Snatch up the delicious sweetfish that populate the superbly clear waters of the Miyagawa River!
Around the beginning of Obon season in August, a traditional method of fishing called yana enters open season on the clear and beautiful Miyagawa River. Said to have been conducted in this same spot since the Edo period of Japan, a kind of Japanese sweetfish called ayu can be fished using this yana technique, and you can enjoy the unparalleled taste of freshly caught and freshly fried ayu. Fishing continues uninterrupted until mid-November, with no breaks or days off.
Also equipped with a space that can accommodate up to 200 people, visitors can enjoy the taste of salted ayu sweetfish fried over hot coals, ayu sashimi and many other kinds of sweetfish cooking, giving guests the chance to taste Hida’s traditional yana cuisine. Stop by Hida Furukawa and make the unforgettable seasonal flavor of the area’s proud yana tradition one of your memories of Japan!
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