Octopus Pot Takotsubo Fishing and Inland Sea Cruising with Lunch

Traditionally, octopus have been caught by luring them into so called octopus pots. You will experience pulling up an octopus pot barrel and then cooking what you caught. We will sail out from the pier to the Inland Sea and head to the haul-out point.
Return to the fishing port and observe the basic process of cooking an octopus (join in possible if desired), and then have lunch. We will use the traditional method of cooking octopus, called “ikijime,” and receive an explanation on how to do that. Ikijime is a method of (humanely) destroying the spinal cord of fish so that the quality of their meat is maintained.
* Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
* Starts: Takamatsu, Japan
* Trip Category: Outdoor Activities >> Fishing Charters & Tours




Traditionally, octopus have been caught by luring them into so called octopus pots. You will experience pulling up an octopus pot barrel and then cooking what you caught. We will sail out from the pier to the Inland Sea and head to the haul-out point.
Return to the fishing port and observe the basic process of cooking an octopus (join in possible if desired), and then have lunch. We will use the traditional method of cooking octopus, called “ikijime,” and receive an explanation on how to do that. Ikijime is a method of (humanely) destroying the spinal cord of fish so that the quality of their meat is maintained.

9:30am An interpreter will pick you up at the hotel
9:30-10:00am Take public transportation to the pier:
2-1-1, Joto-cho, Takamatsu City. Prepare for the trip by putting on your raincoat and life jacket.
10:00am Sail out from the pier:
10:00-11:00am Takotsubo fishing experience:
11:00-12:00am Cooking:
You are allowed to help with the cooking if you want to try your hand at it. Depending on the weather, we will be cooking in the space at the pier or in a restaurant nearby. If you want, you can select and eat fresh seafood out of the fish tank there for some extra charge.
12:00-13:00 Lunch:
Depending on the weather, we will have lunch on the open terrace at the pier or in the restaurant.
13:00: End of the experience at the pier.

Sample Menu

• Fried Octopus
• Takoyaki