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  • Roadside Station Kokindenju no Sato Yamato
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    Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Yamatochoutsurugi 164
    To reach Roadside Station Kokindenju no Sato Yamato, travelers should take National Route 156 and Prefectural Route 317 about three kilometers from the Gifu Yamato Interchange on the Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway. This roadside station combines many kinds of facilities in one place, including a free footbath, a morning farmers’ market, and a restaurant that serves local cuisine, and an ice cream and yogurt specialty shop. Customers can enjoy local dishes at reasonable prices, such as Salt-Broiled Sweetfish and Wild Yams, and on the 20th of each month, Kei-chan, or local chicken cooked in a traditional style, is served. All the buildings, including the retail stores that sell local products and the restaurants that serve local cuisine, are named after a collection of ancient and modern Japanese poetry, Kokinshu, and there is even a hot spring bathing facility built in a Neo-Japanese architectural style.
  • Roadside Station Kashimo
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    Gifu Pref. Nakatsugawashi Kashimo 3900-29
    Roadside Station Kashimo is located on the way to the Hida region from the Nakatsugawa Interchange on the Chuo Expressway. It stands in a rich natural setting surrounded by mountains, and visitors can walk down to the banks of the Nagaragawa River. In addition to Hoba-zushi (sushi wrapped in magnolia leaves) and confections made with mugwort, this roadside station sells unusual flavors of soft ice cream made with mineral-rich local vegetables, such as tomatoes and molokhiya. In the restaurant, visitors can enjoy Kei-chan Meal, made with local Ena chicken, the Mugi Tororo (barley with grated yam) Meal, or other local cuisine. One of their most popular meals is the Kashimo Sanmi, which includes a serving of Hoba-zushi and which is made in limited quantities every day.
  • Roadside Station Heisei
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Sekishi Shimonoho 2503-2
    Roadside Station Heisei is located about a 10-minute drive north of the Tomika Interchange on the Tokai Kanjo Expressway. The concept behind it is that of a lovely natural setting where families can relax and enjoy themselves, and its miniature golf course, playground, and other leisure facilities are a special feature. Next to the roadside station is a place that grows shiitake mushrooms according to old-style methods, and visitors enjoy picking some to take home. The Heisei Bakery, located on the premises of the roadside station, offers an extra-large version of its most popular product, melon rolls.

    平成から令和になり、新たなスポットができました。架け橋だそうです。歩いても、5分くらい。作りたての橋。池で占いができるそうです。 おたまじゃくしが沢山、木立の中なので蝉が鳴いていました。

  • Roadside Station Shino Oribe
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    4.0
    40 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Tokishi Izumikitayamachou 2-13-1
    Motorists can reach Roadside Station Shino-Oribe by taking National Route 21 from the Toki Interchange on the Chuo Expressway and driving for 5 minutes in the direction of Minokamo. This roadside station is located in one of the best pottery villages in Japan, and it contains the largest shop in the region that sells Mino-yaki pottery in a wide variety of colors and designs. Popular souvenirs include sweets such as Takekawa Yokan, Oni Manju, and Sakata no Ajitsuki Yakiage, and unique sweet treats are available in the adjacent café, along with light breakfasts in the morning. The restaurant Toge no Saryo Miwaya serves a wide variety of seasonal dishes.

    道の駅内ではたくさんの焼き物が売られていて、見ていて楽しい場所です。焼き物好きの方にはぜひ寄って行ってもらいたい場所です。焼き物以外にも、お菓子のお店「川上屋」などおいしいものも揃っています。

  • Roadside Station Obaachan Ichi Yamaoka
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    4.0
    82 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Enashi Yamaokachoutashiro 1565-169
    Roadside Station Obaachan-Ichi Yamaoka is located in the city of Ena in Gifu Prefecture, and customers who go there are greeted with warm smiles and treated with such kindness that they will feel as if they have returned to their hometown. As its name, which means “Grandma's Market, implies fresh vegetables lovingly raised by older women are sold here, along with Hosokanten (agar gelatin) that the town of Yamaoka is famous for. Other attractions at this tourism spot include Japan's largest water wheel, 24 meters in diameter, the cozy restaurant Miharashi Chaya, the golden “Happiness Bell, which represents longings for encounters, marriage, and long life; and many seasonal events.

    We liked stopping here on the way to Iwamura. The views of the area were pretty, the demonstration wheel is huge and the adjoining shop has local produce and specialties for sale at very reasonable...

