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Kawajintei, situated on the banks of the Takahara River in the Kamioka area, is a restaurant known for its deliciously prepared sweetfish dishes. 

Sweetfish, or Ayu, is known for its distinctive sweet flavor and fruity, melon-like aroma. Kawajintei immerses guests in its nature-centric atmosphere, not only with its menu items, but its aesthetic thanks to a spacious interior full of natural light.

Kawajintei’s two most popular dishes are its meal sets, both of which highlight the unique flavors of sweetfish.


The popular Kawajintei meal set includes mizore fried sweetfish—twice-fried fish topped with a grated radish sauce—and salt-grilled sweetfish, accompanied by local tempura vegetables and rice.  The Ayu meal set celebrates the flavors of sweetfish by serving it three different ways – charcoal grilled sweetfish, mizore fried sweetfish, and sweetfish rice. Another noteworthy mention is the restaurant’s zaru soba meal set, which features cold soba noodles, salt-grilled sweetfish, rice, and seasonal vegetables.

Kawajintei truly encapsulates the charm of its riverside setting with its fresh ingredients and relaxing vibes, making it a wonderful place for visitors to try sweetfish, one of Japan’s most unique fish.


Essential Information

Price range

Meal set prices range from 1,300 to 3,000 yen




Closed on Wednesdays

Accessibility For large parties (10 people or more), please call ahead to make a reservation

35-minute drive from Hida-Furukawa Station.

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