- 456-3 Toji Shimoda
What is the specialty of this instructor?Captain of the expedition fishing boat
ProfileWe are a fishermen from my grandfather's generation in Toji. It had been a lonely fishermen's village. Recently the Ryugu cave is getting popular and I see many tourists. Transparency of water is exceptional, as the outer Pacific is just in front of us. Since we got the big expedition fishing boat, our home port has changed to Shimoda harbor, Takegahama. I depart at midnight and return late in the afternoon. Whenever I catch the sight of Mt. Nesugata-yama from off the port, I get relieved.
"Umihotaru watch cruise" in summer goes not far from Shimoda harbor. It's hard to imagine how fantastic the light of noctiluca could be until you see it.
CommentLeaving the port at around 1 o'clock, we go to Zenisu, Inanba and Mikura. You never visit such areas without fishing. Mikura is surrounded by steep cliffs and dolphins are swimming below. Veteran fishermen do not care, but every first comer gives a cheer. As the boat has beds and air conditioning, it is so comfortable to cruise. Assistants and I will teach you how to fish, even if you are a beginner. The other day, huge tuna bit and young girls finally managed to caught it.
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'Sankyu.' Both father and brother of the chef are fishermen. The signboard looks like that of Korean pub(indeed it is !), but you can eat fresh sashimi such as Kinme and Kuromutsu … and ’Chijimi.’ I go there often with fellow fishermen. The price is not high. At 'Sakirichi,' my favorite is the spicy noodles. I often go there after I finish maintainance of my ship on a day of non fishing. In the evening it turns to be a pub. The chef is a man of good humor.
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Himono, dried fish of 'Ogiso.' In Shimoda you can say it's a brand ! The taste is stable. Now, we have variety of himonos, such as Kamasu and Kinme. But I, no doubt, recommend you the traditional Aji- himono(saurel). I often buy himonos as gifts. The staffs at the shop know the guests and what they need well, more than anybody expects.
- We will show you how you can spend time and enjoy Shimoda.
Ryugu cave has become the most popular spot in Toji. It is a small hill from outside, but inside a huge sea cave appears. It has a complete heart shape, and that's why it is called love spot. Ryujin god is enshrined above, where people prayed for safety for navigation and big catch. Sand ski is right next to Ryugu cave. Children can play with sleds. Needless to say, there are many treasure spots for fishing, here and there. You can enjoy staying at Toji, with variety of experiences.
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