  • Roadside Station Kirira Sakashita
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    3.5
    21 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Nakatsugawashi Sakashita 450-2
    Roadside Station Kirira Sakashita is located only a six-minute walk from JR Sakashita Station on the Chuo Line, It stands on the right bank of the Kiso River, surrounded by mountains that change color throughout the four seasons. The name “Kirara is a compound of “Kiso, “river, and “right side. Inside the facility is an area where visitors can try making their own soba noodles under the guidance of an instructor according to traditional methods, using flour made from high-quality buckwheat grown on the grounds and learning how delicious handmade soba is. They can also practice making such local sweets as Gorin Manju and Kuri Kinton (a dish made with chestnuts and yams) in a lively and playful atmosphere.

    木曽エリアでスキーを終えた後に休憩による道の駅。 昔は夜までやっていたのですが、今は夕方でも閉まっていることも多く、だんだん利用し辛くなってきました。 売店がオープンしている時は、青唐辛子カレーなど他の道の駅とはちょっと変わったお土産があります。

  • Roadside Station Skydome Kamioka
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    3.5
    51 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Hidashi Kamiokachouyuhigaoka 6
    Roadside Station Skydome Kamioka is about 60 minutes from the center of the city of Takayama via National Routes 41 and 42. The retail shop was remodeled in 2018, and it began selling new lines of merchandise, including some from the Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo. There is also a wide selection of souvenirs from the Hida region available from spring to autumn, including folk crafts and fresh local vegetables, all of which will delight family members and co-workers. The restaurant serves Tempura Manju (deep-fried buns), a dish for which Hida Kamioka is famous, Hida Chuka Soba and other noodle dishes, and the popular Hida Miso Cutlet set meal.

    Since scientific information on display but all in Japanese. Nevertheless a good place to eat before going to gattan go as had to wait for about forty five minutes before we were going to ride

  • Roadside Station Hoshi no Furusato Fujihashi
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    4.0
    23 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Ibigunibigawachou Higashiyokoyama 264-1
    Roadside Station Hoshi no Furusato Fujihashi is located along National Route 303, downstream from the Yokoyama Dam. It is located in the Fujihashi District, which is one of Japan’s many famous spots for star gazing, and in the evening, visitors can see the expanse of a star-filled sky. There are two restaurants on the premises: Hoshi no Furusato Restaurant, where the recommended menu item is Shiitake Mushroom Croquettes, and Sobadokoro Fujihashi-an, where the specialty is Tenzaru Soba, cold noodles, made with 20% wheat and 80% buckwheat flour, and tempura with dipping sauce, along with other menu items that make use of famous local ingredients. Another attraction is the Ibigawa River Hot Spring, Fujihashi no Yu, which includes Fujihashi outdoor hot spring bath, whose waters are said to have all kinds of benefits.

    星が綺麗に見えることで有名な藤橋にある道の駅。名物の販売とレストラン、蕎麦屋さんなど飲食店も充実、温泉施設も楽しめます。駐車場も多く、広い道の駅です

  • Michi No Onsen Eki Karen
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
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    Gifu Gero-shi Kanayamacho Kanayama 911-1
    This Roadside Station is located in Hida Kanayama (Kanayama Town, Gero City), which was a key transit point between Hida and Mino provinces in the Edo period. In addition to restaurants and souvenir shops, it also has a day-use hot spring bathhouse and lodging, unusual for this kind of facility. With a total of eight rooms, including Western rooms and two types of Japanese rooms, it's a good place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Mazegawa River. It's adjacent to a local market with souvenirs and vegetables picked fresh that morning, as well as a sports center with an indoor pool, a training room, and workout studios.

    名古屋方面へ行く途中に寄りました。 道の駅なのであまり期待していなかったのですが、 新かれん定食(¥1,100)とミックスフライ定食(¥1,200)をたのみましたが、 これが美味しかった。 新かれん定食なんて、天婦羅、刺身、うどんに、茶わん蒸しまでついて、 ¥1,100は安いです。しかも美味しいんです。 あまり美味しかったので、帰りも寄りました。 帰りは、飛騨牛朴葉味噌焼定食と飛騨牛すき焼き定食...

  • Roadside Station Minami Hida Osaka Hanamomo
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Geroshi Osakachouakanta 811-1
    Roadside Station Minami Hida Osaka Hanamomo is located in Osaka-cho in the city of Gero along Prefectural Route 437, and it serves as the gateway to the Hida Osaka Hot Spring Village. There is a processing plant on the premises that makes processed foods out of local agricultural products, and small, handmade craft items are available as well. The Hanamomo Kissa Cafe inside the main building serves a popular light breakfast consisting of Pizza Toast and Kosen Gayu, a rice porridge made with mineral water. Other favorite menu items are Fried Rice made with locally grown garlic, the Natural Yam Meal, Hida Beef Curry, and the Kosen Gayu Meal.

