NIHONMONODiscovering Japan [Nihon] through authentic craftsmanship [Honmono]


The northern part of Gifu, the Hida district region, is a mountainous area with many mountains as high as 3000 m. The average temperature is low with heavy snowfall. Mino region in the south is known as the riverside region where the three Kiso rivers run through Nobi Plain. Temperature is high during summer in Tajimi City area due to westerly winds.

  • Gero Onsen Hanarenoyado, Tsukinoakari

    Guests can relax at this Japanese style inn where all guest rooms are individual cottages.
    758-15 Yunoshima, Gero City, Gifu Prefecture
  • Takimotokan Yukinosato

    Enjoy the beautiful view at this Japanese style inn in Yoro Onsen
    61 Kadoyakado, Gifu-shi, Gifu Prefecture
  • Gyokusendo Shuzo Co., Ltd.

    ”Minogiku”- mellow ”sake” made from clear soft water
    800-3 Takada, Yoro-cho, Yoro-gun, Gifu Prefecture
  • Shiraki Tsunesuke Co. Ltd.

    ”Daruma Masamune”- matured ”sake” carries the appeal of ”ko-shu.”
    61 Kadoyakado, Gifu-shi, Gifu Prefecture
  • Michizakura Brewery Co., Ltd.

    The blessings of nature are poured into each bottle of ”sake” in the form of clear water from the Tsukechi River which flows through the primeval forest.
    25 Tase, Nakatsugawa-shi, Gifu Prefecture
  • Nakashima Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.

    Produces trademark sake of ”Mizuho-no-kuni” - ”Shiroku” and ”Kozaemon”
    7181-1 Toki-cho, Mizunami-shi, Gifu
  • Gifu Miyako Hotel

    Enjoy your stay at this elegant hotel overlooking the Nagara River.
    2695-2 Nagara Fukumitsu, Gifu City, Gifu
  • Shogetsu

    You can enjoy pottery at this Japanese style inn in Gero Onsen.
    1113 Koden, Gero City, Gifu Prefecture
  • Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu

    The museum houses numerous ceramic art and practical ceramic tableware, with emphasis on modern age pieces from 19th century onwards.
    4-2-5, Higashi-machi, Tajimi-city, Gifu (located in Ceramic Park MINO)
  • Ichinomachi Café

    ”Melonpan” - Only ten buns baked a day. High praise from Nakata!
    1-12 Ichinomachi, Furukawa-cho, Hida-shi, Gifu Prefecture
  • Shigeyoshi

    A restaurant where you can savor freshwater eel, a special dish prepared by a skilled chef
    1-3-29 Sanno-dori, Seki-shi, Gifu Prefecture
  • satoshi.F

    French restaurant that uses local produce of Gifu.
    5-1 Yahachi-cho, Gifu-shi, Gifu Prefecture
  • Yoro Park, Site of Reversible Destiny

    An experiential facility within Yoro Park. You can challenge your perception and common sense at this facility designed by modern artist Shusaku Arakawa and poet Madeline Gins.
    1298-2 Takabayashi, Yoro-cho, Yoro-gun, Gifu Prefecture (located in Yoro Park)
  • Bokuseisha

    Dairy cows are grown in Okuhida’s rich environment. They produce and sell flavorful milk and dairy products.
    17-8 Masushima-cho, Furukawa-cho, Hida-shi, Gifu Prefecture
  • Kusakabe Miso Co., Ltd.

    Miso and soy sauce produced using traditional methods in the Hida-Takayama climate.
    90 Kamiichinomachi, Takayama-shi, Gifu Prefecture
  • ”Gifu Great Buddha (Daibutsu) at Shohoji”

    Gifu Great Buddha is also known as ”basket Buddha”, the largest dry lacquered Buddha made from bamboo, ”washi-paper” and lacquer.
    8 Daibutsu-cho, Gifu-shi, Gifu Prefecture
  • Village of ”Gassho-zukuri” houses of Shirakawago

    ”Village of Gassho-zukuri Houses of Shirakawago and Gokayama” is designated a World Heritage by UNESCO. Some of these ”Gassho-zukuri” houses are open for tours and others used as Japanese style inns.
    Ogi-machi, Shirakawa-mura, Ono District, Gifu
  • Hida Beef Curry House

    Savor the tender Hida beef with curry.
    1-21 Honmachi, Takayama-shi, Gifu Prefecture