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Ayu uruka (salted sweetfish)

"Uruka" refers to salted sweetfish (ayu), which comes in different varieties; "shibu" or "niga" (both meaning "bitter") uruka made only from its viscera, "ko" (meaning "child") uruka made from its roe (or mako in Japanese), or "shiro" (meaning "white") uruka using its testicles (or shirako in Japanese). They are enjoyed as side dishes when drinking sake or used as a secret ingredient in some dishes.
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Japanese-style Restaurant, Miyachika
Minami-cho, Gujo City

Address2525 Minamicho-Kamita, Gujo City[Map
Phone Number0575-79-2160
Opening Hour11:00~ (*reservation required after 14:00)
HolidayNo holidays during July to October, Irregular holidays in June and November, open only for groups that make reservations from December to May
Parking Capacity150 cars
Access Approx. 5 minutes by car from Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway "Minami IC"
Approx. 15 minutes by car from Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway "Mino IC"
Approx. 10 minutes by car from Nagaragawa Railway "Konno Station"
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"Shibu uruka" of natural ayu sweetfish not available in the market
"Miyachika" is located in an area where sweetfish was once caught to be offered to the Imperial Court. Uruka is made from natural Gujo Ayu which is cleaned and then fermented/matured in a secret-recipe sauce for over a year to develop the taste and richness. Enjoy the natural fish which is completely different from farmed products.
Service periodAll year round
Please call us to confirm.
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<Messages from the Staff> Savor the taste of natural sweetfish of the local brand, "Gujo Ayu".

Umaiya
Higashi-Uzura, Gifu City

Address1-1 Higashi-Uzura, Gifu City[Map
Phone Number058-274-0141
Opening Hour8:00~18:00
HolidayNo holidays (Occasionally closed without advance notice)
Parking Capacity5 cars
Access Approx. 10 minutes by car toward Ogaki direction from Ginan IC on National Route 21
Approx. 5 minutes walk from Gifu Bus "Higashi-Uzura" bus stop
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The taste of original cooking preserved for 140 years
"Ayu uruka" handed down over generations from our establishment has a unique slight bitterness which has captivated many customers who dare not try other shops. It can also be enjoyed by softening it with sake or mirin (sweet sake) to accompany fish cake or sashimi as a tasty spice.
Service periodAll year round
Please call us to confirm.
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<Messages from the Staff> We hope our visitors will enjoy our sweetfish food culture, the best in Japan.