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Makuwa uri (melon)

Its origin is former Makuwa Village (covered in today’s Motosu City), and it is named after that village. There is a record indicating that in 1575 Nobunaga Oda (a renowned feudal lord or Daimyo) offered this fruit to the Imperial Court. The fruit's shape is cylindrical, similar to a straw rice bag, and its yellow skin is striped with 10 green lines. It is a type of melon family which falls from its vine on its own when it is ripe. The fruit has a distinctly pleasant flavor.
○ Main cultivation area
Motosu City (former Shinsei Town)
○ Harvest period
Late July to early August
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Onsai Hiroba Shinsei/ Gifu Senior High School of Agriculture & Forestry
Sokei, Motosu City

Address467-1 Sokei, Motosu City[Map
Phone Number058-323-6351
Opening Hour9:30~17:00
HolidayNo holidays (except year-end and New Year Holidays)
Parking Capacity100 cars
Access Approx. 10 minutes by car from Meishin Expressway "Gifu-Hashima IC"
Approx. 10 minutes by car from JR Tokaido Main Line "Hozumi Station"
Approx. 15 minutes walk from Tarumi Railway "Kitagata-Makuwa Station"
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Makuwa uri melon ice cream produced by a method patented by a high school student.
"Makuwa uri" melon is named after the village where it was produced (today's Motosu City). Local students attending an agricultural high school invented ice cream using the melon. 10,000 pieces were sold in two years. It is available for sale at Onsai Hiroba or Road Station. Other items such as "Makuwa uri daifuku cake" are under development.
Service periodAll year round
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<Messages from the Staff> We developed a new production method of Makuwa uri, introduced on the official Website of Japan Patent Office.

Ebisu-ya
Kitagata Town, Motosu County

Address1710-1 Kitagata, Kitagata Town, Motosu County[Map
Phone Number058-324-0208
Opening Hour8:00~19:00
HolidayNo holidays
Parking Capacity3 cars
Access Approx. 10 minutes walk from Tarumi Railway "Kitagata-Makuwa Station"
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Refreshing sweets item "Makuwa uri yokan" bean jelly.
”Makuwa uri yokan" made using only the best of the harvest in August is available for sale all year round with the melon processed as a storable jam. It is a local specialty made with a balance between the melon flavor and the fresh texture the jelly offers.
Service periodAll year round
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<Messages from the Staff> Our sweets are made using local ingredients and we wish that many people can enjoy the taste.