"Mitsukekuni," which means the "region of food," is the region that offered its high-quality food to the Imperial Family and Imperial Court, and Awaji Island, with abundant great ingredients, offered its food to the Imperial Court beginning in ancient times. Surrounded by the sea, Awaji Island is able to provide seafood for all seasons. We also have livestock and vegetables raised with care in the fertile lands. A variety of cuisines with wonderful ingredients that are special to Awaji Island can be sampled here.
"Awaji beef" is known as the foundation for the famous Matsuzaka beef and Kobe beef. On Awaji Island, specially selected mother cows are carefully mated to maintain a meticulous pedigree of quality. Awaji beef has a high quality flavor and perfect marbling, which all intertwine with one another for a savory and mellow flavor.
Steak or shabu-shabu, kaiseki banquets or sukiyaki. These are among the many ways to enjoy it.
The fresh seafood caught on Awaji Island is used for sushi, sashimi, tempura, and many more dishes distinct to Awaji Island.
With an abundance of sunlight and fertile land, Awaji Island also has many local delicacies.