店です。でも外観は、こげ茶のモノトーンの高山らしい外観です。

  • 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...

  • Hottosuru Mise
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
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    Gifu Hida-shi Furukawacho Ichinomachi 5-5
    "This sword carving shop is located about a five-minute walk from Hida-Furukawa Station. ""Ichii Itto Carvings"" is a traditional craft of Hida that uses yew and is finished without any coloring whatsoever. The grain and realistic yet subtle expressions ingrained into the wood captures the hearts of those who see it. In addition to heartwarming figurines, accessories, masks and incense containers, hand drawn pictures on Sanchu washi in Kawai City depicting the owls are popular. The pictures are available in seven sizes, and can be found on a variety of products like bookmarks and colored paper. A signboard of a lucky cat made with a single plate of hinoki cypress is the store's landmark."

    一位一刀彫の作家であり、飛騨河合の山中和紙にフクロウの絵を描く作家でもあります。 人生経験豊かでありお話好きな素敵な人柄です。クルマやバイクの話も好きですよ。 人生に少し疲れたとき、話すことで何か安らぎが欲しいときにチョッと覗いてみたくなるお店です。

  • Yamada-Shunkei
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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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.

    We remembered this lacquer ware shop from a previous visit in 2016. It is a nice, well-organized shop that is good for finding a moderate souvenir for yourself or gift for family/friend. The owners...

  • 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 Onsenkyo Shinhodaka Nishihodakaguchi 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."
  • Fabric & Kimono Shop ODORIYA
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    Gifu Takayama-shi Kamisannomachi 5
    A kimono shop in Kamisannomachi that dates back to the Edo period. It sells cotton fabric, cotton apparel, bags, smaller items, and more. They focus on original products featuring thread for sashiko, a kind of traditional Japanese hand embroidery, made to order for dye houses. Sashiko thread comes in 370-meter bundles for fine varieties and 185-meter bundles for yarn. It's more loosely woven than regular thread, producing a textured feel when sewn. Other items include unbleached thread, mixed six-hued thread, and thread in 25 colors. Their wide variety of hand towels include traditional chusen dyed, reversible, and old-fashioned original designs that are fun just to look at.
  • Hida-Sashiko (Sanmachi Shop)
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    Gifu Takayama-shi Kamisannomachi 6
    "A shop selling Hida-sashiko, an artistic traditional hand embroidery that strengthens the fabric and looks chic. Beyond traditional patterns and designs, they offer items like noren curtains, monk's work clothes, tea-towels, tablecloths, and more that blend the classic and the modern. The folk art movement declares sashiko to be ""beautiful and practical,"" and it's known for being durable and long lasting. As items are produced stitch by stitch, even the same patterns will have their own personalities."
  • Haneya
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    Gifu Takayama-shi Kamisannomachi 67
    "This souvenir shop is located a ten-minute walk from Takayama Station. It is in an old part of town where you can feel the history of Takayama, known as Hida's ""Little Kyoto."" It offers mainly small items, such as cell phone straps, handkerchiefs, key rings, and stuffed animals based on sarubobo, a doll that has been produced in Hida for generations. The ""Sarubobo Bandage Kitty"", a red, sarubobo-style Hello Kitty wearing a bandage, is a limited-edition item that can't be bought anywhere else in Japan. There is also a bandage stuck on the back of the head of the shop's mascot, Jumbo Kitty, and many visitors like to take pictures with it."
  • Coleman Toki Premium Outlet Store
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    Gifu Toki Tokigaoka 1-2 Toki Premium Outlets
    This outlet shop is located into Toki Premium Outlet, and was created envisioning Colorado in the United States. There is a wide range of items from standard items to rare items that are only available this outlet shop. Because the access from Nagoya is great, you can easily drop in after work as well as on weekends. It also offers consultations on outdoor items, everyday items and presents.
  • 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.
  • Ao
    Style / Fashion
    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.
  • 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
    Style / Fashion
    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.

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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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