Oyster farming experience

Oyster farming experience

from 280.00

$280 USD per person
Minimum 2 participants; solo guests may book at the price of 2 participants

Please make your booking at least 2 weeks in advance.

Number of Participants:

Enjoy, fresh, steamed oysters, the pride of Rikuzentakata, with local fishermen


  • Location: Rikuzentakata, Iwate

  • 100 minutes

  • 10 people max. Minimum 2 participants, solo guests may book at the price of 2 participants.

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

Invigorating tastes

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!

What you’ll do

Learn all about the traits of Rikuzentakata’s oysters, with plenty of sampling! Take a boat ride to observe the oyster farming process, and then enjoy oyster tasting (freshly caught and steamed!) on the spot.

Children must be 7+

What to wear

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


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)


Approximately 5 hours away from Tokyo.

Cancellation Policy

Please make your booking preferably at least 14 days in advance. See cancellation policy here.

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


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