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"Ichii-ittobori" - wood carving(Takayama City and Hida Area)
The wood-carved products of Ichii-ittobori posess the natural beauty of the material.

Tomato Juice(Nyukawa, Takayama City)
Locally grown ripe tomato makes healthy juice. Nyukawa's juice contains less salt than ordinary tomato juice.

Hida Beef(Kiyomi, Takayama City and other villages in Hida)
High quality, tender beef produced with local expertise.

"Keichan"(Shokawa, Takayama City)
A marinade of chicken. Delicious when fried with vegetables such as cabbage, onion and carrot.

"Mayubina"- doll(Ichinomiya, Takayama City)
Hina dolls made of silk cocoons to celebrate Hida Ikibina Doll Festival.

Hida's peach and apple(Kokufu, Takayama City and Furukawa, Hida City)
Clean water from the Northern Alps and clean air help ripen the fruits. Sweet, juicy and crispy apples are the best.

"Yunohana" -bath powder(Kamitakara, Takayama City)
Natural hot spring water contains mineral elements such as sulphur and lime which are good for health. Yunohana, dried mineral powder, is used for home bathing.

"Hida Shunkei-nuri"- lacquerware
(Takayama City and Kamioka, Hida City)
This lacquerware, started by the lacquerer Narita San'emon who was employed by Lord Kanamori, has a long history. The clear urushi lacquer keeps the natural ring pattern in the final product.

"Miso-sembei"(Furukawa, Hida City)
A sembei Japanese cracker coated with miso bean paste. The new ginger flavored cracker is popular, too.

Sanchu Japanese Paper(Kawai, Hida City)
The natural color and texture makes this particular Japanese paper special.

"Shingaisoba"- buckwheat noodles(Shirakawa Village)
Buckwheat noodles are best when made out of freshly milled flour. Only the necessary amount is hand-ground in a mortar right before serving. Here, only locally grown wheat is used. Visitors can make noodles by themselves at Taiken-kan House.

"Masuzushi" or "Masuno-sushi" - trout sushi
(Toyama City)
Pink trout meat on vinegared white Toyama rice wrapped in green sasa bamboo leaf is what masuzushi is all about. This must be savoured in Toyama.

"Kamaboko"-fish paste(Toyama City)
Fish fresh from Toyama Bay and the clean water flows down from Tateyama mountains make this kamaboko very tasty. Kamaboko rolls wrapped in seaweed or colored fish paste are special to Toyama. They go very well with hot sake, Japanese wine.

Figs(Osawano, Toyama City)
The figs grown here are fresh and good for health. Between September and October is the best season.

"Myoga"- a kind of ginger(Ohyama, Toyama City)
Ozanami Myoga is the name for what grows at the foot of Tateyama mountains. This is a typical home village taste. Try myoga sushi.

"Yatsuo-washi"-japanese paper(Yatsuo, Toyama City)
A medical industry started in the middle of the Edo Period, around the time the paper industry started in Yatsuo, to produce wrapping paper and bags for medicines. Now, hand-made paper is used for arts and crafts.

Persimmon vinegar and "Alkamate Drink"
(Yamada, Toyama City)
Persimmons grow abundantly in Yamada. Persimmon vinegar, made of not only the fruit but also the leaf, adds a unique taste to your cooking. It can be used to make healthy drink as well.

"Rakkyo"- small onion(Hosoiri, Toyama City)
The pickled rakkyo bulb is crispy and refreshing. There are modern versions of rakkyo, pickled in wine or tamari (soy bean sauce).

Tulip Bulb(Tonami City)
Tonami City is the highest production of Tulip bulbs in Japan, which bloom beautiful and lively flowers.

Okado Fine Noodle(Tonami City)
Firm fine noodle, exposed to the cold winds and dried in the sun, has a faint aroma and good taste. Superb noodle.

"Yuzu" - citrus fruit(Shogawa, Tonami City )
The juicy flavor of yuzu is loved in Japanese cuisine.

"Hikimono-kiji" - woodware(Shogawa, Tonami City )
Wood products, made with carving wheels, are marketed as raw materials in the lacquerware business. Some of the products are sold without lacquering.

"Kayayaki"- acorn beans(Johana, Nanto City)
Kayayaki is one of the sweets of "country taste". Enjoy the crunchy beans with unique flavor.

"Gokayama-washi"- Japanese paper(Taira, Nanto City)
Gokayama Paper manufacturing has more than 400 years of tradition. It is designated as a National Traditional Craft. The paper is used for arts and crafts and also for the repairment of cultural properties.

"Gokayama-dofu" - bean curd
(Taira and Kamitaira, Nanto City)
Unlike ordinary tofu, Gokayama's tofu is not very soft. It was carried with a rope tied around it, so they say.

"Iwanazushi" - char sushi(Kamitaira, Nanto City)
Iwana (fish) lives only in clean water. Try this sushi, and you will love it.

"Matatabi-shu" - liquor(Toga, Nanto City)
This is a liqueur with a unique flavor of wild matatabi (silvervine) nuts.

"Imokko-nabe" - potato hot pot(Inami, Nanto City)
A hot pot of locally grown satoimo(potato) and pork (lean meat).

"Daigaku-imo" - sweet potato(Inokuchi, Nanto City)
Daigaku-imo is deep-fried sweet potato, coated with thick syrup. Inokuchi's syrup does not diminish the natural sweetness of the potato.

Chrysanthemum(Fukuno, Nanto City)
Chrysanthemum is a popular botanical product of Fukuno. Here, electric lights are utilized to simulate added daylight in autumn to delay blooming time. Chrysanthemum Festival is held in November.

Dried persimmon(Fukumitsu惻Johhana, Nanto City)
"Sanjagaki" is the name for the bitter persimmon which becomes sweet when it is air-dried by the strong, cold wind which blows down from Mt.Io.

Kurobe Watermelon(Fuchuu, Toyama City)
Kurobe Watermelon is fresh and sweet.It is known as the king of watermelon .




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