When visiting Takayama, you want to eat local dishes and Hida beef. Many of you may be wanting to try Japanese specialties and soba. Although Japanese restaurants are of high quality, it is recommended that you visit restaurants popular among the locals if you visit there.

3 Recommended Restaurants of Takayama

This will be an introduction to 3 restaurants you definitely want to go to when visiting Takayama. All are popular among the locals, and you should try them.

1. Takayama's Beef Restaurant; Maruaki

"Hida beef" is something you definitely want to eat when coming to Takayama. When talking about a yakiniku restaurant where you can eat Hida beef, which is also known as an art of meat, we recommend “Maruaki”.

Maruaki is a meat shop that goes from stocking to processing. You can taste the best Hida beef with technology unique to a butcher’s shop. There are sirloin steaks you eat with natural salt, shabu-shabu, sukiyaki, yakiniku and so on on the menu. You can choose from several types of dishes. Yakiniku and steak can also be eaten on the grill on the table so you can grill to your liking.

The “Hida Takayama Store”, at a convenient 5-minute walk from the station, is open all year round except on New Year's Day. It is a restaurant you definitely want to visit in Takayama.

Spot Information

  • Name: Maruaki Hida Takayama Store
  • Address: 6-8 Tenmanmachi Takayama, Gifu
  • Business Hours: 11:00~21:00 (Last Order 20:30)
    ※Business Hours can change depending on season
  • Regular Holiday: None except New Years
  • Access: 5-minute walk from Takayama
  • Name: Maruaki Takayama Yasugawa Store
  • Address: 3 Shimosannomachi Takayama, Gifu
  • Business Hours: 11:00~21:00 (Last Order 20:30)
    ※Business Hours can change depending on season
  • Regular Holiday: Tuesdays
  • Access: 10-minute walk from Takayama

2. Takayama’s Kaiseki Japanese Restaurant: Shokuba Joto

If you want to taste Japanese cuisine at Takayama,"Shokuba Joto" is recommended. It is a restaurant where you can taste dishes made from local ingredients such as Hida beef and Hida Koshihikari.

There is also a hearth with a separator, and you will feel a Japanese-like atmosphere.

The popular item on the menu is Hida beef on don: “Hida beef stamina ohitsu”, and the rare Hoba miso katsu. A miso katsu with a special taste of Japanese traditional seasoning "Miso" and Hida egoma is a menu item you really want to taste.

On Wednesdays and Thursdays, there is a limited 5 meals with cooked rice using seafood and local vegetables and sashimi lunch sets. When going to Takayama on a Wednesday or Thursday, it is definitely a menu you want to try.

Spot Information

  • Name: Shokuba Joto
  • Address: 3-chōme-1104-1 Nishinoisshikimachi Takayama, Gifu
  • Business Hours: 【Tuesdays~Sundays・Holidays・Before Holidays】Lunch 11:30~14:00 (L.O.13:30), Dinner 18:00~22:00 (L.O.21:30)
  • Regular Holiday: Mondays
  • Access: 18-minute walk from JR Takayama Main Line Takayama Station

3. Takayama's Japanese restaurant Zaru Soba Seto

Something you want to try in Japan: Soba. “Zaru Soba Seto” makes four types of soba every day by using two kinds of stone mills: a manual mill and an electric mill.

We recommend a menu where you can eat and compare the four types yourself. You definitely want to taste the difference between the different soba. You can also add tororo, daikon radish, etc. You can also have kamo seiro and kamo nanban, limited time during the winter. Home-made soba is something you definitely want to try when visiting Takayama.

Spot Information

  • Name: Zaru Soba Seto
  • Address: 1660-5 Shimookamotomachi Takayama, Gifu
  • Business Hours: 11:00 ~ 16:00(Last order 15:30)
  • Regular Holiday: Wednesdays
  • Access: 20-minute walk from Takayama Station

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