Experience the Powerful Traditional Fishing Technique Up Close from a Boat at Tomo-no-Ura, Fukuyama [Tourist Tai-ami]

At Tomo-no-Ura, a tourist spot located along the Seto Inland Sea in Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture, you can experience a traditional fishing method called “Kanko Tai-ami” (tourist sea bream net) starting from Saturday, April 27, 2024.

What is Tomo-no-Ura Tourist Tai-ami?

Tomo-no-Ura is famous for sea bream, so much so that it’s often referred to as the “sea bream port.” The traditional fishing method known as “Tai-ami” (sea bream net fishing) has been passed down for about 380 years since the early Edo period. Tai-ami fishing, also called “Tai-shibari-ami,” involves six boats spreading large nets measuring 1500 meters in length and 100 meters in width. They gradually draw the nets closer to each other to enclose the fish inside, then haul up the caught sea bream. You can observe this traditional fishing method up close from a sightseeing boat that departs alongside.

Visitors to the tourist sea bream net can also purchase freshly caught sea bream and other fish at special prices on board. It’s convenient that containers for fish and ice are also available for purchase on the boat. Additionally, there’s a chance to win Fukuyama’s specialty “Houmei sake” through a lottery.

Exploring the Seto Inland Sea After the Experience

After observing the sea bream net fishing, you can enjoy touring the beautiful islands of the Seto Inland Sea on a sightseeing boat, immersing yourself in the unique landscapes and atmosphere of the region.

Event Information

The Tomo-no-Ura Tourist Tai-ami is held once a day on specified days during the Golden Week period. Advance tickets are available for purchase at convenience stores, and same-day tickets are also sold.