Conger eel rice

When you visit Miyajima, where Itsukushima Shrine, a World Heritage Site, stands, you'll want to taste “conger eel rice”. The soft conger eel and the special sauce entwined with warm rice become addictive.

Conger eel rice

“Anago rice” with delicious sauce

Specialty food for sightseeing in Miyajima

“Anago rice” (conger Eel rice) is a dish of slowly baked conger eel served on top of rice that is seasoned with soup stock taken from conger eel bones or soaked in sauce. This dish was born as a station selling bento of the former Miyajima Station, which opened in the Meiji 30. Today, it is a specialty that can be tasted when sightseeing in Miyajima.

“Ueno” is the birthplace of conger eel rice

Conger eel from “Ueno”

A shop with a history of over 100 years

In Meiji 34 (1901), Mr. Ueno Tanikichi who invented Anago rice, founded “Anagomeshi Ueno”. At that time, “conger eel donburi,” which was loved in Miyajima, was sold as the current “conger eel rice”. It was delicious whether warm or cold. It has a history of over 100 years, and is a popular restaurant where you can eat exquisite conger eel rice made with a special sauce. This is a shop you want to stop by before crossing over to Miyajima by ferry.

The “Anagomeshi” bento that you can take home is popular!

“Conger eel rice” bento

Have you ever been one of the best Ekiben in Japan!

A “conger eel meshi” bento with freshly baked conger eel tightly spread all over the entire surface of the bento box. It is a dish that has a reputation for becoming familiar with the taste of the sauce even when it cools down and becomes delicious. It has also won the number one Ekiben in Japan, and has earned a high reputation nationwide.

Check out the shops you want to stop by on the island of Miyajima!

Popular shops in Miyajima

We will introduce the “conger eel rice” restaurant in Miyajima where you can stop by when sightseeing at Itsukushima Shrine.

“Conger eel rice Wada”

An anagomeshi specialty store near the five-storied pagoda in Miyajima.
424 Omachi, Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi-shi TEL: 0829-44-2115


A popular restaurant that prides itself on its taste and has earned one Michelin star.
125-2 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi-shi TEL: 0829-44-0151

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