Transportation Spots in Gifu Area

  • Roadside Station Obaachan Ichi Yamaoka
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    4.0
    84 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 Meiho
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    4.0
    43 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Meihouotani 1015
    Roadside Station Meiho is located 19 minutes from the Gujo-Hachiman Interchange along the Hida-Mino Seseragi Highway. It is adjacent to Surusumi no Sato Park, so that visitors can enjoy beautiful views of mountain scenery in all four seasons, including cherry blossoms and peach blossoms in the spring, fresh greenery and the Yoshidagawa River in the summer, and brilliantly colored leaves in the fall. Inside the park are a local products center as well as several kinds of eating and drinking establishments. Special local products from throughout the prefecture are available to purchase as souvenirs, including Meiho ham and tomato ketchup. There is no charge for admission to the Surusumi-an, a building that serves as a rest area and contains a hearth fire that has burned continuously for 800 years, and visitors can enjoy brook trout or freshwater salmon grilled over that fire as they view the scenery of Surusumi no Sato Park.

    下呂市の中心街から向かいました。 眺めのいい道の駅でゆっくりできます。明宝ハムが有名ですが、ケチャップもおいしかったです。

  • Roadside Station Kokindenju no Sato Yamato
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    4.5
    42 Reviews
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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.

    We visited the foot onsen and restaurants here twice. The restaurant in the back has delicious drinks and a wood stove.

  • 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 Tsukimi no Sato Nanno
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    3.5
    40 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.

    If you are passing by Gifu, definitely do a brief stop at this Road station! Its a nice place to rest a little bit while you eat something. It has many souvenir and food shops! Furthermore it also...

  • 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 Clair Hirata
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    3.5
    31 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 Mino-Shirakawa Piacere
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    3.5
    31 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.

    こちらに日帰り温泉があるため営業時間が長いということで15時過ぎでもにぎわっていました。白川茶も売っておりお茶のいい香りもしていました。外ではお茶の産地ならではの白川茶のソフトクリームもあります。そのほかハムなどたくさんお土産も購入できました。

  • Roadside Station Kirira Sakashita
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    3.5
    22 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.

    馬籠宿と妻籠宿の間にある道の駅でした。 特産品はお蕎麦のようでした。 隣に大きなショッピングセンターが併設されていて地元の人はそちらの中にあるスーパーで食材を買っているようでした。 wi-fi も繋がりました。

  • Roadside Station Minami
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    3.5
    8 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Minamichoukamita 2605
    Roadside Station Minami is a 15-minute drive south on National Route 156 from the Minami Interchange on the Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway, in the gateway to the Oku-Mino region. It is situated in a lush natural setting in the clear upper reaches of the Nagaragawa River. All types of information about Gujo is available. Syunsai Ichiba, a market where local farmers sell the agricultural products they have harvested and freshly picked wild plants, is held every morning. Visitors who reserve two days in advance can enjoy the Gottso Box Lunch, made from local ingredients and ideal for taking along on one’s travels. In addition to souvenirs from nearby communities, molokhiya-flavored soft ice cream and the chicken dish Abarenbo Kei-chan are available.

    たくさんのメニューがあるようです。イートインでコロッケをチョイス。特別感はありませんが、揚げたてなのでとても美味しかった。道の駅は普通です。

  • Roadside Station Montdeus Hida Kuraiyama
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Ichinomiyamachi 7846-1
    Roadside Station Montdeus Hida Kuraiyama is located 30 minutes from the Takayama Interchange on the Chubu Jukan Expressway. It provides information about tourism and road conditions, and the restaurant Sakuraria serves lamb dishes, such as Miyamura Shigure Don and ice cream made in-house from Hida milk. A large slope extends out from the station, and from spring through fall, it is used for barbecues, as a dog park, or as a venue for radio-controlled car races, among other things, and in winter, it becomes a ski run.

