Among the Japanese black Wagyu beef farmed in Gifu, this title is given only to the beef which clears strict criterion such as meat quality grade, fattening period. etc.
The cattle are raised with extreme care by each producer and surrounded by bountiful nature with clear streams, making ‘Hidagyu’ smooth and tender and earning it a reputation for its melt-in-your-mouth texture and delicious taste.
It is very delicious in stewed dishes as well as Japanese dishes such as Sukiyaki and Shabu-Shabu, not to mention as a steak or from a barbecue.
Located precisely in the center of Japan, Gifu Prefecture is roughly divided into two regions: Hida in the north and Mino in the south.
While the Hida region is defined largely by its grand mountains that rise more than 3,000 meters above sea level and the heavy snow it gets during the winter, the Mino region is characterized by its expansive plains and clear, flowing rivers.
This sharp contrast between regions gives Gifu a marvelous variety in scenery and culture that few places can match.
Gifu Prefectural Department of
Agricultural Policy, Agricultural Products
Direct: +81(0)58 272 8418
Fax: +81(0)58278 2682