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Registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, nearly 100 traditional Japanese buildings called Gassho Zukuri line the streets in Shirakawago in Gifu Prefecture. Most of the buildings are used for restaurants or gift shops. The restaurant Irori serves traditional dishes in the Hida region, and you can enjoy them sitting around an irori, a fire pit in a floor, in a Gassho Zukuri house. The restaurant also has a gift shop for tourists to purchase regional specialties. Across the street, there is a hot spring called Shirakawago no Yu that is the only natural hot spring in Shirakawago. You can relax and unwind in the hot spring while you enjoy the beautiful nature that displays different scenery in each season.
- 374-1 Ogimachi, Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun, Gifu
- Contact No.
- Take a bus from Hida Takayama Bus Center at Takayama Station on JR Takayama Line to Shirakawago. 5-min walk from the bus stop.
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 10:00-14:00 Closed irregularly
- Official Website
- Other Information
- *Average price （per person）: from 1,000 yenMenu: Hidagyu Miso Tobanyaki Teishoku （grilled Hida Beef with miso） 1,620 yen, Yakidofu Teishoku （grilled tofu combo） 1,296 yen, Hidagyu Beef Curry 1,100 yenCredit cards accepted
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Selected Fresh Local Ingredients
The restaurant Irori is proud to serve dishes that are made with special local fresh ingredients. It offers regional cuisine with local products in season throughout the year, such as sansai （wild edible plants from the mountains） in the spring, vegetables from the highland in Hida in the summer, mushroom in the fall, and pickled local vegetables in the winter. Their healthy dishes contain no MSG or other additives.
Popular Dish Using Special Ingredients of Shirakawago
The most popular dish on the menu is Yakidofu Teishoku （grilled tofu combination - 1,296 yen）. They use a dense tofu which is a regional specialty for this combination dish. A generous amount of soybeans are used to make this dense and chewy tofu, and it has a rich soybean flavor. It is eaten with thick soy sauce and goes well with white rice.
Combination Plate of Regional Cuisines
Their Hidagyu Miso Tobanyaki Teishoku （1,620 yen） is highly recommended! The main dish is grilled beef with miso, and they use premium brand beef of Gifu Prefecture for this dish. It comes with other dishes made with local ingredients like grilled freshwater fish, a dense tofu and hand-picked sansai.