Let’s eat the king of taste in winter – snow crab!

January 08, 2018

One of San’in’s best known winter cuisines, Snow Crab

snow crab

You cannot talk about San’in’s winter feasts without Matsuba Crab! “Matsuba Crab”, the adult male snow crab, is filled with meat which gives an elegant flavor. Enjoy the chewy texture, either  by boiling or grilling.

snow crab

The number of catches of crabs at Tottori’s famous fishing ports including Sakai Fishing Port accounts for 45 percent of the nation’s total crab catch, which makes Tottori one of Japan’s major production areas of crabs. Since the fishing grounds are close, crabs can be brought back to the ports alive. That’s why you can taste fresh and tasty Matsuba Crab.


How to enjoy tasty crabs

tasty crabs

There are various ways to enjoy crabs such as boiled crabs, kani-suki, crab sashimi, kani-shabu, and grilled crab. Enjoy the various tastes at many restaurants around Tottori and Shimane.

[Must-eat Items in San’in] English Website “Foods and Souvenirs”
[Tottori: Matsuba Crab] http://www.tottori-tour.jp/en/sightseeing/1077/
[Shimane: The season of snow crab has just come!] http://www.kankou-shimane.com/en/?p=3526



Special attraction in winter, Crab House!

crab house

A special attraction in winter, “Crab House (Kani-goya)” will open for only a limited time in Matsue city.
Every year many people are attracted to the Crab House where they can enjoy crabs casually at a reasonable price while having good time with friends.

[Period of opening] 11:00 – 22:00 From Jan. 28 to Feb. 28, 2017
[Location] Near boarding place of Hakucho-go at Matsue Port
[Location] The facility at Matsue Port
[Website] http://www.plusvalue.co.jp/dandan/kani/ (*Only available in Japanese)