Botan nabe (boar meat hot pot)

In mountainous regions, "botan nabe," a hot pot using boar meat, has long been enjoyed as a seasonal dish in winter. It came to be called "botan" (peony) hot pot since boar meat pieces are arranged on a plate like a peony flower before being put into the pot. The sweetness of the boar meat fat and the richness of the meat highly enhance the taste of ingredients boiled in the pot. The prefecture has designated the meat of wild birds and animals as "gibier" and a prefectural brand called the "delicacies of forests". Staff are taking initiatives to popularize these local products.
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Ibigawa Kyuen
Ibigawa Town, Ibi County

Address2300 Kitagata, Ibigawa Town, Ibi County[Map
Phone Number0585-22-1181
Opening Hour11:00~14:00/16:30~22:00
Parking Capacity70 cars
Access Approx. 25 minutes by car from Tokai-Kanjo Expressway "Ono-Kobe IC" / Approx. 50 minutes by car from Meishin Expressway "Gifu-Hashima IC" or "Sekigahara IC"
Approx. 10 minutes by car from Yoro Line "Ibi Station" of Yoro Railway
Soft boar meat without the smell, prepared with red miso with a secret recipe
Our dish arrangements are based on local climate or myths whereby food ingredients represent flowers, rivers or stones. Those who used to stay away from hard, smelly boar meat have been addicted to it since they tried it once. Botan nabe pot is lovely to look at and delicious to palate. Give it a try!
Service periodFrom November 1 to March 31
Please call us to confirm.
<Messages from the Staff> Have a relaxing time in the land of the "Ibigawa" River filled with myths, folklores and history.

Usuzumi Onsen Shikisaikan
Neo, Motosu City

Address422 Neo-Kadowaki, Motosu City[Map
Phone Number0581-38-3678
Opening Hour11:00~17:00 (LO.16:30)
HolidayMondays (and Tuesdays in December to March. Following day if a national holiday falls on Monday. Winter maintenance is closed at the end of January.)
※For details, please refer to the official website.
Parking Capacity250 cars
Access Approx. 50 minutes by car from Tokai-Kanjo Expressway "Ono‐Kobe IC"
Approx. 40 minutes by car from Tokai-Kanjo Expressway "Yamagata IC"
Take Tarumi Railway from JR Tokaido Main Line "Ogaki Station". Get off at "Tarumi Station" and approx. 10 minutes by a shuttle bus.
A gentle, captivating winter delicacy to warm up your heart and body
Our Botan nabe pot is miso-based. We use meat with a fine balance of red and fat procured from designated local hunters. Meat is first put in the pot to be softened with the fat dissolving into the pot, when vegetables are provided to absorb the richness from the meat. Guests are impressed both by the beautiful dish arrangement and its delightful taste.
Service periodFrom December 1 to March 10
Please call us to confirm.
<Messages from the Staff> Just give us a call for a reservation to enjoy the "hot spring and food".