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Hohba mochi (rice cake wrapped with a magnolia leaf)

In the Hida region, each household makes "Hohba mochi (rice cake)" in the summer holiday season by wrapping freshly pounded mochi with Japanese magnolia leaves. When eating it, the entire surface is baked until the wrapping leaf is slightly scorched. Thus the flavor of magnolia leaves seeps into the mochi and gives it a distinct deliciousness.
Shops where you can eat treats, shops you can buy

Jinya Asaichi (Open-air morning market), Yamada Mochi Shop
Chishima-machi, Takayama City

Address1145 Chishima-machi, Takayama City[Map
Phone Number0577-33-7633
Opening Hour7:00~12:00
HolidayNo holidays
Parking CapacityPlease park your car at nearby Municipal Parking.
Access Approx. 10 minutes walk from JR Takayama Main Line "Takayama Station"
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The famous morning market item, home-grown rice cake wrapped with magnolia leaves
"Yamada Mochi" serving rice cake using home-grown rice only is found in a morning market in front of the Takayama Jinya. Hohba mochi can be warmed up in an oven until the Hohba leaf comes off naturally and then it is ready with the fullest flavor. Many customers make back orders to enjoy it.
Service periodAll year round
Please call us to confirm.
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<Messages from the Staff> We are determined to continue home-making local tasty dishes for our customers.

Jinya Asaichi (Open-air morning market), Nokubi Agricultural Products
Katano-machi, Takayama City

Address3-261 Katano-machi, Takayama City[Map
Phone Number0577-33-6492
Opening Hour7:00~12:00
HolidayNo holidays
Parking CapacityPlease park your car at nearby Municipal Parking.
Access Approx. 15 minutes walk from JR Takayama Main Line "Takayama Station"
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Cooked with carefully selected ingredients by a farmer with a long history
"Nokubi Agricultural Products" has a shop in the morning market since the end of the War. They use home-grown rice and vegetables from highlands. Hohba is called "Ao (green) hohba" between June and September and "kare (withering) hohba" during October through May to be used separately. The former has a distinctly strong flavor when baked.
Service periodAll year round
Please call us to confirm.
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<Messages from the Staff> Choose from a variety of our rice cakes prepared without any additives or preservatives.