    近くでとれたコゴミなどの山菜も安く売っていました 他にも地元のけいちゃんも売っていました 外の売店ではゴマの五平餅がおいしかったです

  • Roadside Station Cha no Sato Higashi-Shirakawa
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Kamogunhigashishirakawamura Otsubara 1061
    Roadside Station Cha no Sato Higashi-Shirakawa is in a beautiful natural setting in the village of Higashi Shirakawa, Kamo Country, the area where the famous Shirakawa tea is grown. There is a plant on the premises where the richly fragrant and deeply flavorful tea, grown in the harsh local climate, is processed and sold to the public. Inside the main building, visitors can buy fresh tea leaves picked in the village and enjoy regional cuisine made with local vegetables, as well as the Tsuchi no Ko Yaki (snake-shaped cakes) that the village is famous for. Visitors can go to the neighboring tourist farm and pick blueberries during the summer, try ayu (sweetfish) fishing in the river, or experience nature in other ways.

    外観は良くある道の駅、特段凝った造りの建物とかでは無いけれど中はイメージ一変で、一角がお茶ギャラリーのようになっています。 お茶の産地で、詰め放題の販売もやっているので、小型の焙煎機から漂うお茶の香りが店内に広がって購買意欲もあがります。 地産品を上手にアピールしていて好感度高いです。 売店のお茶ソフトは、色は淡いけれど味は抹茶ソフトに負けない上品なお抹茶感でオススメです。

  • Roadside Station Mino-Shirakawa Piacere
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    3.5
    15 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Kamogunshirakawachou Katou 3500-1
    Roadside Station Mino Shirakawa Piacere is located on National Route 41, which passes through the town of Shirakawa in Kamo County. At the orange-roofed “Piacere” Mino Shirakawa Furusato Kan, visitors can buy locally produced goods, such as Shirakawa tea, Shirakawa ham, folk art made from cocoons, and processed agricultural products. Another popular item is soft serve ice cream, made with Mino Shirakawa leaf tea and powdered matcha tea, available only at Piacere. The fourth Sunday of each month is “Customer Appreciation Day,” when Shirakawa tea and Shirakawa ham are sold at special low prices. Visitors to this roadside station can also enjoy a hot spring bathing facility for day use.

    道の駅にあります。白川茶を土産に購入しました。 茶の栽培のほぼ北限にあたるとのこと。飲んだら多少の苦味がありました。 なぜか南知多の海産物も土産コーナーにあります。山の幸と海の幸、どちらもあります。

  • Roadside Station Hanyuri no Sato Tomika
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    3.0
    8 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Kamoguntomikachou Hanyu 2174-1
    Hanyuri no Sato Toyomi Roadside Station is located along National Route 418, a 15-minute walk from Tomika Station. It has a sales corner for local products, including fresh, safe vegetables raised by local farmers, prepared dishes that taste like old-fashioned home cooking, processed foods, and other products. Recommended dishes at the restaurant on the premises include Mino Healthy Pork, made with meat brined in miso containing the remnants of rice used in brewing sake, and Mino Healthy Pork Roast, 130 grams of meat basted with miso before roasting. The Tomika Wakka Pan Bakery provides different varieties of bread every day, and the roadside station has an outdoor gathering space that is used for all kinds of social events.

    富加町にある道の駅、午後の訪問でしたが混みあうこともなく利用できました。寺地元で採れた野菜や特産品販売が行われています。

  • Roadside Station Tsukimi no Sato Nanno
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Kaidushi Nannouchouhazawa 673-1
    Roadside Station Tsukimi no Sato Nanno is located along National Route 258 in the foothills of the Yoro Mountain Range. It is the largest roadside station in the prefecture, and it boasts a location that offers a view of the entire Mino Plain. It has a full range of facilities, including shops that sell local souvenirs and agricultural products, a restaurant that serves light meals, and a footbath fed by the hot spring that feeds Nanno Onsen. The reasonably priced light breakfast served in the Tsukimi Chaya is available even on weekends and holidays, and the exact ingredients vary with the season. At the drink station, visitors can taste Croquette Burgers made with the Hida beef. This roadside station has been featured on live radio broadcasts.

    道の駅に併設されたレストランです。定食や麺類など、味は普通でしたがまあまあお値打ち値段でした。世代を選びません。

  • Roadside Station Clair Hirata
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    3.5
    30 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Kaidushi Hiratachounodera 2357-2
    Roadside Station Clair Hirata is located on the embankment of the Nagaragawa River. On weekends only, it serves foods made with the mugwort that Hirata-cho in the city of Kaizu is famous for, including mugwort rolled cake, mugwort soba noodles, and mugwort soft-serve ice cream. In addition, the store sells locally processed goods and fresh vegetables at reasonable prices that have been picked the same morning. The store is always crowded with customers, who want to buy such things as the Clair Four Season Box Lunch, Japanese Broiled Catfish with Sweet Soy Sauce, and Oguri Roman Cider, made with the first local strawberries of the season.

