The foundation of Japanese cuisine lies in golden dashi stock. Through many trials, we have created a unique OHMI soup stock made with the finest ingredients carefully selected by our head chef. We cook flavorsome rice grown in tanadas (terraced rice paddies) in an iron pot. The “Foods of the Satoyama” project was launched to promote local production for local consumption based on environmental conservation of the local satoyama area between foothills and villages. Tanada rice, sweet due to the difference in temperature between day and night, and grown in the clayey mountain soil with clear water flowing from the mountains, is cooked to fluffy perfection. The local sakes of the 33 breweries of the Lake Country, a reservoir of excellent sake, are made with water and rice suited for sake brewing. Complement your meal with our selection of Japanese sake from Shiga’s 33 breweries and original sake “Satoyama Sake no Shizuku” made with Tanada rice.