Souvenirs

Souvenirs

Japanese sweets

Ayu Gashi sweets

Ayu Gashi sweets

Ayu Gashi, which are Japanese sweets shaped like ayu (sweetfish), are a popular traditional souvenir of Ukai (Cormorant Fishing) Watching on the Nagara River.
In addition to the traditional Ayu Gashi with sponge cake and sweet rice paste filling, the shops create original Senbei or Arare rice cracker versions of Ayu Gashi.

Edamame Manjyu

Edamame Manjyu

Steamed dumplings filled with sweet edamame (green soy bean) paste are among this area's confectionary specialties.

The bean paste makes a delicately beautiful green seen through the translucent white dough of the dumpling's outer layer.

Kaki Yokan

Kaki Yokan

Japanese jelly with the authentic flavor of kaki (persimmons).

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Shops of Japanese sweets Souvenir shops

Processed sweetfish and river fish

Ayu Ichiya Boshi

Ayu Ichiya Boshi

Fresh sweetfish removed of its organs and dried overnight.
Grill lightly before serving.

Ayu Maki Konbu

Ayu Maki Konbu

Sweetfish cooked soft to bones and wrapped with konbu (kelp).
The flavor of kelp is deeply absorbed into the fish.

Ikadabae

Ikadabae

River fish called "Zakko" boiled in sweet soy sauce.
You can eat fish whole.

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Shops of processed sweetfish Souvenir shops

Local sake

Local sake

A variety of local sake made of clear water of pristine Nagara River and the choicest Japanese rice.

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Local sake Souvenir shops