Hohba miso (miso grilled on a magnolia leaf)

In the Hida region, the fallen leaves of Japanese magnolia were collected in autumn and utilized as a cooking tool. Hohba miso is a simple meal prepared by baking miso paste and chopped leek pieces upon a magnolia leaf. Today Hida beef or mushrooms are added to be baked together, and thus the dish has become an essential hospitality item of the region.

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Road Station Nanamori Kiyomi Ajisai Nanamori
Kiyomi-cho, Takayama City

Address2145 Kiyomicho-Makigahora, Takayama City[Map
Phone Number0577-68-0022
Opening Hour11:00~17:00(LO.16:30) / April to mid-November
11:00~16:00(LO.15:30) / mid-November to March
HolidayDecember 31 to January 1
Parking Capacity95 cars
Access From Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway/Chubu Jukan Expressway "Hida-Kiyomi IC", take Chubu-Jukan Expressway and get off at "Takayama-nishi IC" exit (the shop located in front of "Takayama-nishi IC" exit)
Enjoy A5-ranked Hida beef sparerib with an original miso taste
"Hida beef hohba miso set meal" was created to promote the local beef of Hida breed seasoned with locally developed hohba miso paste. It is our signature dish since the opening in 1999 which brings back our customers repeatedly for the delicious miso.
Service periodAll year round
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Shirakawa Village, Ono County

Address1168-1 Ogi-machi, Shirakawa Village, Ono County[Map
Phone Number05769-6-1007
Opening Hour9:00~20:00 (for accomodation reservations)
HolidayIrregular holidays
Parking Capacity10 cars
Access Approx. 5 minutes by car from Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway "Shirakawago IC"
Highway express bus: take bus from Nagoya Station, get off at "Shirakawa-go" bus stop
Enjoy a blissful breakfast at our inn in an historical structure of the World Heritage site Shirakawa-go
"Hohba miso grill" using home-made miso handed down over 100 years is a main dish of the inn's breakfast. This dish using a lot of local vegetables and mild seasoning has long been a favorite of many guests who often comment, "I just can't stop eating rice!" or "I want to take it home!"
Service periodAll year round
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<Messages from the Staff> Our inn is run by family. We offer our guests a chance to feel the Japanese countryside.

Takane-machi, Takayama City

Address290 Takanemachi-Kamigahora, Takayama City[Map
Phone Number0577-59-2326
Opening HourFor booking, please call us between 10:00 to 18:00.
HolidayClosed on Wednesdays only for day trip bathing
Parking Capacity30 cars
Access Approx. 50 minutes by car from JR Takayama Main Line "Takayama Station"
Approx. 3 minutes walk from Nohi Bus "Kamigahora" bus stop
The taste that is our pride has been served for breakfast since our establishment opened
"Shichihokan" is an inn in Shiozawa Hot Spring located on a road leading to the Nomugitoge Pass, at the elevation of 1,000 m with a fantastic view. In addition to our dinner menu making generous use of Hida beef, wild vegetables, etc., our Japanese breakfast featuring "hohba miso" has been popular since our establishment opened.
Service periodAll year round
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<Messages from the Staff> Breakfast with Hohba miso give you a good start for the day.
Hohba miso recipe
Ingredients :

(serves 4)
・100g miso
・80g welsh onion
・80g shiitake mushroom
・1 hoba (brown; magnolia leaf)


①Cut the welsh onions diagonally and remove the hard tip of shiitake mushroom stems and cut them into fine strips.

②Put a net and a leaf on shichirin (a small round charcoal stove made of clay or earthenware), put miso, welsh onions, and shiitake mushrooms, and eat them while grilling.

The recipe source:Gifu Prefecture School Dietician Association

※Recipes vary by region and family.