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The best place to taste and enjoy Lake Biwa – Ayuya

Travel Reporter

Benjamin McCracken (USA)

Date
Feb 8, 2011

At Ayuya-no-Sato you can enjoy a “taste” of Lake Biwa while taking in Shiga’s picturesque mountains and lakeside scenery.

  • The best place to taste and enjoy Lake Biwa – Ayuya

    Ayuya is a gift shop, restaurant, and café specializing in local food and cuisine.

  • The best place to taste and enjoy Lake Biwa – Ayuya

    The first floor of Ayuya is a gift shop specializing in Shiga Prefectural products.

  • The best place to taste and enjoy Lake Biwa – Ayuya

    There are many different types of gifts ranging from fish to sweets.

  • The best place to taste and enjoy Lake Biwa – Ayuya

    Ayuya specializes in fish from Lake Biwa, including the Ayu, one of the lake's most abundant species. The Ayu are simmered in a special sauce to add flavor.

  • The best place to taste and enjoy Lake Biwa – Ayuya

    Ayuya's second floor boasts one of the area's finest dinning experiences.

  • The best place to taste and enjoy Lake Biwa – Ayuya

    The meal includes many different small dishes that include fish and vegetables.

  • The best place to taste and enjoy Lake Biwa – Ayuya

    The food is not only very delicious, but it is also very beautiful.

  • The best place to taste and enjoy Lake Biwa – Ayuya

    Most of the dishes take advantage of the wealth of fish Lake Biwa provides.

  • The best place to taste and enjoy Lake Biwa – Ayuya

    A meal includes shish-kabobs cooked on a hibachi grill.

  • The best place to taste and enjoy Lake Biwa – Ayuya

    The shish-kabobs are made with duck meat. It is very delicious and unlike anything else typically found throughout Japan.

  • The best place to taste and enjoy Lake Biwa – Ayuya

    Ayu can also be grilled on the hibachi grill.

  • The best place to taste and enjoy Lake Biwa – Ayuya

    The grilled Ayu are not just great looking, but they taste wonderful as well.

  • The best place to taste and enjoy Lake Biwa – Ayuya

    No Japanese meal would be complete without tempura. Ayuya's tempura includes fish from Lake Biwa.

  • The best place to taste and enjoy Lake Biwa – Ayuya

    The main dish is duck nabe. Nabe is a way of cooking food by simmering it in water.

  • The best place to taste and enjoy Lake Biwa – Ayuya

    The duck is simmered together with mushrooms and vegetables.

  • The best place to taste and enjoy Lake Biwa – Ayuya

    Duck cooked in nabe is very good.

  • The best place to taste and enjoy Lake Biwa – Ayuya

    Shiga Prefecture's most recognized delicacy is Funazushi. It is a salted fish that is allowed to age.

  • The best place to taste and enjoy Lake Biwa – Ayuya

    Funazushi has a distinct smell and taste.

  • The best place to taste and enjoy Lake Biwa – Ayuya

    The view from the dining area allows one to enjoy both Lake Biwa and the mountains.

  • The best place to taste and enjoy Lake Biwa – Ayuya

    Ayuya is certianly a great place to get a taste of Shiga.

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