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Crab of Esashi

枝幸のカニ

The pride of Esashi: A crab that’s caught more here than anywhere else in Japan

Events, Food, Spring, Summer

Esashi Town is located right next to the Sea of Okhotsk and boasts the largest hairy crab catch in the country. They are in season from around mid-March to April. The Esashi Crab Festival held in early July each year is an quite simply an event for crab lovers attended by many tourists. What’s more, in the autumn is when visitors can enjoy a plethora of seafood such as scallops, octopus, squid, as well as the white salmon that’s popular with anglers.