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Octopus from Shimotsui

Shimotsui region in Kurashiki City is famous for octopus
From what I’ve heard, octopus caught in winter is called ‘kan-dako’, and it’s especially delicious

Local people cook octopus in many ways.
Above all,tako-meshi (octopus rice)’ is widely known as a local specialty.
So, why not visit Shimotsui and try octopus


We headed for Shimotsui port where octopus is landed all year round.
It takes an hour and a half by car from Okayama station.
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                                       ©Hareranman Okayama tabi net
You can see the typical scenery of Shimotsui here  
The brown pots on the ground are the tool for octopus hunting. 


Near the port, there’s a Japanese restaurant, ‘Fukusen’ .
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It offers various dishes of local octopus.


This is takotako-gozen (octopus course)’. It looks gorgeous
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Here’stako-meshi (octopus rice)’.
Octopus steamed with rice and fish stock (dashi).
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Deep fried octopus (left) and sashimi (right).
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The octopus is fresh and springy It’s the best ocyopus I've ever eaten 
I’m especially fond of tako-meshi


Fuku sen
Address : 2-8-39 Tanoura, Shimotsui, Kurashiki City
Tel : 086-479-9135
Opening time: 11:00-21:00
Close: Wednesdays
Menu : tako-meshi 850yen, takotako-gozen (octopus course) 2600yen,
     tako sashimi teishoku (octopus sashimi course)1580yen etc
Access: 10min by car from JR Kojima station
      3min by car from KojimaIC
Car park: 30cars
www.fukusen-shimotui.com/



After lunch, we went for a walk around the port.

…what is that I found something hanging on the rope.
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                                           ©Hareranman Okayama tabi net
They are dried octopus
It's also a really specialized product of Shimotsui.

Anyway, I really like them as they have a humorous feel


After lunch, we swung by ‘Yoshima parking area’ on Seto chuo motorway.
It’s a service area which has restaurants, shops, parks etc.
What’s more, there’s the observation deck as well
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We found a lot of local specialties in the shop

What I recommend the most is a handmade ice cream (350yen)
We tried wasanbon (a high grade handmade sugar from Kagawa prefecture), moshio (rare salt), sweet potato flavour.
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You can buy them at ‘café Marine chan’
The taste is not too sweet, really fresh.

 
These are local sweets from Kagawa prefecture.
Wasanbon candies (left), Oiri (right) .
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Oiri is considered auspicious in Kagawa prefecture. So people eat it at happy occasion such as a wedding


The view from the observation deck is spectacular
Unfortunately it’s a bit foggy, but you can see beautiful sea and islands on sunny day
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Yoshima parking area
Address: 587 Aza Nishikata, Yoshima cho, Sakaide City, Kagawa prefecture
Tel: 0877-43-0504
Opening time: food court 8:00-21:00 
                         café Marine chan 10:30-18:00



A: Fuku sen   B: Yoshima parking area



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