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$$ Gifu Japanese
Cormorants strut around the Japanese garden outside this café owned by a family that upholds the 1,300-year-old ukai tradition. It's a block and a half west of Ryokan Sugiyama. The menu reflects that ukai connection, with sweetfish dishes like ayu-zosui, a rice porridge, and ayu-no-narezushi, a kind of reverse sushi with the ayu stuffed full of rice.
Gifu-shi, Gifu-ken 502-0071, Japan
- Locally caught, fresh sweetfish rice porridge called ayu-zosui
- Relaxing place for coffee with garden views
- Close to many of Gifu's main attractions
Rate Includes: Closed 2nd and 4th Sun.; 1st, 3rd, and 5th Mon. No dinner