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.

Hoba wrapped rice ball


Hoba is a kind of magnolia leaf and the dried brown leaf is well known for Hoba-miso grill. Young green leaf is often used for wrapping food such as sushi.


We warp rice ball with wild-veg and miso.




When you open the wrap, the fragrance of Hoba leave spreads.

One customer who must be a fan of Studio Ghibli called this onigiri wrapped in a Hoba leaf and tied up with brown string, 'Totoro's gift'.


by Kay