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.
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.
Japanese jelly with the authentic flavor of kaki (persimmons).
Processed sweetfish and river fish
Ayu Ichiya Boshi
Fresh sweetfish removed of its organs and dried overnight.
Grill lightly before serving.
Ayu Maki Konbu
Sweetfish cooked soft to bones and wrapped with konbu (kelp).
The flavor of kelp is deeply absorbed into the fish.
River fish called "Zakko" boiled in sweet soy sauce.
You can eat fish whole.
A variety of local sake made of clear water of pristine Nagara River and the choicest Japanese rice.