Witness an Oyster Harvest & Interact with Local Oyster Farmers!

  • Live Guide
  • E-Ticket
  • 2 hr

Calling all oyster lovers! Learn more about this amazing food on our ship! Board our boat and get close to an oyster farming raft. Watch oyster harvesting up close. The view of the large number of oysters cultivated from a ten-meter fishing strand coming out of the sea is truly a magnificent sight! Indulge in the beauty of Itsukushima Shrine from the sea as we approach the great shrine gate. After that, we will return to the Shimada Suisan oyster factory and watch how the oysters are unloaded from the ship. Observe the skilled workers shuck the oysters in a speedy fashion. At the end of the tour, you will enjoy a fisherman-style meal of rice porridge with fresh oysters. (Optional)

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Attractive JAPAN

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1. Assemble at Shimada Suisan in the morning! For the oyster harvesting experience, we assemble at Shimada Suisan, and go to the oyster farming raft by boat. There is a briefing and preparation for the tour before we board the boat. Then, you will go to the oyster farming place! *The ship we use for the tour is not a fishing boat designed for oyster harvesting, but a small workboat. This workboat does not have a cabin and a roof, so please dress warmly. 2. Now get ready to sail out on the sea! We arrive at the oyster farming place within about 10 minutes. You can enjoy watching the oyster harvesting up close, which will be a valuable and amazing experience for you! The view of a large number of oysters cultured on a 10-meter fishing strand appearing from the sea is really magnificent!

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Itsukushima Shrine

3. The next destination is Itsukushima Shrine, a World Heritage Site protruding from the sea! After watching the oyster harvesting, we will proceed to Itsukushima Shrine and view its beauty from the sea. Many people have been visiting Itsukushima Shrine, a shrine for the god of sea traffic, for a long time. They say many people visited the shrine by ship to pray for the safety of their journey before setting sail. ※NOTICE The great shrine gate of Itsukushima Shrine has been under renovation since June 2019. There is a possibility that can not be seen like normal. Thank you for your understanding. “I enjoyed talking with the farmer and observing the oyster harvesting process with an unprecedented experience!” (a 51-year-old woman from Hawaii)

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4. Return to Shimada Suisan, and enjoy special fisherman’s dishes! (*Additional fees apply) After enjoying the beauty of Itsukushima Shrine, we will go back to Shimada Suisan and enjoy special fisherman dishes! We serve delicious hot rice porridge with fresh oysters to warm you up and help you recover from the cold sea wind. We hope you enjoy the hot rice porridge. 5. The tour is over! Why not enjoy the hot spa or sightseeing? The tour ends at Shimada Suisan. If you still have time, why not visit Shimada Suisan’s oyster factory? Or, you can enjoy a hot spa or head to Miyajima or Hiroshima City for sightseeing.

Duration: 1 hour
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