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.

Signs of Spring - Shirawaka village


Thawing season came to Shirakawa village too early this year, tourists who were looking forward to the snow was disappointed, however the villagers welcomed the Spring.


Maintenance of thatched roof.



The rising smoke naturally fumes the thatched roof and exterminates insects and molds.
Burn firewood in the center of the room and fill it with smoke.
The hearths and kitchen range stove are important items for the thatched houses.

by Kay