Kochi’s freshwater eel (unagi) is some of the best you’ll find
Charcoal grilled, dipped in a sweet tangy sauce, and set on a bed of fluffy rice: particularly enjoyed during the summer, unagi might be one of Japan’s most beloved delicacies. The combination of the umami-filled eel, savory sweet sauce, and soft rice is one you’ll surely never forget????
Along the crystal-clear Shimanto River, you can find local fishermen using traditional techniques such as shibazuke to catch unagi, where long leaves are bundled into handmade traps and submerged in the water✨
If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by the over 50-year-old restaurant Shimantoya, where you can savor unagi that has come straight from the emerald blue Shimanto River. It doesn't get any fresher than this!????