Snorkel with Sea Bream: Fishing Boat Tour and Cooking Class
Organized by Yuuei
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Number of Guests
3 - 20 guests
Experience a day in the life of a fisherman in Mie Prefecture, visiting a Japanese sea bream farm, and diving into Japanese fishing culture! (Eat! Meet! Japan Silver Award 2020)
Join Jun Hashimoto for a fishing boat tour of Asoura Fishing Village in Mie
Try fixed net fishing and discover local types of fish
Visit the tai farm and swim with over 5,000 sea bream
Learn how to make sashimi and make salt-baked sea bream
Meet Jun Hashimoto from Yuuei Fisheries in Asoura, a coastal fishing village in Mie Prefecture, and climb aboard his fishing boat for a tour of Asoura Fishing Village. Sailing across rippling blue waters, he’ll show you his fishing spots and give you the chance to get in on the action. Hauling aboard your catch from a fixed net hovering just beneath the surface of the water, you’ll discover all manner of wild seafood that’s native to the area, from stunning leopard-spotted sea bream and ethereal squid with galaxy eyes to shining silver yellowtail. Then, Hashimoto-san will take you over to the tai (Japanese sea bream) farm. As he feeds the tai in one of the farm’s enclosures, you’ll have the chance to dive in and discover the magnificent underwater world of sea bream. Back on land at Hashimoto-san’s guesthouse, you’ll shower and change clothes before the cooking class begins. He’ll teach you how to break down a whole fish and make sashimi from your freshly-caught seafood, and how to make a salt-baked fish. A beautiful centerpiece on the dining table, the fish is baked to tender perfection. Topped off with rice and soup, the meal is simple and delicious, highlighting the natural flavors of the sea.
Local fisherman guide
Fishing boat tour of the bay in Asoura, Mie
Wetsuits (if you wish to swim in the tai enclosure)
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
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.
Place a Booking
Select at least 3 guests
Select at least 3 guests
(16 - 120)
(5 - 15)
Earliest available date: December 10, 2023
Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.