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Anekaeshi (sweets)

It is a traditional sweet from the Hagiwara area of Gero City made of bean jam wrapped in a dough of rice powder and mugwort. "Ane(ru)" comes from the Hida region dialect for "Koneru" which means "kneading". "Kaeshi" means "repeating" in Japanese. This sweet thus came to be known as "Anekaeshi" as it is made by repeatedly kneading the dough. It can be enjoyed only in the spring time when mugwort is freshly harvested.
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Hida Hagiwara Food Processing Center
Hagiwara-cho, Gero City

Address490-1 Hagiwaracho-Hane, Gero City[Map
Phone Number0576-52-3848
Opening Hour8:00~17:00
HolidaySundays, national holidays, year-end and New Year Holidays (December 31 to January 7)
Parking Capacity10 cars
Access Approx. 75 minutes by car from Chuo Expressway "Nakatsugawa IC"
Approx. 15 minutes by car from JR Takayama Main Line "Gero Station"
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A limited seasonal item awaited by many fans
We use only locally harvested mugwort and prepare the dish to maximize its flavor through careful balance of the taste with the sweetness of bean paste. We offer it only from late April to late June. A lot of our customers are waiting annually for these two months.
Service periodFrom late April to late June
Please call us to confirm.
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<Messages from the Staff> We offer delicious food made from local products and traditional recipes.

JA Hida A-COOP Hagiwara Shop
Hagiwara-cho, Gero City

Address1853 Hagiwaracho-Hagiwara, Gero City[Map
Phone Number0576-52-1295
Opening Hour9:30~18:30
HolidayFirst and Third Sundays
Parking Capacity60 cars (share parking with local shops)
Access Approx. 4 minutes walk from JR Takayama Main Line "Hida-Hagiwara Station"
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Home-made taste, best for tea sweets or gift
"Anekaeshi", a local specialty which is being cooked less and less in general households. Many therefore are happy to find it in local supermarkets and buy it as tea sweets or gift. The product is for sale only in the mugwort harvest season and quickly sold out.
Service periodFrom late April to late June
Please call us to confirm.
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<Messages from the Staff> We take care to offer safe and fresh products such as local vegetables and Hida beef.