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[Sakura Shrimp]

Cherry-blossom-colored gifts from the sea, only in Suruga Bay

All of the domestic sakura shrimp in Japan are brought ashore in Suruga Bay. These deliciously sweet shrimp can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, for example raw, fried in batter in dishes like "kakiage" or sun dried, all with no deterioration in flavor. In particular, Yui is known as "The City of Sakura Shrimp", and receives large numbers of visitors in spring and autumn after the sakura shrimp season opens. Sakura shrimp are dried in the sun in the area around the Fuji River the day after they are caught, and vivid, cherry-blossom-colored carpets of shrimp spreading out with Mt. Fuji in the background have become a traditional part of the spring and autumn landscape.
Posted photos Main Sun drying sakura shrimp
 
Best season Sakura shrimp (fishing season): Mid March to early June, late October to late December
 

Places where you can try sakura shrimp

● Hama no Kakiageya
Address 1127 Aza Hama, Yuiimajuku, Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka
Phone Yui Port Fishery Association
+81-54-376-0001 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Holidays Every Monday (Tuesday if Monday is a holiday), year-end and New Years
* Open only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday when not in the sakura shrimp fishing season.
Price Fisherman's Okizuke-don set, Yui-don set each 1,000 yen
Access Take the JR Tokaido Main Line from "Shizuoka Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 20 minutes, alight at "Yui Station" and walk for approx. 10 minutes.
URL http://yuikou.jp/
 

Places where you can buy or try sakura shrimp

● Yui Sakura Ebi-kan
Address 672-1 Yui, Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka
Phone +81-54-375-2448 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Holidays January 1st
Price Raw sakura shrimp 980 yen for 100 g
Freshly boiled sakura shrimp 980 yen for 100 g
Sun dried sakura shrimp 790yen for 30 g
Dried sardine shavings Shio no Hana 310 yen for 35 g
* Above prices are subject to change.
Access Take the JR Tokaido Main Line from "Shizuoka Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 20 minutes, alight at "Yui Station" and walk for approx. 25 minutes.
URL http://www.kakusa.co.jp/
 
Photo credit Shizuoka City

updated on Mar 30, 2018

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