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Story Seasonal eating place, Hita Ayu Yana Ba By JNTO on 03 July 2017

Ayu sweetfish broiled over a charcoal fire


Hita Ayu Yana Ba


Ayu sweetfish, a freshwater fish, is a typical early summer dish. Sweetfish fresh from the river are broiled slowly over a charcoal fire, which makes the surface crisp and softens the texture inside. You can fully enjoy sweetfish, which can live only in clean water, with this simple recipe.
At "Hita Ayu Yana Ba", fresh sweetfish are caught with a traditional fishing method consisting of a bamboo fence built at an angle in a river and are served only when they are in season. Hita Ayu Yana Ba attracts a great number of people every year, especially in early summer when young sweetfish with soft bones and meat are in season.
At a restaurant situated beside the river, such sweetfish based dishes as fresh sashimi, broiled sweetfish with salt, or a combination meals can be enjoyed while taking in the fresh air and listening to the pleasant sound of the stream. Enjoy fresh seasonal eating here in this pleasant location!


Hita Ayu Yana Ba

1232-22 Wakamiya-machi, Hita City
0973-24-0420 (Mikumagawa River Tourism Development Corp.)
From July 1 to November 15, 2017 (estimated)
Business hours
11:00 - 17:00
Open throughout the period (depending on river conditions)

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