Enjoy fresh, steamed oysters with local fishermen

Enjoy fresh, steamed oysters with local fishermen

from 145.50

Note: Minimum of two participants required. Solo guest may book at the price of two participants.

Experience Includes |

  • 40 min - Boat ride to observe the oyster farming process

  • 60 min - Oyster tasting (freshly caught and steamed!) and explanation of the traits of Rikuzentakata’s oysters

    You will be accompanied by a friendly Detouur guide who will provide interpretation in English

    Availability |

Please note this experience is only available November through May (Oyster harvesting season)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday
Session 1 (9:00 - 10:40)
Session 2 (10:40 - 12:20)
Session 3 (13:20 - 15:00)
Session 4 (15:00 - 16:40)

Number of Participants:


Rikuzentakata, Iwate

Offered in Japanese with English interpretation

100 min

2-10 people

About Oyster Farming|

Iwate, the prefecture where Rikuzentakata is located, is one of the top producers of oysters in all of Japan. The local economy is heavily dependent on commercial fishing, and so in the wake of the 2011 disasters, oyster-farming continues to play an integral role in Rikuzentakata’s recovery. Described as the “milk of the sea” in Japan, oysters are beloved for their deliciousness and high nutritional profile, containing such minerals as calcium, zinc and proteins such as glycogen and amino acids. Rikuzentaka’s oysters certainly do not disappoint. and are well-known for their prodigious size.  Get a real taste of the ocean as you venture out onto the water with Rikuzentakata’s local fishermen, experts of the high seas, and enjoy the freshest oysters you’ll ever eat!

Things to note |

  • Reservation must be made at least one week in advance

  • Please wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty and that do not restrict movement (no skirts)

  • This experience is only available November through May (Oyster harvesting season)

  • Children 11yrs and younger must be accompanied by their parents

Cancellation Policy |

  • See cancellation policy here.

* A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you once your booking has been confirmed.