Feel free to enjoy oysters with sightseeing
Hiroshima prefecture is an oyster shop where you can eat oysters throughout the year. Let’s enjoy the atmosphere of each of them, such as oyster huts, oyster boats, and Miyajima!
“Oyster hut” to your heart's content as much as you like
I'm excited to choose my own and bake my own style!
They are grilled and eaten by themselves in a charcoal barbecue format. Each store has an all-you-can-eat style and a style where you can buy your favorite ingredients. There are also oyster huts that are offered directly at the production site, so you can enjoy oysters at reasonable prices. Among them, the Hiroshima Oyster Road, which is one of the initiatives of the “Seto Inland Sea Road Project,” is a must-see. We are working to make it easier to eat oysters, a specialty of Hiroshima. There are shops scattered around the coast of the Seto Inland Sea, and the feature is that you can easily enjoy oysters at reasonable prices. We also provide information and knowledge about oysters, such as the production status of oysters and how to eat them.
“Oyster boat” where you can relax
Enjoy the scenery and space along with the oysters
In the early Edo period, Hiroshima oysters were shipped to Osaka by oyster farming companies and sold directly. After that, in the middle of the Edo period, they gradually expanded their sales channels to cities other than Osaka, and from the flow of tasting food at the time of sale, they began to serve oyster dishes by setting up a tatami room on board. That’s the beginning of the “Oyster Boat”. At the end of the Edo period, oyster boats became popular, and in the Meiji period, it is said that hundreds of boats were operating nationwide as water restaurants with ships fixed to the coast. Then, the kakibune spread the taste of Hiroshima oysters. Currently, only two locations are open in Hiroshima prefecture: “Kakibune Kanawa” floating in Motoyasu River in Naka-ku, Hiroshima City, and “Aji Izakaya Kakibune” in Sakaikawa, Kure City.
Kure City, Japan's largest production volume by municipality
In terms of oyster production by municipal unit, it boasts the highest in Japan for 10 consecutive years for peeled meat and 7 consecutive years in shells. (From the 2016 Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries data)
Enjoy dishes made with fresh oyaki
Each producer repeatedly researches and improves, and each uses various ingenuity to produce oysters that are particular about quality, and ship them locally and nationwide.
There are various sea areas in Kure, and you can enjoy a variety of deliciousness depending on the producer.
They can also be purchased directly from the producer (prior notice required), but there are infinite combinations with various dishes that take advantage of the individuality of each oyster. The pleasure of choosing oyster dishes at local shops where people from oyster producing areas go is endless.
Extra Edition: Miyajima Big Oyster Eating Walking
Enjoy a variety of kakaki gourmet food while taking a walk!
It is difficult to meet oysters outside the prefecture only in winter, but in Hiroshima there are many shops and places where you can eat them all year round. Especially in Miyajima, they serve yakigaki all year round as a gourmet dish lined with conger eel. Around the “Omotesando Shopping Street”, there are many shops where you can enjoy yakigaki in various places. It can be tasted at a reasonable price, so it is one of the pleasures to compare and eat while walking around Miyajima. There are also shops that purchase custom-made oysters on their own and offer raw sakigaki even in the summer, so it’s a must-see!