    Not so large as other road-side stations. Located river of Kiso. I got some vegetable, flower and rice-cake at here. Each commodity are low price and good taste. My recommendation is rice cake and...

  • Roadside Station Rasten Horado Bussankan
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    Gifu Pref. Sekishi Horadosugadani 545
    Roadside Station Rasten Horado Bussankan is located 20 minutes by car from the Mino Interchange on the Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway. It is easily identified by its monument to kiwi fruit, which is one of the area’s famous local products. The main building looks like an old-style mountain pass tea house. On the first floor is a cafe and a souvenir shop, where visitors can buy a wide variety of local products, including kiwi rice crackers, kiwi wine, and Horado miso, among other things, and the high-quality forest water that the city of Seki is world-famous for. The sweet-sour flavor of the kiwi sherbet served in the cafe is habit forming and highly regarded. On the second floor is a rest area containing an 80-inch multivision screen, which displays sightseeing and other information in real time.
  • Roadside Station Mugegawa
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Sekishi Mugegawachouatobe 1810
    Roadside Station Mugegawa is located in the flood plain of the Mugigawa River, a tributary of the Nagaragawa River, just five minutes from the Sekihiromi Interchange on the Tokai Kanjo Expressway. Fresh vegetables grown in the area, the Tsurumurasaki Udon noodles that the Mugegawa River area is noted for, and other special local products are available for purchase. The restaurant area features menu items based on local products, such as the Mugegawa Bento (boxed lunch), handmade soba noodles, and Tsurumurasaki Udon noodles, as well as a light breakfast. Everyone is welcome to stop off here and relax for a while.

    美濃から岐阜への道すがら、ランチに寄りました。日替りでY730.川辺の席でのんびりと頂きました。 駐車スペースが一台当たり狭く、カメラの無いレンタカーでは苦労しました。

  • Roadside Station Yanaizu
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
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    Gifu City Gifu City Gifu Prefecture Senjyojo 7696-1
    Roadside StationYanaizu is located along Prefectural Route 1. It takes full advantage of its lovely natural setting along the Sakai River and provides a place for rest and relaxation. From its 8.712 meter height of the facility, the view takes in Mt. Kinka, Mt. Ontake, and Mt. Ibuki, along with the Sakai River and the water birds that live there. An outdoor sales area, based on the principle of local production and local consumption, sells high-quality and extremely popular Gifu strawberries. Other local products available at a reasonable price include fresh vegetables, black garlic, and specialty items grown by local farmers.

    上下線の駐車場が分離している、珍しい形態の道の駅です。 南進車線側に道の駅の施設がありますが、簡易レストラン、物販、トイレがこじんまりと配置されています。 これといった特徴はありませんが、市場から入荷した野菜などが屋外で販売されています。

  • Roadside Station Dainichi-dake
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    3.0
    4 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Takasuchounishibora 3628-5
    Roadside Station Dainichi-dake is a small facility nestled in the slopes of the 1709 meter Mt. Dainichi-dake, about 7 minutes from the Takasu Interchange. It is one of the bases for exploring the sights of the town of Takasu. In addition to the usual roadside station functions of providing information for drivers and tourists, it also offers a retail space for local products and a space that serves light meals. Popular items served in the restaurant include Hida-Takayama ramen noodles and soft-serve ice cream made with milk from the Hirugano Highlands. It also offers services that promote safety and peace of mind, such as areas where drivers can put on or remove their tire chains.

    ひるがの高原に近い、国道158号線沿いにあります。とても小さな道の駅で、駐車場なども広くありませんが、レストランでは高山ラーメンやソフトクリームも食べられ、基本的な機能はあります。広すぎる道の駅も疲れるので、ぱっと立ち寄れるサイズなのが逆によいかもしれません。

  • Roadside Station Shirao Fureai Park
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    3.0
    5 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Shirotorichouonji 11-1
    Roadside Station Shirao Fureai Park is located five minutes by car from the Shirotori Interchange on Prefectural Route 82, Yamabiko Road. It functions as a rest stop for drivers headed toward the golf courses along the road and other leisure and tourism facilities. The direct sales area offers Roku no Sato Tanada rice, as well as fresh seasonal vegetables and flower arrangements and other famous local products. The coffee shop Cherry serves the famous local Kei-chan chicken set meal, as well as soba, udon noodles and other light meals. With the river murmuring in the background, this is one of the finest and most pleasant locations as a rest area and tourist information bureau for the local community.

    土曜日の昼に訪れました。 駐車場は広いのですが、店舗は小さかったです。 産直売り場の野菜は、数が少なくなっていて残念でした。 レストラン「チェリー」で、奥美濃ケイちゃん定食1000円をいただきました。 ピリ辛炒めのケイちゃんがおいしく、ごはん・サラダ・みそ汁・漬物・コーヒーがついてボリュームもあり、よかったです。

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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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