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2019.12.05

In season now! Betsukai Town’s Hokkai Shrimp

Hokkai shrimp, also known as “ruby of the sea”, come into season twice a year in Summer and Autumn. The shrimp are fished for around two weeks from the middle of June and the middle of October respectively.

 

What are Hokkai Shrimp?

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It is said that these rare shrimp can only survive in the clean waters off the coast of Hokkaido. When boiled they become a bright red color, earning them their nickname; “ruby of the sea”. Boiled in salt these succulent shrimp are rich in flavor and make for a top-class meal!

Hokkai Shrimp- The produce of Notsuke Bay in Betsukai Town

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The “utasebune” sailboats, which bring in the days catch of shrimp, are an iconic image of Betsukai Town’s Notsuke Bay area.

These iconic sailboats, which create a picturesque scene as they float upon the surface of the Odai Marsh, have been officially recognized as a Hokkaido Heritage.

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Only here can you taste these fresh shrimp when they’re in season!

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Why not have a taste of the seasonal Hokkai Shrimp as you take in the scenery of Odai Marsh?

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