Blue king crabs


Crab miso soup, the flavor enriched with local color.

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Blue king crabs are only caught in the sea around Nemuro City and because of their rareness they are called phantom crabs. These crabs turn bright vermillion when boiled and they are so popular for their rich flavor and excellent texture.

An opportunity for visitors to enjoy these Blue king crabs to their hearts’ content is at the “Nemuro Crab Festival” held in early September of every year. This event has been held since 1969, offering chances to fully enjoy crab miso soup, the area’s local dish, as well as boiled whole crabs.