Kunogawa kabura (turnip)

This kind of turnip is cultivated in Gero City and is named after the area where it is grown. This turnip is characterized by the red color which is seen over the entire plant, that is, on the root surface and core, as well as the leaves and stems. When pickled, the red color becomes deeper and more vivid. It has been used for making pickles since long ago.
○ Main cultivation area
Gero City (former Gero Town)
○ Harvest period
Early November
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Café Fuji
Hoido, Gero City

Address1097-1 Hoido, Gero City[Map
Phone Number0576-28-2528
Opening Hour 7:30~22:00 (lunch: 11:00~14:00)
Parking Capacity8 cars
Access Approx. 20 minutes by car from JR Takayama Main Line "Gero Station"
Namasu - a refreshing vinegar-seasoned dish using Kunogawa Kabura with a crispy texture.
Red turnip has been cultivated since early times in theKunogawa area of Gero City for making pickles. It is consumed mainly as pickles or vinegar-seasoned dishes due to its hard texture. It makes a great side dish for a set meal.
Service periodFrom mid-December to late February
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<Messages from the Staff> Namasu goes extremely well with steamed rice. It's included in set meals on our menu. (Pickles may be offered instead depending on the season.)