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


The Hoba (Magnolia)leaf has a bactericidal effect so that local people used this leaf to pack their lunch in old days. The flavor of fresh green leave transfers to the rice ball.





Dead leaf is used Hoba-miso grill. The leaf is relatively fire resistant when it's soaking wet. Grilled miso and wild-veg mixture on Hoba is one of the typical local dish of Takayama.

by Kay