Kitaakita area Odate area

Wild Ayu

Blessings of the mountains, gifts of the rivers

In northern Akita, crystal-clear rivers are fed by cool mountain streams. Ayu, a relative of smelts, make their home in the rivers feed moss which can only grown in clean waters and are one of the many reasons the fish are a prized catch.
Ayu grow fat as the spawning season when late autumn approaches. When the Ayu fishing season arrives, the “Oayu's Hometown Festival” is held in Odate to celebrate the occasion.
Besides enjoying the grilled Ayu served during festivals or at restaurants, you can also buy sweetly stewed Ayu at many souvenir shops.


【Where】Festivals, North Akita City, Hotels in Odate, Restaurants, Souvenir corner, etc.