Here’s Where You Can Find Rare Fish in Japan

If you're lucky, you might even witness a tuna-cutting performance!

Katahara Fish Port
88, Minatomachi, Katahara city, Kamagori, Aichi Prefecture
Contact: +81-533-57-1155
Open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Around 1,200 fish are unloaded at the Katahara Fish Port annually. Aside from being a source of fresh seafood, it’s also famous for unloading several rare fish including greeneyes and deep-sea fish.

Visit Aji no Yamasui to feel the vitality of the port. You may purchase their original processed marine products in addition to the fresh seafood unloaded at the port. Don’t miss the sample tasting of fried greeneyes and dried seasonal fish either. If you’re lucky, you might even get to watch the tuna-cutting performance. 

If you walk to the back of the store, you may taste the popular greeneye fish that’s fried in front of the customers. The greeneyes fry (400g for ¥1290) is one of the most popular products among the fish sold in Katahara.

Uojou Honkan
7-1, Minamibaso, Nishiura city, Gamagori, Aichi
Contact: +81-533-57-2334
Open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. . On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, it’s open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Uojou Honkan is a restaurant loved by the locals. Since the founder used to operate a seafood shop, they possess a purchase right at Katahara Fish Port. Thus, you can enjoy some of the best fresh seafood picks straight from the port.

Provided by Japan Walker™ and Tokai Walker™ (3 March 2018)

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