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: 32249

Oyster Island Katsurajima: Oyster harvest & seaside BBQ

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  • Participating age
    Age 2歳 ~
  • Duration
    5~6 hours

Matsushima Bay is famous for its picturesque views of tiny islands dotted across calm blue waters, but many do not realise that the group of larger islands - the Urato Islands - are actually home to many of Shiogama City's townspeople, including local fishermen and oyster farmers. The waters of Matsushima Bay are some of the worlds most fertile for cultivating oysters. So fertile, in fact, that many of Japan's (and even overseas) oyster farms source their oyster 'seeds' from these very waters. In many ways, Matsushima Bay and the Urato Islands are the birthplace of the oysters that end up on our plates all around the world. 

On this tour, you can experience the life of an oyster farmer by jumping aboard a local fishing boat and watching the harvest process right in front of your eyes! You'll also have the chance to try some huge, juicy oysters straight from the water - they don't get much fresher than this!! Take the rest of the harvest back to shore and enjoy a seafood BBQ as you take in views over the water. 

Before and after your oyster experience you'll also have time to explore the island itself, learning more about the history and lifestyle of the people who live there and discovering hidden views of one

Explore a hidden area of Matsushima Bay - the Urato Islands

Oyster harvesting experience

Local seafood BBQ lunch

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    Required minimum number of participants 2 Person(s)
    Possible number of bookings 1~6
    Operating period Fresh oysters are only available in season, Oct-May
    Assembly time 09:00
    Booking deadline 15 days before 23: 59

    Changing room Toilet
    Shower Parking

    Dress code - Must bring items Please wear comfortable clothing that you don't mind potentially getting slightly wet. The fishing boat is an open boat - please bring rain-jackets etc. in the case of unfavorable weather.

    Matters require attention Please be sure to inform us of any food allergies or dietary requirements prior to the tour.

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    〒985-0002 宮城県塩竈市海岸通15
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    JR Hon-Shiogama Station

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