A Day in the Life of a Fisherman in Kumano (Mie Prefecture)

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Duration
5 hours
Number of Guests
3 - 11 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
Japanese, English
Other
Gluten-free, Pescetarian, Regional food
Get an exclusive peek into the world of Kumano's professional fishermen.
Highlights
Get a behind-the-scenes look into Mie's fishing industry and experience a day in the life of local fishermen
Taste fresh seafood caught by your group and savor a classic fishermen’s breakfast
Enjoy interacting with local fishermen
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
This experience takes place in Kumano, Mie Prefecture, which is known for its delicious seafood. You will be able to get a glimpse into what makes it so famous! This experience will take place in the early hours of the morning after a night in an arranged accommodation, starting off how a fisherman typically would. You will board a fishing boat with local fishermen and get the opportunity to observe them working on set net fishing while they commentate– you will also get the chance to scoop up fish! After this, guests will be brought back to the port and join fishermen sorting small fish and begin preparing their catch of the day for lunch together with them. The dishes include rice, sashimi, and ryoshi-jiru, a fisherman’s soup brimming with umami from the fresh seafood. English-language support is provided.
Inclusions
English-language support by a local guide
Rental equipment for fishing is provided
A full breakfast meal is provided
Overnight stay
Exclusions
Transportation to and from your accommodation to the port
Dinner on the night of your stay
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Details are shared upon booking
Remarks
Guests can choose whether to stay in an inn or a homestay-style accommodation
The sea conditions may affect the length of the fishing portion of the experience
If the weather doesn’t allow for fishing, there will be a full refund
As the experience starts at 5:45 early in the morning, this package includes overnight stay before the experience
The host will contact you to confirm the size of the rental items. Please note that if we are unable to contact you, your request might be cancelled
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Mie Prefecture should be the go-to for travelers looking to indulge in the freshest seafood and highest-quality wagyu in Japan, as well as nature lovers seeking their next scenic destination.
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Earliest available date: April 23, 2024
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals