An Introduction to the Seafood of Tohoku

Enjoying the Ocean's Bounty From the Islands of Japan

Surrounded by the sea, Japan is famous for fresh seafood dishes like sushi and sashimi. In particular, the costal seas of Aomori, Iwate, and Miyagi are said to be one of the "three major fishing grounds," with one of the highest catches anwhere on the globe. Fish caught off the coast of Ibaraki and Fukushima are renowned for their quality and flavor, while Chiba, where Narita Airport is located, has two famous fishing spots. Choshi Port has the largest annual catch in Japan, and Chikura Port is brimming with delicious seafood like spiny lobster and abalone. No matter the season, you can enjoy delicious seafood in every region of Japan.

With these amazing products, you can enjoy delicious regional seafood!

In Japan's port cities, many companies use local fish to craft delicious seafood products. These products are the perfect way to experience regional seafood from all across Japan. In this special feature, we'll intoduce the fisheries and artisans working to make these mouth-watering delicacies, and their most popular products. Find the perfect way to enjoy Japanese seafood on your trip!

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