- A place where you can feel the blessings of the sea -Hama no Utase
A yellow Utase ship floating on the blue waters beneath the blue sky.
The symbolic image of this seashore.
Let’s go to the exciting sea market
filled with "good food" and "fun"
enjoying the atmosphere of the port!
Business Hours:Open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Closed on Wednesdays
* Open on Wednesdays and public holidays (closed during the New Year holidays) Please check the business day calendar.
* The dining hall is open from 10:00 am (meals can be ordered from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm, after that only drinks and soft serve ice cream are available)
We are closed on Wednesdays.
Please note that the amount of fish ready for purchase, and available times, at the store will change depending on the catch and the return time of the boats.
Whether our local fishermen are currently fishing or not, we always have a wide selection of seasonal fish from all over Japan carefully selected by our distinguished in-house fish meister.
Please take a look at the topic section below for information on bargains and showcases.
About Hama no Utase
Fresh From the Seashore
More than 300 species of fish are caught here annually, including the largest amount of hairtail fish in Japan! This outstanding freshness resulting from such direct delivery from ocean to market is why we can offer you the best taste that will make you smile.
The Human Side of the Seashore
Long ago in the late Edo period of Japan, this was a small fishing village with 17 houses. Since then, it has grown into a full port-town with a rich and unique history and culture. Hama no Utase inherits this history and culture and carries it forward into the future.
Liveliness of the Seashore
In tandem with the returning fishing boats, hand carts begin moving. The hustle and bustle of the port is in itself a sight to behold. Visitors can feel the energy of all this activity up close; this way our locality will be known far and wide thanks to this new attraction.