Hirajin(平甚/ひらじん) is a soba restaurant in Gujohachiman(郡上八幡/ぐじょうはちまん), a town through which the clear stream water of the Yoshida River (吉田川/よしだがわ - Yoshida-gawa) flows. In front of the shop flows the spring water called Sogi-sui(宗祇水), which was selected as the first among the 100 Exquisite and Well-Conserved Waters in Japan by the Ministry of the Environment. Nihachi soba goes well with their original soup, a mixture of flavored soup, Gujo's local miso and mame miso(豆味噌/みそ). The walnut chicken seiro (せいろ-chilled soba noodles served on a bamboo tray) is also a delectable treat. You can eat it by adding raw eggs or walnut paste into the soup. They also serve a set menu of zarusoba (ざるそば - chilled soba noodles) and a small bowl of Hida beef (飛騨牛/ひだぎゅう) and rice. Enjoy it in a tatami (畳/たたみ-Japanese traditional mat) room while watching the Yoshida river.
870 Honmachi, Gujohachiman, Gujo, Gifu
|Directions||Nagoya Railway (Meitetsu)
5 minute-drive from the Gujo Hachiman IC on Tokai Hokuriku Expressway Take Meitetsu limited express from Meitetsu Nagoya Station to Meitetsu Gifu Station (about 29min) Walk (about 1min) to Metitetsu Gifu bus stop Take Meitetsu Gifu bus from Meitetsu Gifu to Hachiman Ekimae (Gujo) Walk (about 20min)
Weekdays 11:00am-4:00pm Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays 11:00-5:00pm *Business hours may change during the summer and the winter. Please check with the store for detalis.
|Holidays||During the New Year holidays|
About ¥1500- Zarusoba ¥870 Jinennjo (potato) Seiro ¥1,380 Hida beef lunch set ¥ 1,940
|Average visit length||About an hour|