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Delicious bonito from Yaizu Port which has a clean taste in early summer and adds rich flavor in autumn

Yaizu Port is renowned as one of the major bases for deep-sea bonito fishing in Japan. It boasts the largest volume of (frozen) bonito landed in Japan. Some prefer the first bonito of the year which ushers in early summer with its fresh flavor, while some prefer returning bonito with rich fat in autumn. Various regional recipes unique to Yaizu, the bonito town, are available as well as sashimi, seared bonito etc. Bonito heart is good salt-grilled, simmered with miso, deep fried or as oden. Salt-grilled fatty bonito belly and half-dried bonito with its condensed flavor are also standard fixtures on the menu in Yaizu.
Posted photos Main "Half-dried bonito" made by boiling them
Two photos "Yaizu Katsuo Zanmai" is a bonito gourmet event held for a limited period at restaurants in central downtown area of the city. * The dishes listed are served during the "Yaizu Katsuo Zanmai" event period only. In addition, the menu may be altered.
(Upper photo Menu at the "Nakaminato Kinzushi Main Store", lower photo Menu at the "Aun". )
Best season First bonito of the year (nobori-gatsuo): Around May to June
Returning bonito (kudari-gatsuo): Around October to November
Phone Yaizu City Tourist Association
+81-54-626-6266 (Japanese only)
URL Yaizu City Tourist Association

Gourmet event "Yaizu Katsuo Zanmai"

This event held in spring and autumn in Yaizu, which boasts Japan's biggest haul of bonito, features a range of well planned bonito dishes offered by restaurants around Yaizu Station and along the shopping street in front.
Spring event: April 7th to June 17th, 2018; Autumn event: September 29th to November 18th, 2018
Yaizu Katsuo Zanmai Executive Committee Secretariat (In Yakitsuya)(Closed Wednesday) : +81-54-627-6415  Yaizu City Tourism Exchange Section Exchange Promotion Department (on weekdays): +81-54-626-2155

Places you can try bonito

Restaurants participating in the "Yaizu Katsuo Zanmai" event etc.
* Please check the website for details.

updated on Mar 30, 2018

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