Fishing and Gyotaku Art in Kumano (Mie Prefecture)

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Duration
3 hours
Number of Guests
3 - 6 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
Japanese, English
Other
Gluten-free, Pescetarian
Try out fishing in the waters off Kumano on Mie Prefecture’s coast, and top the afternoon off by preparing the catches of the day and creating gyotaku art.
Highlights
Get a hands-on experience of fishing in the sea
Create gyotaku art yourself
See the dazzling coastline of Kumano in Mie Prefecture
Enjoy interacting with local fishermen
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Kumano, part of Mie in the Kansai region, is deeply rich in both history and nature. From breathtakingly stunning coastlines to the ancient Ise Jingu Shrine, this prefecture is an underrated spot for travelers. Get an opportunity to encounter the natural beauty that Mie’s coasts have to offer with a full day of activities. Hop into a little boat and cruise through the crystal-clear waters of the Kumano Sea. Within a few minutes, you will arrive at the fishing spot (in a calm cove), where local fisherwomen will show you the ropes. Back on the land, you will learn the art of gyotaku, a traditional Japanese method of printing fish that dates back to the 1800s. Gyotaku utilizes sumi ink and washi paper. But in this experience, an eco bag or t-shirt will take in place of washi paper– you can show off your creative side and make an awesome souvenir! This experience concludes with a barbecue lunch using the fresh catches of the day, ending the afternoon off on a perfect note. English-language support is provided for this experience.
Inclusions
English-language support by a local guide
Rental equipment for fishing
Eco bag or t-shirt you made
Full lunch meal
Exclusions
Transportation to Nigishima Port, as well as the port of departure
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Nigishima Port
Remarks
There is no public transportation to get to the port, so a rental car is recommended
If the weather doesn’t allow for this experience, a full refund will be provided
Wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty just in case– you’ll be fishing and handling ink as well!
The number of fish tend to decrease in the off-season, so the catch will be reduced in winter
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: June 7, 2024
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Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals