In recent years, deer meat has received a great deal of attention as an ingredient used in wild game cuisine. Akan Onsen’s own Ainu Kotan village, the largest such village in all of Hokkaido, has served deer meat as local cuisine from before its popularity. Deer meat offers lower fat content and greater nutritional value than beef or other types of meat. It is also rich in iron. This makes healthy deer meat an ideal choice for women or people who are more health inclined. The gamey aftertaste is removed using traditional processing techniques, making the meat delicious and easy to enjoy.