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Benjamin McCracken (USA)
At Ayuya-no-Sato you can enjoy a “taste” of Lake Biwa while taking in Shiga’s picturesque mountains and lakeside scenery.
Ayuya is a gift shop, restaurant, and café specializing in local food and cuisine.
The first floor of Ayuya is a gift shop specializing in Shiga Prefectural products.
There are many different types of gifts ranging from fish to sweets.
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.
Ayuya's second floor boasts one of the area's finest dinning experiences.
The meal includes many different small dishes that include fish and vegetables.
The food is not only very delicious, but it is also very beautiful.
Most of the dishes take advantage of the wealth of fish Lake Biwa provides.
A meal includes shish-kabobs cooked on a hibachi grill.
The shish-kabobs are made with duck meat. It is very delicious and unlike anything else typically found throughout Japan.
Ayu can also be grilled on the hibachi grill.
The grilled Ayu are not just great looking, but they taste wonderful as well.
No Japanese meal would be complete without tempura. Ayuya's tempura includes fish from Lake Biwa.
The main dish is duck nabe. Nabe is a way of cooking food by simmering it in water.
The duck is simmered together with mushrooms and vegetables.
Duck cooked in nabe is very good.
Shiga Prefecture's most recognized delicacy is Funazushi. It is a salted fish that is allowed to age.
Funazushi has a distinct smell and taste.
The view from the dining area allows one to enjoy both Lake Biwa and the mountains.
Ayuya is certianly a great place to get a taste of Shiga.