Kaoru in Furukawacho Noguchi is a restaurant that celebrates the region’s delicacy, Hida beef. Hida beef is a high-quality sub-brand of wagyu beef and known for its signature marbling, which elevates its tenderness and flavor. Kaoru is an excellent spot to enjoy the exquisite flavor of Hida beef at reasonable prices. The restaurant is a short 15-minute walk from Hida-Hosoe Station, which is a stop along the Takayama Line.
The cozy wooden interior has western and Japanese-style seating, with the latter having guests dine on traditional tatami floors.
The most popular menu items are the beef sets, which include meat, veggies, rice, and miso soup. The restaurant gives diners an immersive experience from start to finish by allowing them to cook the meat and veggies themselves teppanyaki-style — on personal iron plates set up at each table. Kaoru’s simple dishes highlight its quality ingredients, making it the perfect spot for foodies to enjoy Hida’s famed beef.