Hop on board a small fishing boat for a boat tour and fishing experience in Asoura, Mie. You’ll be guided by Hashimoto Jun from Yuuei Fisheries in Asoura, a fishing village along the coast of Mie Prefecture.
From there, it’s all smooth sailing, gliding across the dazzlingly blue water as the land fades out of sight behind you. Hashimoto-san will take you to one of his fixed-net fishing spots where you’ll help bring the catch onboard, transferring the wild seafood with a handheld net. He’ll introduce you to the variety of species that are native to the bay; seafood such as Japan’s prized sea bream, gleaming yellowtail, and ethereal-looking squid.
After the fishing boat tour, you’ll return to Hashimoto-san’s guest house for the cooking class portion of the tour. Using the fresh seafood from your catch, he’ll teach you how to fillet a whole fish and make sashimi. For a show-stopping centerpiece, you’ll also make a whole salt-baked fish.
After baking it, you’ll crack open the shell of salt to reveal the tender meat inside, perfectly-seasoned and soft. Alongside this, you’ll enjoy a feast of sashimi with rice and soup. A simple, delicious, and wholesome meal that’s made with the freshest fish possible, highlighting the bounty of the bay.
Local fisherman as a tour guide
Fishing boat tour of Asoura, Mie Prefecture
Salt-baked fish making
Sashimi cutting experience
Snorkeling with sea bream
Overnight stay at the guesthouse
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Directions will be shared upon booking confirmation.
Please note that at least 5 people must book this experience for the boat ride will not be included.
Clothes and shoes may get wet. Please dress accordingly.
PLEASE NOTE: This experience is not available in September and October.