Doujou hachiya gaki (persimmon)

This astringent persimmon variety originated in the Hachiya area of Minokamo City. A country samurai offered dried persimmons to the Shogun of Kamakura Government, who said afterwards, “It was as sweet as hachi-mitsu (honey),” and gave the name of “Hachiya” to the designations of the persimmons and village. It is also called “doujou” (court noble) hachiya gaki as it was presented to and enjoyed as a delicacy by the rulers and high ranking officials of various governments and shogunates over its long history.
○ Main cultivation area
Minokamo City
○ Harvest period
Shops where you can eat treats, shops you can buy

JA Megumino, Hachiya branch shop
Hachiya-cho, Minokamo City

Address6-1 Hachiyacho-Kamihachiya, Minokamo City[Map
Phone Number0120-882-731
Opening Hour8:30~17:00
HolidaySaturdays, Sundays and national holidays
Parking Capacity10 cars
Access Approx. 8 minutes by car from Tokai-Kanjo Expressway "Minokamo IC"
Approx. 10 minutes by car from JR Takayama Main Line/ Taita Line "Mino-Ota Station"
Dried persimmons with the sweetness of honey, grown in the winter sunlight and breeze.
The dried persimmons of this area date back over 1,000 years and once were offered to the Shoguns of Edo Period (1603-1868). They are characterized by their deep, honey-sweetness and strong texture. Available with advance orders accepted starting December 1st. The delivery begins mid-December in order.
Service periodFrom mid-December to early January
Please call us to confirm and make a reservation.
<Messages from the Staff> Listed on the "Ark of Taste" comparable to world heritage of food by Slow Food Foundation (based in Italy).

Minokamo City Museum
Hachiya-cho, Minokamo City

Address3299-1 Hachiyacho-Kamihachiya, Minokamo City[Map
Phone Number0574-28-1110
Opening Hour9:00~17:00
HolidayMondays (or following weekday when national holiday falls on Monday), year-end and New Year Holidays
Parking Capacity174 cars
Access Approx. 5 minutes by car from Tokai-Kanjo Expressway "Minokamo IC"
Approx. 17 minutes walk from JR Takayama Main Line "Mino-Ota Station"
"Doujou Hachiya gaki financier" available to be enjoyed all year round.
"Doujou Hachiya gaki" can be eaten only during a certain period of winter. So we created financier sweets using the powder of the fresh local persimmons, local Hatsushimo rice powder, and honey produced in Gifu Prefecture.
Service periodAll year round
Please call us to confirm.
<Messages from the Staff> "Financier" is a kind of French butter cake or baked sweets. You can enjoy the integration of East and West.