KATSUURA－ Encounter history and culture in Katsuura route
●Gorgeous and Photogenic Katsuura
The sea where transparency is very high in Japan
We recommend checking out the fresh seafood at the nearby harbor
Katsuura Big Hina Doll Festival
Hina dolls adorn shops
Start your tour with your pick of either A or B!
1-A. Katsuura Morning MarketThe Katsuura Morning Market has been running for over 400 years, and with good reason! One of the three biggest morning markets in the country, the market is open every day except Wednesdays. Here visitors can buy locally-caught seafood and other Katsuura specialties.
InformationKatsuura Morning Market | 勝浦朝市
Address: Shimo-Honmachi Morning Market Street, Katsuura-shi, Chiba (1st-15th of each month), Naka-Honmachi Morning Market Street (from 16th to end of each month)
1-B. Tomisaki-jinja ShrineThis is a shrine known for an event at which around 1800 “Hina dolls” are displayed to pray for the happiness of young girls, the Big Hinamatsuri.
Address: Hama-katsuura, Katsuura-shi, Chiba
Closed: Open year-round
※The Katsuura Big Hina Doll Festival runs from the end of February to the beginning of March.
2. Ishii Japanese Restaurant
A Katsuura institution: check out Katsuura Tantanmen noodle shop. The unique flavor of the soup derived from cayenne peppers and homemade Chinese chili oil mixed with stir fried onions, sliced raw onions, and plenty of minced meat, this style of ramen is truly a treat. By the way, as for the reason why Katsuura tantanmen is so spicy, workers out at sea, in from the cold, would come here to eat a bowl of spicy noodles and warm themselves up after a hard day’s work. Nowaday, it is widely known and popular not only among fishermen anymore.
InformationIshii Japanese Restaurant｜御食事処いしい
Address: 159 Katsuura, Katsuura-shi, Chiba
3. Katsuura Under Sea Park
See the undersea environment of the rich ecosystem where warm and cold currents meet from 60m offshore from the undersea observatory.
InformationKatsuura Under Sea Park｜ 勝浦海中公園
Address: 174 Yoshio, Katsuura-shi, Chiba
Hours: 9:00-17:00 (Final admission16:30)
Closed: Times of rough weather
Price: 960 yen
4. Chiba Prefecture Coastal Branch of Natural History Museum and Institute
A musuem where you can learn more about the marine ecosystems of the Sobo peninsula. Many interactive events using the natural environment of the area are also held.
InformationChiba Prefecture Coastal Branch of Natural History Museum and Institute｜千葉県立中央博物館分館海の博物館
Address: 123 Yoshio, Katsuura-shi, Chiba
Hours: 9:00-16:30 (Last admission 16:00)
Closed: Mon. (holiday in lieu on day after if public holiday)
Price: 200 yen
■Gorgeous and Photogenic Katsuura
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THIS ARTICLE IS BASED ON INFORMATION FROM 11 17,2017 Author：DiGJAPAN! Editorial Team