The picturesque town of Conwy, which has a 750-year-old castle, was named in Japan as one of the most beautiful places in Europe
To celebrate Conwy being such a big hit with the Japanese, a restaurant developed a dish to suit Japanese visitors, called 'wushi', created by chefs Robert and Hisae Driver
The traditional black laverbread made from seaweed has been used as a wrapping for the delicate morsels and the seafood element comes from cockles and sewin - a sea trout found in the coastal waters of Wales.
Conwy was the only UK destination to make the shortlist and is now being promoted as a must-see stop for Japanese tourists.
The Japanese Association of Travel Agents (JATA), asked 300 of its top travel agent professionals to choose the 30 most beautiful villages in Europe.
Restaurant East has transformed the traditional raw fish dish with typical Welsh ingredients including lamb, leeks and laverbread
Llandudno-based pan Asian restaurant East has partnered with Visit Conwy to create the tasty pieces of food art
Conwy is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales
As a result of its presence on the list, Conwy is being included in the upcoming schedule for tourism promotion throughout Japan at expos and conferences, as well as in the media.
Sam Nayar, Chair of the Destination Conwy Steering Group, said: 'It was a huge honour for Conwy town and Wales to be recognised in this way and our Welsh sushi is a fun, but respectful nod back to Japan.
'It's also a way to celebrate The Year of Adventure in Wales and encourage people to try Welsh ingredients in a unique way.
Conwy is encircled by walls over three quarters of a mile long and guarded by no less than 22 towers
'We've affectionately called the new creation "wushi" and it will hopefully bit a hit with diners, and a permanent fixture on East's menu.'
Hisae Driver, head chef at East, said: 'When we were asked to take part in this project to celebrate Conwy's fantastic news, we jumped at the chance to do something so quirky. We think our Welsh sushi will prove to be very popular. If it catches on, it might become a Welsh tradition.'
Conwy is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales.