Style / Fashion Spots in Gifu Area

  • Tanizawa
    Style / Fashion
    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
    Style / Fashion
    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
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Coleman Toki Premium Outlet Store
    Style / Fashion
    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.
  • Hottosuru Mise
    Style / Fashion
    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."
  • Sakuya Konohana
    5 Reviews
    Style / Fashion
    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.


  • Notoya
    5 Reviews
    Style / Fashion
    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.


  • Tsuda Sculptures
    Style / Fashion
    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
    Style / Fashion
    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
    Style / Fashion
    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.
  • 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.
  • Kochi
    Style / Fashion
    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.
  • Yamada-Shunkei
    Style / Fashion
    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.
  • Kimono Nakada
    Style / Fashion
    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
    3 Reviews
    Style / Fashion
    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.

    We always like to find local made products to buy for ourselves or for omiyage (gifts). Once you walk into this shop, you can smell the local cypress wood, which they use to make their getas. The...

  • Ishiyama Gofukuten
    Life / Living / Hospital
    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.
  • Washi no Mise Shiyu
    Style / Fashion
    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.
  • Fuatushiyonsentashimamurasekigaharashiyouhinsenta
    Style / Fashion
    Gifu Pref. Fuwaguntaruichou 745-7
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    Style / Fashion
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    Style / Fashion
    Gifu Ogaki-shi Sotono 2-100 AEON MALL Ogaki 1F

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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