Helpful tips to know about Uramura oysters and how to eat at the Oyster Huts.
Onoura Bay in the Uramura area is an ideal environment for oysters because the sea water optimally mixes with the fresh water flowing via the river from the surrounding mountains.
The oysters grow fast and can be harvested in 1 year.
As such, "Uramura Oysters" have relatively less astringent taste and are abundant in "sweetness", "delicacy" and "tonicity" which are tastes unique to oysters.
Come enjoy the view of the farming rafts floating on the sea and the scenery of the fishing town together with the sweet, delicious taste of the fresh oysters just brought from the sea!
The most popular menu at the oyster huts is the grilled oyster. Bang!
The bursting sound is the signal of the oyster being ready to eat.
Some restaurants place cover over the oysters so that the oysters will not scatter when they burst.
Some restaurants will grill the oysters as if they are being smoked so that the grilled oyster will have a thick taste.
Some restaurants will remove the shells for you, while the others might be self-service so that you can cook in your own style, and some might grill plenty of oysters and bring to you.
The style varies depending on the restaurent.
This one is a fumed oyster.
If you cram your mouth with a piece of hot, plump fumed oyster, the delicious juice will spread your mouth!.
There are restaurants that also serve you fried oysters together with the all-you-can-eat style "grilled oysters" and "fumed oysters" as a set.
The crispy batter and the milky taste of oysters are a fantastic match!
There are also restaurants serving fresh oysters.
The lovers of fresh oysters would be crazy about the feeling of fresh oyster slipping into the mouth and the flavor reminiscent of the bay!
Restaurant floating on the sea has a magnificent atmosphere! Maruzensuisan's "Oysters all-you-can-eat".
Maruzensuisan's "Grilled oysters all-you-can-eat on the sea" is a floating house-type restaurant on the sea.
A raft on the sea rocking with the waves is "the venue for all-you-can-eat".
You can eat as much Uramura Oysters as you want while viewing the beautiful Toba Bay.
Enjoy Uramura Oysters for all-you-can-eat at the best location with the most wonderful atmosphere.
You can grill and eat as many oysters as you want from the pile of oysters on each table.
An adult can eat 30 oysters on the average.
After having oysters all-you-can-eat, you can finish off with a rice set of fried oysters with miso soup!
There are oysters also in the miso soup, which surely wraps up the whole meal as a satisfying experience!
Address: 1229-67 Uramuraｰcho, TobaｰCity, Mie prefecture
Business hours: weekdays: 11: 00-12: 40 ~ Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 10: 50 ~ 12: 30 ~ 14: 10 ~
Holidays: irregular holiday (Oysters all-you-can-eat will start on November 1)
Spots you would wish to visit within Toba area before or after "Oysters all-you-can-eat".
Great panorama overlooking Toba Observation deck is superb!
It is also a great spot for viewing the rias coast, the horizon and the sunrise.
There is also a restaurant, a kiosk, a light snack corner, and it has become a popular spot where you can also enjoy local gourmet.
Toba Observation Deck
Address: 3-3, Otaki-cho, Kogisaki Town, Toba City Mie Prefecture
Phone number: 0599-33-6201
Opening Hours: 9: 00 ~ 17: 00 (hours are extended during the busy season)
Closed: Open all year round (there is temporary closure)
The number of breeding species is the largest in Japan!!
The Toba Aquarium, which keeps approximately 1,200 species or 30,000 creatures of the sea and river, is also located in Toba City.
In particular, this is the only place in Japan where dugong is kept and you mustn't miss seeing it.
The popular show by sea lion and walrus is held everyday!
Come visit to see the various idols!!
> Toba Aquarium
Mikimoto Pearl Island, an green lush island sitting on Toba Bay, is the very first place in the world that succeeded in culturing pearls.
It is the birthplace of the worldly famous pearl brand, the Mikimoto Pearl.
How about getting yourself a beautiful pearl in commemoration of your trip?
> Mikimoto Pearl Island
For those of you who love sizzling seafood, we recommend an overnight stay in Toba area.
First day, you should experience the all-you-can-eat menu at the oyster hut, and the second day, you should experience the woman diver (ama) hut.
In the rustic hut, a woman diver will grill for you the clams she caught in the morning, on a wire net.
You can experience both the wonderful food and the different culture of the women divers life.
> Ama Hut "Hachiman"
After you've eaten oysters stomackful, it might be time to relax at a local hotel.
In the surrounding area of Toba, there are many ocean resorts overlooking the ocean!
There are also hot springs where you could bathe without having to stay overnight at the hotels.
Getting into a hot spring bath will surely provide you a pleasant moment.
There is a pubic bus service from Toba Station to the hot spring hotels, so this is a relief for visitors who enjoy drinking alcoholic beverages.
Access to Toba:
■From Kintetsu-Nagoya Station to Toba Station: Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes (by Sightseeing Limited Express "Shimakaze")
■From Iseshi Station (nearby station to Ise Jingu Shrine) to Toba Station: Approximately 15 minutes (Kintetsu Railway or JR)
■To get to the Uramura area (Oysters all you can eat), Osatsu-cho (where you can experience the woman diver hut) and the Toba Outlook Point, there is a service of "Kamome" Bus from the Toba Bus Center at Toba Station.
■Mikimoto Pearl Island is approximately 5 minutes walk away from Toba Station.■Toba Aquarium is approximately 10 minutes walk away from Toba Station.
>2018 Edition (Japanese) Uramura, Toba City - Introduction of restaurants serving good oysters for all-you-can-eat!!
>Uramura Oysters all-you-can-eat - Bus stops and operating schedule (in Japanese)