takayama SAKANA

Fine dining of selected seasonal ingredients and the highest quality of Hida beef can be enjoyed in a peaceful location.

Sakana Restaurant in Takayama serves seasonal cuisine. Most of dishes are made from local products such as highly acclaimed Hida-Beef, also we go into the mountains by ourselves to get wild ingredients. In this diary, I'd like to make some notes of seasonal food and scenes of Hida area.

Wild Wasabi


We went into deep in a mountain for more wild plants. Wild wasabi flower was blooming along the clear stream of water.



The master said that Spring is not the best season for wasabi roots. Winter is the best season for wasabi that has rich aroma, but it will be very difficult to climb up the mountain this far because of the snow. 


Wasabi stem, leaves and flowers are used for appetizers and salads on our menu.

by Kay