Toukurou ginnan(ginkgo nut)

This ginkgo nut variety came from a natural ginkgo tree of about 300 years of age which was planted in the home of Toukurou Inoue, a resident of Mizuho City. The tree, however, fell down and withered due to a typhoon in 1914. This type is characterized by and highly evaluated for its relatively large size, thin shell with smooth and glossy surface, high uniformity in size and shape, good taste, and favorable storability in comparison with other varieties.
○ Main cultivation area
Hashima City, Mizuho City (former Hozumi Town)
○ Harvest period
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Shunhin Asahi
Wakamiya-cho, Gifu City

Address1F Makobis building, 3-24 Wakamiya-cho, Gifu City[Map
Phone Number058-265-0024
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Opening Hour17:00~24:00(L.O.22:00)
Parking CapacityNot available
Access Approx. 5 minutes walk from Gifu bus "Yanagase" bus stop
"Iri ginnan" (roasted gingko nuts) - local specialty of autumn.
We pick only fat nuts, crack their shell, soak them in salty water and then roast them for hours. Our master chef is an earnest inquirer who thinks "simple dishes cannot be cooked simply." He identifies the character of each seasonal ingredient and prepares dishes with time, effort and ingenuity.
Service periodFrom late September to late December
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<Messages from the Staff> We will promote local gingko nuts by serving a wider variety of dishes.

Itonuki Farmers' Market
Mitsuhashi, Motosu City

Address1044-1 Mitsuhashi, Motosu City[Map
Phone Number058-323-6851
Opening Hour8:30~17:00
Parking Capacity50 cars
Access Approx. 40 minutes by car from Meishin Expressway "Gifu-Hashima IC"
Seasonal food from late autumn to early spring.
A characteristic flavor that penetrates through your nostrils.
Large-size "Toukurou ginnan" weighs about double general ginkgo nut with thinner shell. To harvest the nuts, wait until completely ripe, shake the trees and let them drop to the ground. The meat of nuts is dried and packaged for sale.
Service periodFrom early October to late March
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<Messages from the Staff> Enjoy the sticky texture of gingko nuts free from bitterness.