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Hikone City: Yume-Kyobashi Castle Road

Written on: Friday April 2nd, 2010

A journal entry from: Shiga Prefecture

Yume-Kyobashi is an adorable tourist area which incorporates traditional style buildings along a 350-meter-long road. A good place for lunch, to buy souvenirs and observe the making of arts and crafts. 

I didn't have the chance to spend a lot of time in this area because of the train schedule.But it only took about 20 minutes to walk up and down both sides of the main roads. There were also a number of side streets which include little boutiques. 

 A few popular items in Hikone include...

Hikone Beef (Ohmi/Omi Beef) which is preserved in miso and popular during the Edo era. http://foodists.ca/2009/08/29/omi-beef.html

Pickled red turnip which gets its red colour due to the winter conditions.

Tsukudani-style fish from Lake Biwa which are cooked in soy sauce. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsukudani

 Finally Funa-zushi which is said to be the original form of sushi. Using a special type of carp which is fermented to create a unique taste. http://homepage3.nifty.com/maryy/eng/funa.htm

 

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