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Mishima Candle Shop is a reputable establishment with over 240 years of history and is one of very few remaining handmade candle stores in Japan.

The candles made at Mishima Candle Shop are created using entirely natural materials, and differ from your standard western candles in many ways. The wicks are created in such a way that the flame is resistant to wind and difficult to extinguish, with the peculiar characteristic that the flame will appear to dance and waver, even in the complete absence of wind. The shape and make of the candle also prevents wax from running down the sides.

During the Santera Mairi, a festival that takes place in January of each year, it is customary to light a single giant Japanese candle that Mr. Mishima has poured his heart and soul into the creation of. Japanese candles also make for popular souvenirs amongst tourists. Within the store, you can enjoy hearing the master explain the fine details of his craft as he creates candles before your very eyes.

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Basic Information


Ichinomachi 3-12, Furukawa-cho, Hida-shi, Gifu


5 minute walk from Hida Furukawa Station on the JR Takayama Line

Business Hours

9:30am – 5:00pm

Days Closed for Business

Wednesday, Jan 1 - 3


No parking available