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  • Roadside Station Kokindenju no Sato Yamato
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Kitanosyo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Onogunshirakawamura Ogimachi 2671-1
    This restaurant is located in Shirakawago, a world heritage site. You can enjoy a meal inside this kominka (old house) with a gassho (large thatched roof) style built over 250 years ago. Their menu is centered on unique local char dishes, mountain vegetable dishes, and meat grilled on magnolia leaves. Because they often receive many reservations by large groups, sometimes you can only visit by reserving in advance depending on the time of year. In addition, the second floor has an exhibition room decorated with old everyday items that depicts the lifestyle at the time to modern audiences.
  • Roadside Station Kashimo
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    下呂温泉からも中津川からも離れているからなかなか行くのが大変でした。地元のお土産がありますよ。鮎の友釣りがあったりします。食事はけいちゃん定食は美味しかったです。地元の名物だから是非食べてみて下さい。

  • Hanakawa Rental-bicycle
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Hanakawamachi 80
    This old-fashioned bicycle rental shop is in Hanakawa-machi, Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture. Typically run by the proprietor himself, they have a large number of well-maintained bikes. The city's old town centered on Takayama Jinya is a popular spot for walks, and since it has little difference in elevation and lots of flat roads, it's a popular place for tourists to cycle, too. As the shop is right on the street connecting this area and the station, it sees a lot of customers.
  • Roadside Station Heisei
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    名産の椎茸などが買えます。足湯も無料で入れますが、タオルは有料なので持って行った方がいいかも。道を挟んだ向かいに遊具のある公園があり、さらにその向こうに川があり、川辺に降りられます。子供にはいいんじゃないかと思います。

  • Roadside Station Shino Oribe
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    4.0
    34 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    焼き物がズラッと並んでてすごく綺麗な店内です。 ただ小さなお子さん連れの方は目を離さないよう要注意です! 週末は国道沿いなので結構駐車場が一杯です。 大型車が止まってたりちょっと狭いので駐車場は止め難い雰囲気です。 土岐インター側から来ると駐車場を通り越して直ぐに交差点があるので信号を左折すると大きな駐車場(織部ヒルズ)があるのでそこに止めて近隣の焼き物屋さんを見て歩いたりも出来るので楽しいですよ...

  • Roadside Station Obaachan Ichi Yamaoka
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    4.0
    67 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    Fantastic nature experience with a giant water-wheel and friendly helpers. The lunch sets and ice cream are nutritious and budget-friendly. Lots of produce souvenir shopping!

  • Roadside Station Kirira Sakashita
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    坂下の道の駅で、愛知へ戻る時に利用。 国道19号線から、木曽川ひとつ離れているので、他の19号線沿線にある道の駅に比べ空いている感がある。またお土産も木曽エリアで売っているものとは差別化されており、ちょっと楽しい。自分は八百津せんべいシリーズ、米豚カレー、ハーブ鶏かれー、青唐辛子カレーを思わず購入してしまった。 Wifiも利用可能で駐車場も広いので利用しやすい。

  • Roadside Station Skydome Kamioka
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    3.5
    38 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Michi No Onsen Eki Karen
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Roadside Station Cha no Sato Higashi-Shirakawa
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Roadside Station Mino-Shirakawa Piacere
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    4.0
    23 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    国道41号線名古屋まで69キロ地点に位置しています。道の駅温泉を併設。水曜定休日。てまひまの店はお天道様とお母さんの味。陽気な母さんのお店的。営業時間は9時から5時まで。お暇なら手間をかけて足を運んでは如何。ピア・チェーレという名前の如く、ピアチェンツァ等イタリア地方中小都市に似合いそうな雰囲気を醸し出す道の駅。

  • Roadside Station Hanyuri no Sato Tomika
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Roadside Station Tsukimi no Sato Nanno
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Roadside Station Rasten Horado Bussankan
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    観光案内所も併設されていますが、ほとんど何も置いていないに等しい。しかも係の人もいなかったし。野菜なんかも売っていますが、規模はかなり小さい。

  • Roadside Station Mugegawa
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Roadside Station Yanaizu
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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。

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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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