    分水嶺について学ぶ事ができて、感謝しています。もう少し、山の上まで登ってみたかったのですが、日程上厳しかったです。

  • Roadside Station Hanyuri no Sato Tomika
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    3.0
    7 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 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 Pascal Kiyomi
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    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kiyomichouoppara 858-1
    Roadside Station Pascal Kiyomi is located almost exactly halfway along National Route 472, “the Seseragi Highway,” which links the cities of Takayama and Gujo. Travelers can visit a tourist farm and fruit orchard or field of lavender, coming into contact with the natural wonders and gorgeous scenery of Hida in all four seasons. This roadside station also actively promotes local products, such as Hida beef, to promote the region itself, and it maintains an information corner and souvenir shop. It puts effort into serving and selling the type of locally produced meals and souvenirs that one expects of the Hida region. In the winter, it serves as the entryway to the Meiho Ski Area, and in the summer, its attractions include fishing and water sports in the Mazegawa River, which flows through the property.
  • Roadside Station Hida-Kaido Nagisa
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kugunochounagisa 2685
    This roadside station on the side of National Route 41 is located a 15-minute drive from JR Kuguno Station. A red turret (Jomon Symbol Tower) serves as a landmark for the station, which has as the dual themes of “Jomon” and “Harvest.” Its buildings, designed to look like Jomon pit houses, house a bakery that offers fresh-baked bread, a gelato shop, and a fruit juice factory. The station’s restaurant is popular for local flavors such as their healthy Jomon udon noodles and their ayumeshi (sweetfish rice), a winter exclusive made with wild-caught sweetfish. The farmer’s market is stocked with fresh, locally-harvested fruits and vegetables. Their winter-only apple pie is also popular.

    下呂温泉から高山へ向かう道中「道の駅 飛騨街道なぎさ」でトイレ休憩とお昼ご飯で立ち寄りました。なかなかに大きい道の駅です。駐車場も広い。施設も充実です。お土産屋さんも充実しています。「さるぼぼ」おいてました。横に川も流れておりレストランからは眺めることもできます。

  • Roadside Station Yashagaike no Sato Sakauchi
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Ibigunibigawachou Sakauchihirose 306
    Roadside Station Yashagaike no Sato Sakauchi is located at the western edge of Gifu Prefecture, on the border between Gifu and Shiga Prefectures. Surrounded by beautiful mountains and rivers and favored with fresh air, it contains an information service, a restaurant, and a sales area where local agricultural, forest, and river products are available for purchase. The restaurant is unusual in featuring dishes made with ostrich meat, including ostrich roasted on a ceramic grill or the ostrich hamburger meal. In addition to enjoying delicious, low-fat, low-calorie ostrich meat, visitors can enjoy other flavors typical of the Sakauchi area, including sweet-sour, potassium-rich passion fruit.

    滋賀県との県境に近い道の駅です。山に囲まれた自然豊かです。施設自体は大きくないですが、ドライブでの立ち寄りにはおすすめです。

  • 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 Ikeda Onsen
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    Gifu Pref. Ibigunikedachou Katayama 1953-1
    Located along Prefectural Route 53, this roadside station is adjacent to Ikeda Onsen. It is characterized by a shopping complex with glass walls that highlight the colors of the timbers , and sells fresh local vegetables and other local products. In addition to a restaurant and a free foot bath, Ikeda Onsen, well known for having a beautifying effect on one’s skin, is a popular attraction. The onsen prides itself on the slippery texture of the water from the natural hot springs. It is recommended that visitors come here to refresh themselves after hiking around Mt. Ontake or Mt. Gifu Kinkazan, and other areas in the lush, green foothills. They hope the station is considered as the center of the town of Ikeda, where they can interact with large numbers of people.
  • 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 Dainichi-dake
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    2.5
    3 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.

    大日岳登山の前に立ち寄りましたが、とても小さい道の駅です。 トイレと自販機の他にラーメン屋さんがありますが、早朝で閉まっておりました。 車中泊をしている人がいくらかいましたが、小さい道の駅ゆえに静かでよく眠れるかもしれません。

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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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