Making Dried Octopus
Himakajima Island, which is famous for the high quality octopus it produces, is known as the “octopus island” where dried octopus is actively produced, and visitors can experience the process of making dried octopus. Visitors can experience the process of removing the slime from the octopus, cutting it with a knife so that it can be easily dried, and then drying it in the sun.
A FISHING BOAT CRUISE
To round it all off, climb aboard a fishing boat and take a cruise in the Sea of Japan.
Yellowtail feeding time
Kids and adults alike will enjoy feeding the yellowtail at Ado Pond, where yellowtail farming got its start.
Feeding farmed red sea bream experience
Enjoy ‘Feeding and boat experience’ at Ehime which has the top production of red snapper. Please enjoy these activities that are based on the local food there!
Catching octopus with a trap net
Harvest wakame seaweed, catch octopuses with a trap net, or go fishing for sea bream and clean and eat it yourself. You can also learn how to make your own set of chopsticks or participate in a local cooking workshop. There are lots of things to do and learn that will give you a new appreciation for life in a fishing village and the blessings of Wakasa Bay.
The traditional takiya fishing technique in action ―Freshly caught prawns and crabs―
At night, the boat moves steadily over the pitch-black waters of Lake Hamana, steered by the steady hand of the boatman. He shines a light onto the surface of a lake, attracting prawns and crabs, which he spears or catches in his nets. This is takiya fishing, a traditional method which can be enjoyed by adults and children alike. When you’ve made your catch, the fisherman can cook it on a takiya-tei floating platform for you to enjoy along with other local foods.