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[Limited-time Opening] A Must-Try Hiroshima Oyster Shack by a Fishing Port!

[Limited-time Opening] A Must-Try Hiroshima Oyster Shack by a Fishing Port!

There’s a special place I’d love to take you when your beloved visits Hiroshima–a seasonal oyster shack! Operated by local oyster fishermen, this seaside restaurant only opens during the peak oyster season (varies every year but is some period between December to March).

Regardless of age or gender, all Hiroshima locals love this spot, which is seldom visited by tourists.

On sunny evenings, the view of the fishing port is exceptionally beautiful.

I recently went there with my younger brother who came back for year-end celebrations from Kyoto! The menu consists solely of oyster dishes and drinks. However, aside from alcohol, you’re free to bring in anything else at no extra cost. We usually grab rice balls, salad, and fried chicken from a nearby store (just a 5-minute drive away) before entering.

We went all out and bought a bucket of oysters––all for just ¥2,500!
It was unbelievable!

We set up a BBQ grill provided at the table, grilled them, and ate them directly from their shells!

The taste is unbelievably delicious! Everyone who visits says they never knew oysters could be this good! When we brought my in-laws from Tokyo, they joyfully exclaimed, “We’ve had a lifetime’s worth of oysters!”

Admittedly, the location is a bit remote, but it’s an absolute must-visit!
Locals know it as a truly delicious and affordable gem!

For those without a car, I recommend taking the JR train to Shin-Inokuchi station and then a taxi (approximately ¥1,000).

Location: Kusatsu Oyster Shack (Instagram) (You may want to use an extension to translate pages in Japanese.)
Opening Hours: Lunch (11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.) and dinner (5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.) on weekdays
        11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. on Saturdays
        11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. on Sundays



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