Planning your trip to SETOUCHI



[Keep an Eye Out for Oyster Festivals (Kure)]

[Keep an Eye Out for Oyster Festivals (Kure)]

Hiroshima is Japan’s top producer of oysters. In fact, more than half of Japan’s oysters are produced here. The history of oyster farming goes back at least 400 years ago to the 14th to 16th centuries. Hiroshima oysters are known for large, meaty and flavorful oysters, despite their small shells. The oyster season runs from January to February.

During this season, numerous oyster festivals and other events are held in oyster-producing areas in Hiroshima Prefecture. They are all about tasting and buying these seasonal delights! There will also be events hosted in and around Kure. Don’t miss out on this most delicious season!

Ondo Oyster Festival

Date: Sunday, February 4, 2024
Place: Ondo Fishery Cooperative Association, parking lot, Ondo-cho, Kure
Address: 1-12-4 Kita-Gakawatari, Ondo-cho, Kure, Hiroshima
Activities: Sales of grilled and raw oysters
Inquiries: Ondo Fishery Cooperative Association
Phone: 0823-52-2561

2024 Kure Fisheries Festival

Date: Sunday, February 11, 2024
Place: Central Kure City, Kuramoto-dori Park area (along the Sakai River)
Address: 3-15-15 Chuo, Kure, Hiroshima
Activities: Sales of oyster dishes and dishes using local marine products
Inquiries: Fisheries Festival Executive Committee
Phone: 0823-25-3319

Treasure Island Kurahashi Festival

Date: Sunday, February 18, 2024
Place: Katsurahama Onsenkan area, Kurahashi-cho, Kure, Hiroshima
Address: 431 Kurahashi-cho, Kure, Hiroshima
Activities: Sales of local specialties such as grilled oysters, fresh oysters, treasured tomatoes, and more.
Contact: Kurahashi Civic Center
Phone: 0823-53-1111

▼Recommended Tour

Kure Bay Ship Tour

Set sail on a cruise and get an up-close view of mighty ships (duration: about 30 minutes)! The evening cruise that departs at sunset is also highly recommended. *(You may want to use an extension to translate pages in Japanese.)



Konnichiwa! My name is Anne.
I live in a port town called Kure City, 40 minutes by car from Hiroshima City.
We have many beautiful islands. There is an abundance of seafood and fruits.
The place is surrounded by sea and mountains. You can experience walking on narrow streets, hiking on mountains and even climbing stairs.
Strolling around the town is also enjoyable.
You will surely find your own Seto Inland Sea trip here!