Maguse hot spring
We use selected soy source. Japanese wine and Mirin (sweet sake) for our
eel and dishes. Soy source is the base of Japanese seasoning and the taste
of dishes depend on it. We get highly qualified soy sourve from North Kyushu
region to make our original sorce for Kabayaki (broiled eel). Forethermore,
we serve local Japanese wine "Mizuo", procuded in Iiyama. "Mizuo"
is made from natural water in Nozawa-Onsen villege and rice in Nagano prefecture
and processed in wine cellar covered by snow.
Iiyama, north region of Nagano prefecture
has plenty of snow every winter. There are several ski resorts and hot springs
near Iiyama for winter season sightseeing. You can enjoy traditional landscape
and culture in countryside Japan. If you visit here in spring, a field of rape
blossoms will warmly welcome and attract you!
About Soy source and Japanese Sake
Tsukemono (Pickles) is pickled vegetables tasted by soak, vinegar and Miso
(soybean paste). Tsukemono is a traditional Japanese dish and it is really
essential to have eel. In our restaurant, female master who came far from
Kyushu region takes over our ancestors’ taste of Tsukemono. We hope you
will feel the turn of the seasons in Japan with our seasonal Tsukemono.
About Japanese-style Pickles
In our restaurant, we serve Kijimadaira-Mai "Rare Rice (Maboroshi-no-Kome)",
rice produce in Kijimadaira village. The rice us produced by the meltwater
from the virgin forest of beech and local producers'hand working in fertile
grounds. Locak climate in Kijimadaira as basin makes temperature difference
which is essential for qualified and delicious rice.
In Japan, there has been a traditional food culture to have Kabayaki (broiled
eel) for a long time. The Kabayaki is broiled eel tasted by unique source
mixed with soy-source, Mirin (sweet sake) and sake (Japanese wine) and
it is very popular in this country. People in Japan have enjoyed Kabayaki
in several ways; in winter, they have eel with plenty of fat, and in summer,
they gain stamina with hearty eel. Our restaurant gets the highest quality
of living eel from Miyazaki and Shizuoka-prefecture and our disciplined
cookers serve original Kabayaki through the full cooking processes from
dressing and broiling every day. We hope you will enjoy our savory Kabayaki
grilled by high-grade charcoal.
10 min. by Bus from Iiyama Station.
1117 Iiyama Iiyama-shi Nagano pref. Japan
Eel speciality restaurant, "HONDA" was founded in 1904. We are
located in the deeply snowing region, Iiyama in Nagano predecture. We specialize
to serve "Kabayaki" which is boiled fresh eel with sweet soy
source. It is close to "Teriyaki" taste. "Kabayaki"
is one of the most traditional Japanese dishes.
Japanese EEL Restaurant in Iiyama