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Posted: Jul 20,2015

Miyagawa River Morning Market

Miyagawa River Morning Market

Miyagawa River Morning Market is a famous sightseeing spot and is often in the guide books. You can enjoy shopping and eating there, so we would like to introduce unknown enjoyment such as subculture items by local creator and haiku hanged on the sign.

No 1. Standard Special Products

Once you step into the market, you will find the shop sells local vegetables and fruit, you can taste some of them.
In addition, you can find special products like Ittobori (Japanese wood sculpting method). The producers sell own products, so you may be able to get one of a kind.

  • No 1. Standard Special Products
  • No 1. Standard Special Products
  • No 1. Standard Special Products
  • No 1. Standard Special Products

Tasting vegetables with miso/ Handmade crafts/ Ittobori

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Miyagawa River Morning Market Products list
・Pickles by local mother
・Local fruit, honey and herb tea
・Chemical-free vegetables
・Traditional products etc.

No 2. Authentic Coffee Shop at KOMA Coffee

When visiting the Morning market, you will smell coffee by the wind. There is an authentic coffee shop.
You can enjoy taking some photogenic pictures such as milk with whipped cream and cute Latte art.

They use Hida milk (local milk company). They have been particular about blending 6 kinds of coffee beans and espresso roasted coffee beans by themselves.

No 2. Authentic Coffee Shop at KOMA Coffee

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This shop uses not only paper cups but also cookie cups.
You can try bitter espresso because the cup is coated with sugar inner surface. The taste is bitter at first but becomes sweet gradually, you can eat the cookie cup to finish at last.

No 3. Finding Out Some News

You will notice some small shrines and signs if you watch out around. The hut on the pillar made of brick is water gauge. It is located in very high position because the water comes up by this level when heavy rainy day. This picture was taken in May, so Koinobori (carp-shaped streamer) had been displayed. People in Takayama celebrate Boys Festival on June 5 (old lunar calendar). There are over 60 Akiha shrines and Haiku (Japanese poem in 5-7-5 syllabic form) written about the morning market and neighborhood around this area.

  • No 3. Finding Out Some News
  • No 3. Finding Out Some News
  • No 3. Finding Out Some News
  • No 3. Finding Out Some News

Top: Hut with water gauge
Bottom from left: Koinobori/ Akiha shrine/ Haiku

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There are over 60 Akiha shrines including in Yatai (festival floats) storehouses in Takayama. It is said that only Akiha shrine remined unburned when a large fire broke out a long time ago. That’s why the shrines have been worshipped by the people as hibuse no kami(gods) to protect from fire.

How was this article about Miyagawa River Morning Market? You can find several shops such as Gyu-man (Hida beef bun) and soft serve while strolling along the street. You can enjoy seasonal food and sweets, too.

Miyagawa River Morning Market

Miyagawa River Morning Market

Access Address:
Miyagawa along, Shimosan-no-machi, Gifu, Takayama-city
(10-minute-walk from Takayama Green Hotel)
Here is the hotel shuttle bus information.

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