Oyster Festivals 2013

oyster festivalsYes, the New Year holidays are behind us and that time of year is upon us. Yes, it’s oyster season! From the end of January right through to the end of February just about every little port on the coast hosts its own oyster festival and a visit to at least one is highly recommended if oysters are your thing.

The big one is undoubtedly the Miyajima Oyster Festival, but Ono’s event (held across the water in the boat racing stadium) and the festival held in Kure’s Central Park are also reasonably large. Further afield, Kurahashi’s beachside event also look quite fun. Most of the others are likely to be pretty local affairs, but we don’t think you should let that put you off!

Below is a map showing the locations of this year’s festivals, and the events themselves are listed below that in chronological order.



View Hiroshima Oyster Festivals in a larger map
 

Ōtake Oyster Festival
おおたけカキ水産まつり
Sunday, January 27 10:00-15:00
Harumi Koen, Harumi 2 Chome, Otake-shi (Next to Ogata Port)
20 minutes walk from Kuba JR Station
0827-57-7034
Photos from the 2011 event on this Japanese blog.

Ōgaki Minato Market
おおがきみなと市場 (江田島)
Sunday, January 27 10:00 until sold out
日時:2013年1月27日(日) 10時から売り切れまで
3147 Ogakicho Kakiura, Etajima,
0823-57-2034

Hiroshima Charity Oyster Bazaar
広島市かきチャリティバザール(広島市)
Sunday, February 3 10:00 until sold out
2-3-2 Deshio, Minami-ku, Hiroshima-shi (in front of Volvo dealership)
082-251-5221
10min walk from Minami-kuyakusho-mae streetcar stop

Ono Oyster Festival
大野かきフェスティバル(廿日市市)
Sunday, February 3 09:30-14:30
Miyajima Kyotei-jyo (Miyajima Boat Race Stadium)
0829-30-3533

Ondo Oyster Festival
音戸かきまつり(呉市)
Sunday, February 3 09:00-15:00
1-7-1 Minamiondo, Ondochō, Kure-shi
36min by bus from Kure JR Station (get off at Ondo Shimin Center-mae)
0823-52-2561

Etajima Oyster Festival
江田島市カキ祭り(江田島市)
Sunday, February 3 10:00-16:00
Koyo Minato Koen, 2-17-1 Etajimacho Koyo, Etajima
22min by boat from Ujina to Koyo Port
0823-40-2771

Miyajima Oyster Festival
宮島かき祭り(廿日市市)
Saturday February 9 and Sunday February 10, 10:00 until sold out
Miyajima Port Terminal
Tel:0829-44-2011
Read more about the Miyajima Oyter Festival here.

Tahara Oyster Festival
田原かきまつり(呉市)
Sunday February 10 09:00 until sold out
2-12-1 Ondochō Tahara, Kure-shi
30min by bus from Kure JR Station, get off at Tahara
0823-52-2900

Kure Seafood Festival
呉水産まつり(呉市)
Monday February 11, 10:00 until sold out
In Kure Chuo-koen Park
10min walk from Kure JR Station
0823-25-3319

Jigozen Charity Oyster Festival
地御前かきチャリティバザール(廿日市市)
Sunday February 17, 09:00-13:00
5-10-8 Jigozen, Hatsukaichi-shi
5min walk from Jigozen Streetcar Stop
0829-36-1214

Takurajima Kurahashi Festival
宝島くらはしフェスティバル(呉市)
Sunday February 17, 10:00-15:00
Katsuragahama Beach
70min by bus from Kure JR Station to Katsuragahama Beach
Photos from the 2011 event on this Japanese blog.

Saka-cho Charity Seafood Bazaar
坂町漁協水産まつりチャリティバザール(安芸郡)
Sunday February 24 09:00-12:00
Paruteifuji Saka, 3-2-11 Heiseigahama, Saka-cho, Aki-gun, Hiroshima-ken
10min walk from JR Saka Station
082-885-0009

Hiroshima Seafood Festival
広島市水産まつり(広島市)
Sunday February 24 10:00-14:00
Hiroshima City Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Promotion Center
8-5-1 Shoko Center, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima-shi
082-504-2252

Hayase Oyster Festival
早瀬かき祭り(呉市)
Sunday February 24 08:30 until sold out
In front of Kure-shi Ondo Hayase Elementary School
1-8-15 Ondo Hayase, Kure-shi, Hiroshima-ken
広島県呉市音戸町早瀬1丁目8-15 呉市音戸町早瀬小学校前広場
0823-56-0470

Yasuura Oyster Festival
安浦かき祭り(呉市)
Sunday February 24 09:00 until sold out
8-2 Yasuura Chuo, Yasuura-cho, Kure-shi, Hiroshima-ken
10min walk from Yasuura JR Station
0823-84-2003

 

Paul Walsh

Paul arrived in Hiroshima "for a few months" back in 1996. He is the co-founder of GetHiroshima.com and loves running in the mountains.

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